Samsung has revealed the Gear S3 and it’s coming in two flavours, the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and Samsung Gear S3 Classic. Both still feature that rotating bezel that the Wearable team are all big fans of. Both pack in the same features across the board, but there is some small differences in the design and connectivity departments.
The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is designed to look the bolder, active of the two. It has a rugged outdoor look and is aimed at those who want a beefy smartwatch that performs well in any environment.
The Samsung Gear S3 Classic, however, has a more refined look, with a minimalist, and elegant design. It’s aimed at those who are looking for a luxury watch feel.
Both are compatible with the conventional 22mm watch straps, making it easy to change them for others depending on your mood.
The Frontier measures just 46 x 49 x 12.9mm and weighs 62 grams, while the Classic has the exact same dimensions but weighs fractionally less, at 57 grams.
On the connectivity front, there is differences too. The Classic comes out with Bluetooth/Wi-Fi while the Frontier will be offer up a Bluetooth or standalone LTE flavour, which comes in handy for some of the new features.
Both the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic come with a 1.3-inch circular Super AMOLED screen. The display used a 360 x 360p resolution (278ppi) and it is always-on, so you do not have to flick your wrist whenever you want to know the time
Finally, they are both IP68 water and dust resistant – much like the recently launched Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.