Earlier this week, AT&T announced that the Gear S3 Classic would be launching on its network later this week. The Gear S3 Classic only recently was announced to be coming in a 4G LTE model, and AT&T is the first of the US carriers to announce availability and start selling it. The Gear S3 Classic runs a bit cheaper than the Gear S3 Frontier on AT&T, coming in at $249 on a new two-year contract, or you can pick it up on AT&T Next for just $17.50/month. Now if you are looking to pick up the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus, you can throw in the Gear S3 Classic for just $49. And that is without a contract.
The Gear S3 Classic is the more traditional looking smartwatch of the two that Samsung announced last fall. The Gear S3 Classic doesn't look a whole lot different from the Gear S3 Frontier, other than having a silver bezel versus a dark gray. The Gear S3 Classic does run Samsung's own Tizen OS, like the majority of their wearables do these days. It's compatible with all Android smartphones running on Android 5.0 and higher. Additionally, the smartwatch has a slew of great apps available for it already. The Gear S3 Classic does also have support for Samsung Pay, allowing you to easily pay for things with your wrist. Now it does support both MST and NFC for payments, so whether you're using an old terminal or a newer one with NFC, you'll be all set.
If the Gear S3 Classic doesn't fit your needs, you can also grab the Gear S3 Frontier. It's slightly more expensive, coming in at $349, but it does also have a larger battery, so it'll last a bit longer than the Gear S3 Classic. You can pick up either smartwatch from AT&T today, they are available both in-store and online. The Galaxy S8 and the Gear S3 Classic is definitely a great combination, and being able to grab the Gear S3 Classic along with the Galaxy S8 for just $49, is definitely a great deal, and it goes with a great smartphone.