It breaks down data into light, deep and REM sleep, as well as a total of your sleep patterns. It has a woman's health section too for monitoring menstrual cycles, and its effects on your fitness. Controversially, Samsung opted to decrease the capacity of the battery in the Galaxy Watch 3 compared to the original device.
Instead, you should expect around two to three days of use from the Galaxy Watch 3. On average, we found the Galaxy Watch 3 would recharge from empty to full in around two and a half hours. We hope to test that device, and update this review with that information, soon. For charging, you get a charging pad included in the box, and the device is also compatible with Qi wireless chargers if you want to get a couple more to place around your home or work. You can also charge the device from certain recent Samsung phones too using the Wireless PowerShare feature.
Just stick your smartwatch on the back of a compatible phone and it'll slowly juice up when you're in a pinch. We used this on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and we found it charged the Galaxy Watch 3, but it was nowhere near as fast as a Qi charger.
If you like that idea, this is the watch to get. The Galaxy Watch 3 is a gorgeous-looking smartwatch, with a sharp and vivid display that can compete with all top-end devices. In addition to being a great general-use watch, the Galaxy Watch 3 is full of fantastic health features, such as automatic tracking for workouts, and supports a huge variety of workouts. If you want both a smart wrist companion and a health tracker, this is it. If you want a long-lasting device, you may want to look elsewhere.
If you need these features from the get-go, you may want to look elsewhere. James is Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets.
James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. North America. Home Reviews Wearables. TechRadar Verdict. Two-minute review The best smartwatch might now be an Apple Watch 7 but the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is still well worth your time and consideration.
Image 1 of 3. Image 2 of 3. Image 3 of 3. Image 1 of 2. Image 2 of 2. You want a great-looking smartwatch The Galaxy Watch 3 is a gorgeous-looking smartwatch, with a sharp and vivid display that can compete with all top-end devices.
You want a strong health companion In addition to being a great general-use watch, the Galaxy Watch 3 is full of fantastic health features, such as automatic tracking for workouts, and supports a huge variety of workouts. James Peckham. Its twistable bezel was an ingenious and effective way to control the built-in apps and the watch itself was just the right size — elegant, but big enough to be clear and easily legible.
To be fair, the size increase is partly because Samsung has added standard 22mm strap fittings, so you can now attach any standard band. That has a dramatic effect on stamina. We got nearly four days of regular operation between charges — with the screen in auto-timeout mode and GPS disabled — and then a further 24 hours of use in power saving mode before the battery finally conked out and we had to pop the thing back onto its wireless charging stand.
Buy the Samsung Gear S3 now from Samsung. As mentioned above, the Gear S3 comes in two flavours, dubbed "Classic" and "Frontier". I tried the Frontier, and I have to say it looks the part. The buttons are knurled for easy grip, and the bezel turns with a light clicking action, just like on a diving watch.
And this is no cosmetic feature. On that note, I should mention what a great screen it is. We found this worked pretty well. From turning the feature on, it took around a minute and a half to get a fix on our position, and as we circuited our local park it did a good job of tracking our path, accurately showing little detours and coming up with a very believable estimate of distance covered.
It struggled more in built-up areas, though, where GPS satellites are a bit harder to keep in view. As we walked around central London, the Gear S3 seemed to think we were in the habit of taking shortcuts through the corners of buildings. Another new addition is a built-in loudspeaker. But at home it can be genuinely useful, saving you the bother of rummaging for your phone when an incoming call starts to ring.
The optical heart-rate monitor keeps tabs on your resting heart rate throughout the day and delivers continuous tracking during exercise sessions. As a smartwatch, the Gear S3 handles the basics well. You can pair it with any modern Android smartphone via the Samsung Gear app, and this is a very good thing. Incoming notifications stack up at the left of the watch face — you can swipe or twist the bezel to view them.
Where the Gear S3 does impress is in its fitness features.
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