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Samsung - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch 46mm Stainless Steel - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 306 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Will be buying refurbished again

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    Sebastian
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    So like most said on here, you only get the watch with the large and small straps, the charger and cable. No box. Not a big deal as you can typically save $80-170 when buying refurbished. I bought it when it was $185. I was a little hesitant due to the reviews. I went ahead and bought it. It was in perfect condition (almost), there was a bit of dried sweat on the inside of the band but everything else was excellent. BUT... the battery was terrible, it was laggy, and the bezzel felt very loose. I talked to BestBuy and they sent me a replacement (refurbished still) and it was perfect, had a very small unnoticeable scratch on the bezel but the battery life and performance where much better. I would definitely recommend getting the refurbished on sale in order to sale a ton of money. I would not have bought it if it wasn't on sale. I am still in between this and my Fossil Q (Android Wear). There are pro and cons to each, but I use this one for sleeping and every day use. The Fossil is more for when I am dressing up a bit or going out. The battery and the bezel are really what separate this thing from Android Wear. Although AW (Android Wear) has a few more useful and customizable apps/launchers. S voice is quite terrible, Google obviously wins this one. Other than that I am quite happy with this watch, just wish that I could use it for swimming like I do with my Garmin Fenix. I would definitely get some nice watchbands on Amazon for this, as well as a screen protector just in case. The bezel is replaceable btw, so after a while you can simply put in a new one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Top Option for Android Users

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    Maestro
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    Pros: Bezel is the most intuitive way to interact with a smart watch. Alternatively, nice addition of buttons and a touch screen is a plus. Screen is crisp and clear, easy to read. Always on display makes the watch so much more functional as a real watch. Design and form is best in class. Ability to pay from watch means you can pretty much leave your wallet at home. Cons: App Store is severely crippled. Running GPS, music and a workout will deplete battery rapidly. Health app could use some work. Wish always on display would stay on when recording a workout. Bluetooth connectivity inconsistent at times. At first I wasn’t too thrilled with this watch not because of the hardware but because of the software. The App Store is weak and your pretty much limited to what Samsung has to offer. After a couple of weeks of use, I realized you only really need the essentials and if your willing to live with that this a recommended buy. Got this refurbished from Best Buy and the watch was in good condition except for some manly cologne fragrance that remained on the wristband from a previous owner I presume.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great health band but not good battery life

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    photog11
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    recently purchase this band after having a fitbit for many years. This smartwatch is really nice and has many great features including being able to answer my cell with it and hold a conversation. It is definitely an upgrade from my fitbit. That said, I can't give it 5 stars due to the problem that the battery only lasts a day if using Bluetooth and almost two days without BT. I know it's more feature rich than my fitbit but I still wish it lasted longer before needing a recharge. I could go 3-4 days with my fitbit. Another issue that keeps it from scoring 5 stars is the fact that one can't use barcodes to enter a food item, my fitbit can. This doesn't seem like that hard of a task to include for a watch that does as much as this one does. It will allow entry from other programs like the fitbit program but why should I need another program for something that the others do automatically? I do like being able to change the watchface and many people have remarked that they thought it was a "real" watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does it all, pretty big

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    Sharkpool612
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    This one hits the sweet spot, if you can get over the size. I love the look. It's rugged but sleek. The battery lasts longer than you'd think, especially if you can top it off occasionally using the increasingly ubiquitous charging pads that work with your phone and watch, rather than just the watch. The GPS works well so you can ditch your phone and just go for a run, although it takes a little while longer to lock in on a signal than when paired with your phone. As I said though, it's big. I sometimes have trouble getting tight jacket sleeves or sweaters over it. Occasionally have to just take it off rather than futzing with the sleeve. They slimmed down the Galaxy Watch, but it costs a lot more, and does the same thing as the frontier. Seems like an easy call.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Something different for the iPhone User

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    FxFTech
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    I had the original Apple Watch 42MM, but it's not eligible for the latest version of the OS. Rather than spend $300+ dollars on a new Apple Watch, I decided to look for alternatives. I really like the look of the S3 Frontier and the rotating bezel is a game changer. The battery is great too, lasting more than 2 days on a single charge. But due to the fact that this isn't an Apple Watch, you do have some big restrictions. I was aware of them and they were ok with me. The only thing that I haven't figured out is the weather app not updating automatically. I would recommend this highly as long as you don't need to answer text messages on your watch from the iPhone, answer calls, and living with Samsung on iOS instead of all the things that Samsung does on Android.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Smart Watch

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    DBENDER
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    I had held off from buying a smart watch for a while because I couldn't find one with all the features and good apps to have. This watch is great. It has a nice battery life. I get a couple of days out of it. I like that the face turns to help make selection. I think the only thing I would like different that this watch doesn't have is a camera that does live video or camera ability. I haven't used the music feature yet but everything that I have is great and I have added a few apps to help. I plan to buy a additional wrist band to help me with matching earth tone colors. I would have to say following the smart watches over the years this is about the best one on the market to date.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent watch, super scuffed up

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    JDNC
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    The watch is excellent - a great upgrade from my S2. I wanted the S3 because the new Galaxy Watch actually removed features I use! I ordered a refurb from another site and the watch looked nearly new, but wasn't set to the proper region so I returned it. The refurb from Best Buy works great, but looks super scuffed up, like someone who uses their hands a lot for work owned it. The screen has a few small scratches that disappear once the display lights up. Overall - saving $120 in exchange for a few scratches is no big deal! It's not as if I wouldn't have scuffed it up over time myself anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Samsung Smartwatch good as Applewatch

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    BurbankCal
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    The software syncing with fitness tracking is a HUGE problem with most of the smartwatch fitness trackers. The Samsung is seamless and has MOST NEEDED APPS for training! (My routine includes run, bike, treadmill, walking, calisthenics, yoga, light weights, hydrorunning and constant activity tracking steps). The drawback for THIS watch is the leather band! Can't get it wet becomes a nuisance. The Frontier is better because of the rubber strap, but that extra weight was a deal breaker for me. I only recommend if you're a committed Samsung person.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch but battery not as long lasting as adv

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    Medhurst
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    I love the watch but the battery doesn't last as long as I expected. No problem with it lasting all day but I have to charge it every night. Watch looked brand new and it works quite fine. It doesn't count flights of stairs too accurately however. I like the stand alone features for pictures and music. My LG headphones hooked to the watch and music is very good quality. Overall I have no real problems with the watch and am enjoying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Watch

    Posted
    Latiron
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    Nice Samsung Smart watch. My first was the original Samsung Gear with Camera. I liked it, but never really liked the squareness of it. I like the Gear S3's round shape and touch screen with turning top bezel. So far, so good. 4 star only due to scratch on the bezel. Would recommend. Works great on Wifi and bluetooth and the Samsung Pay ability is awesome. NO need to pull out my phone or my wallet anymore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My favorite workout watch

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    Sebastian
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    I love this thing, the rotating bezel is a game changer. I do own a Garming Fenix 3 and a Fossil Q 3 (Android Wear). By far I like to use the Gear for my workouts and runs the best. One of my favorite features is that I can connect my wireless buds to this and go for a run with nothing but my watch and my earbuds. App store sucks and S Voice is a joke.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great smartwatch for the price

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    megadethfan08
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    I was considering getting into the smartphone market for some time. After reading some reviews for the s3, I decided to grab one. Here are some thoughts: pros: - price (refurb had a good discount) - quick and responsive - great battery (2-3 days of use with 1 charge with moderate use) cons: -no android wear (personal preference) - had initial trouble connecting. This was quickly resolved. overall: highly recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking watch, but ...

    Posted
    BobS
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    I like this watch but, after about 30 days of use, I am getting a little frustrated. I have the watch paired with my Samsung galaxy s8+ and I use the Samsung health app to track steps and workouts. I find that, on a daily basis, I have to use the Samsung gear app to reconnect the watch in order to synch with the watch. I have yet to determine the cause.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gear S3 Frontier

    Posted
    Aisha
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    This was a gift for my husband, he loves it except he thought it was the one that can receive calls without you phone. This one is not that watch this one connects through blue tooth. Still a great watch, took a star away because if you are working out or do heavy activity the sweat stays in the band and stinks. We replaces the band with a metal one and we no longer have an issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love it

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    BESTBK
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    I really like this watch. The only complaint I have is that it is a little big for women with small wrists. I wish Samsung made smaller sizes of watches. However that has nothing to do with how great this watch works. I am happy I got this watch and I cant wait til the Gear 4 comes I might consider getting that as well the Gear 3 I really like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good smart watch

    Posted
    Mine7250
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    This watch works great for simple smartphone integration. Wish it would integrate seamlessly for atleast samsung apps like Shealth, for example start a run or challange on the phone app it should sync the info on watch. Also needs more apps available, plenty of watch faces but need more actual apps for Tizen

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool, but wish Samsung would have used Andr

    Posted
    Nick
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    Can make payments on almost any card reader with this, decent amount of watch faces and apps. It would have been a lot more if they use the Android based OS, but they used their own proprietary. I love using this at card readers that aren't setup for Android or Apple pay because people freak out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome watch

    Posted
    Lenl
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    A great all around watch for the money, i put it through the paces, tough watch. as far as fitness applications, it could probably use an upgrade. not always the most accurate, though pretty good. and the Gps has outright quit a couple of times on me, thus not recording my distance. ( a little irratating to say the least ).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory

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    Robear976
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    This watch is a great accessory when using Samsung phones and give you the ability to not always have your phone in your hand. When in activities that your phone is out of reach or in your pocket, the watch offers great options to send, reply or manage notifications.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Item

    Posted
    siammarcus
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    This Refurbished Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch 46mm Stainless Steel - Black purchase was indeed a good deal. Because it was refurbished It was as good as new and the price was reduced as well. Hence I received the same quality of a new item with a slightly better price.

    I would recommend this to a friend