Huawei Watch 2 vs Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

In the past few months I moved from Huawei Watch 2 4G to Samsung Gear S3 Frontier.


Huawei is a well designed and tough looking Android Wear watch. I don’t have anything against the design of the watch. It is well made, lightweight and packed with sensors. It also has a 4G version that accepts sim cards. The default strap is nice and grips very well.

The only issue I have with the watch is Android Wear operating system itself! It was slow and lagging. Not responsive. I have seen the lag in almost all of Android Wear watches. This is an inherent issue with Android Wear.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

On the other hand Tizen on Samsung Gear S3 Frontier was snappy. I have had it for a week now and haven’t noticed any lag or delay in response.

This is a bigger watch and heavier. Being bigger is a positive point for me as I’m getting old and struggle with small fonts! I especially like the rotating bezel as it gives a great tool to move around instead of pressing a tiny button or swipe screen. I find the bezel a game changer in the design of smart watches and a huge plus point for Frontier.

Looking forward to the next version in 2018 and I hope they keep the bezel.

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