Samsung has launched a pre-order campaign for the Gear S3, a striking innovation inspired by the traditional art of watchmaking. The Gear S3 smartwatch combines timeless design with the latest mobile technology, including IP68 water resistance, wireless fast charging, a dedicated speaker and GPS. Pre–orders for the device can be made on the Samsung.com website, with online partners and retailers nationwide from October 27th until November 12th,2016.
The pre-order can be made with a booking amount of AED 1,399, the recommended retail price for the UAE. Customers who pre-order the Gear S3 will receive their devices between November 14th, and 16th November, 2016 ahead of the regional retail launch. They will also receive two complimentary straps as part of the offer.
Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT and Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics says “The Gear S3 is built on a heritage of offering diverse choices to enhance consumers’ unique lifestyles. We are inspired by the fine craft of assembling a delicate, yet highly complex timepiece that reflects a real look and feel of a traditional watch. This is echoed in all aspects of the design, from the circular bezel to the premium finishing and buckles. With the Gear S3, we have integrated tradition and technology to deliver a truly intelligent smartwatch.”
The Gear S3 is also compatible with most third-party 22mm watch bands so consumers can easily personalize their watch to match any outfit or special occasion. The Gear S3 meets IP68 standards for water resistance and offers military-level durability so consumers can get through their day, regardless of weather conditions.The Gear S3’s signature rotating bezel has been enhanced with new features. Without touching the screen, users can accept or reject a call or snooze an alarm. In addition, by writing on the display, messages will automatically convert to texts. Users can also create short reminders and to-do lists to manage even the most hectic schedules with the Reminders application. The built-in GPS functionality enables users to accurately monitor their daily fitness activities while the Alti/barometer and Speedometer allow users to track everything from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, distance traveled and speed.
For the first time ever on a smartwatch, the Samsung Knox Tizen Wearable SDK will be available to third-parties, enabling management capabilities and the development of customized applications for Samsung’s wearable ecosystem. With the Samsung Knox security platform, the Gear S3 will enable broader enterprise business opportunities.