This is my 3rd Samsung Watch. I started with the Galaxy Frontier, Galaxy Watch and Now this beauty. (They Skipped the Galaxy 'Watch 2' name as the active already had Active 2)
It's a long way from the 1st attempt they had at watches, everything is improved, hardware, design, software, sensors.
However, the most i could get from the battery is 2 days, compared to the 3.5 to 5 days from the predecessor.
This year's model is 45mm vs the Older 46mm, but with a larger screen, which gives it this slender beautiful design. The previous 2 sizes were 42mm and 46mm vs the 41mm and 45mm now. But that's not a bad thing, it looks better, and has an amazing larger display.
The leather strap feels premium, doesn't bother the hand nor wears off easily.
When i set it up on my phone, it restored seamlessly all the old data and watch faces.
The only set up i had to do is my Samsung Pay cards, as i heavily rely on that feature on both the phone and watch.
I couldn't find an LTE version when it was out, i would definitely get it if it's available, Etisalat charges 25aed and you will have data on the watch, take the calls and use it with full features without the need to have your phone next to you.
A titanium model in black is also available.
You can get it in both silver and black(unlike the previous model that was only available in silver for the 46mm model)
Due to its smaller size, the battery had to be smaller, hence now the 2 days max life vs the 3.5 to 5 days on the previous model.
One of the best purchases, it's getting better with every release.
Has the fall detection feature, blood oxygen measurement, heart beats, and hopefully, when approved, the ecg feature that was finally approved in the US 2 weeks ago by the FDA and is now usable. Hoping this will be pushed with the next update as the competition has this feature working, and it's unfair to wait for it and have it missing.
I rely on it for the health features like my jogging, and sleep measuring, which automatically syncs with Samsung health on the phone.
I have it paired with my buds and listen to music from it while jogging without the need to have my phone around, the memory was upgraded to 8gb, not anywhere close to the competition, but still enough to have songs on it.
It can make calls, send messages, show all your notifications, and now has a native Outlook app as well as Spotify.
Hoping the next model will have a larger battery and a longer life, and LTE availability in the UAE from day of launch.
I posted a couple of pictures below of them together along with the battery life of 2 days on the Galaxy Watch 3 vs 5 days on the Galaxy Watch.