Samsung's press invitation to its IFA event hints at Gear S3, Gear S3 Classic unveiling

Samsung's press invitation to its IFA event hints at Gear S3, Gear S3 Classic unveiling
Last year, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Gear S2 and Samsung Gear S2 Classic smartwatches during an event at IFA in Berlin. According to the company's press invitation to this year's IFA event to be held September 1st, it would appear that history is going to be repeating itself. The watch hands all over the invitation are not a subtle hint that Samsung's next timepieces will be introduced in less than three weeks. The image practically screams that the new wearables will be greeting the public at the annual show.

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.

source: Samsung


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