It was during summer of last year that Samsung announced the next iteration in its wearable line, the Gear S3. While this was exciting news for fans of the firm's smartwatch line at the time, the device wouldn't be available for several months, but finally made an appearance during the holiday season. Perhaps in an attempt to reinvigorate the Gear S3, Samsung has now released a special edition variant of the watch in partnership with TUMI, a US-based lifestyle brand that specializes in backpacks, bags, and other travel related accessories.
As its long name might suggest, the Gear S3 frontier TUMI Special Edition utilizes the frontier edition as its base, but comes with a number of embellishments, with particular attention paid to the watchband as per Samsung's description:
"The special edition watchband is designed by TUMI in its signature Earl Grey colorway and is constructed from an Italian canvas, which features a stainless-steel buckle and stitched edge detailing, is durable enough to resist water, dust, or rough conditions".
Along with the watch strap, the device will also include a custom TUMI watchface. As for functionality, this Gear S3 will have all of the same features as the normal version such as its IP68 rating and MIL-STD-810G.
The Samsung Gear S3 frontier TUMI Special Edition will be available online from Samsung.com and BestBuy.com for $449.99.