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SAM­SUNG GEAR S3, $600

The Dominion Post - Your Weekend (Dominion Post) - - In The Mix -

On pa­per, the Gear S3 fron­tier smart­watch boasts all the lat­est in mo­bile tech­nol­ogy: wa­ter re­sis­tant, 3G con­nec­tiv­ity and built-in GPS. Un­der­stand­ing the specs from a fit­ness per­spec­tive rather than as a tech geek, this means you can stream mo­ti­vat­ing mu­sic straight to Blue­tooth head­phones, map move­ments and even po­si­tion your­self if you get lost dur­ing a bush­walk or out­door pur­suit.

Be­cause of a tiny esim, the watch can make and re­ceive texts and calls – re­ally handy if you’re play­ing a game of squash or ten­nis, or do­ing a pump class, but can’t af­ford to miss a call. With my min­i­mal use, the bat­tery lasted about four days. It is ro­bust, prac­ti­cal and mas­cu­line. I re­ally liked wear­ing this as an ac­ces­sory on ac­tive days, though I did find it quite heavy on my wrist.

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