You can't beat this refurbished Samsung Gear S3 Frontier deal

You can't beat this refurbished Samsung Gear S3 Frontier deal
If you’re looking for a robust Apple Watch Series 4 alternative with a decent price tag, the $330 and up Samsung Galaxy Watch... doesn’t exactly fit the latter part of that description. But the older Gear S3 smartwatch certainly does, especially if you hurry and get a certified refurbished unit from A4C in exchange for an almost ridiculously low $169.95.

That’s listed as discounted from a “regular” price of $349.95, although retailers like Best Buy are “regularly” charging $250 or so for brand-new units and around $200 a pop if you’re willing to go the refurb route.

Then again, A4C appears to be selling Verizon-specific SM-R765V models of the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier today, which you should still be able to take to Big Red for activation of standalone cellular services. 

That’s right, your measly 170 bucks will seemingly buy you a stylish and relatively powerful smartwatch that can make 4G LTE voice calls on its own. Other impressive features (at least for that price) include NFC support for wrist payments, GPS tracking, a heart rate monitor, beautiful 1.3-inch AMOLED display, and IP68 water and dust resistance.

Of course, the battery life is not great, and the software still patchy, but the fashionable hardware alone makes this deal pretty compelling for wearable bargain hunters. You probably shouldn’t worry too much about the refurbished condition of the device, by the way, as A4C offers a convenient 90-day replacement warranty.

The Gear S3 Frontier units on special offer (today only, by the way) may contain “minor scratches and/or slight cosmetic defects due to prior usage”, but otherwise, they should be in “perfect” working condition, having been tested “thoroughly” to that end.

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4 Comments

1. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Don’t you have to have a Samsung phone in order to use the Samsung Pay feature on the phone.

2. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Yes. To a private Samsung Pay on the wearable you have to add the cards through a Samsung Pay supported device. It can. E a ohoke or tablet. Also the last time you claimed Best Buy was offering the GS3 for $2/0, it too was a refurb. They were not new and it clearly said so on their website.

4. Teddyz

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 01, 2018

Yes to use Samsung pay on phone u need a Samsung phone, but to setup the watch and add cards you get a stepped down version of Samsung pay on the phone. Than you can use the watch for payments once setup on any phone. I used a pixel XL with the gear 3 frontier and never had an issue. Best part I've actually run out without wallet or phone and still was and to pay for things, answer calls, emails and SMS messages without having phone. The gear 3 frontier is great with the magnetic feature where it emulates the strip on the card. I believe they took it out of the new watch.

3. GruffySD1

Posts: 8; Member since: May 03, 2018

Haaaaaaaaaa. LMFAO. SAMSUNG has thee most expensive cheap, lame, non useful, useless, did I mention most EXPENSIVE cheap azz watches out there.. WASTE of money and waste of a watch.. This watch or ANY of their watches DONT even last 1 damn DAY of charge. That's if it's not USED. Who wants a $400.00 dollar freaking WATCH that dont stay on. LAME LAME LAME..

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