At an event in Moscow, Samsung has officially launched its Gear S3 smartwatch to consumers in Russia. The Gear S3 is already available for pre-order in the country, however, local consumers can also now order the smartwatch directly from Samsung online and stores. The Gear S3 classic and the Gear S3 frontier (non-LTE) are available for 24 990 ₽ rubles, which is approx ~$410 USD.
The Gear S3 is offered in two variants – the rugged Gear S3 frontier and the modern, sleek Gear S3 classic. Both the Gear S3 frontier and Gear S3 classic feature Samsung’s trademark sleek circular bezel and carefully-crafted details on the watch face. Consumers can customize the watch face and switch the changeable 22mm watch band to fit their personal style. It also supports Always On Watch so the watch face always shows the time instead of automatically fading to black.The Gear S3 is IP68 water and dust resistant, and offers military grade durability. Equipped with a built-in GPS, as well as the S Health, Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps, users can track daily fitness activities and outdoor conditions from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, distance traveled and speed. Additionally, the long-lasting battery can last up to four days on a single charge. Additionally, the Gear S3 supports Samsung Pay and is the first wearable with MST payment capabilities says Samsung.