Several months after its initial announcement, Samsung finally made its Gear S3 smartwatch available to the public during the busy holiday season. The firm will now release a new model that includes an LTE radio for those that prefer an untethered experience.
The Gear S3 was launched in two styles, the classic and the frontier - both with Samsung's awkward lower-case branding, as on some other devices like the Galaxy S7 edge. The frontier looks a bit more rugged with its rubberized buttons and band, while the classic offers a more traditional and casual exterior with its steel silver finish and leather band. Although they may look drastically different, both watches still offer the same internals and military-grade protection from dust, water, and extreme temperatures.
When we reviewed the Gear S3 classic last year, we found that the wearable was a good performer and while it did lack access to the more popular apps due to its Tizen OS, it had a hidden weapon in the form of Samsung Pay. The LTE-enabled version of the Gear S3 classic will arrive on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.
Pricing and launch dates were not announced but should be similar to the LTE model of the Gear S3 frontier.