Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Classic Compared

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The Samsung Galaxy watch succeeds the Gear S3 series which consists of the Frontier and Classic. All three watches come in a stylish and elegant design, while also being comprehensive smartwatches with standalone capabilities, also loaded with lots of features and are also fitness-focused. We compare the Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Classic specs and features, so you know the differences and which is better for you.

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Classic Specifications Compared

 
 
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Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Full Specifications, Features and Price

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Full Specs and features

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Full Specifications, Features and Price

Samsung Gear S3 Classic Full Specs and features

Samsung Gear S3 Classic Full Specifications, Features and Price

Price $278.99 $249.00 $280.00 $280.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE - -
Device name Samsung Galaxy Watch (46mm) Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Samsung Gear S3 Classic
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Standalone/Fitness smartwatch Standalone/Fitness smartwatch
Gender Men Unisex Unisex
Release date August, 2018 November, 2016 November, 2016
Predecessor Samsung Gear S3 Samsung Gear S2 Samsung Gear S2
Successor Samsung Galaxy Watch Samsung Galaxy Watch
Versions Bluetooth, LTE
BODY BODY - -
Dimension 46 x 49 x 13 mm 46 x 49 x 12.9 mm 46 x 49 x 12.9 mm
Weight 63 grams (excluding straps) 63 grams 59 grams
Shape Circular Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel
Strap material Leather, Silicone Silicone Leather
Bezel material Stainless steel Ceramics Ceramics
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass DX+ Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ Corning Gorilla Glass SR+
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test MIL-STD-810G - -
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black, Silver Black, Silver Black, Silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY - -
Display size 1.3 inches 1.3 inches 1.3 inches
Display type Super AMOLED, Full color Super AMOLED, Full color Super AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 360 x 360 pixel 360 x 360 pixel 360 x 360 pixel
Pixel density 278ppi 278ppi
Always on Yes Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Physical rotating bezel, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY - -
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth calling Yes - -
GPS Galileo, Yes, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU A-GPS, GLONASS, GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, GPS
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
MEMORY MEMORY - -
RAM 0.75GB 0.75GB 0.75GB
ROM 4GB 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY - -
Technology None GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
SIM type None e-SIM e-SIM
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS - -
SMS alert Yes Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA - -
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes Yes
Microphone Yes Yes Yes
Camera No No No
Radio No No No
SENSORS SENSORS - -
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Altimeter No No No
Ambient light Yes Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes Yes
Compass
ECG No No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter No No No
Thermometer No - -
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING - -
Blood oxygen No No No
Blood Pressure No - -
Calories Yes Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No No
Fitness Level
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No No
Menstrual cycle No - -
VO2 Max Yes - -
Swim-tracking Yes - -
Swim-heart tracking No - -
On-screen workout No - -
Sport modes 39 39 39
BATTERY BATTERY - -
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 472mAh 380mAh 380mAh
Battery life Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 days+ Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 days+ Regular usage: 3 days+, Standby:10 days+
Charging type WPC based wireless charging WPC based wireless charging WPC based wireless charging
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No - -
PLATFORM PLATFORM - -
Chipset Exynos 9110 Exynos 7270 Exynos 7270
CPU Dual core 1.15GHz Dual core 1.0GHz Dual core 1.0GHz
GPU
Operating system Tizen OS 4.0 Tizen OS 2.3.2 Tizen OS 2.3.2
MISC MISC - -
Companion app Samsung Gear app, Samsung Health App Samsung Gear app, Samsung Health App Samsung Gear app, Samsung Health App
Compatibility Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+ Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+ Android 5.0+ & RAM 1.5GB+, iPhone 5+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment system Samsung Pay Samsung Pay Samsung Pay
Interchangeable strap Yes Yes Yes
Voice command Yes, Bixby Yes, Bixby Yes, Bixby
Find my phone Yes - -
Box content Charger, Manual, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Straps Charger, Manual, Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Charger, Manual, Samsung Gear S3 Classic
Price $278.99 $249.00 $280.00 $280.00

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Classic: Which is Better?

All three watches are outstanding in design, fitness tracking, battery life and loaded with features. Although, the Galaxy Watch is a more advanced smartwatch, and that makes it the best choice.

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs Gear S3 Frontier vs Classic: Editor’s Pick