Poll results: the Gear S3 steals users' hearts


With both the Samsung Gear S3 and Apple Watch Series 2 freshly announced, we couldn't help but notice that the two devices are competing with each other quite aggressively. Both have water-resistance, both have their own GPS, both are sold in various styles and want to appeal to stylish and sporty folk alike.

No doubt, we have high-class premium smartwatches here. So we thought we'd ask — which one do you prefer? The square-shaped, iOS-supporting Apple Watch, or the more open, classic circle, Samsung Gear S3. We are saying more open here because Sammy promises its smartwatch will soon add support for iOS, and it does accept most standard wristbands out there, so you are given more choice in styling.

And the poll results are quite telling. The users that voted are heavily in favor of the Samsung Gear S3, giving it 82% of their votes, with 18% left for Apple's Watch. The only thing left to see is whether those numbers will be mirrored in sales, too.

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Gear S3: Which one would you buy?

Apple Watch Series 2 (any version)
17.68%
Samsung Gear S3 (any version)
82.32%

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41 Comments

1. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Hahahaha ....

27. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yet...the Apple Watch sold more than all Android watches combined. So tell me, who's is getting the last laugh.

31. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Apple is getting the last laugh here... definitely not their customers lol. Apple users represent a small percentage of the global population...and apparently they lost their sense of style along the way somewhere.

41. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yes I agree with you 100% not a stylish watch.

39. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Last time I checked, the Gear S3 doesn't run Android Wear.

2. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

But does it explode?

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I used to laugh for such comment but now it gotten pretty boring.

13. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Old joke.

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Old habits die hard.

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Honestly Apple watch is really ugly IMO. Why did Apple approved this design. It looks so boring and uninspiring.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It looks lazy, like they didn't really try. It's very reminiscent of the original Samsung Galaxy Gear, and that's not a good thing. That was also a very ugly watch.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

17. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No. No, it didn't.

7. Unordinary unregistered

Go out and buy a circular TV, a circular computer monitor, a circular cellphone.. Theres a reason these things are designed the way they are. It displays information better. If you dont like it? Great :) Dont buy it ;)

8. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Yes, like the advertised round watch faces and a round main menu.... *chirp chirp* There's a reason why most watches are round. Because most think it's more stylish and more comfortable.

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Just clam down... Apple's design were always good (if not great; recent iPhones are good but not great in terms of design) And I use to admire them. I'm not saying I find it ugly because of the square display. They can make it looks good even if it comes with a square display.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It could look better, but it won't look as good as the round watches.

19. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yes i too love round shaped watches more

15. Unordinary unregistered

If I think something is ugly, that is my subjective opinion.. Not everyones. Food for thought

18. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

bro, that's why i put "IMO" in my original comment. Check again plz..

22. Unordinary unregistered

Just caught it! Apologies :)

25. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Everything's cool man.. :) have a nice day

29. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Be honest...if that apple logo wasn't there you wouldn't be the slightest bit interested in a square watch. You're defending your brand though...and there's nothing wrong with that.

32. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Please explain the poor Samsung smart watch sales. I mean, not only do they work on Samsung phones, but many other android phones. Samsung smart watches are compatible with a lot more phones than the Apple Watch is. So why don't Samsung smart watches sell even nearly close to what the Apple Watch sells????

34. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The majority of us Android users are poor, and as a result of that we need to be sensible with our money. Most of us are wanting good battery life and something that looks equally good. Samsung has the looks, but unfortunately the battery life isn't where we need it to be to justify the purchase. Apple likes to pretend it's a luxury brand, and lots of people get sucked into thinking they must have all of apple's products to be accepted in life. Android users normally aren't as vain or shallow as others are in the tech world.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't know. Explain to me why Hyundai sells so many more cars than BMW. Turns out, sales and quality aren't directly tied together.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Those things also aren't watches. And, for what a smartwatch is used for, the round faces display the information just fine.

20. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

The problem is, for all the bluster of Samsung fans saying how much "better" Samsung's round smart watches are, very few of them are actually willing to buy it. People that like the Apple Watch, however, not only "like" it, but understand the usefulness of the product and will buy it. Hence the reason the Apple Watch is the best selling smart watch, because it delivers what people "really" want.

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Having the will to buy a device has nothing to do with acclaiming the said devices. When comparing the features and capabilities of the Apple Watch 2 and Gear S3, it's evident that the Gear S3 is the better one. Quote: "Hence the reason the Apple Watch is the best selling smart watch, because it delivers what people "really" want". Huh? Sales has no correlation to the actual quality and performance of a smartwatch.

24. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

My wife has a Gear S2 and I have a Gear Fit2. Most of us are willing to buy these watches. The problem is not necessarily a willingness to buy a non-Apple smartwatch. The problem is that there are a ton of non-Apple smartwatches to chose from made by Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Nike, Microsoft, Garmin, Suunto, etc. Apple is leading only because the competition is divided. However, the competition combined sells way more watches than the Apple does.

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