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Our Samsung Gear S3 wish list

Our Samsung Gear S3 wish list

We’re moving closer and closer to the sequel of Samsung’s fanciest smartwatch, the Gear S2. Leading the headlines of the current Gear S2’s launch was its rotating bezel, a feature that enables users to engage with a circular screen in a smoother way. But while it had some great features and a smart design, it had its share of flaws. Here’s what we want improved.

A bigger screen.

The Gear S2’s screen is small – a little too small for a circular display. We want the next-gen device’s display larger, or at least available in different (larger) size options, making the device easier to see and easier to work with.

An easier-to-use interface.

While being both attractive and functional, the current Gear S2’s interface can be clunky, and it can have a steep learning curve. A “zoomed out” view that shows all the different panels and screens from an omniscient point-of-view may make all the swiping and twisting feel more linear.

A better watchband mechanism.

The Apple Watch features an ingenious mechanism for swapping watchbands. Apple’s solution is smooth and fun; the current Gear S2’s method is more difficult to manipulate.

A barcode scanner.

Barcode scanners could be great for grabbing more information on a product or claiming a coupon. We want to see Samsung take Samsung Pay a step further with deeper integrations to deals and promotions. Product awareness through a barcode scanner would open up a world of possibilities for Samsung’s mobile payment service as well as a new level of convenience for savvy shoppers.

Longer battery life.

And if such a small battery simply can’t last long enough, Samsung’s fast charging tech would be welcome on the wearable.

Maybe we’ll see an unveiling of the Gear S3 alongside the next Galaxy Note. What features do you want to see in Samsung’s next watch?

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