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Samsung Gear S3 update makes it easier to do things on your wrist

Samsung Gear S3 update makes it easier to do things on your wrist

The smartwatch market is a curious one. On the one hand, you are seeing more and more new models coming out, mostly from fashion brands and accessory makers rather than manufacturers. On the other hand, there hasn’t exactly been any major progress on the platforms themselves, especially lesser known ones like the Tizen OS used on the Samsung Gear smartwatches. That changes slightly today as Samsung pushes out an update for the Gear S3 that, while not a complete overhaul, promises to make life easier for the smartwatch’s owners.

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Samsung Gear S4 release to battle Apple Watch : Report

Samsung Gear S4 release to battle Apple Watch : Report

This week the folks at Samsung revealed the Galaxy Note 8 and are tipped to release a new Samsung Gear watch in the near future. A report released earlier today suggests that Samsung will launch a brand new smartwatch during IFA 2017. This event will likely happen during the event series in a Samsung-centric event in Berlin.

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Galaxy Note 8’s event companion device just leaked

Galaxy Note 8’s event companion device just leaked

The next Samsung event is all but guaranteed to be home to the Galaxy Note 8 - but that's not all. Today we've got word that the next Samsung wearable device - a perfect companion for the Galaxy Note 8, as it were - just passed through the FCC. This comes not long after the same device passed Bluetooth certification, meaning - or at least indicating - that it's right on the verge of being revealed by Samsung in full.

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Gear S3 Frontier Special Edition sports TUMI band and watch face

Gear S3 Frontier Special Edition sports TUMI band and watch face

Samsung has unveiled a special edition version of its Gear S3 Frontier, one made in collaboration with brand TUMI. This special version of the Frontier sports both a TUMI watch band and watch face, the combination of which gives it a classy, premium look. Despite its premium look, though, Samsung says this watch is durable and able to handle your various adventures...as long as those adventures don't exceed a MIL-STD 810G level of extremeness.

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Gear S2, S3 gets its own GameBoy emulator

Gear S2, S3 gets its own GameBoy emulator

Why should Android Wear get all the emulation fun? Maybe because it is much older and, being Android, already has a number of emulators available. That, however, hasn't stopped an rather ardent developer and possibly huge GameBoy fan from doing something similar for Tizen. Yes, that Linux-based operating system running on Samsung's Smart TVs and smartwatches. Yes, you can now play GameBoy and GameBoy Color titles on your Gear S2 or Gear S3, if you're up for the challenge.

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Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch gets a new serving of apps

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch gets a new serving of apps

With all the recent coverage surrounding new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches, it might have been to easy to forget that neither Android Wear nor Apple watchOS are the only game in town. To reminds consumers that there is a third strongest smartwatch platform, Samsung is announcing a few new key partnerships for its Gear S3 smartwatch and the apps that come with them. From health to navigation to entertainment, the new Gear S3 apps assure fans that, yes, Samsung is still playing in this court.

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Samsung Gear smartwatches iPhone compatible with release of new apps

Samsung Gear smartwatches iPhone compatible with release of new apps

Is 2017 going to be the year that Apple and Samsung finally start playing nice together? Apple is opening its first retail store in Samsung's home of South Korea, and now Samsung's Gear line of wearables have their own iOS apps. Ok, so maybe playing nice is still out of the picture, but at the least the latter means owners of the Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit 2 can use their devices with an iPhone if they prefer.

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Samsung Gear S3, Pay works on LG V20, not on Google Pixel

Samsung Gear S3, Pay works on LG V20, not on Google Pixel

Last week, Samsung gave Android fans an early Christmas gift. Or rather, it gave them one less reason not to buy its Gear S3 smartwatch for this holiday season. It has made the smartwatch compatible with other Android smartphones outside of its own Galaxy line and, with it, made Samsung Pay also available. Sadly, it seems that not everyone was invited to Samsung’s party, with the Google Pixel, one of the hottest phones this year, left out in the cold. The LG V20 from Samsung’s rival, however, is in.

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Samsung Gear S3 supports Samsung Pay on any Android phone

Samsung Gear S3 supports Samsung Pay on any Android phone

The Samsung Gear S3, Samsung's latest smartwatch device, is now available in the US and UK, and, as you'd expect, it features support for Samsung Pay, the company's own mobile payments service, along with features including LTE connectivity, GPS, and a heart-rate sensor. But it seems Samsung has been saving a little surprise for the Gear S3's launch: the watch will support Samsung Pay even if it's paired with a non-Samsung Android smartphone.

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Samsung Gear S3 pre-order and release details revealed

Samsung Gear S3 pre-order and release details revealed

Those of you who have been waiting since August to get your hands on Samsung's Gear S3 will soon get your chance. Samsung has announced pre-order and availability details for the Gear S3 today, revealing that the smartwatch will make it store shelves later this month. Pre-orders open up on November 6 as well - just three days from today.

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Samsung Gear S3 hands-on: Samsung Pay, LTE, rugged smartwatch

Samsung Gear S3 hands-on: Samsung Pay, LTE, rugged smartwatch

If you've got a Galaxy Note 7 in your pocket then the perfect accompaniment is a Samsung Gear S3 on your wrist, at least that's the argument the smartphone behemoth is making ahead of the Apple Watch 2. Launched at IFA 2016 today, the Gear S3 builds on Samsung's earlier Tizen wearables with a more distinctive and tougher design, the option of integrated LTE connectivity, and the convenience of Samsung Pay to leave your purse or wallet (and, for that matter, your Galaxy phone) at home.

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