Samsung Presents a Whole-New Smartwatch Experience to Users With Gear S3

Dec 02. 2016

Powerful watches that are timeless outside but revolutionary inside

Samsung Gear S3帶來卓越智能手錶體驗
  • Samsung Gear S3帶來卓越智能手錶體驗
  • Samsung Gear S3帶來卓越智能手錶體驗
  • Samsung Gear S3帶來卓越智能手錶體驗

Hong Kong – December 2, 2016 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has unveiled two wearables – the Gear S3 frontier and Gear S3 classic – adding to its smartwatch portfolio in Hong Kong. Inspired by traditional timepieces and the art of watchmaking, the Gear S3 combines timeless design with the latest in mobile technology including IP68 water resistance, built-in speaker and built-in GPS, making it the ideal addition to any watch collection.

“The launch of Gear S3 does not only bring new features and convenience to our customers, but also innovative watch designs to the smartwatch market as a whole Gear S3 frontier and Gear S3 classic are aesthetically designed and meticulously produced. They are not only beautiful on the outside, but ever more upgraded with high-tech features in the inside. The two watches are the testimony of our continual effort to offer diverse choices to enhance consumers’ unique lifestyles,” said Yiyin Zhao, Vice President & Head of Information Technology and Mobile Communication Business, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd.

Elegantly designed accentuated by detailed craftsmanship
Timeless design of Samsung Gear S3 stands it out from other smartwatches. Inspired by the active explorer, the Gear S3 frontier evokes a rugged outdoor look with an enduring style that blends form and function. The frontier was designed to perform in any setting or environment – whether business or leisure. The Gear S3 classic pays homage to the minimalist, elegant style found in the most iconic timepieces. The classic was designed with meticulous attention to detail – with its size and shape chosen to attain the same consistency and balance of a well-crafted luxury watch.

Further differentiating the Gear S3 is the Always On display that shows time rather than automatically fading to black, embodying a sophisticated watch face that mimics the look and feel of luxury analog watch. The Gear S3 meets IP68 standards for water and dust resistance, allowing submersion into water of 1.5-meter deep for up to 30 minutes. The durable watches are tested against US Military Standard (MIL-STD-810G), proving its ability to withstand extreme temperatures, dust and vibration, bringing its best to users in any environment.

The new-generation smartwatches come with customizable circular UI that displays time, steps-count and heart rate and more, allowing users to easily access information anytime on the full-color Always On display.

Simple interface for ease-of-control
The Gear S3’s signature rotating bezel has been enhanced with new features. Without touching the screen, users can just twist the bezel clockwise to accept a call, or anticlockwise to reject a call. This function is especially made easy when wearing gloves or hands are wet. Users can directly download selected applications just by using the Gear S3 without the need of using a smartphone. Users can also create short reminders and to-do lists to manage even the most hectic schedules with the Reminders application. For those who desire a healthy lifestyle, the Gear S3 provides a range of health and fitness tips, e.g. simple fitness workout suggestions, as well as users’ fitness score against a group of friends. Gear S3 is not only user’s perfect companion to a healthier lifestyle, but also an independent smart device that improves everyday life.

Highest safety and privacy protection
The Gear S3 is designed with consumers’ safety in mind. The SOS and location tracking capabilities is a result of Samsung’s partnership with Glympse solution. In case of an emergency, users can activate SOS and location tracking capabilities to alert family and friends immediately about crisis situations. Simply by pushing the home key thrice, user’s location will be immediately sent to a designated member, keeping users safe.

Gear S3 comes with a battery that lasts about three to four days on a single charge. When only 5% battery is left, the Power Off Watch mode automatically activates, giving users an additional 10 hours of access to time. Users can now enjoy their music, make calls and show off their stylish smartwatch longer.

Changeable watch bands fitting all styles
The Gear S3 is compatible with 22mm bands so consumers can easily personalize their watch to match any outfit or special occasion. Samsung offers a variety of bands, including Swiss brand Braloba Seta leather bands (navy blue and acacia brown), and Braloba Tuscany leather band (black and dark brown).

Smartphone experience on your wrist^
The all-new Gear S3 is built-in with powerful tools and sensors, providing users diverse functions to take care of their everyday needs:

  • Altimeter, barometer and speedometer: keep users updated with environmental data when they are out for an adventure.
  • Built-in GPS: users can keep track of their whereabouts and distance travelled without a smartphone.
  • 4GB memory: users can exercise to their favorite music playlist stored inside the Gear S3 using Bluetooth headphones – users will no longer have to work out with their bulky phones.
  • Built-in speaker: calls, S Health voice guides and music player can all be enabled with the speaker.

 

Features especially designed for sports enthusiasts:

Real time heartrate monitoring
Gear S3 monitors your body conditions in real time, including heartrate, speed and calories burnt. Togther with S Health voice guide, you will know your body better to push the limits.

Barometer and altimeter
Equipped with accurate barometer and altimeter, Gear S3 tells you all you need to know about the surroundings and weather changes. It also alerts you to changes in atmospheric pressure, so you can keep an eye out for weather changes.

Activity tracker
Built-in with various health data and track records. Immerse into your favorite explorations while it tracks your activities and goals.

Quick response with bezel
When you are out exercising without your phone, simply rotate the bezel to take a call using the built-in speaker *.

*Gear S3 has to be connected via Bluetooth in advance.

SOS alert
In case of emergency, all you need to do is push the home key thrice for your location ** and send an SOS alert to the designated emergency contact.

**Location tracking provided by Glympse

GPS location tracking
Record your exercise trail and location just with your Gear S3. Bringing your phone to workout is no longer required.

 

 

Features for managing daily activities:

Useful apps
You can access a diverse range of apps, including fitness, music, news, sports and travel apps, all optimized for the circular UI on Gear S3.

Schedule reminder
Make your life easier by creating short reminders and to-do lists to manage even the most hectic schedules.

Watch face display
Important information is clearly displayed on the Gear S3’s watch face, allowing access to all that you need to know in just a glance.

 

Communication and entertainment features:

Reply to messages
Replying to messages on your watch is easy. Gear S3 supports voice input in Cantonese and various languages, hand-written# and stroke inputs.

#For designated languages only

Receive instant messages 
View messages from WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat and more on your Gear S3, and reply by voice or text without a phone. 

 

Music player
Gear S3 allows you to share music with your friends anytime. Simply play your favorite music on the watch just like any standalone devices.

 

^ Functions and services may vary across Android phones. The above-mentioned are fully supported on Samsung phones.

Samsung Galaxy Studio 
Samsung Galaxy Studio will be opened from today until 18 December, 2016 at Excelsior Plaza, Causeway Bay with experience zones showcasing a variety of functions of Gear S3 and other Samsung products. Fun activities include:

  • Gear S3 Hurdling Game: Customers can check out how the Gear S3 can monitor their fitness activities while jumping over hurdles.  
  • 4D VR experience: The well-loved virtual reality experience is back with a new lineup! This time, customers can get on a mountain bike and experience the excitement it brings.
  • Galaxy S7 edge exhibition: Gain hands-on experience with the latest blue coral Galaxy S7 edge, and through interesting game to experience its amazing water resistance feature.
  • 360 experience: A special mirror room to test the Gear 360. Customers will have the most unique experience of 360 photo-taking.

 

Gear S3 will be available on the following date with the suggested retail price as follows:

Model

Color

Suggested Retail Price

Available Date

Gear S3 frontier

Space Gray

HKD3,398

December 2, 2016

Gear S3 classic

Silver

 

Accessories and watchbands for Samsung Gear S3 
Upon purchase of Gear S3, customers can choose any two watch bands for special offer at HKD388.

Accessories

Suggested Retail Prices

Availability

Samsung Active Silicon Band (Khaki, Orange red)

HKD 288

Mid-December

Braloba Seta leather bands (Navy Blue, Acacia Brown)

HKD 288

2 December

Braloba Tuscany leather bands (Black, Dark Brown)

HKD 288

2 December

Wireless Charging Dock for 
Samsung Gear S3 frontier and Gear S3 classic (Black)

HKD 288

2 December

 

Samsung Gear S3 Specifications:

Operating Platform***

Tizen Based Wearable OS 2.3.2

Dimension / Weight@

Gear S3 frontier: 46 x 49 x 12.9T/ 63 g
Gear S3 classic: 46 x 49 x 12.9T/ 59 g

Processor

Exynos7270, Dual core 1.0GHz

Display

1.3” (33mm)
360 x 360 Full Color Always On Display 
Corning®  Gorilla®  Glass SR+

Memory

RAM: 768MB     ROM: 4GB#

Color +

Gear S3 frontier: Space Gray 
Gear S3 classic: Silver

Compatibility

Android 4.4+ and RAM 1.5GB or above

Wireless Connectivity##

BT4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, MST,GPS/ Glonass

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyro-sensor, Barometer, HRM, Ambient Light sensor

Battery *

380mAh (Up to 4 days of usage)

Charging

Support wireless charging

Water Resistance

  • IP68^
  • MIL-STD-810G (Military Standard Compliant)

Other

  • Calls available with built-in speaker and microphone^^
  • Notification vibrations
  • Music control and standalone music player
  • Power Off Watch that maintain watch function for 10 hours+ *

***Please visit www.samsung.com for latest information on Operating System.
@ Weight excludes watch band.
# Storage available after installing Operating System is 1.6GB.
+Product launch date, model and color may differ among stores. Please check with our staff for details. For more product information, please visit www.samsung.com。 
##MST(Magnetic Secure Transmission) and NFC(Near Field Communication) payment are not supported in Hong Kong version.
* Battery performance is subject to functions and usage.
^ IP68 certification means complete protection against ingress, and protection against water submersion for 30 minutes at depths of up to 1.5m. For more information, please read www.samsung.com/hk/gears3.
^^ Gear S3 has to be connected via Bluetooth in advance.

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