Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced 4G LTE availability of the Gear S3 classic, bringing enhanced LTE connectivity to the elegant and stylish smartwatch so users can call, navigate, pay, and more, all without their phone. The LTE version of the Gear S3 classic will be available from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.
The launch of this new classic model gives LTE shoppers the choice between the bold, modern Gear S3 frontier or the refined, traditional Gear S3 classic. The classic model was designed meticulously to attain the same consistency and balance of a well-crafted luxury watch and features the minimal, yet elegant style of many iconic timepieces. With a full-color, Always On Display, the Gear S3 classic tells time at a glance just like a traditional watch. Despite the elegant design, the Gear S3 classic maintains the same rugged, military-grade durability and IP68 water resistance found on other Gear S3 devices.
“The new Gear S3 classic LTE raises the bar for connected smartwatch design,” said Alanna Cotton, vice president of marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “Adding LTE connectivity to the Gear S3 classic gives users the ability to stay connected on the go, even when they leave their phone behind.”
The LTE version of the Gear S3 classic will empower users to enhance their smartwatch experience with the ability to receive and reply to calls, texts, and alerts from their favorite applications1. Additionally, with one number solutions (available on all LTE models and U.S. carriers), calls from your Samsung smartwatch share the same number as your smartphone, making it easy for friends & family to recognize.
By utilizing the built-in GPS functionality consumers can also track their daily fitness activities, while the Alti/barometer and Speedometer allow users to track everything from distance traveled to sudden changes in weather.
Samsung also built additional functionality in the already popular rotating bezel. With just one turn of the bezel, users can answer or reject calls, read messages and access the apps they need. By writing or drawing on the display, messages can automatically convert to texts and emojis. Users can also create short reminders and to-do lists to manage even the most hectic schedules with the Reminders application.
Featuring unprecedented mobile payment integration with Samsung Pay, users are able to make a purchase almost anywhere they can swipe or tap a card. With Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) support, Gear S3 users are able to make a purchase with Samsung Pay at over 90 percent of the top 250 merchants across the U.S.2
Samsung Pay for the Gear S3 classic LTE delivers the enhanced security of the industry-leading Samsung Knox platform, so users can feel safe and secure knowing that their credit and debit information will remain protected.
Wireless providers will share availability and pricing.
|Samsung Gear S3 classic LTE|
Bluetooth® and WiFi, LTE
|1.3” Circular Super AMOLED|
360 x 360, 278ppi
Full Color Always On Display
Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+
|AP||Dual core 1.0 GHz|
|OS||Tizen Based Wearable Platform 2.3.2|
|46 x 49 x 12.9|
4GB Internal memory, 768MB RAM
|4G/LTE, Bluetooth® 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n,|
NFC, MST, A-GPS/Glonass
Accelerometer, Gyro, Barometer, HRM, Ambient light
Wireless charging (WPC Inductive)
|Durability||IP68 water & dust resistance3|
RAM 1.5GB +
For additional product information, please visit www.samsung.com.
1Samsung Gear S3 (classic/4G LTE) is a companion device for compatible Android and iOS smartphones, sold separately. Initial pairing with compatible phone and separate qualifying wireless plan required. Stand alone functionality is limited if paired phone is not powered on or connected to a wireless network. Network coverage not available everywhere. Consult carrier for details.
2Make up to five payments on your Solis without a Galaxy smartphone nearby after initial setup. Reload payment capability by connecting to a Galaxy smartphone via Bluetooth. Only compatible with select cards, carriers and Samsung devices; see the Samsung Pay Support page http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/samsung-pay#compatibility for compatibility information.
3Dust and water resistant based on IP68 rating, which tests submersion up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes.
4Compatible devices: iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S+, iPhone 7, iPhone 7+ and iPhone SE (iOS 9.0 and above).
Functions and features may vary depending on the region or service provider. All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
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