The Samsung Gear S3
Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award    
Price $350 List
$268.99 at Amazon
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$174.99 at Amazon
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Pros Easy to use, great display, impressive battery lifeFantastic display, tons of fitness tracking features, smart functionsEasy to use, great display, best variety of trackable workoutsStylish, great display, comprehensive fitness trackingSmaller than the S3, waterproof, great for fitness tracking
Cons Giant bezel, could have more smart functionsPricey, so-so battery lifeSlow to charge, limited app compatibilityUnimpressive battery life, app compatibility could be betterNo built-in speaker, reduced set of smart functions
Bottom Line If you don’t mind the rather ostentatious size, this is one of the best watches we have seen so farIf you want a top-notch watch to pair with your iOS device, then this is the right wearable for youGreat for Samsung phones, pleasing aesthetics, almost the bestIt’s hard to do better than the Active2 if you don’t have an iPhone, especially if you like a slimmer watchFor those that found the flagship Gear S3 to cumbersome, the Gear Sport is a smaller version that focused more on fitness tracking than smart functions
Rating Categories Samsung Galaxy Watch Apple Watch Series 5 Samsung Gear S3 Samsung Galaxy... Samsung Gear Sport
Ease Of Use (30%)
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Display (20%)
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Specs Samsung Galaxy Watch Apple Watch Series 5 Samsung Gear S3 Samsung Galaxy... Samsung Gear Sport
Water Resistant Up to 50 meters 5 ATM IP68 + MIL-STD-810G 5 ATM 5 ATM
GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NFC (Android, Apple, Samsung, or Fitbit Pay) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HR Monitor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display 30mm or 33mm AMOLED 40mm or 44mm diagonal LTPO OLED Retina display 1.3 inch fullcolor AMOLED 44mm (1.4") or 40mm (1.2") 1.2 inch full color AMOLED
Resolution 360x360 324x394
368x448
360x360, 278 ppi 360 x 360 360x360
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Built-in Speaker Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Other sensors Accelerometer
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Electrical heart sensor
Fall detection
Barometric altimeter
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Ambient light
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Barometer
Ambient Light
Accelerometer
Gyro
Barometer
Ambient Light
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Barometer
Ambient Light
Processor Exynos 9110 Dual core 1.15GHz 64-bit dual-core S5 processor Samsung Exynos 7270 Dual-core 1.0 GHz Dual core 1.15GHz Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A7
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