Samsung's press invitation to its IFA event hints at Gear S3, Gear S3 Classic unveiling
posted by Alan F. / Aug 13, 2016, 3:08 AM
This year, we expect to see a Samsung Gear S3 and a Samsung Gear S3 Classic. Just last week we told you that the manufacturer had filed to trademark the Samsung Gear S3 Classic name in Korea. In addition to the two models to be introduced next month, there is speculation that a luxury version of the Gear S3 will be announced next March at the World Watch and Jewelry Show.
Some of the new sensors expected on the Gear S3 include an altimeter, a barometer, integrated GPS and a speedometer. With the GPS feature, the watch won't need to be paired to a smartphone to show you exactly where you are, and track your every movement. The speedometer will monitor exercise related speeds, and you will be able to check your altitude with the altimeter. The screen will display a current reading and will also provide you with a graph. And the barometer will alert you if the barometric pressure is dropping fast enough to indicate that a storm is brewing.
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Wish it can run android apps on it's OS
posted on Aug 13, 2016, 7:48 AM 1
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Why? To many apps on such a tiny screen for a device with terrible battery-life.
posted on Aug 13, 2016, 8:31 AM 0
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Terrible? My Gear S2 gets much better battery life than any phone I've owned. I finish a 16 hour day with about 65% left. And,I haven't gotten the latest update, which othesr are reporting increased their battery life noticeably.
posted on Aug 13, 2016, 8:34 AM 3
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I have a Gear S2 as well and the original. And I know that if you play on the device with apps, it won't last a day. You have to consider. If you add apps that require server-side assistance tonwork, that means your Gears modem is going ro be busy. Then when you consider apps that require location services, will also wreck havoc on the battery. Here is an example. When I go to work and use my Gears S2 and Note as normal, I get 2 days out of single charge. But when I go and take a bike ride, my Gear automatically notices I am cycling, and it use location service. Also as I ride, my constant lyrics make arm movements that make the display wake up. Then my phone is using an app that follows my riding and maps its. Which uses location services, and I have it set to post to Facebook every so many years miles. I do this as a safety measures so my friends and family have an idea where I was and if they do see a post in. Retain amount of time they call or text. But using all that reduces my battery to 60.% after just riding for 3.5hours. I usually go home with 60% battery available after working. If you install apps, they are going to either require syncing to your phone or syncing over the Internet. Either way it is going to degrade batterylife for what is already a tiny cell. Look at the new Gear icon. The battery is 47mah. My Gear S2 didn't even last more than 6 hours at Six Flags recently.all the constant walking and me and the wife were using Voxer to keep in contact of each other while they went to ride th3 kiddie stuff while I rode the coasters. My phone also died. How veer I forgot to charge it. But I did put it in Ultra Power saving, so it didn't due until we were leaving. I was using it constantly while waiting for rides Yet my S6 Edge lastb12 hours at Disney even recording 4K video and taking full 1440p photos. And I used it in waiting for rides. So I was surprised my Note. Even without a full charge, I got 11 hours of usage with no charger. I had my Gear S2 in UPSM when it dropped to 30% in about 5 hours from a full charge. It still died at roughly 7PM. After taking it off the charger at 9am. All.inused was one app and the GPS location and counting m lybsteps. Imagine 5 ot 10 apps accessing your location services constantly. That battery if going ro die.
posted on Aug 13, 2016, 10:00 AM 0
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Well the 3g version it much more useful, because you can call, stream, internet, email without having your phone. I can see the benefit of Android, using facebook, whatsapp, pandora the new allo app etc. This that creates a new platform for developers.
posted on Aug 13, 2016, 12:22 PM 1
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This is gonna have my attention, loving Samsungs fitness tracking.
posted on Aug 13, 2016, 7:53 AM 2
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S-Health or Gear Fit2? edit: This full page ad that slows down on top of many other ads on my core i7 laptop every time i disable adblock just so that i can comment is ridiculous
posted on Aug 13, 2016, 9:37 AM 0
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hmm Microsoft has been too quiet lately. i have read little info on the web about any new hard ware but I think we might see the debut of a Surface 4 Tablet to replace the discontinued Surface 3 Atom CPU Tablet just in time for the sept school and fall College sessions to start
posted on Aug 15, 2016, 5:48 PM 0
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