Samsung Gear S vs Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Samsung Gear S Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes YesBoth show estimated calories burned
Sleep Yes YesBoth can track your sleep
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes YesBoth have heart rate tracking
Distance Yes YesBoth track your running/walking distance
Steps Yes YesBoth track and count your steps
Stairs / Floors No YesSamsung Gear S3 Frontier has built-in altimeter for elevation feature
Exercise Tagging No YesOnly Samsung Gear S3 Frontier provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach Yes NoSamsung Gear S provides real time fitness coaching
Goal Setting No YesSet and keep your own daily or weekly goals with Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
Inactivity Alertn/a YesSamsung Gear S3 Frontier helps you stay active with inactivity alert

Additional Features

GPS Yes YesBoth have integrated GPS modules
Glonass No Yes
Navigation No YesSamsung Gear S3 Frontier has onboard GPS navigation
Compassn/a NoBoth don't have a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders No YesSamsung Gear S3 Frontier has a reminder option
Stopwatch Yes YesBoth have stopwatch
Music Playbackn/a YesOnly Samsung Gear S3 Frontier offers phone-free music
Weather No Yes*Weather forecast
Voice commands No Yes
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes YesBoth show smartphone notifications
Caller ID Yes YesBoth show caller ID notification
Music Control Yes YesBoth allow control smartphone music player
Call Controln/a YesSamsung Gear S3 Frontier allows you control phone calls
Camera Controln/a YesSamsung Gear S3 Frontier has a smartphone's remote control function
Find Phonen/a YesSamsung Gear S3 Frontier allows you to locate your phone


Durationn/a3 days
Battery Typen/aRechargeable Battery
Wireless Charging No Yes

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance No Yes
Waterproof No No
IP Ratingn/aIP68
Weight67 grams63 gramsSamsung Gear S3 Frontier is 4.0 g lighter

User Interface

Display YesAMOLED
Display Sizen/a1,3 inches
Screen Resolution n/a 360 × 360 pixels
Color Displayn/a Yes
Touch Screenn/a Yes
Gorilla glass No Yes*Specialized toughened glass: thin, light and damage-resistant


Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS No YesSamsung Gear S3 Frontier can connect with iPhones or iPads
OS X/Mac No NoBoth don't compatible MAC OS X devices
Windows Phone No NoBoth don't compatible with Windows Phone devices
Windows No NoBoth don't have a find phone feature
Web Portal No NoBoth don't have online web portal option
Social Featuresn/a NoBoth don't have social features


Bluetooth Yes YesBoth have Bluetooth data transfer technology
Wi-Fi Yes YesBoth have built-in Wi-Fi wireless connection
NFC No YesOnly Samsung Gear S3 Frontier has NFC (Near Field Communication)
ANT+ No NoBoth don't provide ANT+ wireless technology
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