Putting an end to all the speculations about the launch of Samsung Gear S3 in India, Samsung finally launched the most awaited smart watch on Tuesday. The watch was first unveiled at IFA in September 2016 and there were rumors of it launching in India in January, 2017. Since then it has been launched in US, Canada, UK and Europe.
Samsung S3 is the successor of earlier model S2, has retained the same circular watch design. The new S3 comes in two models called classic and frontier both priced at Rs, 28,500 and will be sold out through all Samsung retail shops from January 18th. The classic model has a minimalist design, proves to be a more luxurious look among the two and the frontier has a rugged look with bigger face and more brighter band options. Both the variants comes with many common features, and run on the company owned Tizen operating system unlike the one by Google which runs on Android, have the rotating bezel which allows to accept/reject calls, snooze alarms without even touching the watch, in-built GPS for sports tracking, sending out SOS messages, speedometer and altimeter/barometer apps which helps to keep a track of daily fitness, IP68 water resistance, ‘Always on Display’ feature which allows the watch to display time. The only notable difference in terms of feature is the frontier model has a cellular radio chip which can be easily be connected to a high speed 4G mobile networks.
|Display||1.3-inch (360×360 pixels)|
|Screen||Gorilla glass SR+ protection|
|Weight||Frontier 63gms classic 59gms|
One significant feature which is still not available for Indian users is that these smart watches supports mobile payments wherein users can use the tap or swipe their card to make payments.