Where To Buy The Samsung Gear Fit 3
While they’re not absolutely necessary to life, smart watches sure are handy for every day living.
Even more, smart watches are fantastic for those who go running, and wish to track their distance, pace, cadence, and other aspects of their running.
Because there are about a million smartwatches designed for runners and other fitness buffs, we thought we’d take a look at the Samsung Gear Fit 3 specifically, to help narrow down the list.
What Are Smartwatches?
Smartwatches are digital watches that offer a bunch of benefits that separate them from the more traditional watches.
They’re basically a wearable computer that allows you to connect to the internet, phone, email, and other devices and programs that run off Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
Like the typical computer, smartwatches, in general, look about the same from one brand or style to another.
Each brand, however, has its own distinctions that often make them different, as well – and therefore identifiable to anyone who’s familiar with the brand.
Most smartwatches have some features and functions in common, as well, including:
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- Hologram, LCD, or OLED screens
- Compatible software and apps that link between the watch and internet based sites
- USB based battery charging
- Social media, email, phone, and text notifications
- Watch complications
How To Choose The Right Smart Watch
Before you invest in something like a smartwatch or training watch, it’s important to consider a few things to make sure you get the best possible device for your needs.
1. Device Compatibility
First off, you need to make sure that your smartwatch is compatible with the other devices you plan to use with it.
Most of the devices available currently use the Wear OS, which is Google’s operating system for wearables. That means they’re compatible with Android.
The Wear OS also supports the Apple iOS, but it may be more difficult to use this OS with your iPhone or iPad than others.
If you use iOS, be sure to double check the compatibility. See if you can get apps that work across both the smartwatch and your other devices.
2. Available Apps
Of course, one of the major things that sets a smartwatch apart from regular watches is the applications that a smartwatch can use.
Admittedly, most people think that Apple has the best apps available for their smartwatches, but Android also has a ton of awesome apps available.
Be sure to look into the apps you already use for training, and make sure they work on the smartwatch you’re considering before you make the purchase.
You can also look online for apps available for specific models of smartwatches you’re looking into. Just use quotation marks around your search term to get more precise results. For example, you could look up, “apps for Samsung Gear Fit 3.”
This kind of search should bring up some compiled lists of apps available for the watch model you’re interested in.
3. Fitness Options
If you’re a runner, you need running training options on your watch. If you’re more of a gym rat, you might be looking for trackers that focus more on things like weights and timers.
Most smartwatches are capable of tracking most fitness activities without additional downloaded apps, but always check out which watches are best for the kind of training you do.
Most fitness watches have heart rate monitors, and built-in GPS at the minimum, with some more advanced metrics, stopwatches, and calculators for specialized training as well.
Be sure to check out all the features before you buy.
Not all smartwatches have the same connectivity capabilities. Most, however, do stream music, sent texts, download apps, make phone calls, and check email without being connected to your phone.
The ones used this way, however, have to be added to your phone plan, generally, which is likely to cost you about $10 a month in addition to your regular plan.
You don’t need to add the watch to your plan, of course, but if you want to leave your phone behind while you train, and want to have music streaming, you will want to consider that small additional monthly bill.
If you’ve always got your phone with you, though, you’re probably good without the added fee.
5. Battery Life
One of the most frustrating things about some smartwatch models is a short battery life. If you have to charge the watch every single night after only normal use, that gets pretty annoying. It can also be detrimental to your training program.
Be sure to check out:
- Battery life
- How long the battery takes to recharge
- The way the battery is charged – can you use any USB port, or is there a special charger required?
- How easy it is to replace a lost charger or battery if you have issues
If you monitor your sleep, fitness, and other basic daily functions for health, you’ll need a watch that you can charge fairly quickly, and won’t necessarily require recharging every night. Most full-color, smartphone like displays will require charging every night.
If you do choose a watch that requires recharging every day, choose a specific time to charge, which won’t interfere with training or tracking your sleep, and set an alarm on the watch notifying you that it’s time to charge.
If you’re forgetful and tend to forget to put your watch on again before sleeping, set another alarm on the watch to go off to remind you to put it on again so that you can track your sleeping.
6. The Price
Finally, and for many, most importantly, you need to set a budget and look for a watch that fits your financial situation.
Some smartwatches are very expensive, running upward of $1000 or more, but many models are more accessible and affordable for the rest of us.
Low-budget smartwatches that cost less than about $100 are usually junk and will stop working within a few month’s time, so we’d not recommend those.
Mid-range smartwatches are probably what you’re looking for, and these can be really excellent quality without wiping out your bank account.
Before you start looking though, we’d recommend setting a budget, and determining that you’ll stick to it.
Shop after you’ve decided how much you can spend to avoid overspending. Most quality smartwatches will run between $110 and $350.
What Is The Samsung Gear Fit 3?
Since we’re interested in the best smartwatches for fitness training, at a reasonable price, we wanted to look into the Samsung Gear Fit 3.
The Samsung Gear Fit 3 is expected to be one of the best fitness trackers in 2018. Its predecessors have been strong, so the possibilities for the new model are exciting. The previous models rank at the top for fitness trackers, so the Gear Fit 3 should be an upgrade well-worth the wait.
We’re not entirely sure if the Samsung Gear Fit 3 is the name for the newest model in the line since Samsung trademarked the name Galaxy Fit in May 2018.
As rumors fly about the various models being offered from Samsung this year, we’re only able to wait and see which watch follows in line after the Gear Fit 2.
Another possible name for the watch could be the Samsung Galaxy Watch.
Even though we don’t have all the details yet, anticipate that there’s another watch in the Gear Fit series coming out, and it’s going to be another fitness tracker. Since the previous trackers in the Gear Fit series have been awesome, we feel confident this next one will be as well.
We anticipate the Samsung Gear Fit 3 – or whatever the watch is ultimately named – to be released sometime in late 2018, possibly. And it will probably cost somewhere around $200 to $250.
Where Can You Purchase The Samsung Gear Fit 3?
As of now, the Samsung Gear Fit 3 is only rumored among fans as being ready for release sometime in 2018.
We expect, when it comes out, that you’ll be able to purchase this fitness tracker watch at the same places you can purchase the Gear Fit 2. That means places like Amazon, eBay, Samsung, Target, or even Groupon will have models available before too awfully long after the much anticipated release.
It’s possible the Samsung Gear Fit 3 will be released at the end of August/early September, at IFA 2018 –Berlin’s massive tech fair.
The previous model was announced in June 2016, not at IFA, so there’s no knowing whether this could happen or not.
Again, as there have been no official announcements of the Gear Fit 3, we can only speculate as to what this watch is and will be able to do.
We anticipate it will have similar general functions and features, like a heart rate monitor, water resistance, and GPS, along with a color screen. But that’s really all we can guess for now.