Samsung’s first smart watch trusted by pilots: Samsung marks the 65th anniversary of the Portuguese Air Force, a high-flying innovation. To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Portuguese Air Force, Samsung Portugal recently launched a series of exciting projects in cooperation with the military. One is pilots, an accurate instrument to help them cross the sky, and the other is to provide civilians with the opportunity to experience the pleasure of flying, which has inspired exceptions in the history of its aviation world. Samsung’s Gear S3 Frontier Special Edition, the first smart watch related to military aviation, is the latest product in this innovative history.
Special edition smart Watch
Gear S3’s IP68 dust-proof, waterproof and military-grade durability enable the equipment to meet the requirements of military missions. The special edition of the Portuguese Air Force enhances this function through an exclusive watch, which combines outstanding functions with aesthetic clues to celebrate the traditions and innovations of the Portuguese Air Force.
The watch surface design is based on the specifications provided by the pilots of the PoAF department. The black dial shows the dates of time, date, week and month, and UTC/Zulu time, pilot’s global reference time zone, at 9 o’clock.
The figures are written in fonts used in the history of the Portuguese Air Force for its tail numbers. In addition, to commemorate this anniversary, 6 and 5 are highlighted in gold or Portuguese flag colors and can be customized according to user preferences.
At the top of the dial, instead of 12, is the symbol of PoAF – a style Hawk – with the inscription “Portuguese Air Force”. Although it was originally designed for PoAF pilots, watches can now be downloaded through Gear App Store.
Virtual Reality Film
Over the past few months, Samsung Electronics Portugal, the Portuguese Air Force and Impresa Media Group have made a series of virtual reality movies, which have given audiences a surprise from a number of advanced aircraft.
The films were recorded with Samsung Gear 360 cameras and exhibited at the 65th Anniversary of POAF in Pastelo Branco, a two-hour drive from Lisbon, Portugal.
On Samsung Gear Gear headphones, participants were transported to the cockpits of Alpha jet fighters, A rospatiale Alouette III helicopters and F-16 AM fighters.
By creating an experience as close as possible to the actual entry into the cockpit of a supersonic aircraft, the participants can experience the pleasure and beauty of flying.