Tera Thomas O’Brien compares Apple Watch to Samsung’s finest.
What is not to like? Gear S3 uses a standard, non-proprietary 22mm watch strap so there must be watchbands galore. You can even create your own watchface. Samsung has been working in the smartwatch space far longer than Apple but hasn’t had much success.
Gear S3 syncs with Android devices and iPhone, and it’s far more standalone than Apple Watch. Did I mention it’s ugly? Gear S3 would seem to be aimed at men in the military instead of people who want mobile connectivity. I half expected to see a Swiss Army Knife pop out of the side.
Samsung remains a decidedly patriarchal society and it shows in how clumsy some of its products remain, despite a decade of copying Apple wherever it can.