Samsung has unveiled its Gear S3 smartwatch in two versions: Classic and the Frontier. These are devices with 1.3-inch(360×360, 278ppi) circular Gorilla Glass SR+-protected AMOLED displays, 22mm straps and 46mm casings, and there’s a rotating bezel. They are pretty tough, with IP68-rated dust-and-waterproof protection, though the Frontier is designed to be the most rugged of the two. There is some difference in weight, but both the 62g Frontier and 57g Classic measure 46x49x12.9mm.
The Gear S3 runs Tizen Based Wearable Platform 2.3.2 on 768MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, and both Classic and Frontier support Bluetooth 4.2, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, NFC, MST, GPS and GLONASS. Only the Frontier comes with optional 3G/LTE.
There’s a 380mAh battery, which charges wirelessly and provides up to 4 days of battery backup as claimed by Samsung. An array of sensors including accelerometer, gyro, barometer, HRM and ambient light.
Manu Sharma, Vice President for Mobile Business, Samsung India adds, “With the Gear S3, we continue to build on our wearables heritage of offering diverse choices to enhance consumers’ unique lifestyles”.
He further goes on to add “Now with the new Gear S3, we expand our Gear collection and introduce not only a great smartwatch, but a great watch. With smart capabilities and sophisticated, elegant design, the Gear S3 marks a significant addition to our smartwatch portfolio.”
Both Samsung Gear S3 Classic & Frontier will go on sale starting from 18th January, 2017 at a price of Rs. 28,500/-