Samsungs Gear S3 has lost what made the Gear S2 special
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My big highlight from last years IFA 2015 was the Samsung Gear S2, a smartwatch that finally, truly felt like a normal watch. It was light, its wristband was supple and comfortable, and it had a rotating bezel and a software interface that both felt fresh, unique, and just fun to use. Today at IFA 2016, Samsung introduced the successor to that glorious little watch, and its a big old thing bearing the title of Gear S3. The new watch has GPS, LTE, a long-lasting battery, the latest Gorilla Glass designed specifically for watches, and a leather strap but in becoming better in so many ways, the S3 has also become worse in the one aspect that matters to me most: bulk.
Where the Gear S2 was the unimposing companion that really could…