Samsung Gear S3

Samsung Gear S3

Samsung Gear S3 heading to India January 2017?

Samsung’s new Gear S3 smartwatch went on sale in the US, UK, Canada and other markets recently though Samsung hasn’t officially commented on the possibility of a release in India. Now, a report from Sam Mobile suggests that its Indian launch could be set for January 2017.

Both the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier variants are said to be arriving in India, according to Sam Mobile’s unnamed source(s), however a price point wasn’t mentioned. In the US, both versions of the Samsung Gear S3 cost $349.

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In our hands-on review Gear S3 review, we said that the Tizen-based smartwatch, which features LTE and NFC capabilities, looked like a good addition to Samsung’s Gear line of smartwatches and noted that the Gear S2 is still around for those who want a more accessible size and design.

We’ll look out for an official announcement from Samsung on this and let you know when we learn more. Are you likely to pick up a Gear S3? Let us know in the comments.

Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 smartwatch will work with all Android 4.4+ devices

Back at IFA 2016, Samsung recently announced the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier smartwatches. In addition to the built-in GPS, IP68 rating, optical heart rate sensor and other bells and whistles, the devices also support Samsung Pay, the payment service that turns your smartwatch into a wallet.

For those of you who are thinking of picking up a Gear S3 and see yourself using Samsung’s mobile payment system, we have some good news. According to a recent post on Reddit, Samsung Pay has been confirmed to work on the Gear S3 when paired with any – not just Samsung’s — smartphone running Android 4.4 and above.

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It looks like the South Korean tech giant has delivered on its promise to offer its payment service to all users, and not just those using their devices. From a business perspective, that obviously makes a lot of sense.

Samsung is trying to gain traction in a highly lucrative market where it competes with the likes of Apple and Google. And by continuing to limit the service to its own customer base, it wouldn’t be doing itself any favors. Especially considering that LG will also be entering the market soon with LG Pay.

If you are interested in getting your hands on Samsung’s latest smartwatch, we suggest you head over to their website for a great Black Friday Deal. Samsung is offering the Gear S3 Frontier for $299,99, which is 50 bucks off its regular retail price. The deal starts on Sunday, November 20th.

So, what do you guys think? Does the option of using Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 with any Android device (4.4+) make you want to buy one? Let us know in the comment section below.

Come take a look at how the Samsung Gear S3 is built

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What makes this watch so enticing? Of course, you can learn all the details in our Samsung Gear S3 hands-on post, but Samsung believes their engineering is a big part of this success. The Korean manufacturer has put together an article in which they show us all the parts and pieces that “make the Samsung Gear S3 tick”.

The Samsung Gear S2 was something completely unique, bringing forth innovation both in terms of design and software. But things can always get better, and Samsung definitely improved upon an already awesome experience with the announcement of the Gear S3 at IFA 2016.

The design is much more refined, and Sammy continues to invest into its Tizen-powered software, which hasn’t offered a bad experience so far. In fact, the Samsung Gear S3 has made it to our ‘Best smartwatches‘ feature, where it occupies the very first spot in the list.

Taking a look at the guts

Come take a look at how the Samsung Gear S3 is built

According to Samsung, the Gear S3 is mainly composed of 6 parts: the bezel/front case, the display, the bracket, the mainboard, the rear case and the band. They go ahead and specify each part’s function, components and purpose.

There’s nothing odd or crazy that we can notice, but you can go ahead and check the source to see all the details. It’s definitely interesting to read; especially once you start getting to the materials used and other engineering details. This is one hell of a smartwatch!