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Garmin Fenix 3 vs Samsung Gear S3 Frontier vs Samsung Gear S3 Classic


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General

  • Release
    January 5, 2015 November, 2016 November, 2016
  • Device Name
    Garmin Fenix 3 Samsung Gear S3 frontier Samsung Gear S3 classic
  • Device Type
    Fitness GPS Smartwatch Smartwatch Smartwatch
  • Device Model
    010-01338-05 (silver with red band), 010-01338-00 (grey with black band) SM-R760NDAAXAR SM-R770NZSAXAR
  • Box Items
    Fēnix 3, USB charging/data cable, AC adapter, Quick start manual Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, Band Strap, Wireless Charging Dock / Display, Stand, Quick Start Guide, User Manual Gear S3 classic, Band Strap, Wireless Charging Dock, Quick Start Guide, User Manual
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Body

  • Shape
    Circular Circular Circular
  • Case Dimensions
    51 x 51 x 15.5 mm 49 x 46 x 12.9 mm (1.93x1.81x0.51 in) 49 x 46 x 12.9 mm (1.93 x 1.81 x 0.51 in)
  • Case/Bezel
    Case: Fiber-reinforced polymer, Bezel: Stainless steel Stainless Steel 316L Stainless Steel 316L
  • Strap Material
    Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Active Silicon Classic Leather, Rubber
  • Strap/Band Size
    26 mm
  • Replaceable Band
    Yes, QuickFit™
  • Weight
    82 g 63 g (2.22 oz), without bands 59 g (2.08 oz)
  • IP Rating
    - IP68 - Water and Dust Resistant IP68 - Water and Dust Resistant
  • Water Resistance
    10 ATM (100 meters) dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes Dust/Water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Colors
    010-01338-05 (silver with red band), 010-01338-00 (grey with black band) Silver Silver
  • Other Information
    - Rotating bezel

Display

  • Type
    Sunlight readable Garmin Chroma Display Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
  • Screen Size
    1.2 Inch (30.4 mm) 1.3 inches, 10.8 cm2 1.3 inches, 10.8 cm2
  • Screen Resolution
    218 x 218 pixels 360 x 360 pixels 360 x 360 pixels
  • Pixel Density
    - 278 ppi 278 ppi
  • Multi Touch
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Screen Protection
    Domed glass Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ Corning Gorilla Glass SR+

Platform

  • Operating System
    Garmin Connect IQ Tizen 2.3.2 Tizen 2.3.2
  • Chipset
    - Exynos 7270 Exynos 7270
  • CPU
    - Dual-core 1.0 GHz, 64Bit Dual-core 1.0 GHz
  • GPU
    - ARM Mali-T720 ARM Mali-T720

Memory

  • RAM
    - 768MB 768MB
  • Internal Memory
    32 MB 4GB 4GB
  • SD Card Slot
    - No No

Cellular Network

  • Technology
    No No No
  • Bands
    No No No
  • SIM
    No No No
  • Speed
    No No No

Activity Tracker

  • Distance
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Heart Rate
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Steps
    Yes Yes Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
    Yes 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS
    GPS + GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • WiFi
    Yes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • NFC
    No Yes Yes
  • USB
    No No No
  • Radio
    No No No

Control

  • Touch
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Watchface
    Customizable Digital, Analog, Custom Digital, Analog, Custom
  • Voice Command
    - Yes Yes
  • Personal Assistant
    - S-Voice S-Voice
  • Smartphone Compatibility
    iPhone, Android, Windows Android, iPhone Android, iPhone
  • Smartphone Companion App
    Garmin Connect App Samsung Gear Samsung Gear

Notifications

  • Activity Alert
    Yes Yes Yes
  • SMS
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Email
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Incoming Call Alert
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Calendar Reminder
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Weather Forecast
    Yes Yes Yes

Sensors

  • Accelerometer
    Yes Yes Yes
  • Gyro
    - Yes Yes
  • Heart Rate
    Yes Yes No
  • Light
    - Yes Yes
  • Compass/Magnetometer
    Yes - -
  • Vibration/Haptics engine
    - Yes Yes
  • Other Sensors
    Barometric altimeter, Thermometer -

Sound

  • Speaker
    No Yes Yes
  • Microphone
    No Yes Yes

Battery

  • Capacity
    - Li-Ion 380 mAh Li-Ion 380 mAh
  • Battery Life
    Smartwatch mode: Up to 2 weeks, GPS mode: Up to 20 hours Up to 3 days Up to 3 days
  • Standby
    Up to 50 hours - -
  • Talk-Time
    - - -
  • Wireless Charging
    - Qi WPC wireless charging Dock
  • Charging Time
    -
  • Quick Charging
    - - -

Additional Features

  • Language
    English
  • App Store
    Garmin Connect IQ Store - -
  • Builtin Payment Service
    No Samsung Pay Samsung Pay
  • Bluetooth Music
    - Yes Yes
  • Other Features
    - -

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