Samsung Gear S3 Needs Improvement

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.

2. Price
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.

Best Smartwatch of 2016

I often get asked “What is the best smart watch I should buy right now?”, and my answer this year has always been the Pebble Time. It’s a great all around watch with a minimalist design, superb battery life, clear display and my favorite feature: CLICKY BUTTONS WOOOOOO! It works out of the box for both Android and iOS.

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The band is 22mm and removable so you can swap it to your liking depending on the occasion. I love the metal mesh band which I purchased from HERE. It looks sleek enough for casual use and classy enough for the office as well. The swap was painless since it comes with the tools needed to remove and install the band. The price point is perfect at only $79 compared to the other expensive smartwatches out there. If you’re looking for the best smartwatch of 2016, check it out on Amazon with the following link.

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