Samsung S3 Gear Classic and Frontier: new smartwatch classes
The Gear S2 was the star of the IFA 2015. This year, all the spotlight is on the new watch connected Samsung: the Gear S3.
This smartwatch, which retains the rounded screen of its predecessor, brings a host of improvements.
Gear like S2, the Samsung Gear S3 comes in two different models: the Classic, to look pretty close to a classic watch, and the Frontier, whose design will please undoubtedly adventurers and adventurers of all kinds .
The look of a luxury watch for one, a more muscular design to another.
Aside from their different line, both tocantes share the same technical specifications.
As the display, there is a Super AMOLED panel, for a definition of 360 x 360 px, and a resolution of about 278 pixels per inch. For protection, Samsung has implemented a glass Gorilla Glass SR +.
No information was available as to the embedded processor, it is nevertheless likely that this is a dual-core chip clocked at 1 GHz.
Processor also supported by 768 MB of RAM, and accompanied by 4GB of internal memory.
Samsung retains the OS present on its Gear S2, namely Tizen, this time to version 2.3.2. The interface is very consistent, and intuitive navigation, thanks to the toothed wheel, always present.
The radius of connectivity, the Gear S3 embeds a Bluetooth 4.2 connection, Wi-Fi 802. 11n, and rather interesting, a GPS, which can be handy for sports use, or leisure.
Other standard functions are also present: barometer, altimeter, speedometer GPS, NFC, and novelty, MST technology useful for making contactless payments.
The Frontier model should appeal to fans of sports watches.
Note that the watch is IP68 certified. So it can withstand immersion to 30 minutes, less than a meter deep.
unprecedented functionality, the SOS allows to launch a call for help to a phonebook. previously it involves identifying the emergency number. Only downside, the SOS is sent via SMS. It may be complicated, in off-grid areas, to alert the emergency services.
battery side, the Korean company announced a pretty incredible battery life of 4 days, thanks to its Li-Ion battery of 380 mAh. To check once the product available.
According to Samsung, the S3 Gear happen with us next October in its Wi-Fi version, and in 2017, with 4G. It will relieve you of € 399 to acquire the Wi-Fi models of the Classic and Frontier.