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Samsung - Gear S3 frontier - TUMI Special Edition Smartwatch - 46mm Stainless Steel - Earl Gray Italian Canvas-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Watch That Could Be Great

    Posted
    MarkyMark
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    If you have a Samsung phone (I have the Note8) and want a smartwatch to extend its functionality, the Gear S3 is the watch for you. It connects almost seamlessly with the Note8. S health syncs automatically between the watch and phone. My favorite feature is Samsung Pay, which works with both NFC readers and most regular card scanners. The watch faces are great. I love the always-on watch faces - the TUMI watch face is nice in that mode. I love that you can make and take calls from the watch and respond to messages and texts. Aside from making calls, almost everything else works independently of the phone - including Samsung Pay. I do find it odd, however, that with the watch, you have to register all of your cards again and you've essentially got two Samsung Pay apps to monitor - one for your phone and one for your watch. I wish it were better integrated. Here are my gripes with the watch: It's not a very good fitness tracker and I wouldn't recommend wearing it at the gym if you're lifting weights. The bezel and screen are tough, but they will scratch surprisingly easy when you're using a kettlebell!. I don't trust the heart rate readings, but I think that's a problem with any wrist-based monitor. To make matters worse, the watch itself doesn't natively pair to any heart rate monitor chest strap or device - you have to link those directly to your phone, which kind of eliminates the purpose. So, buy it as a smartwatch, but not as a fitness tracker. My biggest gripe is the absolute lack of apps. There are a bunch, but they all mostly suck. I really wanted a great hiking app. I mean it's called "Frontier" for lord's sake - I expected a native hiking app with turn by turn directions! There's also only one map app available that is any good from Here Maps - nothing from Google. So, it's a terrible navigation device overall. Main takeaway is that the watch is a wonderful extension of your Samsung phone and in some instances a replacement for the phone (and your wallet), but the watch falls short as a fitness tracker or navigational device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Watch; Horrid Support

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    SpartySAM
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    Lets get the obvious fact out of the way - this is essentially the same watch as the Samsung S3 Frontier. The only differences - the watch band (you get two of them in the box) and the watch face (white Tumi - rather nice). For these, you pay a $100 more. Overall, the watch is nicer than the standard Frontier. I like it. However, there is an interesting aspect regarding the watch face - it is not pre-installed. The instructions for how to install the watch face can be found on a small sheet that is included in the box. It is easy to overlook - I know - I initially overlooked it. Like the other reviewer, I had difficulty finding how to install the watch face. I initially chatted with customer support who could not help me - they told me it was available on Galaxy support (it was not). When I called customer support, I was given a list of actions that had no impact on the appearance of the Tumi watch. Ultimately, they told me to wait for 15 minutes while they discussed the matter with their manager (it took more than 1 hour). They finally emailed me and told me to return the watch to Best Buy. As I was returning the watch, I noticed the paper. In short, a nice watch with truly horrible customers support.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing watch!

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    Crysy
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    This watch is just amazing! Best watch I've ever owned hands down and not just because it's a smart watch. This thing looks so nice and the exclusive Tumi band is flat out stunning. Better than any other bands I've seen available for this thing. I will say that the Tumi watch face needs to stop being advertised as exclusive with this purchase though, because it is NOT! Literally comes with a piece of paper with a link to a website where anyone can download this watch face. A simple search for anyone without this paper with the link or QR code to scan will find this watch face easily. Other than that though, this thing is great, I get around 3 days battery life depending on usage, have found some amazing watchfaces, can listen to music off this thing as I work and check all my notifications without having to get my phone out. I'm so glad I bought this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    band material snapped after 20 days of use!!!

    Posted
    Lionheart
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    I received my watch on December 4th and 20 days later on Christmas eve I noticed the band already snapped and couldn't hold the watch face. the band was torn and the metal bar to hold it in place falls out now. I was so mad because i payed an extra 100 dollars for the tumi special edition and now I'm basically wearing a regular frontier with its normal bands. I hope they give me a new band or at least refund me my money on the bands since there is now way this is wear and tear after 20 days. So disappointed with the material they sent me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Samsung S3 Tumi watch is great!

    Posted
    JeffB
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    I purchased the The Samsung S3 Tumi watch about a month ago. I previously owned the S2 and had no major complaints but wanted an upgrade. The S3 offers a few more options (altimeter and speed) but the biggest plus is the battery. It now lasts 2-3 days versus the S2 that I would get a little over a day. Plus the TUMI (on sale for the same price as the Frontier S3) has a very comfortable strap that allows me to wear it at night and monitor my sleep. The S2 did not have comfortable straps, all of them were silicone. They were okay for daytime wearing but at night they got hot and uncomfortable. The S3 Frontier TUMI is a nice watch that is comfortable and has extended battery time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great watch, nothing special about tumI edition

    Posted
    Inzee15
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    S3 watch Tumi edition in every way is just exactly the same as $300 watch, looks like you are paying extra $150 for the packaging, the Tumi straps, and Tumi watch face. kind of an upset about it. I might end up returning mine and get the original one and save some cash. Tumi watch face is not even out yet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    King of smart watches

    Posted
    Carolyn
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    First I have to say I did a lot of research before purchasing this watch, it fulfilled it's job extremely well. I own many watches but no aka smart watches. I would take away a star for battery life but I am sure it will do just fine as long as you are not constantly playing with it, so after you get it configured battery life does get better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great watch but.......

    Posted
    Kene
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    I purchased the Tumi edition last night and it is going back today. I already had the Frontier S3 and I just wanted to "upgrade". For $100 more you get a nice extra band (in my opinion worth $30 or less-lots of these on Amazon) and a watch face that is "exclusive" but probably not really worth anything. The S3 is the best watch out there (I have tried many) but this package is not worth the extra $ in my opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tumi Watch Face

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    JarrodAllenSmith
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    I've read a lot a reviews about the Tumi Exclusive watch face not being on the watch and it does NOT come pre-installed. You have to go to this link; http://galxy.us/tumi It will then open the gear app to the watchface for download. Now that's out of the way. It's a beautiful watch and the OS is great! The app store is VERY limited and lacking options but I assume this will grow with it's popularity. Call quality is great and loud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great smartwatch

    Posted
    Sarah
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    This watch has a rotating bezel which not only protects the screen from impacts but also serves as the way to navigate menus. I found this watch just as easy to use as the Apple Watch but less convienent for sleep tracking. I returned this watch, but only because I did not like the note 8 and went back to Apple. The cellular Apple Watch stole me back, but if you want a more hearty experience or use android only this is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good IOS Interface

    Posted
    Szmuda
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    Bought this watch because I like the traditional look of a round face and do not like the Apple Watch. This has a great interface with my Apple phone but is limited. Reading email and using as a phone cannot be done while paired to an Apple phone. I do love the wide variety o watch faces that can be downloaded. Setup was easy. I recommend this watch to anyone who is looking for a great smart watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Smart smart watch

    Posted
    Mykagon
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    It is a great smart watch., however, there is a drawback. Tumi app watch calendar does not work since I purchased this. I contacted the watch face designer and was told that it is Samsung's jurisdiction for the updates affect the function of the watch face. It was not a deal breaker for me since there are better watch faces available. I also like the strap that came with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    TedStriker
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    This is the perfect smartwatch even with an iPhone as your mobile device. You receive all notifications and the fitness side of it works great as well. With an iPhone, you cannot reply to text, email, answer calls, or listen to music. You also cannot get that special edition watch face that’s advertised. I switched the band to a black stainless steel. Love the watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice upgrade from the Gear S.

    Posted
    BurtSherry
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    I would not recommend spending the extra $100 for the Tumi edition unless you just have to have the watch band. Contact me if you want to buy mine. Watch is REALLY nice and works great. Only complaint is battery life. If I use it all day with the watch face staying on, I only get about 16 hours out of it. But for me that is enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Gift for Husband

    Posted
    mrssand
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    I bought this for my husband and so far he loves it. The only downside is the battery doesn't seem to last for more than a day or so. It would be nice if you could get 3 or 4 days out of it. Other than that, he loves the step tracker, ability to customize it, and text/phone call capabilities. It's very nice looking too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent SmartWatch

    Posted
    James9
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    This is my 3rd Samsung Smartwatch and by far the best. The Tumi band is actually comfortable enough to wear all day and night. Although the price is steep for an upgrade from my S2 I actually have used this watch everyday and wear while sleeping as well for tracking of my sleep and heart rate, etc. Nice job Samsung!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    second to none

    Posted
    kidd
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    My son wasn't a watch wearer until I bought this for him for Christmas, he absolutely it. Can't explain any features in detail but for him to continuously wear the watch it has to have great features and great look on the wrist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding!

    Posted
    Musicnut
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    This is an outstanding smartwatch. It seamlessly connects to my Samsung Note 8 and allows me to use read text, email, see photos, answer phone call, listen to music and other function on my phone from my watch. Outstanding capabilities and functions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Truly excellent smartwatch

    Posted
    AlConquistador
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    I had a Pebble as my first smart watch then the fine folks at FitBit bought them and put their hardware lines out of business and cancelled warranties. Nice. I took my time looking for a replacement and am very happy with the Gear S3. It I has all the features I want and looks great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great all around smart watch

    Posted
    Dookz
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    Amazing smart watch. Coming from the Apple brand and Watch, I can honestly say Samsund and gear blows it out of the water. User friendly, water resistant, huge dial and rotating bezel, bright and vivid colors. There's nothing at all the Samsung watch can't do that Apple has...PLUS MORE!

    I would recommend this to a friend