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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 4.6 out of 5 stars with 88 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Watch That Could Be Great

    Posted
    MarkyMark
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great watch but.......

    Posted
    Kene
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Oversized

    Posted
    Psychman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The features of the device are nice. The apps are useful. The face is too large and irritated my wrist.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Watch did not include Tumi branded watchface

    Posted
    Jimpincali
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    The watch was $150 for Tumi and didn't include face

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend