Samsung Electronics today announced the official launch of the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch. At initial launch, the Gear S3 will be available in South Korea and will roll out in additional markets worldwide including Australia, Dubai, France, Germany, Singapore, U.K., and U.S. starting on November 18.
Gear S3will be available in two designs – the rugged Gear S3 frontier and the modern, sleek Gear S3 classic.
Samsung Pay on the Gear S3
The Gear S3 features Samsung Pay and is the first wearable with MST payment capabilities, meaning consumers can tap or swipe their credit or debit card and make secure mobile payments from their wrist. At launch, Samsung Pay on the Gear S3 will be available in the U.S., Australia and Singapore.
Providing ultimate convenience and superior functionality, Samsung will introduce LTE support on the Gear S3 frontier in South Korea, U.S., and select countries. With wireless network connectivity, users will be able to receive texts, emails and alerts even when their phone isn’t nearby.