Samsung adds LTE connectivity to the Gear S3 Classic smartwatch

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Samsung offers LTE connectivity to the Gear S3 Conventional smartwatch

Tags: Samsung, Samsung Gear S3 Classic, Tizen, wearables

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Samsung has launched a model new mannequin of its Gear S3 Conventional smartwatch, endowing the Tizen-powered timepiece with 4G LTE connectivity. The addition of LTE offers Conventional the similar cell broadband capabilities as its sibling, the Gear S3 Frontier.

The announcement comes merely days sooner than Samsung’s best launch of the 12 months, its Unpacked event introducing the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Aside from the addition of the model new radio, nonetheless, not lots has modified about this wearable — targeted at consumers in the hunt for a further traditional-looking gadget. It bears repeating that every Gear S3 fashions run Samsung’s proprietary Tizen working system, and by no means the Android Placed on platform found on most smartwatches not made by Apple.

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That doesn’t make for lessened compatibility, though: it’s compliant with every Android and iOS devices.

Samsung was not specific about launch nor pricing particulars: that data would come immediately from the U.S. carriers who will most likely be stocking the upgraded S3 Conventional, it talked about in a press launch.