The Gear Sport
is Samsung's newest smartwatch in the Gear series, tailor made for those who want a sports-oriented watch in a smaller (43mm) form factor than the Gear S3
. And the company has just released the official Gear Sport launch film, showing the look and some of the functionalities of the Gear Sport.
While the Gear Sport lacks some functionalities of the Gear S3, it has a better water protection with 5ATM rating that makes it a great choice for swimmers. It also has Spotify Offline capabilities and a more affordable price that the Gear S3.
If you are wondering whether to get the slightly pricier Gear S3 or the sportier Gear Sport, you should know that the Gear S3 has the advantage of 4G LTE data with eSim, so it can operate independently, while the Gear Sport lacks this function and requires you to be tethered to your phone. On a positive note, the Gear Sport is slightly thinner and lighter, probably exactly because it does not have an LTE module. Both have a built-in GPS for accurate workout tracking.
You can now pre-order the Samsung Gear
Sport with a black or blue strap for $300 at Best Buy, Amazon and other major retailers. The Gear Sport release date is set for October 27th.