The Samsung Gear S3 is heading to the US and Europe next month

The Samsung Gear S3 is heading to the US and Europe next month
The market for smartwatch competition is shaping up to be a head-to-head battle between Samsung and Apple. With Android Wear mostly sitting this one out aside from the ultra-affordable ZenWatch 3, the main competitors this year are the Apple Watch Series 2 and the Samsung Gear S3. We've already reviewed the Apple Watch Series 2, and were overall quite impressed with the upgrades Apple made from the Series 1. Samsung announced the Gear S3 back at IFA a couple months ago, but up until now, we've been left guessing as to when the smartwatch would finally be making its way to consumers' hands.

Thanks to a new report from The Korea Times, it would appear that Samsung will be shipping the device in mid-November for both the US and "major European nations." The latest report ties in nicely with a listing for the Gear S3 that popped up on the Best Buy Canada website which had the Gear S3 listed with an estimated shipping date of November 18. A mid-November launch for Samsung's latest smartwatch means that it will be made available just in time for the rush of the holiday shopping season, and we're expecting Samsung to market this thing quite a bit to take away as much traction from Apple as they possibly can.


Samsung's Gear S3 Classic and Frontier are both expected to sell for $360 USD, so it'll be right up there with the base models for the Apple Watch Series 2. Samsung certainly hasn't had that great of a year with the Note 7 debacle, but the Gear S3 is shaping up to be a pretty promising smartwatch. The company's going to have to do a lot win back the trust of their customers, but if the Gear S3 proves to be the smartwatch we've been waiting for, it just might remedy some of the trouble that Samsung's gone through so far.

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17 Comments

1. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

My wrist is ready,but my wallet is not sure..yet

4. acruzlu unregistered

I feel you man, at least they both are expected to cost the same, I was worried about the frontier costing more.

3. acruzlu unregistered

I can't wait to order the Gear s3 frontier.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm still interested, but without the Note 7...it's not as strong.

6. acruzlu unregistered

Aren't you getting a note 5? Also hasn't the iOS support launched for it yet?

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes I'm getting a Note 5, but I'm not sure if iOS support has launched yet for it. I like my 7 Plus, but it's sucks not having a Note 7.

11. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 670; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Haven't you already owned a Note 5?

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why does that matter?

13. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 670; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Because if you have owned a Note 5 before, switching back to Note 5 would show how foolish it is to buy a new flagship every year.... A phone like Note 5 is designed to last many years without feeling outdated.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol ok. You are aware of the Note 7 recall right?

16. acruzlu unregistered

I don't think this guy is darkk.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't either lol. It's like c'mon dude, if I still had my Note 7 , wouldn't need a 5.

7. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I got the Gear S2 and I'm not impressed. This S3 would be even less attractive to my eyes considering how bulky it is. I'll probably just go back to Garmin as soon as they impress me with a new device.

8. aegislash

Posts: 1475; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Still prefer the overall look of the S2 Classic. I'll hold onto mine until next year and see if Samsung does away with the awful looking marks on the inside part of the rotating bezel.

14. iFartarena

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

I hated the Gear S2. Finally Samsung make a Gear S3 for a mens hand.

18. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Can't wait! Will go perfect with my Note 7.or Note 5 if it comes to that.

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