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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Full Specifications and Features 4/5 (1)

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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.

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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Full Specifications

 samsung gear s3 frontier smartwatch

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSamsung Gear S3 Frontier
Device typeClassic smartwatch
PredessesorSamsung gear s2
SuccessorSamsung galaxy watch
Released dateNovember, 2016
Ideal forMen (will look good too on women.)

DISPLAY

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Display size1.3 inch
Screen resolution360 x 360 pixel
Screen resolution278 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons, and rotating bezel

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension49 x 46 x 12.9 mm
Weight63 grams
Casing materialStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap materialSilicone
Bezel Material Ceramics
Band size22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass SR+
Water resistantYes, IP68
Color(s)Black

MEMORY

RAM0.768GB
Internal storage4GB
Memory card slot--

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.2
Wi-FiYes
NFCYes
GPSYes, GPS/GLONASS.

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology2G/3G
SIM slotYes, e-SIM
Band--

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Facebook notifacationYes
Twitter notificationYes
Whatsapp notificationYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbedYes
CaloriesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerYes
MicrophoneYes
CameraNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer Yes
Magnetometer --
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
BarometerYes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Tizen OS 2.3.2
ChipsetExynos 7270
CPUDual-core 1.0 GHz

GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion
Battery capacity 380mAh
Battery lifeStandby :5days+ , Mixed usage: 2 days+
ChargingWireless based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemSamsung pay
Compatibility Andriod 4.4 and above, IOS 9.0 and above
Companion appSamsung Gear app
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes,22mm
Voice commandYes

BOX CONTENTS

Samsung gear s3 frontier
Strap
Wireless based charging cable
User manual

PRICE

About $300

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Features

Design

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.

Media

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.

Battery Life

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.

Waterproof Rating/Protection

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.

Activity/Fitness tracking

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.

The Pros

  • Stylish and classy appearance.
  • Durable with MIL-STD-810G US Military standard rating.
  • A great choice for fitness tracking.
  • A standalone smartwatch.
  • Impressive battery life.

The Cons

  • Somewhat pricey.

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Editor’s Ratings

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.

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

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