Samsung's New Gear S3: Pros And Cons

The Samsung Gear S3 was just recently released, with some very great improvements from its predecessor, the Gear S2. But while there were definite features of the unit that were added to make it a better wearable, there are still other factors of the devce where Samsung seems to have missed the target.

The Good

There is no denying that the Samsung Gear S3 is a good-looking piece of technology. It sports the same circular shape as its predecessor. In addition, it sports a stainless steel body topped off with options for a 22mm strap.

The Gear S3 Frontier is definitely full of new and old features, which, according to Wired, includes a 4G LTE connectivity option. This new feature allows wearers to make and receive calls via the smartwatch directly.

Like other current Samsung releases, both the Frontier and the S3 Classic are IP68 water resistant. Both variants allow users to purchase items via Samsung Pay. In terms of battery, Samsung has improved this on the new wearable, but both still run on Tizen.

The Bad

However, the battery can definitely still be improved on. Currently, the unit sports a 260 mAh cell, which lets the wearer comfortably wear it for just one day before having to recharge. Furthermore, the device cannot connect to iOS straight out of the box, so only Android users will be able to interact with the wearable with their Android smartphones.

As The Verge notes that Samsung's recently released wearable is larger than the Gear S2, which tends to make it more suited for men. Because of its size, the Gear S3 is also significantly heavier than its predecessor - the S3 Frontier weighs 2.18 ounces, while the S3 Classic weighs in at 2.0 ounces. At its thickest, it is 12.9mm, compared to the S2's 11.4mm thickness.

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