Written by Emmie

Samsung Gear S3 vs. Samsung Gear Sport

The Samsung Gear S3 and the Samsung Gear sport both have a heart rate and GPS sensor. Both smartwatches measure your activities and display smartphone notifications. They differ in size and how waterproof they are. The Gear Sport is 12 grams lighter and 1,2 millimeters thinner than the S3, making it more sleek. Good news for swimmers: you can take a dive with the Gear Sport since it's fully waterproof (5ATM compared to IP68 for the Gear S3) and the option to select swimming as a sport profile.

Samsung Gear S3

  • Integrated heart rate sensor
  • Receives incoming calls and messages
  • Doesn't have an integrated music player

Samsung Gear Sport

  • Integrated heart rate sensor
  • Has a sports mode suitable for swimming
  • The smartwatch is compatible with Spotify and has an integrated music player.
  • You smartphone has to be connected to the smartwatch in order for you to make phone calls.

Similarities and differences

Samsung Gear S3 Samsung Gear Sport
Heart rate sensor V V
Integrated gps sensor V V
Measures steps, sleep, and calories burned V V
Measures distance and speed V V
Shows smartphone notifications V V
Water resistance IP68 5ATM
Battery capacity 380mAh 300mAh
Weight and dimensions 62 grams, 1,29 cm thick 50 grams, 1,160 cm thick
Color Black Black, Blue
Bluetooth version 4.2 4.2

Conclusion

As far as specifications go, the Gear Sport and Gear S3 are very similar. They have the same sensors and smartphone compatibility. If you're looking for a Gear model to use during your workout, I would recommend the Gear Sport. This watch is smaller, sleek, and even more comfortable to wear during a workout, without having to sacrifice much when it comes to battery capacity. If you like to swim, the Gear sport has another advantage. Thanks to the 5ATM IP rating and the possibility to select the swimming mode, you get to enjoy this watch during your swimming workouts. Are you looking for a smartwatch to use as an extension of your phone, and secondly to track your activities with? This makes the Gear S3 an excellent choice.


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