The Samsung Gear S3 is getting a makeover for the Baselworld 2017 event
The Samsung Gear S3 is one of the leading smartwatches around today.
Samsung’s flagship smartwatch is available in two different editions, Frontier and Classic, offering a bright and colourful screen, improved battery life, and GPS tracking for better fitness tracking.
Now, the device is about to get even more impressive thanks to a luxury upgrade from Samsung.
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SAMSUNG has revealed it's new Gear S3 Classic and Frontier smartwatches at the IFA consumer technology show, in Berlin.
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Samsung's new Gear S3 Classic and Frontier smartwatch
The company has revealed three new concept devices based on the Gear S3 at the Baselworld event in Switzerland this week.
The new releases were built in collaboration with Swiss-based luxury watch designer Yvan Arpa, who worked with Samsung on the original Gear S3 Frontier and S3 Classic.
The concepts include an “updated take” on the original Gear S3, sporting a premium finish and design with luxury materials.
There is also a classic pocket watch concept which blends the Gear S3’s technological know-how with traditional design.
Finally, for horological traditionalists, there is a device which at first glance is a normal Gear S3, but upon closer inspection is actually an analogue watch.
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One of the new concepts is a Gear S3-infused pocket watch
This Gear S3 concept is designed to look like a smartwatch, but is in reality a low-tech version
Unfortunately, the devices remain concept for the time being, with Samsung not planning to release any of the three at any time.
Instead, the company hopes that the devices will show what is possible when blending two highly-detailed industries.
“We understand that a watch is more than just a time keeper, it caters to personal style and interests. The Gear S3 takes convenience, style and innovation to the next level, while retaining a commitment to quality craftsmanship,” said Samsung’s Younghee Lee.
“The Gear S3 is more than just a smartwatch, it is a beautifully designed watch that puts a timeless spin on the smartwatch category, crafted for both watch aficionados and tech enthusiasts.”
Even without the new luxury options, the Samsung Gear S3 remains a hugely impressive smartwatch device.
Frontier has been designed to act as both a fitness-minded watch, as well as a leisure wearable.
Meanwhile, the Classic variation “pays homage to the minimalist, elegant style found in the most iconic timepieces,” according to Samsung.
Express.co.uk was extremely impressed with the device, calling the device, “a superb smartwatch”, although the high price remains an issue – you can read our full review here.