Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3's fan-most loved bezel - the pivoting bow on a perfectly bundled, $399 smartwatch - is just as fulfilling as it appears.

However squirm turning is incredible, life-saving health features like an FDA-supported ECG sensor and excursion identification are better. Attach SpO2 and VO2 Max readings, a huge library of watch faces and thinned down design, and Samsung has found a victor in its cutting edge wearable.

Doubtlessly this is the best smartwatch you can get now, yet this Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review clarifies how this new competitor piles facing the best smartwatches, just as the class driving Apple Watch Series 6. Make certain to look at why it won a 2021 Tom's Guide Award for Health and Fitness, as well.

However, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 isn't the most current Samsung smartwatch. The organization as of late declared the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, which has an invigorated design, a 3-in-1 health sensor for estimating pulse, taking ECGs and perusing body piece, and another WearOS working framework. Look at our manual for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 versus System Watch 3 for erring on the cutting-edge updates.

This Galaxy Watch 3 won't get the blended programming, however, Samsung will keep on supporting it for something like three years. Furthermore, all things considered, you ought to have the option to observe the Galaxy Watch 3 at an extraordinary rebate nowadays.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 price and availability


  • Beginning price: $399
  • Display: 1.2 inches/1.4 inches
  • Colors: Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, Mystic White
  • Size: 41 x 42.5 x 11.3 mm/45 x 46.2 x 11.1 mm
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Capacity: 8GB
  • Battery: 247 mAh/340 mAh
  • Durability: 5ATM + IP68
  • Operating system: Tizen 5.5
  • Features: HRM, SpO2, VO2 Max, ECG, pulse observing

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 went on special on August 6, 2020. Those keen on picking the new smartwatch have a couple of sizes and varieties to browse.

The beginning Galaxy Watch 3 price of $399 will get you the 41mm model in either Mystic Silver or Mystic Bronze. (The last choice is Samsung's particular tone, matching the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, which sent off simultaneously).

The bigger, 45mm model beginnings at $429 and comes in Mystic Black or Mystic Silver. It's presented in a titanium variation also, however that will come at a premium. Furthermore on the off chance that you need your Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 with LTE so it can settle on telephone decisions and react to messages when your cell phone is out of Bluetooth range, hope to add $50 to the base price.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review: Design

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review

The bezel is back, child. At the point when we tried the component during our unique Samsung Galaxy Watch review, we tracked down the actual bezel helpful and fun. Turning the dial functioned admirably with both sides fastened and offered an extraordinary option in contrast to swiping or attempting to jab at the roundabout display with our finger.

The bezel holds up a second time around, yet feels stunningly better on the grounds that Samsung thinned down the Galaxy Watch 3. It's 8% more modest, 14% more slender, and 15% lighter than the principal Galaxy Watch. We're talking millimeters here, however, with regards to something you wear on your wrist, the thing that matters is observable.

In any case, the 1.7-ounce, 41mm Mystic Bronze model I tried looks thick contrasted with my Apple Watch 5. The compromise is that it looks more like a customary watch than a cutting-edge one. Though I may discard my Apple Watch for a pleasant supper or date night, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 stands its ground as a trendy frill.

Even better, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 accompanies real calfskin lashes that match the packaging's tone and contribute a more raised stylish contrasted with the fitness-centered Samsung Galaxy Watch 2. However, the cowhide doesn't toll well against sweat or water, so I'd trade them for sportier ones if I somehow managed to keep utilizing the Galaxy Watch 3 as my day-by-day driver.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review: Display and watch faces

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3's 360 x 360-pixel screen is sharp, splendid enough to see in direct daylight and consistently on, however that is not what got my advantage.

I'll concede, Apple Watch difficulties worry me. I feel compelled to utilize a blend of five distinct countenances immediately to see all that I could require over the course of the day, and surprisingly then I wish there were more choices. Enter the Galaxy Watch 3 with 80,000 diverse watch-countenances and 40 intricacies from which to pick.

It required some investment to sort out which mix of design and information brought me solace on the Galaxy Watch 3, however, I'm a sucker for the climate-driven foundations. I can't clarify why I never actually look at the conjecture prior to going out, so on the off chance that seeing precipitation liveliness on my wrist doesn't help, nothing will.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review: Performance

Samsung's Tizen programming actually drags along Apple's watchOS, yet is a huge improvement from Google's whimsical Wear OS. Not exclusively are the Galaxy Watch 3's different menus profoundly adaptable and loaded with helpful applications, yet sending off and exchanging between them feels sharp, as well.

Because of the bezel, the route is natural, and I depended on it alongside the double fastens to get where I needed to go. The movement signals, then again, didn't actually do it for me. At the point when I could get them to work, I felt a little silly simultaneously.

What didn't feel senseless is the Galaxy Watch 3's T9 console, which I depended for messaging more frequently than I suspected I would. I know, composing on such a little screen sounds strange, however I liked the capacity to send messages in situations when I was unable to utilize converse with message. I wish the Apple Watch would supplant Scribble with an altered, smaller than expected console.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review: Fitness and health features

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 can follow 40 all-out exercises, and seven can be followed consequently, which means you will not dependably need to choose what sort of activity you're doing in advance. I really wanted this when my cheerful 85-pound dark lab would have rather not stopped for me to send off a walk tracking on our normal trips around our town.

The Galaxy Watch 3's ready GPS estimated my day-by-day course precisely enough (it's generally 1.2 miles, depending on how frequently the canine needs to go around and around). I had a similar encounter when I took the watch trekking and running, the last option of which was educated by on-request VO2 Max readings. I'm a long way from a perseverance sprinter so I didn't trigger any admonitions, yet I envision more committed competitors would see the value in this component during preparing.

However, they probably won't see the value in the calfskin lashes. I absolutely realize I didn't. It felt odd getting them wet with sweat, and I didn't think about taking the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 almost a pool in spite of its 5ATM rating for water obstruction. I'd suggest getting silicone groups assuming you intend to utilize the Galaxy Watch 3 for anything over light exercise or investigating one of the most mind-blowing fitness trackers all things being equal.

In any case, regardless of where you are, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3's excursion location sensors will call crisis administrations for your sake when it senses you took a hard and unexpected fall. Apple Watch has had this component for a couple of years, so it's great to see Samsung making up for lost time.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review: ECG readings and circulatory strain checking

The Galaxy Watch 3 has an FDA-supported ECG screen, which means the new smartwatch will actually want to distinguish indications of atrial fibrillation very much like the Apple Watch.

While the Apple Watch's FDA-endorsed ECG sensor is old information (it appeared with the Apple Watch Series 4), Samsung has been delayed to get its variant supported, first procuring freedom for the innovation on the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in South Korea.

Presently, both those smartwatches can regulate ECG readings.

Samsung has additionally procured freedom for its circulatory strain screen in South Korea. For the present, the sensor will sit lethargically in The Galaxy Watch 3 until it's supported by the FDA. Assuming it gets the green light soon, it would be the first smartwatch from a major name tech brand with a functioning circulatory strain observing framework.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 sleep tracking

In bed, the Galaxy Watch 3 advantages from Samsung's organization with the National Sleep Institute to give wearers an understanding of their REM cycle, in addition to a morning report on the nature of rest and tips on the most proficient method to further develop rest.

In the evenings I wore it to bed, I all the while tried the Apple Watch rest tracking. Apple's local rest tracking application a little more rest and knew when I woke up in the center of the late evening during huge tempests, though Samsung reacted with more noteworthy information.

A portion of these bits of knowledge are given by the Galaxy Watch 3's SpO2 sensor or heartbeat oximeter. A SpO2 sensor can illuminate breathing unsettling influences while dozing, which is a pervasive side effect of rest apnea. I without a doubt, don't experience a lot of difficulties dozing, however somebody who really does could figure out how to make a move on changing their rest cycle with the Watch 3.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review: Apps and capacity

Tizen OS has a more restricted library of outsider determinations than the local Apple Watch App Store, yet there are sufficient significant projects like Uber and Spotify available to you.

Furthermore, with the Galaxy Watch 3's 8GB of music stockpiling, you can save tunes for disconnected play dark with a Spotify Premium membership. I'm not utilizing an LTE model, so I anticipate having a couple of my playlists accessible when I leave my telephone at home for bicycle rides. I like this component about my Apple Watch 5, which has a bigger 16GB stockpiling limit. I've as of now spent with regards to a large portion of my Galaxy Watch 3's stockpiling with a couple of my beloved playlists, however, so I'll be aware of offloading sound I don't require any longer.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 battery duration

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review

Where the new Galaxy Watch appears to miss the mark concerning the past model is battery duration. Dissimilar to the 4-day endurance of the first Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy Watch 3's 340 mAh battery is appraised for 2 days. That is reasonable for smartwatch guidelines (the Apple Watch 5 just gets 18 hours) and probably adds to the thinned-down design.

The Galaxy Watch 3 satisfies Samsung's battery gauges. Indeed, even with drawn out exercises and rest tracking in the initial two days I wore it, the watch went on around 2 days. In any case, when I empowered the consistently on display setting, the battery duration dropped to 24 hours in its subsequent cycle. In any case, this is superior to my Apple Watch 5.

At the point when it needs more squeeze, the Galaxy Watch 3 can be accused of its restrictive charge or through remote power share with a viable Samsung telephone. I evaluated this charging support dock from Amazon for keeping my bedside table coordinated, as well.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 hangs out in a jam-packed wearable market. There are a lot of sharp smartwatches and incredible fitness trackers to browsing nowadays, and Samsung figured out how to find some kind of harmony between the two. It brought the best health features of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 to a bezeled design that rivals contributions from watch academic Fossil.

Yet, this assembly included some major disadvantages - the Galaxy Watch 3 is more costly than the Galaxy Watches and Wear OS Fossil choices before it, and inclines more towards lifestyle than fitness. I can't say I'd supplant my Apple Watch with an Android one at a similar price. Yet, assuming you've gotten an Android telephone specifically, one made by Samsung-and need an expansion of it on your wrist any place you go, you won't observe much else cleaned and strong than the Galaxy Watch 3. Or on the other hand anything with as fulfilling of a turning instrument, at any rate.