Samsung launches Gear S3 in South Africa

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced the official launch of the striking and innovative Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch. The cutting-edge timepiece combines timeless aesthetics with the latest in mobile technology and is available in two designs – the rugged Gear S3 frontier and the modern, sleek Gear S3 classic.
“A significant addition to Samsung’s smartwatch portfolio, inspiration for the Gear S3 was drawn from classic watch manufacturers, in order to offer consumers a premium timepiece,” said Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa.

Timeless Design and Enhanced Standalone Convenience
Both the Gear S3 frontier and Gear S3 classic take inspiration from traditional watchmakers, offering refinements in design, including Samsung’s trademark sleek circular bezel and carefully-crafted details on the face of the watch. Consumers can customise the watch and switch the changeable 22mm wristband to fit their personal style. It also supports Always On analog display, so the face always shows the time, instead of automatically fading to black.
Delivering the latest in mobile technology, the Gear S3 is IP68* water and dust resistant. Equipped with a built-in GPS, as well as the S Health, Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps, users can track daily fitness activities, outdoor conditions that range from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, as well as speed and distance travelled. In addition, the long-lasting battery is effective for up to four days on a single charge.
“The Gear S3 has the aesthetics of a truly premium wearable device with advanced features built right into the design. It feels natural on your wrist, like a normal watch, but it is capable of so much more. The immensely intelligent Gear S3 is a testament to our focus on evolving and leading the wearable category, ultimately delivering a smartwatch unlike any other on the market,” concludes Fleischer.
The Gear S3 is currently available in South Africa, mainly through Samsung stores, Dion Wired and Incredible Connection.
Recommended Retail Price (RRP): R 6499.00

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