This new Samsung Gear S3 deal is not that great

Starting today, July 29, Samsung has a brand new deal involving its Wi-Fi-only Gear S3 Classic, Gear S3 Frontier, and Gear Sport. All these smartwatches now come with free Samsung Level Active earphones, which normally cost $79.99. While this may look like a pretty great deal, it's not. We'll explain why below.

The blue Level Active earphones that Samsung is giving away with its watches currently cost just $19.99. And there are no price cuts on the watches themselves - you have to pay $349.99 for a Gear S3, or $299.99 for a Gear Sport. So all you're getting from this deal is a free pair of earphones worth $20.

Until yesterday, July 28, the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier were sold by Samsung for $279.99 ($70 off the regular price), while the Gear Sport was offered for $249.99 ($50 off). Also, over the weekend, the Gear S3 was $70 off at Best Buy and came with a $100 gift card. Obviously, those deals were much better than the one unveiled today.

Given how frequent Gear S3 and Gear Sport deals have been lately, it's very likely that a better offer will be available soon. Moreover, a new and superior Samsung Gear S4 / Galaxy Watch series will be announced next month - a good reason for us to expect (maybe permanent) price cuts on Samsung's current smartwatch lineup.

Now, if you simply must purchase a Gear S3 or Gear Sport right away (instead of waiting for a better deal), we can't stop you. The smartwatches can be found at Samsung via the source link below.

source: Samsung



1. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

LOL iPA doesn't have much else to do lately? These deals come and go from any of the listed retailers you've written about.

3. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

So we're doing a bad thing advising customers to wait for better deals and save more money? Oook.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3155; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Ignore them. I got my S3 at Best Buy yesterday because of your tip. Now I have $100 in the bank for anything else I need. Thanks.

2. Vyshak75

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

But when apple gives a dongle free with an iPhone, it's a big deal...

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