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Samsung Gear S3 (2016)

Samsung Gear S3 (2016)
alaScore 87

215 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 reviews of Samsung Gear S3 (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and performance. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the portability and software, while there are mixed views on the price and size.

usability, design, battery, performance, reliability

software, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Gear S3 (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Gear S3

 

Samsung's had a fair few cracks at smartwatches now, with some faring considerably better than others. The Samsung Gear S2 certainly veered the closest to "hit" rather than "miss" compared to previous efforts.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (t3.com)

Samsung Gear S3 review: bigger and better, but not without flaws

 

Samsung's Gear S3 is an excellent smartwatch, but can it topple the Apple Watch?

Amazing battery life ; Sharp, vibrant screen ; Tizen OS ; Frontier looks great

Classic is ugly ; Too chunky for some ; Lacks apps ; US get more features

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Gear S3 review: Android Wear, beware, this is the smartwatch to beat

 

Samsung has been in the wearable game longer most other tech companies. From its original Galaxy Gear through to now with its latest Gear S3 - available in Classic and Frontier models - the progression shows the company's refined focus on its...

Great design and craftsmanship, built-in GPS, battery achieves nearly four days use, Tizen OS very intuitive and smooth

Lack of app support is telling, limited features for iOS users

Before now, Android users had something of a tough choice when it came to smartwatches. Either go with an attractive, intuitive, easy-to-use operating system and sacrifice design and build quality by buying a Pebble or older Samsung Gear, or get great...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

With Gear S3, Samsung tries to throw it all on a watch, but it doesn't all stick

 

The Gear S3 has tons of features, and it's even a phone. But it isn't the best.

Well-constructed; attractive design; clever spinning bezel interface. GPS, speakerphone, optional stand-alone LTE phone service and work-anywhere Samsung Pay. Spotify app streams music on the go. Works with most Android phones, and even iPhones to a...

It's big. Tizen-based software has less app support than Apple Watch or Android Wear. iOS connection works, but it's very buggy. Few killer apps take advantage of stand-alone LTE services.

Samsung's watch survives, for now, as one of the better options for Android phone users.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Samsung Gear S3 Review: In Depth

 

Samsung Gear S3 review: When it comes to making smartwatches Samsung is arguably one of the most well-versed companies in the field and its latest...

Great hardware and user experience ; Stunning display ; Attractive design(s) ; Intuitive interface

Lacklustre third-party development ; Expensive

Samsung has once again built a fantastic smartwatch with top-tier hardware, buttery smooth software and some powerful features. It undercuts Apple’s Series 2 smartwatches whilst retaining all-important components like GPS, wrapped up in what is...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear S3 hands-on review

 

Watch this space - Samsung's latest might just be the final Frontier for wrist-worn wearables

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Gear S3 first impressions: A bigger, bolder smartwatch, but few apps

 

Samsung's latecomer holiday smartwatch is here. It's packed with features, but where are all the apps?

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung Gear S3 review

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The Samsung Gear S3 is the latest smartwatch from Samsung, and follows on from the complete redesign of the Gear range with the Gear S2. It's feature-packed, but comes with a price tag to match. So is this smartwatch worth it? Read on to find out how...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Gear S3 review

 

Samsung's Gear S3 rules the wrist with a slick rotating bezel and LTE connectivity.

Simple interface with rotating bezel ; Easily replaceable 22mm bands ; More than a day of battery life ; Water resistant ; Works with Samsung Pay

Too big and bulky for smaller wrists ; Not enough third-party app support ; Android phone connection sometimes spotty

Samsung’s Gear S3 (Frontier) isn’t revolutionary and if you think smartwatches are useless and unnecessary, this one won’t change your mind. You’ll get access to notifications and you can act on some of them, but the device is more a limited extension...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

With Gear S3, Samsung tries to throw it all on a watch, but it doesn't all stick

 

The Gear S3 has tons of features, and it's even a phone. But it isn't the best.

Well-constructed; attractive design; clever spinning bezel interface. GPS, speakerphone, optional stand-alone LTE phone service and work-anywhere Samsung Pay. Spotify app streams music on the go. Works with most Android phones, and even iPhones to a...

It's big. Tizen-based software has less app support than Apple Watch or Android Wear. iOS connection works, but it's very buggy. Few killer apps take advantage of stand-alone LTE services.

Samsung's watch survives, for now, as one of the better options for Android phone users.

Jan, 2017