The Samsung S3 Gear watch is now available in Canada and comes in two models: the S3 Classic and the S3 Frontier. The Frontier has a more rugged design and is LTE compatible while the Classic has a more casual look with it’s leather band. Both watches are IP certified against water and dust and carry heart rate and GPS functionality.
New features to the S3 Gear include Samsung Pay which allows users to pay bills by simply flashing the watch interface. Moreover the S3 Gear now uses standard 22mm watch straps meaning that any watch straps will work and there will be no proprietary watch straps to limit consumers.
The S2 Gear is smaller and lighter and has very similar specifications to the S3 Gear which is why Samsung will continue to release the S2 Gear. While the additions of Samsung Pay and LTE are welcome, the main difference driving consumers between the two will be the aesthetic factor. The S3 Gear retails for $469 Canadian and is available now on Samsung.ca, Best Buy Canada and Samsung stores.