A little while back we talked about Samsung’s premium smartwatch the Gear S3. It was also rumoured that the smartwatch could be launched early next year or late this year. It looks like we do not need to wait that long though to catch a glimpse of the device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was launched on Tuesday 2nd of August with no mentions of the Samsung Gear S3. But then again the Samsung Gear S2 was launched last year in September during the IFA 2015, after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The upcoming replacement of Samsung Gear S2 is looking at the September 2nd to 7th IFA dates as well.
Like the best-selling Gear S2 the smartwatch is expected to come with the iconic rotating bezel as well that made the Gear S2 so intuitive to use. From the leaks last few weeks also it does look like you can expect a premium metal strap to come with the unit. We are not too sure whether the Gear S3 will come in a number of separate variants like the Gear S2 sport and Gear S2 classic from last year though.
Apparently the Gear S3 will include the likes of an altimeter, barometer, speedometer, and integrated GPS. It looks like Samsung wants to support the most active of lifestyles with the new smartwatch with the kinds of sensors packed in it.
The altimeter that comes with the unit will be constantly measuring the altitude in X and Y axis in real-time. It also displays an altitude against time graph alongside other information. Furthermore it is easy to calibrate with just a single tap of the device. Of course to calibrate you need the smartwatch to be connected to the internet and GPS.
The barometer That comes with the device is a tool for measuring atmospheric pressure. The sensor in the smartwatch basically detects pressure or changes in pressure. This is useful for telling you the altitude that you are at and also helps with weather forecasts. Of course there are a few fiddling to do for the sensors to work properly, but it will be useful when you want to go for runs or when you are on a hike.
Its last two sensors; the speedometer and GPS works together actually for a single function. Just as its name suggests, it detects your movement speed, or the speed you are walking or running at. The speedometer will only work with the GPS turned on. Other than detecting your location, the GPS also will keep track of your average speed, distance traveled and also calculate total time against distance. All the information collected is kept in a log within the device for future reference.
All these information though was not sourced from Samsung. Samsung as well has been very tight-lipped about the upcoming Gear S3. In light of that we cannot confirm that all that the above rumours are true. The rumours though come from a reputable source that is usually quite accurate in their predictions. Besides, the South Korean manufacturer actually filed a new trademark for a particular ‘Gear S3 Frontier’. Details of the trademark filing described it as “smart watches”, “smart watches to make mobile payments”, “wearable computers”, and “computer interfaces, namely, software interfaces with multi health devices to record health conditions,” among other things. So if that is not prove that the Gear S3 is coming, what else is there?