Wearables & Gadgets

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch now available for pre-order in Canada

Samsung’s newest premium Tizen-powered smartwatches — the Gear S3 Classic and rugged Gear S3 Frontier — are now available for pre-order at Best Buy Canada for $469.99 CAD, with a release date of November 18, 2016.

Both models being sold feature a speaker, GPS, heart rate monitor and 1.3-inch display. The watches listed do not support LTE, though a LTE-enabled variant is being produced by the company, and will likely hit other markets.

Samsung stated at the wearable’s launch that it should get up to three or four days of life from its 380mAh battery. Also under the hood is a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor, 4GB of internal memory and 768MB of RAM.

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Additionally, the new smartwatches are compatible with third-party 22mm standard watch bands, giving them added value as a fashionable accessory.

The S3 line’s predecessors, the Samsung Gear S2 and Samsung Gear S2 Classic, are currently priced at $319.99 and $369.99 respectively at Best Buy Canada.

Related: Samsung announces water resistant Gear S3 smartwatch with GPS and LTE support

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