In January, we looked during the initial 4 character options of watch bands for a Gear S3 from Strap Studio. Strap Studio is an central Designed for Samsung partner and only launched 3 new rope styles with a same reasonable $39 price.
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Strap Studio reached out to see if we wanted to exam a new Field, Kvadrat, and Essex styles. A week later, all 11 accessible colors in these new 3 styles arrived for testing. In sequence to make certain we tested any tone and style, I’ve spent a final month swapping bands on a daily basement to coordinate with my garments and events.
The new Strap Studio bands come in a following styles and colors. All of a bands are 125 x 80mm in length with a projection distance of 22mm. They work with a Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic.
- Field: Gray, red, navy blue, trench, and black colors. Trench is a light tan/khaki color. The Field style is combined with domestic reward weave from Italy. The stitching on any rope matches a tone of a rope so it blends in. All colors have PVD black buckles with twin stylish loops that reason a sour finish of a tag opposite a rest of a band. It was rather formidable to use a easy change pins to barter to a Field bands given there is not many of a opening as a element takes adult many of a 22mm projection opening. Over time, it was easier to barter in a Field band, though there is really a bit of mangle in period.
- Kvadrat: Grey, beige, and orange colors. The Kvadrat style is another done of weave material, this time imagining from Denmark. Leather is also integrated into a securing complement with leather lined opening and twin leather loops on any band, in black and creamy colors. The hardness is some-more conspicuous with a pointed gingham coming that is many conspicuous on a Kvadrat Grey rope that has black and white highlights. Stainless steel buckles are benefaction on a Kvadrat bands.
- Essex: Chestnut, brown, and black colors. The Essex style is assembled from Horween leather from Chicago. The leather smells fantastic, is soothing and movable on a wrist, and is thick so it will final for years. Horween leather develops a patina over time and we can’t wait to see what these bands demeanour like after extended use. PVD black buckles are used on a Essex collection with twin leather loops. Basic stitching is benefaction to secure in a easy change sping bar complement and this character is a easiest of a 3 new styles to barter out quickly.
All 3 new styles are labelled during $39 each. we would adore to see a squeeze choice for mixed rope orders, something like 3 bands for $100, given it is really formidable to select only a singular band. You also accept giveaway worldwide smoothness for orders of $100 or more.
Quality and design
All bands are palm sewn and done with reward textiles and leather from Italy, Denmark, and Chicago. The Samsung open bar complement is enclosed so it only takes seconds to switch out bands and be on your way. Simple insert on finish of a pin into a hollow and a slip down a tip finish regulating a accessible push on a top pin to pierce a rope into position and recover a push for final close in.
Buckles are done of immaculate steel and PVD. PVD (physical fog deposition) is a cloaking routine and in this box adds a black tone over immaculate steel material.
In sequence for a association to insert a Designed for Samsung trademark to a product, it signs adult to be a partner with Samsung and follows a routine for authorisation to use a logo. When we see this trademark on products, we can trust that Samsung has approved a product compatability with Samsung’s compared product.
Daily use experiences
The Seta Grey band we purchased late final year was my favorite style, until this new collection arrived. It is tough not to adore a demeanour and feel of a soothing Horween leather on a Essex, though a Kvadrat offers a singular select demeanour to your Gear S3 too. For some reason, we positively adore a twin loop demeanour of a Field models too and a confidant colors with sporty demeanour are good for summer time use outside.
My Gear S3 Frontier is used some-more than my Apple Watch in vast partial since of these illusory Strap Studio bands. They are so stylish, attractive, and gentle that they make my Gear S3 Frontier some-more profitable as a smartwatch.
Every one of a bands we tested was intensely gentle and looked great. As we mentioned above, a Field array is a bit worse to barter out during first, though breaks in over time and is easier to barter regulating a easy change pin system.
If we have a Gear S3 Frontier or Classic, afterwards we rarely suggest we cruise one, or more, of these bands. They demeanour illusory and are of a top peculiarity we have knowledge on a watch band. They are pretty labelled for such peculiarity and pattern and a toughest choice we will have to make is to confirm that character and tone we wish to wear with your Gear S3.