Wow. The one feature that made the Gear S3 standout, MST payments, and you removed it???? Are you trying to force your current customers to not upgrade to the Galaxy Watch?? Because you're doing agreat job of it.
You either need an overhaul of your Wearable team or your developers don't use the products they're trying to improve or YOU'RE NOT LISTENING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS FEEDBACK.
I agree with you 1000000% I was so excited when the rumors said Samsung was going back to Wear OS; I didn't even think they were not going to offer MST ( a useful tech that only Samsung has). Doesn't make sense. What a disappointment.
What!? No MST!?
I love MST! I´ve read that you removed it to make it lighter. Dont! I have zero problem with the weight. I would have problem with a Galaxy watch without MST.
Rethink this, please!
As someone above stated. The ONE thing that makes the watch stand out, is MST.
In sweden, were I live, we dont have that many NFC readers, there are mostly old ones. But even if they have NFC readers, MST works better, ALOT better.
I use samsung pay alot, but I wouldnt if you removed MST. NFC is just not good enough, here atleast.
OMG, I could not agree more!! I was waiting for this watch to come out because the S3 didn’t have an LTE version for Sprint.... without one of the most useful features and Huge Differentiator between Apple, I guess I am back to the drawing board to find a suitable smart watch for my Note8
This was an amazingly stupid move. I've bought every Gear watch ever made, upgrading every time. MST was the one truly unique feature of the watch that amazed every retail worker every single time I used it. I must've sold a dozen S3s for Samsung just from people so curious how I was able to pay with my watch when none of the Apple people could do it. Why take it out? You didn't lose the license for MST--it's on the newest Note.
I bought your new stuff every year just for marginal improvements--just for the sake of selling the old and buying the new. I've gotten all 8 Notes, including 2 Note 7s. But if you come out with new products that actually remove unique features and make no improvements? Forget it. For the first time, I'm sticking with the old technology.
Agree 100%. Unbelievable that they removed MST! My main reasons for this watch is payments! I love that I can use it where store clerk's have told me it won't work and I cha-ching pay with it and they look at me in amazement every time! Now I'm stuck either buying another Gear S3, or nothing at all. Very dumb move! We would've bought 3 of the new Galaxy Watches had it had this feature. Not any more .
I would glaldy pay more money for a new Galaxy Watch similar to the gear S3 frontier that has MST and the better water resistance up to 50 meters, etc. I'll give you an extra $50 per watch...above the new cost of the new Galaxy Watch, but it MUST include MST! I wouldn't care if it's even bigger! I also like the frontier style and bigger display...I don't care for small little toy apple watches . Samsung, please at least make another watch option available for the majority of us that want BOTH MST and NFC on our watches! I care more about this MST feature than waterproofing and battery life combined! Please don't ever take away features on new watches! What were you thinking?