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This Cyber Monday Samsung Gear S3 deal is unmissable

Best smartwatch 2017 UK: Samsung Gear S3

Save money on the price of this excellent Samsung Gear wearable

The Galaxy Gear S3 may not be Samsung’s latest smartwatch, but it’s still a mighty-fine wearable, and offers almost all of the features of the latest Galaxy Watch. As Ed wrote in his review for the latter: “The design is more subtle refinement than dramatic overhaul and there isn’t a huge selection of new features. The truth is, you might be just as happy with the Gear S3 or Gear Sport, both of which are now available for less.”

And now the Gear S3 Frontier is available for less still, down to £199.99 at various outlets. Take your pick from Argos, Currys, John Lewis or even direct from Samsung.

In our five-star review of the wearable, we said the Gear S3 offers “sumptuous design and great health-tracking capabilities”.

“Factor in superb battery life and luxurious high-end design and you’re left with a highly desirable smartwatch that feels like a proper premium timepiece.”

Our main gripe with the Gear S3 was its steep asking price, so cutting the cost down from £350 to £190 only makes Samsung’s watch an even more tempting offering.

The Gear S3 impressed us with its fitness features. The timepiece offers excellent automatic tracking: you only have to walk briskly for a few minutes for the watch to detect the activity and log it. It’ll also quickly catch in if you forget to tell it you’re going for a run.

The Gear 3 also has a fantastic five-day battery life and a classy design. The bezel is key to the Gear S3’s user interface: spin it and the Gear S3 cycles through its various notifications and widget screens. Once you’re into a menu or app, you can use it to scroll through options and features.  

If you’re shopping around for smartwatches, head over to our list of the latest and greatest. If you’re looking to spend more money, head to our Black Friday page. Or, if you have a few quid spare you could always donate a bit of money to a charity – Shelter, for example. The weather is getting colder, after all. 

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