Smartwatches have been around for quite some time now, and quite a few companies have released their very own smartwatch versions. We’ve seen quite a few Android Wear-powered smartwatches in the last couple of years, even though not that many were introduced this year, but that will probably change once Android Wear 2.0 lands (Q1 next year, most probably). Now, Android Wear might be the most popular platform for smartwatches, but it’s definitely not the only one, Samsung’s Tizen platform is also quite popular, thanks to their Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches which are probably amongst the best watches out there still.
That being said, Samsung had introduced two new smartwatches at IFA 2016 back in September, the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic. Many consumers have been waiting for these smartwatches to hit the market, and you’ll be glad to hear that they’ve just been released in Samsung’s homeland, Korea, which means they’re coming to more markets soon as well. Samsung has confirmed that the Gear S3 will become available in the US on November 18th, as we’ve expected. The Gear S3 will also launch in Australia, France, Germany, UK, Singapore and the UAE later this month, and more markets will follow later on. You probably already know that both versions of this smartwatch have been available for pre-order in the US for quite a while now, and they are both priced at $349.99, though AT&T is currently offering the Gear S3 Frontier for only $249.99.
Both of these smartwatches feature a 1.3-inch (360 x 360) Circular Super AMOLED display, 768MB of RAM and 4GB of native storage. Both watches are fueled by a dual-core SoC running at 1.0GHz, and ship with Tizen 2.3.1 OS. You do get IP68 water and dust resistance when it comes to the Gear S3 smartwatches, and Samsung has included a 380mAh battery on the inside. The Gear S3 smartwatches ship with 22mm watch bands, and it seems like only the ‘Frontier’ version comes with 4G LTE in Korea. That is more or less it, these two smartwatches will be hitting more markets soon, as listed above, so stay tuned.