Samsung India today unveiled Gear S3, a striking and innovative smartwatch that further strengthens Samsung’s leadership in the wearable category.Both the Gear S3 classic & frontier will go on sale from 18th of January, 2017 and will be available in all leading Samsung sales channels at a price of Rs. 28,500.
The Gear S3 combines timeless watch design with cutting edge mobile wearable technology, including IP68 water resistance, up to 4 days of battery backup, dedicated app store and the built-in speaker and GPS, making it the ideal addition to any watch collection.
Samsung Gear S3 is available in two bold designs to suit different users’ lifestyles: frontier and classic. The Gear S3 frontier evokes a rugged outdoor look with an enduring style that blends form and function. The frontier has been designed to perform in any environment – business or leisure.
The Gear S3 classic pays homage to the minimalist, elegant style found in the most iconic timepieces. The classic has been designed with meticulous attention to detail – with its size and shape chosen to attain the same consistency and balance of a well-crafted luxury watch.
“With the Gear S3, we continue to build on our wearables heritage of offering diverse choices to enhance consumers’ unique lifestyles,” said Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India. “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.”
Every feature, from the circular bezel to the premium finishing and buckles, has been reimagined to elicit the look of a classic timepiece. In addition, the Gear S3 is compatible with 22mm watch bands so consumers can easily personalise their watch to match any outfit or special occasion.
In addition to its sleek look, the Gear S3 meets IP68 standards for water resistance and offers military-level durability so consumers can get through their day, regardless of weather conditions. It also features Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+, which is specifically designed for wearable devices to provide a tougher, more scratch resistant and crisp display. With a case crafted from high-end watch grade steel 316L, the Gear S3 has been tempered & finished to a level that exudes an aura which stands the test of time.
The 16 million colours full-color Always On Display (AOD) and Super AMOLED technology further differentiates the Gear S3 from other smartwatches. The AOD always shows the time rather than automatically fading to black.
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The Gear S3’s signature rotating bezel has been enhanced with new features. Without touching the screen, users can accept or reject a call or snooze an alarm. In addition, messages can be scrawled by the finger on the screen to automatically convert to texts. Users can also create short reminders and to-do lists to manage even the most hectic schedules with the Reminders application that can take details by voice as well.
The Gear S3 offers ‘hyper-connectedness’ with the Remote Connectivity feature that allows the Gear S3 to receive phone notifications way beyond the limits of BT or WiFi. All that is required is for ‘Remote Connectivity’ to be turned on in the Gear Manager app. The built-in GPS functionality enables users to accurately monitor their daily fitness activities while the Alti/barometer and Speedometer allow users to track everything from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, distance travelled and speed.
Additionally, with the built-in speaker, users can take calls, activate voice messaging and listen to their favourite tunes. The battery is also a significant leap forward for the segment in terms of delivering the smartwatch experience uninterrupted.
In the case of an emergency, users can activate the SOS from the designated button to alert family, friends and emergency professionals about crisis situations, even when their phone isn’t in-hand. Consumers can access a diverse range of apps, including fitness, music, news, sports and travel apps – all optimised for the Gear S3.
Samsung Gear S3 Classic, Frontier Specifications
- 1.3-inch 360×360 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display
- Corning Gorilla Glass SR+
- IP68 certified
- Tizen based wearable OS
- Specifications: Dual-core 1GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory
- Connectivity: Bluetooth V4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, MST, GPS/Glonass
- Sensors: GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, barometer and altimeter
- Amazon Price Rs. 28,5000
Samsung is expected to launch new smartphones from its A 2017 series this month.
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