Poll: Will you be buying the Samsung Gear S3?

Poll: Will you be buying the Samsung Gear S3?
The year of 2016 has proved to be a fairly quiet one for smartwatches, but although the craze and hype surrounding them may have died down a bit since last year, that doesn't mean that there aren't any good choices to choose from if you're on the hunt for a new wearable companion. The Apple Watch Series 2 has already proven to be a worthy contender if you're the owner of an iPhone, but if you happen to live on the Android side of the spectrum, Samsung's new Gear S3 might be right up your alley.

It was announced just yesterday that the watch would officially be up for pre-order in the US starting this Sunday on November 6, but as we learned today, AT&T has already started accepting pre-orders for the device. The Verge has also reported that the Gear S3 will officially be available everywhere in the US starting on November 18, and what all this essentially translates to is the fact that the Gear S3 is finally almost here. With that being the case, we wanted to find out what your plans were in regards to getting Samsung's latest smartwatch.


Samsung's Note 7 might have been an explosive disappointment, but the Gear S3 looks to pack a tremendous punch. It comes in two variants - Frontier and Classic - so you've got options if you want something that's rugged or if you prefer a design that looks more like a traditional timepiece. The rotating bezel provides for an easy and intuitive way to interact with the UI, and support for Samsung Pay means that you can use the Gear S3 to pay at virtually any store thanks to its use of both NFC and MST technology.

However, all of that tech comes in at a pretty hefty cost. The Gear S3 will sell for $349.99 for both the Frontier and Classic models, and if you want to get the LTE version on AT&T, you'll need to pay $17.50/month on an installment plan or $49.99 with a two-year contract. The LTE model will also be available on Verizon and T-Mobile, but we've yet to get pricing info for those models.

In any case, with all of that said...

Will you be buying the Samsung Gear S3?

Yep, gotta love classy look of the Classic
16.95%
Heck yeah, Frontier all the way
37.08%
I'll wait until the reviews come out
17.37%
No, too expensive compared to the competition
13.67%
Nope, I don't want my arm to explode
14.94%

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53 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2515; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

No.. Even if I aknowledge the fact its beautiful though

19. sgodsell

Posts: 7036; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It is a beautiful watch. However it is running Tizen. If it was running Android Wear, then I would buy it.

33. iushnt

Posts: 3083; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

TiZen is the only reason I got excited..

51. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The S2 is still a cracking watch. If the S3 is even better awww yeah

2. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Option #5 says a lot about this website.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1076; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

it's funny because I thought of them doing this before I even scrolled to the poll,,

10. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

yeah iphonearena is iwatch all the way> so biased so obvious.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well Samsung they did release a bomb.

17. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

True, they copied Apple though

23. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

You attempt at humor fell painfully flat, seeing as the Apple Watch is the best selling smart watch by a wide margin. Still, you're cute though XOXO

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Shh, let him have his moment. He's still salty from getting screwed by Samsung with the Note C4.

26. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Hey smartass, your troll buddy was hinting at the Note 7 and I replied back pointing out about the fact that iPhones were exploding well before the Note 7. I ll leave you two cuddle for now, ciao.

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Calm down majerk. I find it funny that you are defending Samsung after they screwed you over.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30903; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Best selling doesn't make it the best smart watch.

31. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

According to them, it does make it the best, maybe McDonald's burgers are the best burgers for them because of their sales.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So on the flip side, Samsung phones being the best selling Android phones doesn't make them the best Android phones. That's just billions of dollars in marketing to the masses. You're making this too easy.

44. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, of course not. The fact that they're the best makes them the best.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're just proving my point.

47. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah you can mention Samsung if you like, you think I would defend them all the time like you defend Apple? LOL Not everyone is a company worshipper like you. You're making this too easy.

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh you're definitely a hypocrite now. You support you know who and he's definitely a company worshipper.

50. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I support anyone when he is right, just like when I agree with you when you are right. Also, remember that you the one who is called hypocrite more than anyone else in this site.

35. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Ok let's think about it; there are millions and millions more Samsung phones and Samsung phone owners than there are Apple iPhone owners. There are also wayyyyyy more different types of android phones that aren't Samsung phones BUT will work with the Gear watches. So given that there are SO FREAKING MANY more people that could buy a Gear watch than an Apple Watch YET THEY CHOOSE NOT TO, does indeed mean the Apple Watch is better. Because people ACTUALLY WANT THE APPLE WATCH. Unlike the Gear watches. And yes, I have both an Apple Watch (original version) and a Gear S2 AT&T 3G version, so I know both watches very well.

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That may be true if you want to look at it subjectively, but that doesn't really change much about it being a really good smartwatch. I'm still getting the Gear S3 though.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your attempt at humor was pointless, majerk.

27. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You're attempt at insulting me is a bigger fail, I ve heard much better insults, you can do better buddy.

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course I can.

36. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly, there was no reason to put that on the list it has nothing to do with what happened with the note 7. Ir just shows even more how thus should be called iphonearena and how low class this site's writers can be.

48. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

You nailed it. I was about to participate with a no answer until I caught the bad intention. The reason I won't buy the new Gear is because I don't endorse Samsung's Tizen initiative.

3. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

No too few apps available, I have the gear fit 2 & do like it but no apps. I'm waiting for the nexus watch or moto 3rd gen small.

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

No. I am satisfied with my Gear S2 Classic

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