Product Comparison: LG Watch Sport vs Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

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General Specifications
About the Product
LG combines the best of style and technology in the new LG Watch Sport, Featuring both Android Wear 2.0 plus a bold new look,it's a win-win all around.
With Under Armour Connected Fitness on your Samsung Gear, you now have more fitness tracking options at your fingertips. And when you download the MapMyRun, MyFitnessPal, or Endomondo apps on your Samsung Gear, you will receive one year of premium app membership for free, with additional tools to help you reach your goals.
Watch Sport (W280A)
Gear S3 Frontier
Key Specs
Operating System
Android Wear 2.0
Tizen 2.3.2
Display Size
1.38 in.
1.3 in.
Internal Memory
4 GB
4 GB
Band Material
Active silicon
GPS Enabled
What customers say about "Key Specs"
LG Watch Sport Unlocked GSM (Silver/Titan)
  • Far better than many reviews give it credit for. First update greatly improved battery life. Band is comfortable to wear even while sleeping.
  • Although slightly bulky at first, I've gotten used to the size and the weight.
  • It feels great in the hand and the display is just phenomenal.
  • Some people may have a problem with the bulky width of the watch. It's a very large watch so people with small wrists may have a problem wearing it.
  • The band sucks. It is so difficult to slide the the little band thing that holds down the part of the band with holes.
  • You cannot change wrist band because the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna is located in the wrist band.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch
  • So far this watch has been great, love the design and features that it has. All and all a great watch.
  • The frontier s3 feels like a luxury watch and looks like one while being able to do so much more.
  • This is a great product. It has a lot of functionality for everyday life.
  • First one had a charging issue but easily exchanged. New one shows no problem so far and I love the design and performance.
  • Nice band for my watch, also purchased the screen protectors for it makes me feel safer to know that my watch is protected. Overall I am quite satisfied with my purchase.
Size & Weight
1.79 in.
1.93 in.
2.02 in.
1.81 in.
0.56 in.
0.51 in.
3.12 oz.
2.22 oz.
Display Type
Screen Resolution
480 x 480
360 x 360
What customers say about "Display"
LG Watch Sport Unlocked GSM (Silver/Titan)
  • The display is vivid and clear and although not as big as the Gear S it works. I can see pictures and video fine, apps work well and look great.
  • Keep the always on display and like an Apple Watch the screen only displays when you raise it up to your face. This makes battery life much better.
  • This is an amazing watch. I like the huge display. I like the digital crown on the side.
  • Screen is very crisp and clear.
  • The display is difficult to read outside in sunlight.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch
  • Great looking display, very bright & it's great to be able to change the faces.
  • I liked the round face and the color display is awesome. I got home and started setting it up but came to find out that I wasn't Able to reply to text either.
  • Love the display, easy to use, pairs with phone in seconds!
  • Love this smart watch. It has an amazing vibrant display!
  • Still learning but I love it great display just amazing.
Processor Speed
1.1 GHz
1.0 GHz
Protection Class
Customizable Watch Faces
Built-In Microphone
Vibration Alert
Heart-rate monitor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Proximity
3-axis accelerometer, Gyrometer, Optical heart rate monitor, Barometer
What customers say about "Features"
LG Watch Sport Unlocked GSM (Silver/Titan)
  • The Google assistant is amazing, just saying OK Google activates it and then your on your way to searching the web, scheduling calendar events, starting a workout, making a call or text, listening to music, etc.
  • The apps available on Wear OS with the play store are almost limitless and more are added every couple of days, I'm constantly getting notifications that the os has updated.
  • Best smart watched I've owned! love the style and functionality. +++ Heart rate monitor, calling features with and without sim
  • It has LTE! I am using a T-Mobile DIGITS cloned SIM so I get my text messages and phone calls to my main number no matter where my actual cell phone located.
  • It is thick, very thick. I can't button my dress shirts when wearing this. This thing could probably stop a bullet like Wonder Woman's wrist bands...
  • The OS response is a little slow, but I expect it in such a compact device.
  • Does not support some older watch faces and apps. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get them in the near future.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch
  • Excellent the sensors to detect the different activities like running, moving, or sleeping.
  • I really like the features on the Samsung watch. My Fitbit was nice but it seemed outdated. The auto exercise could activate a little sooner to match the treadmill numbers.
  • Enjoy wearing it daily and using all the many features.
  • The features available pass competitors not only with clarity of picture but also when using watch for phone calls and texts.
  • Nice features able to answer phone calls and texts and biometrics. Much better than the fitbit surge.
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Compatibility
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
Wireless charging
Wireless charging
Battery Capacity
430 mAh
380 mAh
Battery Life
40 hours
72 hours
What customers say about "Power"
LG Watch Sport Unlocked GSM (Silver/Titan)
  • The good news is, battery life can be extended by downloading the latest Andriod Wear Software Update and disabling "The Always On Screen Display".
  • I'm shocked that the battery actually lasts and entire day (for me). I bought an extra charger for work, but have not needed it.
  • Use this more than i thought! battery life is great. could probably get more than a day.
  • My only major issue with this watch is the battery life. It's advanced features like cellular service, GPS and fitness tracking, can cause the battery to drain quickly.
  • Battery life is very short when on wifi, phone, gps, etc but it also lasts all day with only one radio on and I can turn others off/on as needed. I keep a charger at work and bedside so it's not run out of gas on me yet.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch
  • Great that it can hold a charge for almost 3 days were others can only last 1 or 2 days.
  • Very good on battery usage. Once it is charged to 100% it status charged for at least 2 days!
  • The battery life is good, charges very fast too.
  • Husband loves it. The charge time is awesome and it runs smoothly.
  • After about three weeks the watch failed to charge. I touched it and it was hot to touch. I returned it and got a Garmin.
  • I like the watch, but it needs charged more then my Fitbit blaze did.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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