Samsung Gear S3 Frontier drops below $200 in new Amazon deal

Deals on new and refurbished versions of Samsung's smartwatch
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If you've been after a big Samsung smartwatch but the new Galaxy Watch is still a bit too pricey for you, Amazon has got a very good deal on its predecessor the Gear S3.

The Gear S3 Frontier, which is the sportier version of the S3 is more than $100 off with the watch dropping to $219.95 for the US version. The international version, which doesn't come with a warranty, is even cheaper at $197.98 and there's also a refurbished version available for $194.59.

It's a 46mm watch so matches the size of the biggest Galaxy Watch model. In terms of features, you're getting an Android and iOS-friendly smartwatch that runs on Samsung's own Tizen OS. It packs a 1.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, built-in GPS, a heart rate monitor, an integrated microphone and speaker and that signature rotating bezel. You can also expect around 3-4 days battery life so you won't be charging it every night.

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In terms of the big things you're missing out on from buying the newer Samsung Galaxy watches, you're not getting a fully waterproof design, swim tracking and some extra exercise tracking modes. If you can live without jumping in the water with your watch, there's still a lot to like about the Gear S3 Frontier.

In our Gear S3 review, we praised its design, battery performance and improving S Health performance. We did knock it for the disappointing app support and that lack of waterproofing, but overall it's still a decent smartwatch despite launching in 2016.

At $200, you can essentially pick this older smartwatch up for the same price as the incoming Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and swimproof design aside, still offers great value for money.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier drops below $200 in new Amazon deal

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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