After the launch of the Galaxy Watch in August, the Samsung Gear S3 received a permanent price cut by $50. Originally priced at $349.99, the smartwatch currently costs $299.99. However, if it's still too much for your liking, Best Buy has an alternate option for you. The online retailer is selling a fully-functional "Certified Refurbished Samsung Gear S3" for just $199.99.
The Certified Refurbished products are generally open-box products tested, repaired and restored to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes basic cleaning, inspection, functionality testing, and repackaging along with all relevant accessories (original or comparable substitutes). Defects in the product, if any, is limited to minor scratches on the body only.
Best Buy includes a minimum 90-days warranty and its Return & Exchange Promise with the product. Furthermore, you can also opt for a 2 years product replacement plan at an additional cost of $39.99. If the device stops working within 2 years, you'll get a replacement for it.
The Gear S3 is a Tizen OS-running smartwatch featuring a circular 1.3-inch 360×360 Super AMOLED display protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass SR+. It is powered by an Exynos 7270 dual-core processor coupled with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. This military grade device comes with IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
The watch packs a wireless charging compatible 380mAh battery which can last for up to 3 days. The Gear S3 includes all the basic sensors such as altimeter, barometer, and gyroscope along with GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. You also get NFC and MST (even the latest Galaxy Watch is missing it) for contactless payments via Samsung Pay.
The Samsung Gear S3 comes in two models, a sporty-yet-stylish looking Gear S3 Frontier, and a Classic model with a more formal design. You can buy either of the two models at Best Buy for just $199.99. The deal is valid till stocks last, so you better hurry-up. Click on the links below to check out the deals.
Meanwhile, if you're looking to buy the Galaxy Watch, now is the best time. The watch is currently selling for a discounted price of just $300, down from $330.