1. rstites38829's Avatar
    I love technology. It pains me that I have yet to fall in love with a smart watch. That's why I'm considering the G3. Here is my background so far.

    I got a free G2 with the purchase of the S7 Active. I bought the $10 a month mobile package with the understanding that's I could "leave the phone at home" if I wanted. So I guess it's possible that it wasn't set up properly from the get go but I never could get the thing to work well at all other than with Bluetooth. I did enjoy being able to glance at .y watch for messages rather than pulling my phones front my pocket.

    The other deal breaker for me was that I couldn't get threw the day on a charge. Buying a charger for the office, night stand, and vehicle to make sure I could keep a charge wasn't am option.

    So on to the G3. If I knew that the battery was better, and that my cell calls/text would be forwarded correctly in the event I was away from my phone, I'd be very willing to purchase it with a plan.

    Thoughts?
    06-15-2017 10:51 PM
  2. lv2bsilly's Avatar
    I love technology. It pains me that I have yet to fall in love with a smart watch. That's why I'm considering the G3. Here is my background so far.

    I got a free G2 with the purchase of the S7 Active. I bought the $10 a month mobile package with the understanding that's I could "leave the phone at home" if I wanted. So I guess it's possible that it wasn't set up properly from the get go but I never could get the thing to work well at all other than with Bluetooth. I did enjoy being able to glance at .y watch for messages rather than pulling my phones front my pocket.

    The other deal breaker for me was that I couldn't get threw the day on a charge. Buying a charger for the office, night stand, and vehicle to make sure I could keep a charge wasn't am option.

    So on to the G3. If I knew that the battery was better, and that my cell calls/text would be forwarded correctly in the event I was away from my phone, I'd be very willing to purchase it with a plan.

    Thoughts?
    I bought mine hoping that it would replace the need for me to wear a chest strap for my heartrate monitor. As far as workout tracking, the S3 sucks if you are doing anything more than walking. I almost returned it because of how off the heartrate was compared to my chest strap but....I love having the notifications on the watch so I never have to pull out my phone. I do wish it had Google Voice for replying to texts. One thing I thought I wouldn't care for was the sleep tracking, but I love it now that I have it. Spotify is nice, but would be better if there was an offline mode.

    Battery life: I get a good solid 2 days on it and that is using an animated watch face. I have gotten 3 days or so using a more simple watch face.

    So for me, it is definitely worth it and I don't regret keeping it at all
    06-16-2017 10:24 AM
  3. audscott's Avatar
    I just bought my second bluetooth Frontier (for my wife). I had the fitbit charge HR, Garmin Forerunner 235 & Garmin vivoactive HR. After 6 weeks the S3 Frontier is still my favorite watch.

    I get 3 solid days (no LTE, of course) on battery. The times when the better seemed to drain faster (say 10% in 3-4 hours), I restart and it clears up the issue.

    My needs are simple: Count steps, track HR, GPS tracking, quick access to S Health (on watch or phone), lock the display when not in use, look at messages and caller ID, tracks a number or cardio activities (running, walking and elliptical fit my needs) and tells time (who knew?!?)

    The S3 bests each of my previous devices in tracking steps and HR. I compared to Garmin ant+ HR strap and it tracks quite well. Less detailed, which I suppose would be expected with a wrist based sensor.

    Anyway, I just had to post my thoughts because I have become quite attached to the watch.
    Ca_lvn and lv2bsilly like this.
    06-16-2017 10:25 AM
  4. afblangley's Avatar
    The S3 will have no problem with either of the issues you're concerned about. I never carry a smartphone. So on my S3, LTE is always on and the display is always on. So long as I'm in an area with a strong cellular signal, the battery will last a full 12-18 hour day of a few dozen notifications and ~30 minutes of talk.
    06-16-2017 12:20 PM
  5. jjinal's Avatar
    I have the BT Frontier and LOVE it. I've been a watch guy for 30+ years and I now only wear my S3. I even sold my G-Shock collection since I never wore them anymore.
    11B1P likes this.
    06-16-2017 12:29 PM

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