Smartwatches and fitness bands are starting to gain popularity globally. The trend is starting in Nepal as well. So Samsung has started planting its foot with the Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier in Nepal. Globally, luxury watches have been in demand since the dawn of fashion and luxury industry. The demand for new features and functions has always been on the rise. So with the rise of technology and the demand for luxury watches, we now have smartwatches. These are high-tech fashion plus health accessories.
Here at Delta Digit, we have been reviewing smartwatches and bands since the start. Our first review was of Pebble Time in 2015 and CG iWear in 2016. So in 2017, we are reviewing the Gear S3 Frontier. This year, Samsung Nepal has launched its high-end smartwatch Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier in Nepal to meet the market demand. The smartwatch industry is working very hard to meet the need for luxury watches with looks, features, aesthetics, convenience, and durability. Among many brands, Samsung and Apple have managed to address the demand and they have actually made some successful smartwatches.
Samsung briefed us about a month ago on the arrival of this watch. After that, we used the Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier quite a few times. We used the device for about a week so this is our impression and short review. Let us first discuss the price of this watch. Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier price in Nepal is Rs 41,900. It is quite an expensive smartwatch. There is another Gear S3 as well but the company said that the Galaxy Gear S3 Classic is not coming to Nepal because the company thinks it is not fit for here. For now, let us start with the review.
Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier Specs
- Body: Stainless Steel 316L Body
- Protection: IP68 Water and Dust resistance
- Screen: 1.3” SuperAMOLED Round screen
- Resolution: 360×360
- Protection: Gorilla Glass SR+
- Processor: Exynos 7270 (1 GHz dual-core processor)
- RAM: 768 MB
- Storage: 4 GB internal
- OS: Tizen 2.3.2
- Battery: 380 mAh
Design and Build
Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier build quality is all about luxury, quality, and productivity. The quality reflects Samsung’s attention to detail. Both the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier variants have a stainless steel casing and revolving bezel. The revolving bezel is a unique trademark feature. The gear is for navigation but it also provides a tactile aspect to the watch’s experience. The Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier design is a balance of both new technology and old classic design but the classic is really like the old classic modes,
For body, the Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier is made up of a stainless steel 316L body. There is a 1.3″ circular screen and there is support for a 22 mm interchangeable band that allows the watch to be customized to fit varied events and personal styles. On top of the screen, there is Gorilla Glass SR+ that shields the brilliant display from scratches and small impacts. The Gear S3 is also water-resistant and dustproof, with an IP68 classification, making it perfect for everyday use and outdoor sports.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 is available in two variants which are ‘Classic’ and ‘Frontier’. Both variants have a round 1.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a 360×360 resolution. The Gear S3 is powered by a dual-core Exynos 7270 processor, 768MB of RAM, and 4 GB internal storage. The storage of internal space is sufficient for storing some apps, watch faces, and even a few music. Exynos 7270 is a chip for watches and it delivers good speed for normal use, multitasking, and has snally response.
The watch has a number of sensors, including an accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate monitor, barometer, and ambient light sensor. It also features Bluetooth 4.2 connection as well as NFC for quick and easy pairing with compatible devices.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier has a lot of sensors and features that provide a wide range of capabilities to track activities and check health for fitness enthusiasts. Gear S3 has a built-in heart rate monitor that is found in flagship phones like Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S8. It can also identify various workouts such as walking, jogging, and cycling. There are also GPS that allows for reliable tracking of outside activities.
Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier also provides reminders to move after you’ve stayed inactive for a long period of time. This is good for office people who just sit on chairs and forget to move. Users can also establish exercise goals, track progress, and even compete with friends using the Samsung Health app.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier is also quite a productive device. It can receive and reply to notifications straight from the wrist, it keeps users informed, and helps you focus without having to check your phone regularly. There is speech speech-controlled assistant, Samsung Bixby to conduct numerous activities using only the user’s voice. Furthermore, the Gear S3 supports Samsung Pay, which allows users to make contactless payments straight from their wrist.
Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier has been on our hands for about a week and we have used it extensively. In our view, the rich colors and clarity of the Super AMOLED display make it easy to read the screen even in direct sunlight. At first glance, we really kept admiring the display. It seemed like a real watch with real needles but when we rotated the bezel, it started showing its power. User interaction is fun and seamless with rotating bezel and touch.
The battery life is impressive with the 380mAh battery which easily lasts two to three days on a single charge. The watch can last up to 3 days with a single charge but longer standby would have been even nicer. For charging, Samsung has added a bundled wireless charging dock that makes it easy to charge the watch without having to fiddle with charging connections.
Wearing the Gear S3 feels like wearing a little smartphone on your wrist. It means it is fully feature-loaded. The user-friendly Tizen OS has customizable watch faces that allow you to show your uniqueness. Menu navigation is pretty fast owing to the touchscreen and spinning bezel, which provides a pleasing tactile experience.
Flipboard is Samsung’s oldest friend and we can still find briefings in this gadget also. Even though the Gear S3 has a small screen, somehow we were also reading news from it.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier is a stylish smartwatch that blends elegance, functionality, and productivity. Its excellent build quality, user-friendly interface, outstanding performance, fitness monitoring capabilities, and productivity functions make it an appealing option for anyone looking for a multifunctional wearable gadget. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, a busy professional, or simply looking for a trendy accessory, the Gear S3 Frontier provides a well-rounded experience that blends effortlessly with your daily life. If your budget allows it and your taste craves it, the S3 Frontier is definitely a lovely fashion choice.
Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 Frontier
Classic looking luxury watch with blend of top technology for enthusiasts
- Metal Build
- Revolving Bezel
- Super AMOLED Screen
- Gorilla Glass Protection
- Smaller battery life