Samsung’s Latest Smartwatch, the Gear S3, to Launch 18th November in the UK

Nov 11. 2016

New classic and frontier editions blend high end design with features and functionality to suit all lifestyles

Samsung’s Latest Smartwatch, the Gear S3, to Launch 18th November in the UK

Samsung Electronics today announced that the Gear S3, a striking and innovative smartwatch that reinforces Samsung’s leadership in the wearables category, will be available to buy in the UK from November 18th.

Inspired by the look of traditional timepieces, the Gear S3 blends timeless design for a modern stylish look with the latest in mobile technology, including IP68 water resistance and built-in GPS, making it the ideal addition to any watch collection.

Two Distinct Styles
The Samsung Gear S3 is available in two designs, both created to suit different lifestyle needs: the Gear S3 frontier and classic.

Inspired by the life outdoors and a spirit of adventure, the Gear S3 frontier has a rugged outdoor look and is designed to perform in any setting or environment, blending form and function. The Gear S3 classic pays homage to the minimalist aesthetic, with its size and shape created to look and feel in keeping with a well-crafted luxury watch.

Iconic Design that works for you
Influenced by the craftsmanship of traditional watches, every feature in the Gear S3, from the large face to the circular bezel and the premium finishing and buckles, has been reimagined to reflect the look of an analogue timepiece. The Gear S3 is also compatible with regular 22 mm watch bands so you can easily personalise your watch to match any outfit or occasion.

With a variety of customisable watch faces available for download, users can also personalise the circular UI to fit their individual styles and tastes. Select apps and watch faces will be available for download directly from the Gear S3 without the need to first download them onto a smartphone.

Innovative Technology; not just a pretty face
In addition to its sleek look, the Gear S3 is full of intuitive features and functions. For the first time in the Gear series, the Gear S3 features Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+, to provide a tougher, more scratch resistant and crisp display. Super AMOLED technology and the 16 million colour Always On Display (AOD) further differentiates the Gear S3 from other smartwatches, with the AOD always displaying the time rather than automatically fading to black, for a more realistic look and feel. The devices also meets IP68 standards for water resistance, so you no longer have to worry about taking your watch off before swimming or showering. Additionally, the long-lasting battery can last up to four days on a single charge.

Intuitive Functionality
The Gear S3’s signature rotating bezel acts at the watch’s digital command centre, allowing you to accept or reject calls, receive texts, emails and alerts, or snooze an alarm without touching the screen. In addition, by writing or drawing on the display, messages automatically convert to texts and emojis. You can even create short reminders and to-do lists with the Reminders application.

The Gear S3 also lets you leave your smartphone behind when you don’t need it, perfect for when you go for a quick jog around the park. The built-in GPS functionality and S Health app enables users to accurately monitor their daily fitness activities while the Alti / barometer and Speedometer apps allow users to track everything from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, distance travelled and speed. Owners can also access a diverse range of apps directly from their wrist, including fitness, music, news, sports and travel apps – all optimised for the Gear S3.

The Gear S3 Classic and the Gear S3 Frontier will be available for an RRP of £349 from select online and high street retailers as well as on the Samsung e-store. For more information, visit

Gear S3 Product Specification

Samsung Gear S3

Gear S3 frontier

Gear S3 classic


Bluetooth®, LTE



1.3” Circular Super AMOLED
360 x 360, 278ppi
Full Colour Always On Display
Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+


Dual core 1.0 GHz


Tizen Based Wearable Platform 2.3.1


46 x 49 x 12.9
62 g

46 x 49 x 12.9
57 g


22 mm

22 mm


4 GB Internal memory, 768 MB RAM


3G / LTE, Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n,
NFC, MST, A-GPS / Glonass

Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n,
NFC, MST, GPS / Glonass


Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient light


380 mAh


Wireless charging (WPC Inductive)


IP68 water & dust resistance

To learn more about the product, please visit,
1. How to explore the world with Samsung Gear S3
2. How to stay organised with Samsung Gear S3
3. How to be Super Dad with Samsung Gear S3
4. How to tune your ride with Samsung Gear S3

For additional product information, please visit

All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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