Samsung Gear S3 Launched in Bahrain

Frontier and Classic versions inspired by traditional art of watchmaking

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Samsung has launched the latest addition to the Gear universe, the smartwatch Gear S3. Unveiled at IFA 2016 in Berlin, the Gear S3 is available in two bold designs, Frontier and Classic at a price of BHD 149.

Inspired by the active explorer, the Gear S3 Frontier evokes a rugged outdoor look designed to perform in any setting or environment – whether business or leisure. The Gear S3 Classic pays homage to the minimalist, elegant style found in the most iconic timepieces.

Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT and Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics commented, “The Gear S3 is built on a heritage of offering diverse choices to enhance consumers’ unique lifestyles. We are inspired by the fine craft of assembling a delicate, yet highly complex timepiece that reflects a real look and feel of a traditional watch. This is echoed in all aspects of the design, from the circular bezel to the premium finishing and buckles. With the Gear S3, we have integrated tradition and technology to deliver a truly intelligent smartwatch.”

Samsung Gear S3 Classic

Alluding to the traditional art of watchmaking, the Gear S3 combines IP68 water resistance, wireless fast charging, SOS and location tracking capabilities and a dedicated speaker. The smartwatch is compatible with a range of Samsung smartphones. The Classic edition allows you to use any 22mm watchstrap so that the user can match it to his or her favorite outfits.

For the first time on the Gear series, the Gear S3 features Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+, specifically designed for wearable devices to provide a tougher, more scratch resistant and crisp display. The 16 million color Always On Display (AOD) and Super AMOLED technology further differentiates the Gear S3 from other smartwatches. The AOD always shows the time rather than automatically fading to black.

The Gear S3’s signature rotating bezel has been enhanced with new features. Without touching the screen, users can accept or reject a call or snooze an alarm. In addition, by writing on the display, messages will automatically convert to texts. Users can also create short reminders and to-do lists to manage even the most hectic schedules with the Reminders application.

The built-in GPS functionality enables users to accurately monitor their daily fitness activities while the Alti/barometer and Speedometer allow users to track everything from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, distance traveled and speed.  Additionally, with the built-in speaker, users can activate voice messaging and listen to their favorite tunes. The battery that lasts up to four days on a single charge.

In case of an emergency, users can activate the SOS and location tracking capabilities to alert family, friends and emergency professionals about crisis situations, even when their phone isn’t in-hand. Consumers can access a diverse range of apps, including fitness, music, news, sports and travel apps – all optimized for the Gear lineup of devices including the Gear S2 and the Gear S3. With a variety of customizable watch faces available for download, users can personalize the circular UI to fit their lifestyle. Select apps and watch faces will be available for download directly from the Gear S3 without the need to first download on a smartphone. Through an open collaboration with developers and partners, Samsung continues to enrich its wearables ecosystem and provide users with a unique smartwatch experience.

For the first time ever on a smartwatch, the Samsung Knox Tizen Wearable SDK will be available to third-parties, enabling management capabilities and the development of customized applications for Samsung’s wearable ecosystem. With the Samsung Knox security platform, the Gear S3 will enable broader enterprise business opportunities.

Gear S3 Product Specifications


Samsung Gear S3

Gear S3 frontier

Gear S3 classic





1.3” Circular Super AMOLED

360 x 360, 278ppi

Full Color Always On Display

Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+


Dual core 1.0 GHz


Tizen Based Wearable Platform 2.3.2


46 x 49 x 12.9

62g (without band)

46 x 49 x 12.9

57g (without band)





4GB Internal memory, 768MB RAM


Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n,

NFC, MST, GPS/Glonass

Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n,

NFC, MST, GPS/Glonass


Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Barometer, Heart Rate Monitor, Ambient light




Wireless charging (WPC Inductive)


IP68 water & dust resistance

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