Samsung's Gear S3 will officially be up for pre-order in the US on November 6

Samsung's Gear S3 will officially be up for pre-order in the US on November 6
Samsung's Gear S3 is easily one of the most anticipated smartwatches of the year, but up until now, its availability int the US has been a bit confusing. The watch officially went up for pre-order in the UK back on October 29, and although it made an apperance on Best Buy's site on November 2, you couldn't actually buy it. However, thanks to an official announcement from Samsung, we now have official word on the Gear S3's availability in the United States.

Both the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier will finally be available for pre-order in the US starting on November 6, and both watches will sell for $349.99. The watch will exit the pre-order stage on November 18, and it will be available to buy from Amazon, Best Buy, Samsung's own site, and Macy's. You'll also be able to purchase the LTE version of the Gear S3 on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, but we've yet to get word as to how much the watch will cost when purcahsed through one of them. Also worth noting here is the fact that only the Frontier version of the Gear S3 will come equipped with LTE support.

Samsung's Gear S3 will officially be up for pre-order in the US on November 6

I used to own the Gear S2, and I enjoyed my time with that watch much more than I thought I would. The Gear S3 looks to improve on just about everything the Gear S2 brought to the table, including the return of the rotating bezel, Samsung's own Tizen OS, and the use of a standard 22mm watch band. Plus, with new additions such as Samsung Pay, the Gear S3 has a few tricks up its sleeve that could really set it apart from the rest of the smartwatch competition that currently exists. 

There's no doubt at all that the Gear S3 looks like a very promising product, but with competitors like the impressive Asus ZenWatch 3 that sells for just $229, it's going to have to prove to the world that it's worth its heftier price tag.

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26 Comments

1. hateftotti

Posts: 225; Member since: May 03, 2011

The best smartwatch in the market, period...

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"The best smartwatch in the market, period..." That's not saying much......

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Especially with the Apple Watch available.

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Especially with the Apple Watch available" Don't kid yourself. The latest Apple watch doesn't surpass the Gear S3 on features, cellular connectivity and Wi-Fi and sensors. Not to mention being stand-alone!

22. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's true, that Apple Watch isn't much.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're trying too hard, tedkord.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No effort needed, you make it easy.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What else does he need to say? It's only his opinion. You don't have to agree, it doesn't mean he's wrong even if u don't agree, and it doesn't mean he is right, because I agree. We share the same opinion. See how you ignorant Apple fanboys act on Samsung articles? Can't help but act like complete moron and butthurt tech thugs.

13. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"See how you ignorant Apple fanboys act on Samsung articles?" All I said was "That's not saying much....." dude. I didn't agree, nor disagree. Instead of giving me the third degree (ironic coming from you, a devout Note owner still) grow a spine. "Can't help but act like complete moron and butthurt tech thugs." A) Name calling.....really? You're pathetic...... B) I have no idea if you're talking to me as a singular individual, or a group of people when you say "moron" in singular pretext while at the same time "tech thugs" in another. Get that s**t straightened out.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Man, don't expect much when talking to TechieXP.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just a long, incoherent rant that never makes sense.

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Long rants that no one ever reads.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't mind him. He's just salty.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

By a mile. But the whole segment is kind of unnecessary. But if you've got to have one, the Gear S series are the best.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"the Gear S series are the best." Do they pay you a commission?

26. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, they earn my business by putting out the best products. Does Apple pay you?

2. cleatglitch

Posts: 159; Member since: May 25, 2013

frontier for me please...crazy color band also

4. AlikMalix unregistered

These are the nicest smartwatch I've ever seen. By a mile!!!!

5. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

No longer getting one as it appears the UK are being screwed by not getting an LTE version

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2013; Member since: May 26, 2011

Hopefully samsung runs the same extra strap deal so that i can get casual strap and dress one with frontier

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I guess Samsung doesn't want our money.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'm curious. If the Gear S had an Apple logo on it, what would you say about it?

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Defensive are we? You're just as bad as the BlackBerry clown.

18. AlikMalix unregistered

I don't want to side with techie, but seriously, what do you hate/dislike//disappointed about this smartwatch? I think this looks absolutely great - multiple times better than Apple Watch.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't. I'm actually excited for the Gear S3. I've been excited for it since it was announced.

9. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

Keeping my Moto 360 for now

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