Samsung Gear S3 pre-orders begin November 6 in US, pricing starts at $350
Samsung has just announced that the Gear S3 will be up for pre-order in the U.S. starting Sunday, November 6, with availability beginning Friday, November 18. Both Frontier and Classic models will be available at retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, Macy’s and Samsung.com, as well as a handful of wireless providers. Pricing starts at a hefty $349.99.
Both the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier models will be up for pre-order November 6
Similar to its predecessor, the Gear S3 will be available in two versions – Classic and Frontier. As you may have guessed, the Gear S3 Classic is the sleeker, more elegant watch, while the Gear S3 Frontier is the more rugged, sporty model. It’s worth noting that the Frontier version is the only one with LTE capabilities.
Whichever model you choose, you’ll be presented with Samsung’s own Tizen OS, meaning you won’t have access to the Google Play Store. Worry not, though – Samsung says the Tizen Store now has over 10,000 applications available for download, so you’re bound to find some useful apps that will suit your needs. The company is also making a variety of watch straps available too, or you can use any other standard 22mm watch strap out there.
So, are you planning on buying a Gear S3? Or is the price a little too high? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.