Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review – The Popular

Smartwatches are the new trend in watches. More and more people prefer advanced technology than the usual wristwatch.

Samsung is one of the biggest companies all over the world. It is known for its electronics and its quality. They produce smartwatches that are highly popular all over the world.

The evolution of Samsung smartwatches is really amazing. But after years of research and technological improvement, we have today the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier.

It combines luxury and usefulness. Usually, such watches are beautiful and they have no software or they have the software and they are ugly.

Let’s dive into the world of this smartwatch!





Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is an excellent quality watch with AMOLED screen. It has a touchscreen, a rotating wheel, and physical buttons to navigate into the software really easy. The performance is really smooth.

It contains many services such as:


  • Widgets
  • Weather
  • Message
  • Reminder
  • Calendar
  • Calories
  • Step Counter 
  • Barometer
  • News Feed
  • Music
  • Track your daily water and coffee
  • You can add your own widgets


There is also a feature that is called SOS Service. When you press 3 times, it automatically sends an alarm to your closest people that you are in danger.

The upper physical button is for back and lower is for home. Double pressing the lower button is a fast app opener. You can choose what app you want to open fast. This could be the alarm or the S Voice.

Samsung Health (or S Health) is ideal for people who want to maintain their physical appearance good and have a strong body. It includes a fitness monitor and monitor for sports like walking, running, cycling, elliptical trainer, rowing machine and dynamic workout.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is charged wirelessly and the battery life can last for about 4 days.

The bands change easily if they break or for changing the look of the watch. It is really beautiful and classy. The face of the watch changes easily and you can pick from a big variety of faces.

It can survive drops and it is really durable. The screen is Gorilla Glass so that it is not scratch or break easily.

It contains Bluetooth, WiFi connection and NFC. Also, it contains GPS for walking and hiking.

It comes with a warranty if there is any problem.

There is also an LTE version, which supports making calls.


Using the apps constantly can lead to a smaller duration of battery life than the 4 days.

In my opinion, if you do not have a Samsung smartphone, I recommend to not buy this watch as you may have problems with notifications and calls if you buy the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE.

It can be beautiful but it is bigger than average smartwatch because of the big hardware.



Announced: August 2016

Released: November 2016

Dimensions: 49 x 46 x 12.9 mm (1.93 x 1.81 x 0.51 in)

Weight: 63 g (2.22 oz)

Build: Stainless Steel 316L

Pay: Samsung Pay

Durability: IP68 dust/waterproof (up to 1.5m for 30 min)

Straps: Compatible with standard 22mm straps

Display Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size: 1.3 inches, 10.8 cm2 (~48.1% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution: 360 x 360 pixels, 1:1 ratio (~278 ppi density)

Multitouch: YES

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass SR+

OS: Tizen-based wearable platform 2.3.2

Chipset: Exynos 7270

CPU: Dual-core 1.0 GHz

Memory: 4 GB (Internal), 768 MB RAM

Alert Types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker: YES

Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer

Messaging: SMS(threaded view), Email, IM

Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 380 mAh battery

Colors: Silver


IconX Bundle

IconX Bundle contains the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier and the Gear IconX Cord-free Earbuds. Their main features are the 5 hours of Bluetooth streaming, 7 hours of MP3 listening or 4 hours talk time if you have the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE.

You can also speak commands with Google Voice and get results immediately.

They also come with multiple sizes of ear-tips in the package so they fit perfectly into your ears. Of course, this bundle is more expensive as it contains the earbuds.



Should you buy the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier? The answer is:

If you have a Samsung smartphone, then YES. It is a great choice for you or to gift it to your loved ones.

Buy If the brand of your smartphone is different from Samsung then you should consider buying another watch as you may have problems with your notification. For you, I would recommend the Xiaomi AmazFit 2 that is compatible with every phone.



Pick your smartwatch with caution and research and you will be happy with your choices. Do you agree? Write your opinion in the comments.


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4 thoughts on “Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Review – The Popular

  1. Stella Reply

    Hmm! I know that technology is on the rise, but a watch that does almost everything a phone does?

    Is what I call a super watch!

    I was really interested in the fitness features like calorie counting and drink consumption. Also this Samsung watch counts steps taken while exercising.

    Personally, I do not wear watches as I am allergic to nickel, but if I wasn’t I would think of having this!

    Thank you for sharing.

    • Stavros Post authorReply

      Hello Stella,

      Indeed smartwatches could one day compete the smartphones as they have many common features. About the band, the watch supports easy change. You can order a leather one and you will be perfect!

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