Samsung Gear S3
Content By-: Akshay K. Giri
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 gear-wear features work well, while an authentic user interface makes the watch easy to use. All told, the Gear S3 Frontier is a mostly strong performer with bad timing.
TEAR THE TREND
CLASSIC THE BAND
STYLE AND TECH WHAT WE WEAR
GEAR THE SAMSUNG S3 GEAR
Samsung gear s3 is waterproof and it can also track fitness. Design is circular with flat dial upper surficial lamina, its display is of 1.3 inches with super AMOLED display and its battery stimulates itself up to 4 days as its battery life is of 380 mAh. The screen is policed by gorilla glass and screen resolution is 360 x 360 pixels and its pixel density sharpness is 392 PPI. Now when we come to the battery aspect, well its charging mode is wireless and its life is up to 4 days with capacity type 380 mAh and Li-ion. Body material is of stainless steel, it weighs 62 grams, and the interface is touch. Dimension is of 49x49x12.9mm and its color is grey.
S2 TO S3 SIZE TREND
And ‘big’ is really one of the terminology changes here. Where the S2 was relatively small for a smartwatch, the S3 feels downright chunky. It jumps from the S2’s 42mm case and 11.4mm thickness up to 46mm case with a 12.9mm thickness, which is a really significant change. At the same time, the screen size only moves up a tick, going from 1.2 inches on the S2 to 1.3 inches on the S3. Samsung claims this big size is ” on-trend in the luxury watch space right now.” So if you want a smaller watch, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
DISPLAY AND COLOR
That includes the watch’s 1.3-inch display, which is sticking with the S2’s 360 x 360 the resolution, but picking up a big new trick: the S3’s display is able to stay on at all times while displaying the screen’s full range of color. That means it should look a lot better while sitting idly on your wrist than the S2, which would only display eight colors when it wasn’t actively in use.
There are going to be two designs of the S3: the Classic and the Frontier. Like the entirety of the S3, they basically twist on last year’s designs. The Classic is built with stainless steel and has a polished silver look that’s supposed to be a bit classier, while the Frontier has a matte black finish that’s a bit more casual and sporty. I like the look of the Frontier a lot more than the Classic, which picks up fingerprints along its polished edges and starts to look a little cheap. Both models have identical hardware on the inside, but only the Frontier will be offered with LTE.
The battery usage time is 28 hours and it can standby itself for 72 hours which is surely better and impressive and also this device has a 380 mAh non-removable battery and life of the battery depends on the network, signal strength, temperature and obviously when features and accessories are used, Only use manufacturer-approved charging accessories to avoid potential damage to the device and/or battery. Some heat is anticipated and perfectly normal, though the watch should not become too warm to handle comfortably.
The extra space leaves room for some extra features, though. All models of the S3 include a speaker and GPS, which were only present in last year’s 3G model. On top of NFC for mobile payments, Samsung is also including MST this time around, so that the watch can be used at older swipe-only terminals. A version of the watch that supports LTE will be available as well.
Samsung says it’s shooting for three to four days of battery life for the S3 — including for the LTE model — through its final measurements apparently, haven’t come in yet. The estimate likely factors in a ” watch only” a mode that the S3 goes into after it reaches 5 percent battery, which is supposed to display just the time for
another 24 hours. Even so, four days still sounds optimistic, especially given the addition of GPS and LTE. Last year, the S2 managed at least a full day in our tests; the battery is bigger this year, but there’s also more to power. In any case, Samsung is really focused on style here; something that it’s been doing developing well over the past two years. During a briefing ahead of the S3’s launch.
TIZEN AND BEZEL
That extends into the watch’s interface, too. While it’s almost identical to last year’s. Samsung is tweaking things here and there to let S3 wearers rely more on the watch’s rotating bezel to control things, so there’ll be less swiping around. And yes, for example, you can now turn the bezel left or right to answer a phone call, rather than having to swipe left or right. The software changes will come to the S2 as well.
AUTO SWITCH DEVICE
If you have connected two or more wearable devices to your smartphone, they are remembered in the Samsung Gear app. If a connected wearable device is disconnected, the Samsung Gear app searches for another remembered wearable
device and connects to it.
Change settings for the notification feature. Stay up to date with a variety of events, such as new messages received on the smartphone. This feature is only available when the Gear’s screen is turned on. Some smartphones do not support this feature. The smartphone must be unlocked to view details when the screen is locked.
S Health helps you manage your wellness and fitness. Set fitness goals and regularly record and check your progress. When the Gear is synced with the S Health app, you can use additional features that include checking your heart rate logs individually, and more. Only your most recent activity records are stored on your Gear. You can view previous data on the smartphone where the S Health app is installed. The information gathered from this device, S Health, or related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of a disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.
The accuracy of the information and data provided by this device and its related software, including heart rate readings, may be affected by factors such as environmental conditions, skin condition, specific activity performed while using/wearing the device, settings of the device, user configuration/user-provided information, placement of the sensor on the body, and other end-user interactions. For more information on proper wear and use.
YOUR GREAT COMPANION AND A DOCTOR WITHOUT A
Before You Start Exercising Although the S Health application is a great companion to your exercise routine, it is always best to make sure you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen. While moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program, particularly if you have any of the following conditions like Heart disease; Asthma or lung disease; diabetes, or liver or kidney disease and Arthritis.
Before beginning your exercise regimen check with your doctor if you have symptoms suggestive of heart, lung, or other serious diseases, such as pain or discomfort in your chest, neck, jaw, or arms during physical activity; Dizziness or loss of consciousness; Shortness of breath with mild exertion or at rest, or when lying down or going to bed; Ankle swelling, especially at night; A heart murmur or a rapid or pronounced heartbeat; Muscle pain when walking upstairs or up a hill that goes away when you rest. It is recommended that before engaging in an exercise routine, you consult with your doctor or medical practitioner. If you are unsure of your health status, have several health problems, or are pregnant, you should speak with your doctor before starting a new exercise program.
SPEAKER AND VOLUME
In general, the Gear S3 Frontier nails the basics, but there’s also a lot of stuff here that doesn’t come standard on other smartwatches. Take that cellular radio, for instance. Still, call quality is good, though you’ ll have to crank the volume on the speaker all the way up if you ever want to use it outside of quiet spaces. The experience works even better when you add AT& T’s Number Sync to the mix, it routes phone calls and messages from your main device (and phone number) to the S3 provided you’ ve added it to a Mobile Share plan. The truth is, most people will never need to do any of this, but either way, it’s nice to know that the cellular experience works well.
With the Gear S3 Frontier, Samsung did a commendable and usable job building a wearable with a little something for everyone. The device still falls short in a lot of ways, including its overoptimistic automatic fitness tracking and a limited app selection, even after a year. Still, with so few truly interesting smartwatch options out there, the Gear S3 can & #39;t help but feel like a refreshing change of pace. If you & #39 are in the market for a high-end wearable, the S3 is worth recognizing.