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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bestbuy was the worst part of the purchase

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    Eggie
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    zero stars for bestbuy The watch functions great. Just as good as my Apple Watch was, I recently defected from Apple and I have to say everything from the always on display to the MST that is on the S3 but not on the galaxy is years ahead of apple. Battery life is better than my series 2 apple watch and the watch takes my HR every 10mins... this is great tech. Tons of quantifiable workout data right on the main screen if you need it. I bought this watch refurbished. The unit I received has a scratched and bent bezel...it works but I really dont believe this is a refurbished unit... definitely used but not refurbished. The watch was all dusty and dirty like it was never cleaned off... I've purchased refurbished items previously but I must say after this purchase I will definitely give refurbs a second thought - especially with bestbuy. I'm keeping it because I just dont want to go through the hassle of returning the watch ... the watch functions great, the most bezel is just a lil messed up, scratched and dented.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad

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    PJ713
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    I really like it. The leather bands were a bit stiff and they hurt my wrists so I got some silicone based ones that handles water better and are more flexible. There are times it seems a bit laggy but that could be due to the fact i don't often restart it. I was able to personalize the screen with personal pictures, the speaker is very loud when using watch to make calls or play music. Battery life is good as well, plus there is a battery saving mode which will make 1 charge last for a few days. Watch needs to be snug on wrist in order to get best automatic show with wrist flick. Overall, I really like it. I got it refurbished and it seems to be ok for the most part. My complaints are minor and not really worth mentioning. E.g. be mindful when sending a quick text from watch because finger may touch the wrong message to send. Also, I see where I sent a response to an email that I never personally did, maybe my hands brushed against the screen and a preprogrammed message got sent in a reply. It is awesome at tracking fitness and giving encouragement. There are even a few games out there for it, so it's a pretty cool watch. The screen is big, I call it perfect. Wish I could make video calls on it though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Apple Watch

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    M2inOR
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    After following the digital watch craze for several years, finally bit the bullet and purchased a refurb Samsung Gear S3. I feel the technology has finally matured. Here are the reasons why I purchased the S3 Gear Classic: - stainless steel case - battery lasts for 2 days of use - automatic detection of activity - water resistant - though optimized for Samsung and Android phones, it will also work with Apple iPhone with reduced functionality (Apple Watch will only work with iPhone) PS refurb was "like new"; came in plain brown box, not the original Samsung packaging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable, reliable and better than Apple

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    Ronnie
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    I've had this for 3 weeks and I am very satisfied. Had a Apple watch and in comparison it just didnt do it for me. The Gear 3 has IMHO better looks, function and what I need. Im a gym rat, and wanted something tuff and fairly accurate. So far so good. I also use it at work too. The step counter and challenges are fun.My only complaint is that Samsung does not seem do anything about the cheaters on the challenges. Otherwise my only advice is get a band that breaths.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tech

    Posted
    Neophyte
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    First, this was a refrb product, so the price was good. I liked the classic dressier design versus the rugged outdoorsy design. I work in an office and rarely do outdoorsy stuff so, the style works for me. CNet and some other reviews said it was HUGE on the wrist. No, see a Nixon. That's huge. It's a normal sized watch. The amazing selection of watch faces is a great feature. Heartbeats measurement is cool, lets me know if I need to kick up my treadmill to get in that next zone. ALso can talk to my contacts via the watch. Altimiter, baraomter, and a host of other tools are available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great features, style, and price

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    CoveredinBees
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    LOVE this thing! All the features I could have asked for and then some, nice-looking out of the box, rather than an eyesore you have to struggle to find a band to compensate for, or pretend the hideousness is its own "statement". My gait throws off the vast majority of activity tracking watches and devices, but the Gear S3 Classic is remarkably accurate. One word of caution: if your wrist is as absurdly small as mine (under 5" circumference), you might find the metal body of the watch itself is a bit larger than the width of your wrist. I don't find this uncomfortable myself because of the curvature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    Freedom71
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    I have owned several smart watches so far and this one is above and beyond the best one I have had so far! It's bigger face looks more like a normal man's watch than any other that I have owned. The design, two button and turn dial work awesome to go through selections, apps, etc. and easily modified to your wants and needs. I do admit that I purchased a medal band to replace the band that came with the watch but that was my own preference. I have mine linked to a Motorola phone so works well with other than Samsung brand phones. I give this watch a A+ rating

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Samsung S8 smart watch compatible

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    Kfar
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    I bought the watch for my son for his birthday. He recently bought the Samsung Galaxy S9 and wanted a smart watch that looked like a watch but functioned like a phone. He loves it. He wasn't a fan of the leather band as to him didn't feel like it was in proportion to the size of the face as it is rather large (even for a man) I wouldn't recommend this for a woman at all! ... so he ordered a metal band and it looks amazing. Exactly what this watch needed. So my final review would be a 10 out of a 10. He loves it and super happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love this thing

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    CJ23
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    I freaking love this watch. The battery lasts 3 days before needing a charge, it's compatible with the Pixel XL, the Samsung health is super useful, and so is the find my phone function. I love the customizable faces, and the mic / phone feature is beyond good. You can carry in a phone conversation through the watch with your arm at your side and hear the person you're talking to, and they can year you. I'll never have another watch that isn't a smart watch beacuse of this thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better quality

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    Quick
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    I recently purchased the most recent smart watch because it was on sale. And I'm more than satisfied of the quality of the product. I love the bigger display and the feature it has to make phone calls on my watch. Battery life is definitely longer than the previous models, since I've owned both the gear 1 and 2 in which they both lasted me for a day and i would have to plug them everytime before i go to bed. This is the real deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent gear

    Posted
    edv1235
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    In the weeks that I have had it in truth I can assure you that it was an excellent purchase. I like how it synchronizes with my S8 + and it is very intuitive. Pro: Water approval, good battery life, good performance. Maybe my criticism would be the limitation of Ram and Rom memory space and few apps. But the rest I recommend it. I liked buying the watch physically at the Best Buy store and including its good protection plan offered by Best Buy, which is quite good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    Krav
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    I loved the GG2 but the Frontier is so awesome. I love the rugged design and the size. The larger screen allows for quick and easy viewing of alerts in the form of text messages etc. I wish I could reply to WhatsApp messages from the watch itself but not a dealbbreaker. The health features are great, the step counter does a good job so my Fitbit is now gathering dust. All in all a good buy and I'd recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth it

    Posted
    Sam1775
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    I purchased this to replace my gear S2. I bought a Refurb for the lower price point. Was worth every it. The Refurb was practically brand new. Not a single scratch. You could not even tell it was a returned or refurbished item. It bigger than the S2 and the options for replacement bands are much greater. Easy to swap. There were a few watch faces on my S2 that are not on my S3 frontier, but it was worth the upgrade. Very pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall great

    Posted
    Ejtampa
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    I'm not here to review the watch. There are plenty of reviews about it. This is only about the refurbished watch I bought from Best Buy. Other than it did not come in the original box, everything is perfect. The charger works fine. There is no sign of use and battery life is good. If you know you want the watch you can save some $$$ by buying this refurbished. I'm happy with best buy and yes, the watch is really good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome deal!

    Posted
    JayD
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    I bought a refurb for $199. Came looking brand new with no issues. I've had a Microsoft Band that I loved due to all the functionality. Then when that stopped working I got a Fitbit Blaze which was meh. Then I had a Gear S2 which got close to the functionality of the MS Band. This watch has that functionality and then some! I can text, make calls, read news, play music, and save and track workouts. Awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good watch for iPhones.

    Posted
    John
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    I wanted a smart watch but didn't like the apple design. This watch works great with my iPhone. I can't reply to text messages but that is due to apple blocking their app. It does a good job recording steps except for when I push a cart or stroller. It thinks I am riding a bike. Wish it could figure out I am not going fast enough and adjust for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything at your wrist

    Posted
    Rconcep2
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    This is a great all around watch. The speaker phone feature is amazing. People say that the clarity is better than it is from my actual cell. The battery life lasts for a good two days before charging and that is as a new user. I'm sure the battery lasts longer if not constantly playing on it. The look is very attractive and comfortable to wear. Can't wait until Android Wear 2.0 comes out but as for now the S3 Frontier was a great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything I needed in a watch

    Posted
    Karmaticcyn
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    I freaking love this thing! The only problem I have is I thought it would wake up once I move my arm up to see the time, but alast it doesn't do anything I have to move the bezel all the time. That and I tried to download music to it and once i deleted the song off the watch they keep reloading on the watch from the phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Watch is is great condition

    Posted
    Bren
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    After reading reviews I was a little scared to buy refurbished because there were alot of mixed reviews. I decide to try my luck and went for it. I bought 2 watches they both came in great condition and I love all the features the watch offers. Definitely really happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Refurbished but just as good as new

    Posted
    Johnny
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    I purchased the Gear S3 Frontier as a refurbished unit on Bestbuy.com. The unit arrived in plain packaging with all the required accessories. I'm still learning all that it does but I can honestly say this is pretty effing cool watch. Leaps and bounds better than my old Gear 2. The display is huge and gorgeous. I get compliments all the time. Get it, you'll love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend