Today, Samsung unveiled the Gear S3, the company’s new smartwatch.

Said to be inspired by traditional timepieces and “the art of watchmaking”, the Gear S3, which comes in two designs, classic and frontier, offers a smartwatch with many new features.

The Gear S3 currently meets IP68 standards for water resistance and offers military-level durability and features Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+, specifically designed for wearable devices to provide a tougher, more scratch resistant display.

The Gear S3 can process mobile payments with Samsung Pay, has LTE connectivity*, a built-in speaker and also GPS capabilities that enable users to accurately monitor their daily fitness activities.

An alti/barometer and speedometer also allow users to track everything from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, distance traveled and speed.

For increased organization, the Gear S3’s signature rotating bezel has been enhanced so that, without touching the screen, users can accept or reject a call or snooze an alarm.

In addition, by writing on the watch’s display, messages can automatically convert to texts.

In terms of safety, the Gear S3 enables users to activate the SOS and location tracking capabilities to alert family, friends and emergency professionals about crisis situations, even when their phone isn’t in-hand.

The smartwatch has a battery that lasts up to four days on a single charge and comes with a variety of customizable watch faces available for download, allowing users to personalize the circular face.

Further Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 specifications include:
Galaxy Gear S3
Display1.2 / 1.5 inches Super AMOLED,
Always-On display, Rotating Bezel
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4,
IP68 Dust and Water Resistance
OSTizen Based Wearable Platform
Processor1GHz Exynos SoC
Memory1GB RAM, 4GB ROM
FeaturesA-GPS, NFC, Smart Sleep, Alarm,
Wireless charging, Photo Viewer,
File sharing, Email, Messages
SensorsGPS Based Speedometer, Altimeter, Accelerometer,
Gyro, SpO2, Heart Rate, Barometer, Pedometer
Battery400 mAh Li-Ion battery
Release dateSeptember, 2016

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