Samsung's Gear line of smartwatches has come a long way since 2013's geeky-looking, Android-powered Galaxy Gear. The latest additions to the family, the Gear S3 frontier and Gear S3 classic, were announced over two months ago at IFA, and now, they're finally available - in South Korea.
Although the S3 smartwatches are available today in South Korea, they'll roll out in several other countries starting November 18th. These countries include the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Dubai, France, Germany, and Singapore. For those of you in the US, pricing will start at $350.
With the S3's launch, Samsung is also launching a "changeable watch band promotion." It's unclear what exactly this is, but judging from its name, it will likely allow early buyers to receive one or more free watch straps. This promo will also be offered in several other countries, though we don't know precisely which ones.
As a reminder, the Gear S3 frontier and classic both sport 1.3" 360p AMOLED displays covered with Gorilla Glass SR+, 1-gigahertz dual-core processors, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 380mAh batteries, IP68 water and dust resistance, NFC, and MST. Only the frontier model offers LTE capabilities.