Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Product Review Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch

IntroductionSamsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth) is a next generation must have male watches in the market. This post explains about Samsung Gear S3 Frontier that can be use as the guideline when purchasing smartwatch online or through marketplace.

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This smartwatch comes with handsome and durable design. It comes in black silicone strap with buckles, which is easily exchangeable with any 22-mm strap. There are 2 buttons on the right side of the watch. The upper button serves as universal back button while the bottom button serves to return you to the home screen or the app menu.

Display wise, the Gear S3 Frontier is equipped with 1.3-inch AMOLED screen and 360 x 360 pixels was bright enough to view, day or night and most important, with vivid colour. The dimmed version doesn’t differ all that much from when the screen is fully on enhances the watch versatile as you can change according to multiple occasions, ranging from working, official functions to leisure. For example, its smart black, chronograph face with white long and short hand plus matching red second hand definitely a yes for career people while a simple digital watch face with the steps trackers and weather forecast is useful design for outdoor sport lovers.

Product Descriptions Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

The Gear S3 Frontier compatible and works well with both Android and iOS. Its operating system, Tizen manage to support smartphone, which is operated with either Android OS 4.4 and later or iPhone5 and later with iOS after version 9.0. It is operated with 380mAh lithium ion battery. The exterior of this watch is built to be tough with its watch face is protected by Gorilla Glass. It can also withstand drops of about 5 feet since it is MIL-SPEC-810G rated.

Besides that, the watch also can withstand being submerged in up to 5 feet (about 1.5 meters) of water for up to 30 minutes. Since Gear S3 Frontier is designed for military-grade performance, it resists water, dust, extreme temperatures and the occasional drop.

This watch comes with an innovative rotating bezel that makes it easier to scroll the apps and menu. The rotating bezel makes satisfaction sound when you rotate it, similar to unlocking a combination lock with a dial. Alternatively, you may scroll by swipe the screen. 

Pro or Benefits of it?

The first impression of S3 Frontier to me is the watch is very stylish and trendy. The display is nice and many people around me surprised to find out that it is a smartwatch. The touchscreen is responsive and accurate. These plus point makes texting, calling and receiving notifications is quick and easily. More important, I can do it directly from the watch. These steps are even easier with the help of rotating bezel. Comparing to Galaxy, Frontier’s rotating bezel was easier to use as it can rotate from side or the top while Galaxy only can rotate it from the top. Not to forget its tactile feel when rotating the bezel.

            This Frontier works excellently with HERE WeGo app, which provides directions from current location to desired destination. The best part is it supports offline functionality which means that it allows you to download maps of an area so you have them available without being connected to your phone.

            Another great benefit of this smartwatch is it works well with Samsung Pay. I received a jaw drop from a cashier the other day when I make my purchase using S3 Frontier via Samsung Pay. It seems to work from greater distance than the smartphone. Plus the alerts are timely and there is almost zero lag in function.

Cons or Downside of it?

The 46mm Frontier watch is obviously larger than the 42mm Galaxy. Frontier is only suitable for average build man and may be a bit big for Asian size man. The watch band on the Frontier is thicker and has a slightly wider style that made it look larger than it actually is.

Another downfall of this watch including there is no camera included unlike its previous version, Gear S2. In addition, the watch does not fit perfectly in the charger that leave the watch unchargeable half of the time.

Is there any other alternatives products?

Yes, Samsung Gear S3 series comes in 2 models. Other than Gear S3 Frontier, another similar product is known as Gear S3 Classic. In additional, Gear S3 is comparable to Samsung Galaxy watch.

Any comments or feedback from online review that you can shared?

Referring to few comments from, there are a good mix of good and bad review of this watch but generally most of the users are satisfied with smartwatch. According to ShopperD, this watch is a great watch for the 21st century as the user found out that the heart rate is tally with user’s pulse/oxygen meter. Another user named tpalshadow concluded his review with 6 pros and 2 cons while user Zac commented that “it is seriously almost like having a second phone”.

            However, user like Kory and Hoyt shared of their bad experience with the watch battery after 1-2 years of using the smartwatch. According to them, the battery is easily ware off after certain time or when there is newer OS update. User S. Simpson also commented that the battery generally will not last for 4-5 days as claimed by Samsung unless it is run under power saving mode.

Do you recommended to buy the products?

Yes, it is recommended to buy Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch if you are a smartwatch lover and keen to embrace the latest technology available in the market.


Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is a must have smartwatch. Besides having a general function of a typical watch, this fantastic watch is smartly blending the smartphone function into it that makes it close to perfection.