Gear S3 pre-orders begin in UK
Gear S3 smartwatch is now on pre-order in the UK Samsung

Samsung's Tizen-powered new smartwatch Gear S3 is now available for pre-order for consumers in the UK, with a market rollout in November.

The Gear S3 in two varieties, Frontier and Classic, can be pre-ordered at the Samsung official website. Both models carry a similar price tag at £349, despite previous reports suggesting they might be priced differently.

Pre-ordering the Gear S3 will fetch consumers a pair of Level active headphones for free. The offer is available for the first 1,000 pre-orders only.

Alongside the smartwatch, Samsung has opened up pre-order for Gear S3 Wireless charging dock, which costs £34. If you don't like the band strap that comes along with the Gear S3 out of box, you can always change it to compatible versions. These include urethane, leather and alligator (black, brown and red) with the price ranging from £24 to £34. The Gear S3 is compatible with 22mm watch bands, allowing users to personalise their watch to many outfits.

Samsung says its new smartwatches are expected to hit the stores on 11 November.

"Now with the new Gear S3, we expand our Gear collection and introduce not only a great smartwatch, but a great watch. With smart capabilities and sophisticated, elegant design, the Gear S3 marks a significant addition to our smartwatch portfolio," said Younghee Lee, executive vice president of global marketing, mobile communications business at Samsung, in a statement during the launch.

Gear S3 is IP68 certified for resistance for water and supports mobile payments. Other notable features are LTE connectivity and built-in GPS. It features Corning Gorilla Glass SR+, designed for wearable devices to provide protection against scratches.

For the owners of Gear S2, Samsung said it will continue to roll out software updates to provide consumers with access to Gear S3 features.