Samsung introduces a 4G LTE version of the Gear S3 Classic


The Gear S3 is one of the most successful smartwatches outside of the Apple Watch, and it comes in two flavors: both are almost equally big and imposing, masculine timepieces with some slight differences. The Gear S3 classic ships with a less rugged look and a leather band, while the S3 frontier has a more sporty look, with textured buttons and a rubber strap. Up until today, the S3 frontier was also the only one that you could opt to get with cellular data on board. 

This changes today as Samsung officially announces that the Gear S3 classic will get a 4G LTE-enabled model that will work with carriers.

A 4G LTE smartwatch is a great thing to have: it is completely independent from your smartphone, meaning that it uses its own connection to update weather info and notifications, and you can even place and receive calls straight on the watch, even when your phone is not around. The new data-toting S3 classic will work on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The one-number solution offered by many carriers, also mean that calls and texts will automatically get transferred to the same number on your watch.

New features for the LTE Gear S3 classic include a quick gesture to accept or reject calls, by just turning the rotating watch bezel.

Currently, both the Gear S3 frontier and S3 classic sell for $350 for the non-LTE model, while the 4G LTE version of the S3 frontier retails for $400. We guess this will also be the price of the S3 classic 4G LTE model when it becomes avialable

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