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Samsung - Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch 46mm Stainless Steel Verizon - Dark Gray

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Get premium aesthetics with advanced power in this Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch. It pairs up with your smartphone so you can respond to messages and app alerts by twisting the bezel, and it even has an alarm. Make calls, enjoy premium performance and take advantage of the ultralong battery life of this Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch.

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$399.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch 46mm Stainless Steel Verizon
  • Band straps (Large and Small hole strap)
  • Wireless charging dock
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (40 out of 48)

Features


Android and iOS compatible

Samsung Gear S3 is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones.¹

Never miss a moment

Text, call, and get notifications directly from your Bluetooth-connected watch.¹

Pay with your watch

Make payments with Samsung Pay almost anywhere you can swipe or tap a credit card.²

Get out there

The built-in GPS keeps track of your activity and makes it easy to share your location.

Designed for the elements

With military-grade performance, the Gear S3 resists water, dust, extreme temperatures, and occasional drops.³

Apps at every turn

Rotate the distinctive steel bezel to easily access apps and notifications.

Go for days

Go nonstop for days on a single charge⁴ and recharge on the wireless charger.

Track your fitness

With the built-in S Health app, track your steps, monitor your heart rate, and more.⁵

Apps at your command

Access the apps you use every day on your Gear S3. Catch a ride, check scores, stream music, and more.

Tailored to you

Make it your own by customizing your watch face and swapping out the standard 22mm band.⁶

¹Compatible with select Bluetooth-capable devices using Android OS 4.4 and later with at least 1.5GB RAM as well as iPhone 5 and later with iOS 9.0 and above. Not all features are available with iOS paired devices.

Gear S3 supported devices may vary by carrier and device. For a list of compatible smartphones and features, please visit samsung.com/gears3. For best results, connect with compatible Samsung Galaxy devices.

²For best results, Samsung Pay on Gear S3 requires network connection through LTE, Wi-Fi, or via Bluetooth pairing with a compatible smartphone.

After initial setup, Samsung Pay on Gear S3 can make at least five transactions without reconnecting to a network. Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 is only compatible with select cards, carriers, Samsung devices, and non-Samsung Android phones.

See the Samsung Pay Support page at http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/samsung-pay-gear for compatibility information.

³This device passed military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against a subset of 10 specific conditions, including drops from 4.9 feet, extreme temperatures, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude.

Water- and dust-resistance based on IP68 rating (water-resistant in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes). Rinse residue/dry after wet. See user manual for more details.

⁴Average expected performance based on typical use. Results may vary.

⁵This device and related software are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of a disease.

⁶Additional bands are sold separately.


Customer rating

Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews

83%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it!! Very little complaints

    Posted
    Nellie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought the cellular frontier. I wanted to use without my phone. It takes a bit to get used to using. I am still struggling over a month later on answering texts. It does not take voice messages a lot. I have to change it to drawn. I do not need or want social medias so its fine without. I love the changing watch faces. I only wish they had choice of keeping original face picked as on always on. Most I chose have a totally different lower light face it defaults to unless you are looking at watch. I want the faces i pick to show. But I did find some that have nice always on displays..but you can not see most always on until installed. Samsung Pay is the best. I use this feature EVERYWHERE!!! I had a girl ague in one store that it would not work but I tried next visit different cashier and it worked for me. I do not know if there is a limit on purchases but I had used thru holiday shopping and no glitches. My issue was hitting pay when cashier was not ready and time ran out and had to click again. Not a big deal. I purchased a chain band since my wrist is small the watch is overwhelming. But in longer sleeves it looks fine not sure how it will look in summer. My most disappointing issue was I want to leave my phone behind. I did not realize how many photos I took while hiking, shopping and scanning. So it takes time to get used to not having that option at hand. Hopefully Samsung can figure out a way to upgrade with a camera in the future. No camera is a big downfall. But It is a beautiful watch. Solid and comfortable. Oh one more thing if you cross your arms as I do because of chills or whatever reason...the phone gets leaned on and goes on and since its a touch screen ...well different scenarios there. All in all a great purchase. Charges last about a day even with shutting off display and no I do not use any of the health apps or anything other than check texts and calls and answer them. I have not used the music player as of yet...Talking to your wrist when there is background noise is comical and I did not realize how private a person I really am until you answer calls with it. I cannot wait to master it completely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Posted
    Tedz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have to say I have had many watches and had the first gear watch with the built in camera, still miss that feature for grabbing UPC codes, or pets doing something crazy. But anyway this is the first time I didn't have a Samsung watch with a Samsung note phone. I had the Moto 360 prior to the gear 3 and have to say I'm enjoying the gear 3 frontier and it's many features like using samsung pay everywhere due to the magnetic signals it can send out to any card reader. Also like being able to leave my phone home but still be able to get all notifications and phone calls. Battery life isn't bad at all considering how much I use it daily. I can easily get 2 days but know since day 3 to 4 days all depends on how hard you use it and how often. Most notifications I read from watch than use phone if needed. Hands down best watch I have owned so far. Get the phone model that way you can leave phone but still get a access remotely. If only WiFi you can't get everything remotely unless always on WiFi.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    Rick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this watch for a couple reasons. I work in sales outdoors and sometimes I can be out all day. This means I may not be able to get to a charger for my Samsung phone before it dies and this presents a problem since it is important for me to be able to make calls. The Gear S3 works great as a backup phone with it's LTE connection and amazing battery life. It also means I don't need to carry a portable charger for my phone, since I'm still able to make calls and text on my watch, even if my phone is out of juice. I've also been using the Gear S3 for my workouts and this is very handy in keeping track of my progress, especially when it comes to cardio. There are tons of neat features that help you to achieve your workout goals. The only downside is that it can be a bit bulky than some would prefer if you're only using it to workout. Otherwise, I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Sent 3 back and gave up on S3

    Posted
    Adam
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I wore the S2 for a long time with no issues at all. I bought 3, S3 Verizon versions. I drove 1 hour each way to my local BB. I had to order them each time because they didn't carry them in stock. All 3 times I received them I activated and paired them to my Note 5. 1st time the watch worked for 2 days and then stopped. I got a blank screen and looked up how to reset it. That fixed it but only for about 5 mins before it went blank again. I exchanged that one and showed that to the employee. 2nd did same thing but within 14hrs. Again I exchanged it and again showed them how it was acting. 3rd time was within 5hrs. I went to local BB because Verizon put me on wrong plan and so I thought I'd have BB fix it. As they were doing it it stopped working for them. At this point I said I'm done with this and to cancel the number and I returned the watch. I'm wondering if it was because of the Note 5? However the website says its compatible. However the little bit of time I had it I LOVED the watch. just can't recommend because the issues I had.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very limited usefulness

    Posted
    Buzzie

    If you have any hope at all of using this as a running/biking watch - move on. The GPS rarely locks on to a satellite, even in wide open spaces. Even when it does lock on, the sample rate is so bad that it cuts off corners and shows me wandering all over. The heart rate sensor is also unreliable. (I'm comparing to 2 previous Garmin watches I had.) Also, I found that I have to use the native email and sms apps on my Samsung phone in order to return an email or txt. those apps are really primitive. All in all, a very expensive doodad I wish I had returned.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not water resistant/proof as advertised

    Posted
    Greenmind
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I got my watch yesterday and have taken two showers approximately 15 minutes each. Each time I showered my watch shut down. I did a quick google and read some reviews online and saw a number of people who have had similar issues. In some cases the watch was ruin and when returned to Samsung the company refused to replace/repair because of "water damage" even though the only water it saw was sweat. I honestly really like the watch and it's functionality. It works great. I'm just a little worried that a few months from now it'll die on me and I'll be out $350.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    Posted
    Zimmy421
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The gear S3 looks great and works well, but could be better. The battery life is less than desirable. I use my watch as a monitor for health which significantly decreases the battery life. One would be lucky to get a full 24 hours out of the battery which means that I cannot monitor my sleep with the watch unless I dedicate 2-3 hours in the morning for charging. There are a lot of cool features but again, the more features you use, the less battery life you will have.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Posted
    Estevan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Great watch does everything I need. Replaced my fitbit with this watch. Samsung health app. Does more than the fitbit app. This watch also takes calls without it being tethered to bluetooth. Great when coaching a team or working out because you don't have to take your phone with you. It can also save you if your phone dies! Texting is also easy once you get the hang of the write to text.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5July 18, 2018
    Samsung Gear S3 review: A luxurious smartwatch, now even cheaper
    The OS isn't as mature as Android Wear, but the Gear S3 offers sumptuous design and great health-tracking capabilitiesFull Review
  • Alphr (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Jonathan Bray on January 22, 2018
    Samsung Gear S3 review: A chunky but top-notch smartwatch
    A brilliant smartwatch with seriously impressive battery life, great design and software; the best alternative to the Apple Watch Series 2Full Review
  • Tech Advisor (UK)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Henry Burrell on December 4, 2017
    Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review
    We were at IFA 2016 in Berlin to go hands-on with the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier. Does Korea's finest manage to improve its Gear range with a larger screen and 4G? Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review.Full Review
  • TechRadar (UK)Joe Osborne on April 11, 2017
    Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review
    Well connected for the sporty typesFull Review
  • Canadian Reviewer (Canada)Rating, 3.5 out of 5Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla on February 6, 2017
    Review: Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
    No other smart watch manufacturer has risked more to create and iterate new features and functionality than Samsung. Since it introduced the Galaxy Gear years ago it has gone from supporting Google android Wear to it's proprietary Tizen OSFull Review
  • Tom's GuideRating, 3.5 out of 5Mike Prospero on January 26, 2017
    Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review: Why It's (Almost) the Best Smartwatch
    If the ideal smartwatch is one that lets you leave your phone in your pocket — or at home — and still be just as connected, then the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier succeeds more than any other smartwatch, and yet still falls short in some critical areas.Full Review
  • cnet.co.ukRating, 3.5 out of 5Scott Stein on January 25, 2017
    Samsung Gear S3 review
    Smartwatches are experiments. For a taste of the future, you've got to live with compromise on your wrist. But for a lot of people, connected watches are best kept simple. Battery life wins out over tons of features, and ease of use over featureFull Review
  • EngadgetRating, 4 out of 5December 20, 2016
    Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review: Lots of features, not enough apps
    Samsung tried to squeeze a lot into the new Gear S3 Frontier, from an LTE radio to automatic fitness tracking to a form of Samsung Pay that works almost anywhere. In general, these whiz-bang features work well, while an excellent user interfaceFull Review




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