The Gear S3 (or, rather, a variant of it) may be called the Gear S3 Frontier when it launches, as Samsung's filed a trademark for the moniker, but just what would an active, ruggedized smartwatch offer over the competition? My colleagues over at SamMobile have received an exclusive on just what consumers can expect for Samsung's next-generation wearable.
The Gear S3 Frontier will offer 1) an altimeter that measure altitude by the hour and plot it on a graph with both an x and y axis as long as an active internet connection is maintained; 2) a barometer will provide atmospheric pressure, weather changes, and alert users in real time as weather conditions worsen in the event of a storm or windy time period; 3) a speedometer that measures distance, exercise time, and speed -- which will come in handy for mountain bikers, runner, and even swimmers. The Gear S3 will have IP68 water and dust resistance in this regard, and, considering that Samsung's latest Gear Fit2 features the Korean giant's very own developed bioprocessor, we can predict that the Gear S3 will have the same processor as well.
The importance of Samsung's bioprocessor can't be overstated: the new bioprocessor allows athletes who want to do alternative exercises to walking and running (climbing, cycling, hiking, and crunches, for example), meaning that even swimmers will be able to take advantage of this wearable to keep track of laps -- something that the recently announced Misfit Speedo Shine 2 can do, too.
This is all we have for now, but keep it tuned to Smartwatch.me as we continue to dig deep and bring you the latest on what Samsung has up its sleeve next.