Performance

Map on watch face of Gear S3

Head outdoors without your phone

With a GPS on the Gear S3, your phone can stay at home or tucked away in your backpack. You still get optimized hiking routes, still see the distance to the next hole on the green, and find the best places to eat in the area after the game.

Illustration of cycling route
Gear S3 is worn on wrist

Notify your emergency contacts

Just press the home button three times. You can immediately send your location to predetermined people of your choice who will then be able to track your whereabouts in real time.

*Service is provided by the Glympse location platform. Available services may vary by country or region. Services may vary by country or region.

SOS Request

Three presses on the home button will also send an alert to up to 4 contacts that you’ve pre-selected.

SOS alert on watch face of Gear S3
Map showing Gear S3 owner’s location on Galaxy Note7 screen
Real time location of Gear S3 owner
The letters S O S

No need to charge every day

With the Gear S3, you can go for up to four days before putting it down for a charge. Its battery lasts that long.

*Battery life is dependent on usage, mode settings, battery condition and other surrounding factors and conditions.

Deconstructed image of Gear S3

Charge wirelessly and fast

When the Gear S3 needs a charge, just set it down on its wireless charging dock. Just like that. And you don't even have to wait long, because it charges fast as well.

Gear S3 being charged wirelessly on wireless charger

Resistant to water and dust

Wear the Gear S3 out in all kinds of weather, to all kinds of places. With Military-grade Protection (MIL-STD-810G)^ and IP68 rating (dust and water resistant)*, it is designed to keep up with your active lifestyle.

^Device is protected against drop from height of 1.5 metres, exposure to pressure corresponding to altitude of 15,000 feet for up to 1 hour, exposure to temperature extremes up to -20°C and 50°C for up to 1 hour, under certain defined test conditions. According to accredited test results; individual results may vary.
*Dust and Water Resistant (IP68 rating) means that device is protected against entry of solid foreign objects, and harmful ingress of static fresh water for up to 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes, under certain defined test conditions. According to accredited test results; individual results may vary. Note: IP68 rating does not mean that the device is waterproof.

Image of a person washing hands while wearing Gear S3

Made to match

The Gear S3 is designed to work with a wide range of Galaxy devices* and smartphones^ running Android 4.4 and above with at least 1.5GB RAM. It can also be used with iPhone mobile devices from iPhone 5 onwards^, which run iOS 9.0 and above.

Compatability Samsung
Android
Other
Android
iOS
(Bluetooth)
iOS
(Standalone)
Notifications1 Full compatability Full compatability Full compatability No compatability
Calls2 Full compatability Limited compatability Full compatability Limited compatability
Messaging3 Full compatability Limited compatability Limited compatability No compatability
Email4 Full compatability Limited compatability No compatability No compatability
Apps5 Full compatability Full compatability Limited compatability Limited compatability
Samsung Pay6 Full compatability Full compatability No compatability No compatability
S Health7 Full compatability Full compatability Limited compatability Limited compatability
Watch face8 Full compatability Full compatability Limited compatability Limited compatability
Full compatability
Full compatability
Limited compatability
Limited compatability
No compatability
No compatability
Galaxy S7 edge with Gear S3 in the process of setup

^ Supported features and level of functionality supported may vary.
* Compatible with the following Galaxy devices: Galaxy A7 (2017), A5 (2017), S7 edge, S7, A9 Pro (2016), A7 (2016), A5 (2016), A3 (2016), Note 5, S6 edge+, S6 edge, S6, A8, A7, and A5.
iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries.
1 Gear S3 does not support notifications from iOS smartphones when not connected via Bluetooth.
2 Call experience may vary depending on paired smartphone. Models with LTE connectivity and a standalone phone plan are capable of making and receiving calls when not paired with a smartphone. Bluetooth-only models are capable of answering or rejecting calls when paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth.
3 Some Android phones limited on text reply, call back from text, and read notification check from phone. Receive message notifications from iOS smartphones when connected via Bluetooth. Outgoing messages not available on iOS smartphones. Gear S3 Models with 4G LTE connectivity and a standalone phone plan are capable of sending and receiving messages from standalone phone plan when not paired with a smartphone.
4 Email reply support available for some non-Samsung Android models. Incoming email notifications and limited previews from iOS smartphones are available from certain third-party email applications.
5 Only free standalone apps are available on iOS smartphones. Paid apps or free Gear apps that require a companion smartphone app are not compatible with iOS smartphones.
6 Only compatible with select cards, carriers and Android smartphones; see the Samsung Pay Support page at www.samsung.com/sg/samsungpay/#pay-enjoy-merchants for compatibility information. Samsung Pay is not available on iOS smartphones.
7 This device and related software are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. Some S Health features are not available on iOS smartphones.
8 Some watch faces are not available on iOS smartphones.