Samsung Electronics today announced 4G LTE availability of the Gear S3 classic, bringing enhanced LTE connectivity to the stylish smartwatch so users can call, navigate, pay, and more, all without their phone.
The LTE version of the Gear S3 classic will be available from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.
The launch of this new classic model gives LTE shoppers the choice between the modern Gear S3 frontier or the traditional Gear S3 classic. With a full-color, Always On Display, the Gear S3 classic tells time at a glance just like a traditional watch. Despite the elegant design, the Gear S3 classic maintains the same rugged durability and IP68 water resistance found on other Gear S3 devices.
The LTE version of the Gear S3 classic will allow users to receive and reply to calls, texts, and alerts from their applications. Additionally, with one number solutions (available on all LTE models and U.S. carriers), calls from your Samsung smartwatch share the same number as your smartphone.
By utilizing the built-in GPS functionality consumers can also track their daily fitness activities, while the Alti/barometer and Speedometer allow users to track everything from distance traveled to sudden changes in weather.
Samsung also built additional functionality in the rotating bezel. With just one turn of the bezel, users can answer or reject calls, read messages and access the apps they need. By writing or drawing on the display, messages can automatically convert to texts and emojis. Users can also create short reminders and to-do lists to manage even the most hectic schedules with the Reminders application.
With support for Samsung Pay, users are able to make a purchase almost anywhere they can swipe or tap a card.
Samsung Gear S3 classic LTE
- Model: Bluetooth and WiFi, LTE
- Display: 1.3" Circular Super AMOLED 360 x 360, 278ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass SR+
- AP: Dual core 1.0 GHz
- OS: Tizen Based Wearable Platform 2.3.2
- Size: 46 x 49 x 12.9, 57g
- Strap: Standard 22mm
- Memory: 4GB Internal memory, 768MB RAM
- Connectivity: 4G/LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, MST, A-GPS/Glonass
- Sensor: Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient light
- Battery: 380mAh
- Charge: Wireless charging (WPC Inductive)
- Durability: IP68 water & dust resistance 3
- Compatibility: Android 4.4↑ iOS 9.0↑ 4
- RAM: 1.5GB +