I tried to really like the Samsung Gear S3 but couldn’t. The cons outweigh the pros too much for me. Don’t get me wrong, the S3 is a very capable smart watch with all the latest tech including the awesome MST chip to use with Samsung Pay. My top 3 things the Gear S3 can improve on.
1. The Size
I don’t have the biggest wrists so this thing looks like I found this in my father’s closet and decided to wear it. This isn’t the ideal watch for women or guys with small wrists. The Gear S2 was the perfect balance between the two.
Prices start at $299 for both the Frontier and Classic models. Smartwatch interest has been static over the last couple years and I think due to the price of them. I think the sweet spot for this watch should be $150-$200.
3. Tizen and Samsung Apps
If there were Google apps on the phone it would make this thing fantastic. S Voice can not get definitions or even simple web searches with your voice. It can dictate voice decently but for anything else is very lacking. Tizen does not have many useful apps compared to Android and there are many people who prefer using Google apps over Samsung.
With that said don’t let that stop you from enjoying the watch though. You can purchase it HERE on Amazon. I am currently wearing a Samsung Gear S2 which I got for only $99 refurbished on Amazon and am liking it so far. There isn’t many reasons for me to upgrade to the S3 so this will be my go to smartwatch until the next big thing.