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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

from  $283.96+
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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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 whiz-bang features work well, while an excellent user interface makes the watch easy to use. The underlying Tizen platform, however, means you won't find many great apps just yet. All told, the Gear S3 Frontier is a mostly strong performer with bad timing; with Android Wear 2.0 coming soon, you'd be smart to hold off on a purchase right now.

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Pros
  • Still has the best smartwatch interface
  • Excellent performance
  • Respectable battery life
  • OLED display is bright and crisp
Cons
  • Not many good Tizen apps
  • Automatic exercise tracking can be weird
  • Will be too big for some

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10
 
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Linux
Screen size
1.322
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to 9620
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Maximum battery life
Other
Linux
1.322
Internal storage
Up to 9620

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80 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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80
 

User Reviews

10
Adrian
Samsung dos not stay behind their products I noticed that my S3 does not record...read more
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