Samsung Gear S3 tipped to feature an altimeter, barometer, and GPS-based speedometer

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The Galaxy Note7 may be getting all the press coverage now, but come IFA Samsung will have the Gear S3 under the spotlight. Unsurprisingly, details on the next-gen smartwatch have started popping up, and these new bits will certainly grab the attention of the outdoor types.

Apparently, the Gear S3 will feature all sorts of sensors to feed info to those with an active lifestyle. A built-in altimeter will provide data about the current altitude, and also be able to plot a graph of altitude vs. time. The sensor will allow single-tap calibration too, if an Internet connection is present and GPS is enabled.

Samsung Gear S3 tipped to feature an altimeter, barometer, and GPS-based speedometer

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There will also be a barometer sensor with manual calibration, and the Gear S3 will be able to warn you of incoming bad weather, should the atmospheric pressure change by more than 4hPa in a 3-hour time period.

We mentioned GPS, and yes, the Gear S3 will have a GPS receiver built-in so it doesn’t have to rely on a smartphone for that. Fitting the hardware on board has enabled Samsung to implement a speedometer as well, which will give you current and average speed, distance covered, and also keep a log of all previous measurements.

With such an array of activity features built-in, the Gear S3 will be well deserving of its ‘Frontier’ moniker – Samsung has reportedly filed for the ‘Gear S3 Frontier’ trademark with the Korean patent authority.

Source: gsmarena.com

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15 thoughts on “Samsung Gear S3 tipped to feature an altimeter, barometer, and GPS-based speedometer

  1. Anonymous, 14 hours agobattery life?33 days and 4 and half hours….. Enjoy…

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  4. The world first super smartwatch. A true smartwatch flagship killer.

  5. So it’s like the Casio Android smartwatch but with a built in GPS sensor

  6. For me the most important features to have would be Samsung Pay and GPS SOS emergency call and locate. These are features that would make me buy the watch.

  7. Now add simcard and micro SD support.. And then camera and stereo speakers.. Walla.. Who needs a smartphone when you have a smartwatch on your wrist.. Battery life? Just bring a powerbrick and strap it to your arm.. Could be use as a weight for your arm training too.. Fits perfectly for your active lifestyle

  8. Anonymous, 4 hours agoNow add simcard and micro SD support.. And then camera and stereo speakers.. Walla.. Who needs… moreWhy Add…

    Just buy a normal phone, super glue and a hand strap. Glue all together, profit!

  9. Device thickness is what peaks my interest.

    I want something svelte..
    I do not care if the band has the battery in it, or sensors etc..
    For the money they want for ‘smartwatches'; I want some real burden to fall into the R&D department.

    Or if they keep them thick, come up with a design that a kinesiologist (energy/medicine science, not the sports science) approves as not being detrimental for the human energy field….

    First nice looking watch that doesn’t make me feel like a tech pioneer, I will buy,.. until then my Samsung Fit with its abysmal software support will contine to do the trick..

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