Samsung Gear S3 Frontier launches at T-Mobile on November 18 for $399

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T-Mobile has been fairly quiet about the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier ever since the device was announced at the end of August, but today T-Mo broke that silence by revealing the new smartwatch’s launch date and price.

The Gear S3 Frontier will be available from T-Mobile starting this Friday, November 18, for $399. The wearable features built-in LTE connectivity, and you can add it to your existing smartphone plan at a rate of $5 per month.

Samsung’s Gear S3 Frontier is the follow-up to last year’s Gear S2. The Gear S3 Frontier runs Tizen 2.3.2 on a 1.3-inch 360×360 Super AMOLED display and includes a dual-core Exynos 7270 processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 380mAh battery that Samsung says will last up to three days on a single charge. Also included is Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and MST for Samsung Pay, and a built-in speaker.

The Gear S3 Frontier’s stainless steel 316L case is IP68-rated for dust and water resistance and MIL-STD-810G for resistance to shock, high and low temperature, and more. The Gear S3 Frontier also features a rotating bezel for navigating through its software and is compatible with 22mm watch bands.

Samsung’s new Gear S3 Frontier is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 and up with at least 1.5GB of RAM.

Smartwatches aren’t for everyone, but for those folks that are interested in strapping one to their wrist, the Gear S3 Frontier looks like a nice option. It’s got the usual smartwatch trappings like a heart rate monitor and smartphone notifications, and because it’s got built-in LTE connectivity, you can get calls, texts, and alerts even when you’re not near your phone. One thing to keep in mind is that the Gear S3 Frontier does look like a pretty large watch, so if you’re interested in the device, you may want to try one on before pulling the trigger.

Source: @TMobile

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  • TheRealKingSen

    These so called smart watches are way overpriced

    • Koolme666

      They really are, they should be 200 to 250 max I mean once the battery is dead the watch is useless.

      • John

        “Once the battery is dead the watch is useless”

        • Koolme666

          Well cuz it is, unless you charge it after it dies.

        • John

          I would like to point out that if a normal watch’s battery dies, then the normal watch is useless also.

    • Jonathon Sanders

      While I would normally agree, the Samsung Gear S2 (and S3) is a smartphone on your wrist. More than just LTE connection, you can setup an email app and receive emails directly to your watch. I bought a $20 earbud and now I can take/make calls, receive/respond to text messages, receive/respond to emails, pay at NFC (MST with S3), look at stored photos, listen to stored music and use a handful of other apps on just my watch – no phone needed.

      That’s more than just a doodad that tells time and notifies you when something happened on your phone. That IS my phone and my smartphone just became my PC. Once Gear VR apps come out for MS Office style apps that pair with a good way to type, the netbooks and tablets will be done.

      • riverhorse

        Post of the year, Sir.

        • Jonathon Sanders

          Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!

        • riverhorse

          U2

    • John

      I wonder about that. These smartwatches are as powerful as devices that came out 2 years ago, yet are in the smallest form factor of all time. They are loaded with tons of features that I think justify pricing them above $300.

      I think the justification comes from the fact that if you want to spend less for a smart watch, there are options out there for you, although you get way less in terms of features. Seriously, you get what you pay for.

  • Terry B.

    I think I am going to just buy a non LTE version from my local bog box store and same me some money. $349.99 and no monthly fee. I don’t see the point of having LTE on a watch.

    • Koolme666

      Well lets say your phone died on you that network on the watch gives you the ability to call someone from the watch, also lets you get mms messages on the watch to which doesn’t matter. I see what you mean though cuz I was the same way and ended up just going with the 4g gear s2 from t-mobile.

      • Terry B.

        I understand the flexibility. I would imagine batter life to be worse on the LTE version. And the cost. I have the original moto 360 and a note 5. I just personally don’t see the value. Everyone has different needs and expectations though.

      • riverhorse

        Agreed. Also handy @ the pool / beach say covered by a clear bag… or when wearing small shorts on a quick trip to the store… Times when you can’t / don’t want to carry your big phone.

  • Mek3niZed

    The Frontier(LTE) allows for stand alone call access so for those that wish to leave their phone at home, drawer, car, etc. They have that flexibility. Value is on the individual, though I would wager that anyone in the market for a $300+ “wrist device” wouldn’t mind the $10 +Tax a month on their cell bill to maintain it.

    As far as smart watches being over priced? I am not certain what price range for a “watch” that does what this thing does should be priced at? What is your metric? I mean there are luxury watches that JUST TELL TIME and cost around the same or more. But a device that pretty much does the work of a cell phone is expensive?? And last I heard the sweet spot for flagship-esqe smart phones IS $300-$400. But this device is too much?

    • SovietAmerican

      Hey look! Someone who thinks!

  • boofie

    Frontier S3 LTE and S3 Classic will be on sale for $299 starting Nov.20th on Samsung’s Black Friday deals site.

    http://www.samsung.com/us/shop/all-deals/

  • Koolme666

    I have the gear s2 and I’m not a watch person by any means, but i really wanted to try out a smart watch so I went with the gears s2 in September and I love this watch. I will say this though the battery is horrible in standalone mode, but there’s 3 modes to connect to your phone bluetooth, remote connected, and standalone. The best thing about this for work I never have to take out my phone unless im gonna text back, I can see my calls and texts on my wrist, vibrates when I get a text it’s extremely helpful and handy. And they just added Samsung pay to this watch also. Anyone sceptical about getting a smart watch, don’t hesitate.. get one

  • det_b

    Why so much more than others TMo? Bet that means Black Friday price will fall in-line. ($349).

    • Mek3niZed

      They shouldn’t be charging more than others. $349 is the price across the board for the Classic or Frontier for retailers I thought. Carriers like AT&T are offering it for $249 if purchased with a qualifying Galaxy phone or $49.99 on a 2/yr.

      There is also a Black Friday sale from Samsung I think where they are $50 off. So maybe a typo

      • det_b

        AT&T Frontier with no contract is $349.99. $249.99 with 2 year contract.

        TMo $399.99

        • Mek3niZed

          Yes correction: $349 outright, $249.99 on 2/yr and $49.99 2/yr when purchased with a Samsung Galaxy phone.

        • Bannon

          it’s $399 everywhere if you buy it without a service plan. $349 with a plan. and if you want a 2yr contract of any kind you need to go someplace other than T-Mo. A 2yr contract is the priciest way to buy it.

        • Mek3niZed

          Bannon price is $349 everywhere without service. Amazon, BB, Samsung, AT&T, etc. Please check your sources. That’s why I believe that this was a typo here at $399

          Amazon: $349 https://goo.gl/XB7I9N
          Samsung $349 https://goo.gl/rgVR7U
          AT&T $349 (No Contract/$249 with) https://goo.gl/mTg6JJ
          Best Buy: $349 https://goo.gl/ppEuod

        • Bannon

          The LTE price is set at $399 by Samsung. That is if you buy the device without a service provider. The Gear s3, like every mobile data device sold by Samsung is $50 cheaper with a service provider. And you can buy a T-Mo or AT&T device from all the links you posted with that discount if you have a provider.
          To be clear, you don’t need to buy a plan for you s3, you just need a service provider. For example, you can purchase an s3 from T-Mo for $349 if you have T-Mo service. If you do not, then the price is $399. that is the same at AT&T, Verizon and any other carrier.
          That is the same practice Samsung uses with all their voice and mobile data devices and has been for years. So does Apple and LG and most other manufactures.
          Having a mobile service provider saves you $50.

        • Noel Tetreault

          T-Mobile just charged me $399 for it and I have a service plan through them

        • Bannon

          Price is set by Samsung not T-Mo, AT&T or anyone else. and it’s $399 full retail and $349 if you have service with the provider you buy it from.

        • S9779

          Yeah I will just pick one up from Samsung if it’s cheaper..fu tmo

        • det_b

          Looks like Sammy is only selling the AT&T version, or non LTE. :(

  • SirMakoto

    considering how the t-mo s2 variant has been around $100 (refurbished) lately, i might consider the s3 a year from now when it hits that price point. main interest of the s3 is the gps and MST samsung pay.

    • SovietAmerican

      The Gear S2 has both of those

      • Mek3niZed

        Gear S2 has NFC payment with Samsung pay only. S3 added the MST option along with NFC. MST is what allows Samsung pay to work with “Older” card terminals, thus wider use compared to Android Pay or Apple Pay even though they have fewer banks on board than Apple Pay.

        And only the 3G Gear S2 offered GPS. GPS appears stock on both S3 Classic and Frontier versions

        • Robert Pacheco

          On the S2, Samsung Pay requires a Samsung phone in order to work. Will the S3 Samsung Pay work without a Samsung phone?

  • Phil

    AT&T version also allows cell number share so both smartphone & Smartwatch hold same primary phone number unlike T-mobile version.
    I’m thinking T could make this feature available but they will charge big money for such combo plan….oh unlike AT&T.

    Don’t get me wrong , I’m T-mobile loyal but they are no longer uncarrier.
    Changing too much for this watch & no primary number share feature = Ripoff

    • Bannon

      Where did you here that T-Mo wouldn’t support number share?
      They support it now and I don’t know of any plans or reasons they would change that. And where do you get the idea they will all of a sudden charge “big money” for a feature they already support for free.
      You are not T-Mobile loyal! you are troll.

      • Phil

        I experienced no primary # share option on my S2 version.
        Oh yeah I’m a troll on “Select Choice 25.00 plan” – Unlimited Talk text + 20 Unlimited data = 45.00 monthly charge.
        Get a life kook

        • Bannon

          First of all, number share requires a data plan for your wearable device. It’s a $5 dollar option that you don’t seem to have anyway. so your comments on the matter are clearly uneducated.
          That means you are talking about things you know nothing about. As a result you are just spreading rumors. Like a troll!

        • Phil

          So 5.00 plan puts account primary phone # on wearable independent from smartphone?
          You’re idiot without a clue.

        • Bannon

          Again, you don’t have a clue about witch you are speaking.

        • Phil

          On 5.00 plan Call T-mobile ask them to keep primary phone number on your smarphone and also put it on your wearable.
          They will tell you it’s not possible.
          End of story know it all.

        • Bannon

          Once again, that’s is not what number SHARING is.
          For everyone else who read’s this post:
          Phil’s original comment is false. At&t and T-Mo both have the same number sharing ability. I’m unsure about Verizon and Sprint because thay use a CDMA system that requires different hardware.

        • Phil

          Once again call up T-mobile on 5.00 plan ask them to put your smartphone primary number on wearable so you can make & receive called when your not sync with smartphone.
          They will tell you it’s not possible , Smartwatch & smartphone must be sync in order to make & receive calls on wearable

        • Bannon

          Phil, I don’t need to call them. I work for them and have for more than 10 years now. I have more that 20 years at T-Mo and other carries.
          I take many calls on my gear s2 while on my morning runs. I don’t take my phone on my runs and sometimes I am more than 10 miles away from my phone. No one has the number to my smartwatch. So, all the calls I take, are calls that are made to my primary cell phone number.

        • Phil

          Really?
          What plan are you on Tmobile rep?
          Show me the way.

        • Bannon

          My current plan is called T-Mobile One
          Unlimited Calling, Texting and Data in the U.S., Mexico & Canada.

          I have 5 lines all unlimited:
          2 voice lines, 2 mobile data lines, 1 wearable line.

          With the easy pay option it is priced at $125, minus my employee discount.

          If you want to take advantage of all that T-Mo offers then I recommend looking into the T-Mobile One Plan.

        • Phil

          GearS2 owner over a year thought things might of changed thanks to your sales pitch so just gave CS a call.

          You’re a freaking lier!
          T-mobile doesn’t number share to wearable independent from device.

          So this is how it works onlookers.
          You can not share primary phone number to your wearable.
          Wearable must have diffrent phone number assigned to it in order to receive / place calls when not synced with smartphone.
          AT&T on the other hand allows primary phone number share with wearable.

          ADDING,
          I’ve been with T-Mobile 4 years loving it!
          If Bannons a T-mobile rep he needs to be fired fast.
          He’s a liar giving brand bad name.

        • TmoRepNLovingIt

          By number sharing do you mean call forwarding? Because, yes, you can easily forward calls for your primary number to your smartwatch when its not in bluetooth range.

        • Phil

          Meaning your wearable must be assigned diffrent phone number.
          Leave smartphone at home You can enable call forward-text to wearable but all outgoings from wearable will be its assigned phone number.
          This can become pain in many ways….especially if you forget to disable call forward leave watch at home etc.
          Your smartphone will bounce all incoming to watch.
          Been there done that.

        • Bannon

          Nope it doesn’t work that way at all. So there’s no possible way you could’ve been there done that with the Gear s2 or 3.
          Your ignorance is showing again.

        • Bannon

          Also, SIM cards can only hold one number and a number can only have one SIM card. That’s just the way it works for all GSM carriers.

        • Phil

          Hey Idiot ,
          AT&T allows primary number in GearS3 sim.
          Your smartphone & wearable can have same number.
          Get a grip smartphone guru learn your stuff.

        • Bannon

          You did you name calling first this time.
          You can put any number you have on it if you have a “Wearable Mobile Data” Plan.

        • Phil

          T-mobile – Both devices use different phone numbers when separated
          Smartphone uses primary.
          Wearable secondary number.

          AT&T – Both devices use same phone number when separated.
          Smartphone uses primary.
          Wearable uses primary.

          Google – AT&T number sync

          The end.

        • bw

          If that is “the end”, wondering how my wife’s Gear S2 from T-Mobile rang, and was answered, when I called her PHONE number and she had left the phone in her car when she ran into the store….

        • JMccovery

          My T-Mobile > Profile > Multiple Devices:

          “Allows you to extend your number’s voice calling and messaging to multiple devices.”

          From what I’ve been reading about NumberSync (directly from At&t), both work the exact same way.

        • Phil

          Yes they Work the same.
          Unfortunately “Multiple Devices” feature only works on Apple device.

        • Marcus Stockton

          Just want to say Bannon is correct. I’ve had my gear s2 since it came out. I’ve left my house and forgotten my phone driven more than an hour away and when someone calls my cell it rings on my watch. Also if I call out it will show my cell number. There is a feature on the watch that ask if you want to the outgoing number your watch or cell.

        • Bannon

          Phil seems to know an awful lot about AT&T and keeps saying that we (T-Mobile) don’t support “number sharing” like AT&T. Meanwhile AT&T doesn’t offer anything different that T-Mo.
          I already told him that my Gear S2 can receive calls made to my cell number even if I am no where near my phone. And I don’t need to turn on/off call forwarding. It was set up once when I got the device and it is smart enough to know when I am near my phone or not.

        • Phil

          Buddy stop embarrassing yourself & T-mobile brand.
          My Orginal post touched on same phone number not being assigned to both devices.
          You flailed with crap response making excuses & topping it off with lies.
          YES , AT&T network is one up on T-mobile wearable gear in price & function.
          Your denial is pathetic

        • Bannon

          Another stellar post there Phil.
          No one here is talking about what provider is best.
          You are trying to say that one provider can do something that isn’t possible by any provider. Then resorting to name calling when someone responds.

        • DKBNYC

          Wait, so for $5 I get a completely new and separate phone number for my watch and AT&T wants me to SHARE my phone number with my watch for $10?!?!? I’ll take the completely new number for a $1000 Alex! Why are you bragging about have to SHARE your phone number? Sounds like a LIMITATION of AT&T to me… AND they charge you TWICE AS MUCH so you can SHARE your OWN number with YOUR OWN WATCH. THINK about that… That are CHARGING YOU $10 to SHARE what you already OWN. Has it sunk in yet? SHARE with your wrist what you front pocket already owns… Yep that’s ATT for ya.

        • Phil

          AT&T also provides independent number for gear etc & a very cool feature ,
          “AT&T NumberSync” which allows their smart gear to use your accounts primary phone number.
          Both your smartphone & Smartwatch will ring at same time when mom calls primary smartphone number.
          Example,
          Forget your smartphone @ home? No worries!
          When mom calls smartphone your smartwatch will receive call no call forward needed.
          If you miss her call then call back from smartwatch she will know it’s you because it uses primary number.

          T-mobile has been working hard on providing such system close to a year.
          Hopefully it will be avalible soon!
          With that said google – “AT&T NumberSync”.
          learn what a freaking cool feature it will be when tmobile provides.
          You will love it!

        • DKBNYC

          I’ll know Tuesday. My understanding is I wouldn’t notice it anyway. As long as I can make and receive calls from the GS3, I’m not to concerned what number shows up on someone’s caller ID.

        • Robert Pacheco

          Who cares if it’s the same phone number or not? If I can forward my calls from my cell to my wearable, all the caller has to do is call my cellphone.

        • Phil

          Many care for various reason’s.
          Mine being business contacts , new customer return calls etc.
          AT&T has primary phone number tied into both smartphone & wearable no need for games.
          Hopefully T-mobile will make that postive change soon it’s well overdue

        • Robert Pacheco

          T-Mobile is coming up with their own version that is supposedly better so this is temporary.

        • Phil

          Yes I’ve been looking forward to it for some time.
          Hopefully they will make avaliable before year end.

        • Bannon

          You got it Robert. It’s that simple Phil.

        • Bannon

          Wow! Nothing you say makes any sense and I have been more than patient with you’re incoherent notions and name calling.
          You have no idea what number sharing is but continue to act like you do.
          I said earlier that you sound like a Troll, I was mistaken. Trolls only act ignorant to get under peoples skin. You are ignorant.

        • Phil

          You got busted go climb in a hole

        • Darío12v

          How can you work for them and be so wrong about this???
          There’s no number share on tmobile, when phone and watch are separated, and you make a call on the watch
          It shows a the watch’s number on the recipient’s caller ID
          Not the phone’s number

        • Bannon

          Yes Dario that’s what I’ve been saying.

        • Limeybastard

          True that. But do you notice it takes a lot of rings until it forwards to the wearable.

        • Bannon

          I don’t know how many rings it takes to forward. But I can say that I haven’t had anyone who’s called me mention it. So I can’t imagine it’s enough to bother them.

    • Rod

      1.The primary number of the Smartwatch is the number from our smartphone. It uses call forwarding to push calls/texts from mobile to watch. Same for outgoing calls/texts
      2. Tmobile supports Number Sync
      3. It wont forward calls to the watch if your not wearing it
      4. Your ATT watch has two phone numbers just like the Tmobile version. It may show your smartphones number but it was a different number that it uses to register on the network.

      • Bannon

        Exactly!

        • Phil

          Exactly some what wrong lol
          From AT&T Web site

          NumberSyncSM for wearables
          NumberSync from AT&T gives you the freedom to use your primary mobile phone number on your compatible smart watch. Your phone doesn’t even need to be nearby or turned on.

          Leave the phone behind: Use your mobile number to make and receive calls and text messages on your smart watch, even when it’s outside of Bluetooth® range.
          One number: Calls and texts from your smart watch will display as your mobile number.
          One voicemail: Check your smartphone voicemails from your synced smart watch.
          Text messages to and from your wearable count as data and data rates will apply.

        • Bannon

          Yup, just like every other GSM carrier out there Phil. This is how it works. It’s been this way for a long time now.

        • rod

          Its literally the same exact thing with Tmobile.
          Its the exact same watch
          The exact same app handling the forwarding
          At this point you’re just being a troll.
          There is nothing special about AT&T

        • Bannon

          I told Phil he sounded like a troll too. But then I took it back because I think he is just ignorant. Though I may have to take that back because we are all ignorant until we learn. But his refusal to learn tells me he is just plain stupid.

        • user311

          Kinda ironic you’re calling someone ignorant and dumb when you’re the one that’s wrong. Numbersync is different from what this offers. Maybe you should go learn about it…

        • Phil

          Finally thank you.
          It’s all over tech forums so many in this chain are blind.
          AT&T stepped up made changes needed hopefully T-mobile will follow soon

        • Bannon

          Phil did you just sign in as a user just to show yourself support? so sad.

        • user311

          I really hope you’re not really a T-mobile rep. Your level of knowledge is sad, and the way you treat customers speaks volumes of your commitment to the company.

        • Bannon

          Thanks for your valuable input.

        • Phil

          No its not the same.

          AT&T- same phone number on both devices when separated.

          T-mobile- diffrent phone numbers when devices are separated.

          Why is that so hard to understand?

        • Rod

          Because you’re wrong. It works the same way on T-Mobile. When the devices are separated it rings phone first then watch and outgoing calls still have your cell number.
          That’s the power of Call Forwarding baby!

    • slade stone

      why do you want same number; the gear has remote call forward, your watch phone number is not shown or called, it is your device number, the only time your watch number would be used is if calling out and not connected via bluetooth to phone. you can compose through hangouts, I have 4 diff gmail addy’s associated with a google voice number, the key is to use a google voice number, give only that, and your set, it’s easier to block the GV number as it will be set to “not in order” message. I use the Gear S on Att and Gears s2 with tmobile.

  • Aleks_

    Haha. So much bickering…..

    Can we talk about how this watch looks sleek and nice. I like it.

    Very nice watch. :)

    • Bannon

      I like it too. looks great to me and I’m love it’s functionality.

  • not spending $400 for a watch-phone.

    • DKBNYC

      I am.

    • Dummy Up Meathead

      Cool story, bro. Thanks for sharing.

  • Guest310

    Hi,

    Does it come with the explosive feature or was that just a Note 7 exclusive?

    Thanks in advance.

    • DKBNYC

      Wow. are you still telling the joke about why the chicken crossed the road? Yeah, I know. Old.

    • Dummy Up Meathead

      That’s funny. Okay, I lied. Not funny. You’re a douche.

    • Jeremy

      I thought it was funny, but then again I’m a iPhone user.

    • riverhorse

      No,,, neither the Verizon / AT&T / Sprint exploding price.

  • Panzer

    That picture of the watch face is misleading.

    • Dummy Up Meathead

      Can you elaborate?

  • boofie

    Quick question: if i buy the Frontier from Samsung or from Best Buy, would it work with TMobile? I hope TMo doesn’t force us to buy directly from them. Not at $399 at least.

  • Encino Stan

    “T-Mobile says its version of NumberSync will make AT&T’s offering ‘look small’” …
    Where is it? I don’t see it offered.

  • riverhorse

    I could be tempted, if nothing else for Samsung Pay… but it’s not standalone – requires Pay on phone too…so another $900 for a phone without the hardware specs I want, or even rootability…
    Even if I had the stones to purchase, they likely wouldn’t survive the explosion…
    Ehhh, life sucks and then you die…

    • Dummy Up Meathead

      I think (but am not 100% certain) that it would work stand-alone.

      • riverhorse

        That would be a great change from previous model.

      • riverhorse

        Someone posted on Stack Exchange that they’ve got Pay working by itself on the S2 Gear, contrary to what Samsung stated about needing it on phone too.

        • Robert Pacheco

          Doesn’t work on my S2 (paired with LG V20)…

        • riverhorse

          And you do mean GEAR + you have the latest update that has the Pay patch?
          Thanks.

        • Robert Pacheco

          Yes, Gear S2 Classic. The Samsung Pay (beta) installation does not allow the use on non-Samsung phone.

    • Robert Pacheco

      According to Samsung’s website, Samsung Pay on the S3 is compatible with non-Samsung phones. However, I am unsure as to whether it will limit you with total number of transactions per month. Guess we won’t know for sure until it comes out…

      • riverhorse

        According to Samsung, Pay on the Watch requires initial setup & pairing with phone – allowing 5 standalone uses… Then re-pairing thru Bluetooth for another 5 uses, and so on…

        • Robert Pacheco

          Confirmed on a couple of sites (Reddit and SamMobile) that Samsung Pay on the S3 will work on any Android 4.4+ phone.

    • slade stone

      You can have a stand alone for the watch only, I have that on the Gear S2 15.00 a month. I have not other phones with tm

      • riverhorse

        Thanks, does HSPA work on it… & are you saying WITH Samsung Pay?
        I’ll take it instead of the S3 if so-smaller but much cheaper, and who cares about LTE on that.

  • Peter Truong

    Called 5 T-mobile store. No one has the Gear S3 (Stores didn’t receive any shipment).

  • marys Mart

    i just ordered it in the morning of 18th Nov at 9am central time they said for over night shipping but there is no change in status comes up after that still waiting

  • confused

    On T-Mobile: If I want the frontier watch to have it’s own number, and I do not own a smartphone or any other phone, what aspects of the watch will I be able to use completely standalone with it’s own plan and phone number? Is that possible? Would be willing to have a plan just for the watch.

    – standalone CALLING, TEXTING: Can I make and receive calls and texts without ever using a phone to “set it up” initially? For the phone number sync feature, I think you need to leave your phone on or something at home, and also need to use an app to “set it up” the first time. (could be wrong just what info I could gather so far.) But, since I want the watch to have it’s own number, and don’t need any kind of sync, do I still need to do the “set it up” part with the smartphone app?

    – standalone GPS / MAPS: Can I get directions and a map on the watch itself? Or is it required to transfer from a smartphone. I know that the watch has standalone GPS, but does it also have a standalone maps app? I couldn’t tell elsewhere online how that works.

    – standalone LTE / EMAIL: Can I use the LTE to receive emails, even if there is no smartphone anywhere? Same question for replying to emails?

    if anyone knows, help would be greatly appreciated, thanks and happy thanksgiving!

  • Phil

    I couldn’t hold back made the buy.
    Sweet looking watch , feels – looks good & excellent battery life compared to S2
    Yes a little pricey 50.00 more then competitor but we’ll worth it to me considering my T network plan & service are the best.
    I sort of lucked out able to get PH# close to my primary # only last two digits differ.
    Primary# (***)***-**13 / Gear S3# (***)***-**44

    NOW T-MOBILE NEEDS TO BRING NUMBERSYNC ARE WAY!
    Doing so will allow number choice flexibility = SMART WATCH PERFECTION

  • Encino Stan

    Replying to myself, looks like 14 months later they finally announced it.
    https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-and-blogs/digits.htm

    • Doug

      Thank You for shearing thing, I got mine today and was trying to sync to my cell, T-mobile said only with Bluetooth of stand alone with it’s own number which it has. the tech said it’s coming but only in Beta right now