Samsung is set to host IFA 2016 in Berlin on September 1. The Korean smartphone giant has already started sending out press invites for the same. The invite has two clock hands in blue color, apart from venue and timings, hinting at the fact that Samsung could launch Gear S3 smartwatch at its press conference.
Samsung unveiled its previous Tizen-based gear S2 and S2 Classic with rotating bezels at IFA last year. The new Gear S3 is expected to retain the same design language as its predecessor. New gear S3 is rumored to come in three different variants – Classic, Frontier and Explorer. Looks of the new S3 are more rugged and like its aimed to be designed for athletes. There’s no word on the software bit yet. Samsung recently rolled out Samsung Pay service on Gear S2 smartwatch in the US. The Samsung Pay Beta version for users is available via an update to the Samsung Gear app. It is likely that Samsung Gear S3 will support the service too.
Samsung launched Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic last year in India at Rs 24,300 and 25,800 respectively. The Gear S2 smartwatch runs Tizen OS and is powered by 1.0 GHz dual-core processor. It comes with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory. The smartwatch is backed by a 250mAh battery. It features an in-built heart rate sensor and lets users access emails, notifications and messages. In our opinion Gear S3 is going to be more expensive than its predecessor, but still be a good buy for tech freaks.
In our review, we observed Gear S2 is definitely an option for users who don’t want to spend all their money on an Apple Smart Watch. It’s fast, has health-tracking that is comprehensive, looks good(mostly on men though), and is easy to interact with if compared to Apple Watch. Hence, we believe Gear S3 is going to be the better counterpart of it(although an expensive one), but yet it’s going to be one to watch out for. This is it for now, stay tuned for further updates.