Samsung is set to unveil its latest smartwatch at IFA, the Gear S3.
Samsung has made it pretty obvious what it is going to announce during its IFA conference on September 1st in Berlin: a new Gear S smartwatch.
After announcing the Galaxy Note 7 earlier this month, the company is turning its attention to refreshing its wearables line — among other things — for the notable German trade show, which happens at the beginning of September each year. That the company would do such a thing should come as no surprise: it revealed the Gear S2 during IFA last year, which turned out to be one of our favorite announcements at the show.
In his review, Andrew Martonik said that the Gear S2 did a lot right, and was Samsung's best smartwatch to date:
With the Gear S2 it finally has a lot of things right — the watch looks nice, has a good screen, is built well and is now a proper size for most wrists. The Tizen-based operating system doesn't have as many restrictions as before and now works properly with non-Samsung phones, which is huge. Unfortunately the software still feels a little rough around the edges, and tries to do far too much considering the screen size it has to work with.
Hopefully Samsung can fix some of those lingering issues with the software this year, and get some more developer partners on board. It's also unclear whether the company will, as it did last year, reveal two separate versions of the watch.
We'll be at IFA covering all the announcements as well, so stay tuned for more!