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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
alaScore 97

1709 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1709 reviews of Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review

 

Well connected for the sporty types

Rugged, waterproof design ; LTE radio ; Always-on display ; Strong battery life

May be too large for some

The Gear S3 Frontier looks to be Samsung's best active wearable yet, but also its biggest. The size may be divisive, but no one will question this smartwatch's style and capability.

Apr, 2017

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Darien Graham-Smith (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Gear S3 review: A luxurious smartwatch with great fitness features and excellent battery life

 

The OS isn't as mature as Android Wear, but the Gear S3 offers sumptuous design and great health-tracking capabilities

Fantastic five-day battery life ; Great fitness-tracking capabilities ; Classy design with a neat interface

Undeniably chunky ; Unsuitable for swimmers ; Limited app support

Factor in superb battery life and luxurious high-end design and you’re left with a highly desirable smartwatch that feels like a proper premium timepiece. It would be great if it were a little more compact and at £349 the price is steep. But quality...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review: Lots of features, not enough apps

 

Samsung tried to squeeze a lot into the new Gear S3 Frontier, from an LTE radio to automatic fitness tracking to a form of Samsung Pay that works almost anywhere. In general, these whiz-bang features work well, while an excellent user interface makes...

Still has the best smartwatch interface ; Excellent performance ; Respectable battery life ; OLED display is bright and crisp

Not many good Tizen apps ; Automatic exercise tracking can be weird ; Will be too big for some

With the Gear S3 Frontier, Samsung did a commendable job building a wearable with a little something for everyone. The device still falls short in a lot of ways, including its overzealous automatic fitness tracking and a limited app selection, even...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Gear S3 frontier smartwatch review

 

I have a confession to make – I don't like watches. I don't like how they get bumped against doors and get caught in my clothes, I don't like how they remind me of school, where I had to instantly get from one class to another, I don't like the idea...

Battery can last several days per charge ; Resists water, dust, and shock ; Bright and good-looking display ; Standard 22-mm wrist band can be easily exchanged ; Simple, easy to use interface with convenient rotating bezel ; Samsung Pay support

Activity tracking capabilities could be improved ; Limited selection of third-party apps ; Limited compatibility with non-Samsung phones, still no iPhone support ; Samsung Gear companion app can be buggy

Last year’s Gear S2 was already a great smartwatch. While a little rough around the edges, it set the bar high for what was expected out of a wearable – great performance, ease of use, long battery life, to name a few examples. Because of this, the...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

 

No other smart watch manufacturer has risked more to create and iterate new features and functionality than Samsung. Since it introduced the Galaxy Gear years ago it has gone from supporting Google android Wear to it's proprietary Tizen OS. Through the...

Battery life is above average for a multi-functional smart watch and, after a week of use, I found that the Gear S3 Frontier could last a day and a half on a full-charge, not shabby at all for a smart watch that also features a GPS and a heart rate...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review: Why It's (Almost) the Best Smartwatch

 

If the ideal smartwatch is one that lets you leave your phone in your pocket — or at home — and still be just as connected, then the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier succeeds more than any other smartwatch, and yet still falls short in some critical areas.

Handsome and durable design ; Built-in LTE ; GPS ; Samsung Pay ; Good voice control

Very limited app selection ; Heavy

With its slick and durable design, GPS and optional LTE, the Gear S3 Frontier has all the makings of the best smartwatch ever — if only it had more apps.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Samsung Gear S3 review: The best Apple Watch alternative for Android phone owners

 

A brilliant smartwatch with seriously impressive battery life, great design and software; the best alternative to the Apple Watch Series 2

The question is, should you care? In some respects, I’d argue you shouldn’t. The watch’s core apps and general all-round capabilities are so good that it’s worth the asking price anyway, without the addition of third-party apps.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Lance Ulanoff (mashable.com)

Samsung's latest Gear smartwatch is like a smartphone on your wrist

 

Samsung flies in the face of fashion and makes its cutting-edge wearable bigger.

Good design ; Great screen ; Built in LTE ; 2-day battery life

Large and bulky

If you like a large watch, you won’t find a better, or more connected, wearable than the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: CNET.com (cnetfrance.fr)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

 

Pour le moment, la Gear S3 de Samsung demeure l'une des meilleures options pour les possesseurs d'un smartphone Android.

Le design séduisant, la finition, l’interface pilotée avec le cadran rotatif, le GPS, le haut -parleur, l’application Spotify, la compatibilité avec la plupart des téléphones Android et même les iPhone jusqu’à un certain point

La taille, l’OS Tizen offre moins d’applications que sur l’Apple Watch ou Android Wear. La connexion iOS fonctionne mais elle souffre de nombreux bugs

Cela dit, à choisir aujourd’hui, nous préfèrerions la S3 à toutes les autres montres Android Wear actuelles. Un jugement qui sera probablement amené à évoluer plus tôt que tard. Sachez aussi que la Gear S2 est toujours disponible (299 euros le modèle...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Erik Mörner (mobil.se)

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

 

Ett smart gränssnitt i en klocka som påminner inte om en liten dator utan om en helt vanlig klocka.

De gånger jag kan svara i klockan så får jag välja bland några korta förinlagda svar, att svara med emoji, skriva med fullt tangentbord på klockans skärm eller att tala in ett svar som tolkas till text eller skickas som ljudfil. Röstigenkänningen...

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Black, grey
Band material:Silicone
Colour of product:Black
Dust resistant:Y / Yes
Dustproof:Y
Housing colour:Black / Black, grey / Grey
Housing material:Steel
Scratch resistant:Y
Shape:Round / Square
Watch glass type:Gorilla Glass SR+
Waterproof:Y / Yes

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

Networking

3G bands supported:850,1900
4G bands supported:850,1900
4G standard:LTE

Other features

Colour of product:Black

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
USB port:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Auto standby:Y / Yes
Battery Capacity:380
Battery Life:96
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Wireless Charging:Y / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:N / No / Not supported
Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:750 / 768
RAM capacity:750 / 768

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Altimeter:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,M4A,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV,WMA / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,MP3,OGA,OGG,WAV,WMA
Barometer:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:N / Y / Yes
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y
Display diagonal:3.3
Display Resolution:360 x 360
Display Technology:SUPER AMOLED
Display Type:SAMOLED
E-mail:Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Languages support:Spanish
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4, Tizen / TIZEN
Operating system installed:TIZEN
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Events reminder
Pixel density:278
Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1000
Processor Manufacturer:EXYNOS
Processor Model:Exynos 7270
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:1.5

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:49
Thickness:1.29
Weight:63
Width:46