Samsung Gear S3 Frontier accompanied by Gear S3 Classic is one of the two models produced by Samsung in the Gear S3 series. As expected both models run on the TIZEN platform developed by Samsung. It was announced on august 2016 and was later released in November same year. Its predecessor is the Gear S2 and it is succeeded by the Samsung Galaxy watch.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Full Specifications
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|Device name||Samsung Gear S3 Frontier|
|Device type||Classic smartwatch|
|Predessesor||Samsung gear s2|
|Successor||Samsung galaxy watch|
|Released date||November, 2016|
|Ideal for||Men (will look good too on women.)|
|Display type||Super AMOLED|
|Display size||1.3 inch|
|Screen resolution||360 x 360 pixel|
|Screen resolution||278 ppi|
2 physical buttons, and rotating bezel
|Dimension||49 x 46 x 12.9 mm|
|Casing material||Stainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass SR+|
|Water resistant||Yes, IP68|
|Memory card slot||--|
|SIM slot||Yes, e-SIM|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Tizen OS 2.3.2|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.0 GHz
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-ion|
|Battery life||Standby :5days+ , Mixed usage: 2 days+|
|Charging||Wireless based charging dock|
|Charging time||About 2 hours|
|Payment system||Samsung pay|
|Compatibility||Andriod 4.4 and above, IOS 9.0 and above|
|Companion app||Samsung Gear app|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
|Samsung gear s3 frontier|
|Wireless based charging cable|
SEE ALSO -> Xiaomi Mi Band 3 full specifications
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Features
The Gear S3 Frontier has a great design, one of the best in the market, its comes with a screen size of 1.3 inch, a super AMOLED display featuring a 16M full color capable of displaying animation.
The body is built for durability with a stainless steel material, the strap unlike the Gear S3 classic is made of silicon and interchangeable with any 22mm strap.
The weight at 63 grams is slight heavier than Gear s3 classic, it features an always on display which means you can read the time anytime you look on the wrist without having to press any button.
With an internal storage of 4GB, you can store over 250 of your Favorite tracks, then enjoy on the go during workout routine or on official duty with an earbud or via the inbuilt loudspeaker.
The Gear S3 Frontier has a battery capacity upgrade from the 250 of the S2 series to 380mAh with a li-ion battery. On standby it stays up for 5 days while on heavy usage you should expect a battery that stays up for about 36 hours. Quiet poor, but considering the verse features built into this device, its good to go.
The Gear S3 Frontier is IP68 certified, it passes the 1.5meters under water for 30minutes test and as such Its water and dust resistant, you can wear it under rain, in the shower, but diving or subjecting it to high pressure is a no no as it could damage the device.
Beside this, the screen features a corning gorilla SR+ for protection and is scratch resistant.
As expected, the Gear S3 Frontier is capable of tracking various fitness activities. it comes with the Samsung S-health app which helps analyse fitness tracking results of your heart rate, steps, distance covered, calories burnt and other fitness metrics you would expect from a complete fitness tracker.
Notifications & Application
The gear S3 Frontier has nice features when it comes to keeping you updated with notifications from your smartphone. It notifies you when there is an incoming call, message, weather forecast, event reminder and other important info. Beside this you also get notified when there is notification from third-party apps such as facebook, twitter, whatsapp. its safe to say that this device is a great companion.
There is an LTE version of the Gear S3 Frontier though this is not available in every country of the world. The LTE version supports a sim card and automatically qualifies as a standalone smartwatch, having the capability to make calls, send and receive SMS.
The Samsung gear manager serves as the companion app store for the Gear S3 Frontier and host quiet a huge list of apps.
Another great feature, is the rotating bezel which offcourse makes accessing the notifications and other contents on the screen easy and even easier with the two buttons by the sides.
Just like the gear s3 classic, the s3 frontier has lots of features built into it. The major difference between the gear s3 classic and gear s3 frontier is that the latter doesn’t have a cellular 3G while the gear s3 frontier has a 3G cellular technology which makes it heavier than the s3 classic. The s3 frontier will fit for every occasion, its both classic and sporty as well.
After a thorough research on Samsung gear s3 frontier and based on real users experiences and reviews, here is what we think about this device.
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