Samsung showcases Gear S3 craftsmanship in new clip

Samsung showcases Gear S3 craftsmanship in new clip
Samsung's unveiling of the Gear S3 Classic and S3 Frontier at IFA has helped inject some welcome optimism to the category of wrist-worn tech. The distraction of another potential Google-Apple duel has permitted Samsung and its fleet of mostly Tizen-powered devices to somewhat quietly stake a claim to a share of the spoils. As we look ahead to the release of the Gear S3 models, Samsung has shared a video detailing the craft that goes into the all-new design. 

The touted functionality of the Gear S3 series suggests it could be a watershed product in the evolution of the smartwatch. Where many current examples force watch enthusiasts to lug their smartphone around like an IV drip, the Gear S3 is among the first truly untethered smartwatches. There's Samsung Pay out of the box, which caters to NFC transactions as well as the more traditional magstripe, while some versions of the Frontier will get all-singing LTE support. Add to that the potential four-day battery life thanks to the big-for-a-smartwatch 380 mAh juice packs, and you have a pair of watches that should only survive without a smartphone, but finally begin to thrive. 

With an impressive-looking repertoire of software and hardware features, it's hard to argue the case for a more complete wrist computer right now — at least on paper. But ultimately, even those sold on the idea will only make the purchase if allured by the design. The two distinctive flavors — the S3 Classic is more timepiece-y and proper while the Frontier is ruggedized for active individuals — should certainly help to broaden appeal. It remains to be seen, however, if the consumer market will take to these devices when the launch later this year.

Judging by a rather cinematic promotional video on the Gear S3's design story, a lot of Sammy's blood, sweat and tears drawing, drilling and diligence went into the construction of the S3 line. Take a look at the clip below, and let us know what you make of the new Gear S3 series via the comments. 



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

OMG! When do they launch? I need that Frontier.

4. Fona13A unregistered

Both the Frontier and Classic S3 are very sharp and show a more matured state of smartwatches compared to just two and a half years ago. I like it.

5. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

These don't look bad, but the curved screen on other smartwatches definitely appeal (not so much on a phone which is quite gimmicky).

8. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I wished they looked more techy

9. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Will this explode too?

12. Fona13A unregistered

Ask your mom she's good at exploding

19. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016


14. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'd take the frontier with a steel bracelet. It looks similar to my Breitling Bentley 6.75 stainless steel case with stainless steel bracelet.

20. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

I would to.

16. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

So thick...

26. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

They should show the machine that's actually fabricating these, is not like they are time pieces.

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