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Leaving a phone behind: Running with a Apple Watch Series 3 and Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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The Apple Watch is a best smartwatch for iPhone owners and a Gear S3 is a best smartwatch for Android smartphone users.

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LTE on a smartwatch will kill a little battery quickly, though runners conclude a reserve net that allows them to call for assistance while regulating though a phone.

Samsung’s Gear S3 Frontier launched in Nov 2016 and has been my nearby consistent messenger while regulating and fishing. T-Mobile DIGITS done a Gear S3 even some-more profitable with my possess series benefaction when job or texting from a watch.

CNET: Samsung Gear S3 review

I was not formulation to buy a new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, though happened to be tighten to an Apple Store final Saturday and couldn’t resist. I’ve taken it and my Gear S3 Frontier out regulating a integrate of times and offer a following experiences.

CNET: Apple Watch Series 3 review

As we settled in my January post where we attempted regulating a Gear S3 Frontier with my iPhone 7 Plus, that while this is one Samsung device that works with iOS, a Apple Watch is a best smartwatch for iPhone owners and a Gear S3 is a best smartwatch for Android smartphone users.

The Gear S3 Frontier requires a Samsung Galaxy or other Android smartphone or an iPhone to set up. The Apple Watch Series 3 requires an iPhone to set it up. Neither smartwatch can be taken out of a box and used though initial joining to a phone. With that out of a way, let’s see how these dual smartwatches perform with no phone connected.


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Head-to-head performance

After contrast several functions and tasks on both a Apple Watch Series 3 and Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, here is how these dual smoke-stack adult in capability though a approach phone Bluetooth connection.

I now have both of these smartwatches connected to my comment as T-Mobile DIGITS inclination and my phone series showed adult when job and texting from both so a T-Mobile DIGITS functionality works perfectly.

Apple settled that streaming Apple Music calm will be entrance with an updated this fall. You can't play song around a orator on a Apple Watch as a Bluetooth headset is required. It’s good to have a ability to play song with a watch orator on my Gear S3 late during night when we wish both ears listening for my possess safety. The orator is adequate for running.

While on my latest exam run, we ran for only over 15 mins and achieved exam calls and texts for about 12 minutes, approximately 5 mins of job on any watch. Audio was excellent on both watches and my mother pronounced we sounded fine, though a clarity was a bit improved on a Gear S3. we was in a really diseased T-Mobile coverage area so it was indeed a bit startling to have both watches trigger and accept calls too.

Both watches perform good for job though a phone. The Apple Watch requires your iPhone to be on and connected, that it expected is during home charging if it is not on your run with you.














































GPS tracking with both watches was accurate and heart rate monitoring was comparable. If we use Apple’s Workout app, we have singular entrance to your GPS run data, that is because we always use Runkeeper on a Apple Watch. Samsung Health is good for a Gear S3 Frontier, generally with a extended support for many services. we use Samsung Health’s app and can afterwards see all of my GPS run information in other services though a problem. You can also use several Under Armour apps for aptness tracking.

There are now dual good choices for connected smartwatches to use while regulating and while we won’t spend hours articulate on a phone, both a Apple Watch Series 3 and Samsung Gear S3 offer a reserve net when we run. You also won’t skip that critical call or text, unless your iPhone is dead.

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