Fragile as egg shells
I received My Samsung S3 Frontier as a birthday gift. As an avid watch collector my family was stumped as to what to get me, so they opted to get me this Samsung.
What it does it does well. I have always had samsung phones so to have this new device added to my collection was great.
What it does it does well, actually it does it with excellence, from alarms to watch faces, adding apps, its speed and fantastic rotating bezel is very clever, but it has a dark side, one that should not have even been employed into its design, and that is its rear glass back.
The rear glass back is super fragile, and when i mean fragile, i mean as fragile as egg shells. Seriously. The rear is prone to cracking and I believe mine cracked on the charging cradle.
I have owned for less than a month after feeling harsh scratching on my wrist to only discover that is was fractured from the center out. It appears to me that the charging diodes/points on the rear glass expand beyond the limits of the glass.
Sadly JB Hi Fi was fast to blame me for dropping it. I explained i dont even ware the watch outside, i have real watches for that, and if it is that fragile, other buyers should be aware how fragile it is. JB HiFi extended warranty is also useless, so dont buy from JB.
Buyer be ware, thats all i can say.
Great looking watch but not worth
Bought this as a gift for my brother. Overall he is very happy with it. It looks great and has many features. There are many faces to choose from. The rotating bezel is a smart design by Samsung. However, the battery life is pretty average. Need to charge it almost everyday.
Purchased in September 2018.
One of the Best Smart Watches Around
I really do believe its one of the best, great looks, functions, and even a good 3 days of battery life.
nice watch faces from Samsung and loads more on the store.
The notifications work flawlessly for me. Love seeing the weather at a glance.
The kids love that we can make a call from the watch and talk to the grandparents via it.
The smart pay features are great, its just a shame that some of the banks don't allow usage of all their cards.
Its also a shame its not properly water proof, i.e. you cant go swimming with it, its just splash proof and dust proof.
I like that it has many different apps mostly the Samsung ones I like as they are what I use, timers, weather, alarms, reminders, calendar, stopwatch, music control etc.
There are also some really good aftermarket apps.
its quite clever to correctly recognise, walking, running, cycling etc, and there is even a Samsung app to show what speed you are doing.
Love the bezel design to be able to rotate through the functions as well as being touch sensitive.
Again, I am extremely happy with the purchase, features and design.
I bought it a month ago, and I'm supper happy with it. It is a great watch, with reasonable price. It works very well with your phone if you have a galaxy phone!
The watch is ok but very limited in what it can do
Samsung customer relations is a total disgrace. The chat line are unable to answer simple questions. On the phone you get through to the Philippines who are worse than useless. Do not buy via Samsung, If you have a problem their customer service is worse than useless.
The watch is very limited in what it can do, and the customer service outfit do not wish to help
Keep well away
Purchased in April 2019 for $200.00.
Good smartwatch if thats what you are after
No major issues with this smartwatch, battery life is solid, interface is convenient, a little bit thick on the wrist but is fairly stylish and have no issues with performance. Only real issue is with the functionality itself, don't tend to get much use out of this other than checking notifications and even then, is much easier to get my phone out and reply.
After owning a couple smartwatches, including Sony Smartwatch 3 which is a great watch, S3 Frontier is even a greater watch. The Sony was lacking the heartbeat and has a small square face but has reflective LCD which is amazing.
I doubted if I will like Tizen OS, worried about the watch faces and battery life of S3 but all of that can be proven unnecessary. So here the plus:
- Bright LCD even under the sun
- Great battery life in general BUT very inconsistent
- Great free watchfaces
- Sports function are great
The low side:
- Battery can sometime chewed up from 100% to 10% within 4 hours. I concluded this was when WiFi is on and not connected to any AP despite it's in Auto mode. I believe the watch was scanning all the time.
- GPS is also very inconsistent. Time it takes 15 - 30 minutes to lock position. After reading a forum, it turned out that the weather feature S Gear app on the phone was the root cause. Simply remove any location weather on S Gear and GPS lock position in less 20 seconds.
- Samsung support team didn't even know about this and insisted I factory reset the watch which I did and then ask me to take it back to Samsung service center, not very impressed at all.
best smartwatch i've had
I've used quite a number of smart watches and by far the gear s3 tops them all. it was a gift from my wife last December and I've been wearing it everyday. i have an older garmin fenix 2 which i use for working around the house, the beach, etc. but for the office, the gear s3 is definitely on my wrist. it connects to my phone flawlessly. it exchanges information pretty fast though i tend not to connect it all the time. love how the bezel turns and you can go through the menu. I've purchased only 2 watch faces on top of the those already in the s3. simply put, awesome watch which will stay with me for quite some time.
Got this as a gift for Christmas. Didn't think I would use it much but have definitely enjoyed the fitness features and being able to see calls and messages. I'm usually really bad at answering calls on my mobile but this has helped. I also check my phone less overall. I like appearance of it, although it's pretty chunky on my arm. Overall, good product.
Seeking a fair go.
Great smart watch.
The watch is very easy to setup and use. It links first time every time with the phone app and shares information back and forward flawlessly. There are some very good apps available and even some open source variants for those wanting to do a little coding for themselves. I've not had any issues with any of the built in functions in the four weeks I've had the watch - phones calls, text messages, emails, voice to text - all work straight out of the box.
The watch is large, a little heavy, and can get warm but the screen size and battery life make up for that. I get two full days and it takes less than two hours to fully charge with the contact charger. I've not had an Apple watch so have nothing to compare the Gear S3 to, but based on experience to date, I have no reason to consider any other watch.
Well worth the money.
Clanky but clever
Bought this on special offer but was initially dissuaded due to its bulky appearance. However it didn't look too bad on my wrist. Features are a plenty and if you're into gadgets then this is the watch for you. I hit the gym fairly regularly and find that it is a real aid. Multitude of watch faces is uselfull. Eftpos payment a breeze. Making calls from your wrist jaunts you to the 22nd century. Highly recommended.
SM-R760 Pleased overall.
This was purchased second hand from an online retailer to track fitness and sleep assessment. It works quite well in both those regards, although the settings needed to be adjusted to improve the battery life. It would be better if the battery lasted longer in normal mode instead of requiring power save mode which cuts out colour and limits functionality. One of its best features is that it vibrates when my linked phone receives a message or call, so I no longer miss these!
Overall pleased with this product.
Best smart watch
Wanted to buy this watch for a while now and finally decided to get one on sale.
Very easy to set up/use, can personalize it and add aps etc. great notifications linked from phone. Can message and phone people without touching my phone. Pretty impressive technology and lightweight. Nice design and looks of the watch
I never knew I needed a smart watch
Having owned just a Casio Gshock, I thought I need a classier watch that I can use for a more formal setting. Luckily, my wife got me the Gear S3 for my birthday. The watch is really amazing. It displays a lot of health information that I like. It also helps me navigate around town using maps without the need to take out my phone. The build quality is amazing. I can not mention how many times I've banged it up against walls and doors but not a scratch on it. Really happy with my watch.
Only three weeks old and the battery doesn't even last 5 hours
I am a huge fan of Samsung products. I have used gear s2 before. 3 weeks ago bought a gear s3 frontier from Harvey Norman morayfield and was very excited. Much to my disappointment the watch started giving me trouble. Battery don't even last 5 or 6 hrs even in power saving mode. Also trird to reset the watch no use. Very disappointed
Wanted to get it for a while now and it's been great. Didn't want to get a square watch. This is big and battery last for 3 days at least. Easy to use with lots of watch face. Would like it even more if Samsung could integrate Google Assistant. Then it would be perfect!
I purchased a Samsung Gear s3 Frontier about 7 months ago and since then I have had to have it replaced (with a used refurbished) watch because the original stopped connecting to the Bluetooth. Now two months after the original watch crapped out, the replacement watch also quit working properly. The watch will not connect to the network and I get not phone calls or notifications of missed calls. They intend to send me another refurbished watch in hopes that that watch will function properly but if it was already send back for rework, how confident should I be that I'm getting a quality watch? Not very. Samsung Support sucks! Chatting with a human isn't even an option and if you don't need help with what they think you do, they just keep circling back around and around. I am so dissatisfied with the Samsung Gear s3 frontier that I would recommend that no one ever buy one. It is expensive and obviously unreliable. Who knows, maybe when you send your Gear s3 in for a "Replacement", you will get mine and I'll get yours. DO NOT BUY a Samsung Gear s3 Frontier smart watch, Buy a sundial and strap it to your wrist if you want consistent reliability. I'd give them a Zero rating if that were an option
I love my watch
I love my watch couldn't live without it. Would be great if i could add stava app and fb app to my device as i find the apple watch can do a few more things than my Samsung Frontier. I've almost bought an apple watch to replace. But i prefer my android products
best smart watch ever
received this watch as my birthday gift. i love the operation system developed by samsung.
what i really that this watch as compares with apple watch, it allows me to choice so many different watch face and it looks so real as an expensive watch. I wear it everyday, battery can last 3 days, as I don't use the app in the watch, to me it is pretty much useless.
The build quality and the design of the watch is just way beyond my expectation.
This is much much better looking than the apple watch. I wear this watch to a few meetings, and i can choose difference watch face to suit my clothing.
Just love it
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