A New Twist on Time with the new Gear S3 from Samsung Canada

A striking and innovative smartwatch, the new Gear S3 is designed to perfectly complement
the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. announced today the Canadian availability of the Gear S3, a smartwatch that has the aesthetics of a traditional watch with advanced mobile technology built seamlessly into the design. The Gear S3 infuses the craftsmanship of a classic watch design into a modern smartwatch, offering features such as a built-in GPS and speakers, Bluetooth capabilities and IP68 water resistance*, designed to do everything you do.

"The Gear S3 smartwatch merges style and traditional watch design with the latest innovation technology," said Paul Brannen, COO and Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics Canada. "We are excited to continue to expand our wearable portfolio that together, with the Galaxy S7 family of devices, helps Canadians truly live connected."

From work to weekend escapades, the new Gear S3 is designed to accommodate both the style gurus and adventure enthusiasts. Both versions are framed with Samsung's signature rotating bezel and the crisp watch faces feature a full colour always-on display making it easier and more convenient.

Designed for the active soul, the Gear S3 frontier evokes a rugged outdoor look with a durable style that blends form and function, ideal for any environment.

The Gear S3 classic is inspired by iconic timepieces and was designed with meticulous attention to detail – with its size and shape chosen to attain the same consistency and balance of a well-crafted luxury watch.

About the Gear S3:

  • Resistant to water and dust: In addition to its sleek look, the Gear S3 is rated IP68 so it's able to withstand dust and dirt. In addition, the Gear S3 can withstand up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes under water so users can get through their day, regardless of weather conditions.

  • Take and make calls: Thanks to the Gear S3's built-in speaker, users can take and make calls easily. Not to mention, checking voicemails and hearing alarms is now convenient.

  • Songs on the go: The Gear S3 has 4GB of internal memory so users can listen to their favourite tunes freely and due to Bluetooth capability, users can drop the weight of their smartphone by pairing it with a Bluetooth headset or through the built-in speaker.

  • No need to charge every day: With the Gear S3, users can go for up to four days before having to charge it - its battery lasts that long.** And when it's time to recharge, simply place it on its wireless charging dock.***

  • Equipped to explore: With the built-in GPS on the Gear S3, smartphones can stay tucked away, enabling users to explore with ease. With the Gear S3 accurately monitoring daily fitness activities, you can get fit and stay connected while on the move. Thanks to the altimeter, barometer and speedometer, users can track altitude, speed, and plan for the weather.

The Gear S3 expands the Galaxy ecosystem and Samsung smartwatch portfolio, which includes the Gear S2. A smaller and stylish option available in both Rose Gold and Platinum, the Gear S2 is ideal for those who are on-the-go and have admiration for minimal and modern design.

Samsung Electronics continues to be recognized for its innovation in the market place. The Gear S3 was included as one of 35 Samsung products that recently received the prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 Innovation Award, which was announced in November 2016.

Retail Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 classic and frontier will be available in black as of today, at all Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung.ca and at major retailers across Canada. The device will retail for $469 (MRSP).

The Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic are offered through major retailers and Samsung Experience Stores, retailing at $319 (MRSP) for the Gear S2 and $369 (MRSP) for the Gear S2 Classic. The Rose Gold and Platinum additions are available at Samsung Experience Stores and retail for $369 (MRSP).

For more information, visit: www.samsungmobilepress.com and http://www.samsung.com/ca/gears3

* This device has been tested and received an IP (Ingress Protection) rating of IP68, which tests for dust intrusion and for water submersion up to 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes; rinse residue/dry after wet. Not shockproof. Not suitable for swimming or diving.
** Battery life may vary depending on usage and settings. Based on laboratory testing.
***Wireless charging dock sold separately.

Samsung Gear S3 Product Specification

Gear S3 Classic

Model Code

SM-R770NZSABTU

Attribute

Value

Network/Bearer

Infra

Bluetooth Only

Connectivity

ANT+

No

USB Version

N/A

Location Technology

GPS, Glonass

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

NFC

Yes

Bluetooth Version

Bluetooth v4.2

Bluetooth Profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

OS

Tizen

Display

Technology (Main Display)

Super AMOLED

Size (Main Display)

1.3" (32.9mm)

Resolution (Main Display)

360 x 360

Color Depth (Main Display)

16M

Processor

CPU Speed

1GHz

CPU Type

Dual-Core

Memory

RAM Size (GB)

0.75 GB

ROM Size (GB)

4 GB

Available Memory (GB)

1.5 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, HR Sensor, Light Sensor

Physical specification

Dimension (HxWxD)

49.0 x 46.0 x 12.9 mm

Weight (g)

59 g

Battery

Standard Battery Capacity

380 mAh

Removable

No

Typical Usage Time

3~4 Days

Audio and Video

Audio Playing Format

MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB

Services and Applications

S-Voice

Yes

Additional Features

Messages, Phone, Contacts, S Health, Weather, Music Player, S Voice, Settings, Reminders, Alti/Barometer, Schedule, Alarm, World Clock, News Briefing, Gallery, Find My Phone, Email, Monster Vampire

 

Gear S3 Frontier

Model Code

SM-R760NDAADCM

Attribute

Value

Network/Bearer

Infra

Bluetooth Only

Connectivity

ANT+

No

USB Version

N/A

Location Technology

GPS,Glonass

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

NFC

Yes

Bluetooth Version

Bluetooth v4.2

Bluetooth Profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

OS

Tizen

Display

Technology (Main Display)

Super AMOLED

Size (Main Display)

1.3" (32.9mm)

Resolution (Main Display)

360 x 360

Color Depth (Main Display)

16M

Processor

CPU Speed

1GHz

CPU Type

Dual-Core

Memory

RAM Size (GB)

0.75 GB

ROM Size (GB)

4 GB

Available Memory (GB)

1.5 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, HR Sensor, Light Sensor

Physical specification

Dimension (HxWxD)

49.0 x 46.0 x 12.9mm

Weight (g)

63g

Battery

Standard Battery Capacity

380mAh

Removable

No

Typical Usage Time

3~4 Days

Audio and Video

Audio Playing Format

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB

Services and Applications

S-Voice

Yes

Additional Features

Messages, Phone, Contacts, S Health, Weather, Music Player, S Voice, Settings, Reminders, Alti/Barometer, Schedule, Alarm, World Clock, News Briefing, Gallery, Find My Phone, Email, Monster Vampire

 

About Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. 
Samsung Electronics Canada inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets and digital appliances. In 2015, Samsung was ranked one of the top 10 most influential brands in Canada, based on a study by Ipsos Reid. Committed to helping Canadians live connected and make a difference, its Samsung Hope for Children corporate giving program supports children's education, sustainability and health-related issues in communities across the country. To discover more, please visit http://www.samsung.com/ca

Follow Samsung Canada at facebook.com/SamsungCanada, on Twitter @SamsungCanada 

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada

Image with caption: "Samsung Gear S3 Classic (CNW Group/Samsung Electronics Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161123_C1247_PHOTO_EN_824610.jpg

Image with caption: "Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (CNW Group/Samsung Electronics Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161123_C1247_PHOTO_EN_824612.jpg

For further information: Lorena Cordoba, North Strategic for Samsung Canada, lorena.cordoba@northstrategic.com, 416.820.8478

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