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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active vs Gear S3 Frontier

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Product Image Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
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Brand Samsung Samsung
Category Smartwatch Smartwatch

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Release April, 2019 November, 2016
Device Name Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Samsung Gear S3 frontier
Device Type Sports Smartwatch Smartwatch
Ideal for (Gender) Both Men & Women
Device Model Black (SM-R500NZKAXAR), Green (SM-R500NZGAXAR), Rose Gold (SM-R500NZDAXAR), Silver (R500NZSAXAR) SM-R760NDAAXAR
Box Items Watch, Two Size Silicone Straps, Wireless Charger, Quick Start Guide Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, Band Strap, Wireless Charging Dock / Display, Stand, Quick Start Guide, User Manual
Predecessor Samsung Gear Sport


Shape Circular Circular
Case Dimensions 39.5 x 39.5 x 10.5 mm (1.56 x 1.56 x 0.41 in) 49 x 46 x 12.9 mm (1.93x1.81x0.51 in)
Case/Bezel Aluminium Stainless Steel 316L
Strap Material Silicone Active Silicon
Strap/Band Size 20mm
Replaceable Band Yes
Weight 25g (0.88oz) (Without Strap) 63 g (2.22 oz), without bands
IP Rating IP68 IP68 - Water and Dust Resistant
Water Resistance 5ATM, up to 50 meters dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
Colors Black (SM-R500NZKAXAR), Green (SM-R500NZGAXAR), Rose Gold (SM-R500NZDAXAR), Silver (R500NZSAXAR) Silver
Other Information Rotating bezel


Type Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Screen Size 1.1 Inch 1.3 inches, 10.8 cm2
Screen Resolution 360 x 360 Pixels 360 x 360 pixels
Pixel Density 302 PPI 278 ppi
Multi Touch Yes Yes
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass SR+


Operating System Tizen-based wearable OS 4.0 Tizen 2.3.2
Chipset Samsung Exynos 9 Dual 9110 Exynos 7270
CPU Exynos Dual-core 1.15 GHz, 64 Bit Dual-core 1.0 GHz, 64Bit
GPU ARM Mali-T720


RAM 768 MB 768MB
Internal Memory 4GB 4GB
SD Card Slot No No

Cellular Network

Technology No No
Bands No No
Speed No No

Activity Tracker

Distance Yes Yes
Heart Rate Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Consumption Yes
Sleep Yes


Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
WiFi Wi-Fi b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC Yes Yes
Radio No No


Touch Yes Yes
Watchface Customizable Digital, Analog, Custom
Voice Command Yes Yes
Personal Assistant Bixby S-Voice
Smartphone Compatibility Android 5+, iOS 9.0+ Android, iPhone
Smartphone Companion App Galaxy Wearable (Samsung Gear) App Samsung Gear


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


Accelerometer Yes Yes
Gyro Yes Yes
Heart Rate Yes Yes
Light Yes Yes
Compass/Magnetometer - -
Vibration/Haptics engine Yes Yes
Other Sensors Barometer -


Speaker Yes Yes
Microphone Yes Yes


Battery Type Galaxy Wearable (Samsung Gear)
Capacity 230mAh Li-Ion 380 mAh
Battery Life Up to 2 Days Up to 3 days
Standby - -
Talk-Time - -
Wireless Charging WPC based wireless charging Qi
Charging Time -
Quick Charging - -

Additional Features

Language Multilingual
App Store Tizen Gear App Store -
Builtin Payment Service Samsung Pay Samsung Pay
Bluetooth Music Yes Yes
Other Features MIL-STD-810G Military Grade -

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