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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
alaScore 97

54 reviews

May, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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: 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: 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: (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

Consumer review by: Amber (argos.co.uk)

It does everything you could ask for, and more.

 

What an amazing piece of kit, it is smart, full of features, and extremely comfortable to wear. Linked up quickly with my phone and is a perfect piece of technology for those who like gadgets!

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Malcolm D. (argos.co.uk)

Great Wearable Tech.

 

I had wanted this high tech watch for ages and was reluctant to order via. an overseas Internet company for fear of any Warranty issues. Delighted to find that Argos were hosting this watch, and ordering thru. Fast Track was a very easy process.

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Jade-Simone (argos.co.uk)

Samsung s3 Frontier

 

I had been looking at this smart watch for a while. Finally decided to buy when the price came down. It is a nice looking smartwatch and a good size for me to see the dial without the use of glasses. Screen is bright, easily adjustable. Lots of watch...

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Mike (argos.co.uk)

Best Smartwatch currently on the market

 

I've had a couple of smartwatches in the past but I've not kept them as they've never really met up to my expectations. However, purchasing the Gear S3 Frontier was the best decision I made. Its leagues ahead of all the other smartwatches currently on...

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

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

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
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

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Altimeter:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Audio formats supported: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
Display diagonal:3.3
Display Resolution:360 x 360
Display Technology:SUPER AMOLED
Display Type:SAMOLED
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4, Tizen / TIZEN
Pixel density:278
Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1000
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

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