The Portuguese Air Force just celebrated their 65th anniversary, & no one is more excited than Samsung. The Korean tech giant recently introduced two projects that cater to this elite military branch. While they are both exciting, they take complete different approaches to connecting with army personnel. One’s a customized watch face for the Gear S3, while the other allows users to experience flight simulation. They are both innovative tools that are helping blur the lines between citizens & military members.
These changes affect users far from Portugal, making them essential discoveries for Android fans. They unlock doors to a slew of features, so it would be foolish to miss out on the action. For this reason, we have decided to cover these features with an in-depth article. Prepare to be impressed, Samsung is helping users take their products to new heights!
Samsung Celebrates Portuguese Air Force Anniversary
Aviation has repeatedly paved the way for watch designs, & the Gear S3 hasn’t escaped this stereotype. Samsung’s Gear S3 Frontier Special Edition is taking their signature design to the next level. This historic release is the first smartwatch to embody foreign military force designs. Ironically, it has nothing to do with South Korea’s or the United State’s military. These may be Samsung’s biggest markets, but they decided to feature something from a more exotic country.
They teamed up with top pilots to create a completely unique design that celebrates the Portuguese Air Force. The design showcases iconic emblems that have become a staple of this military branch. Multiple pilots pitched ideas, but only a few of them were accepted for this design. The all black dial artfully displays the normal specifications offered by most smartwatches. Apart from the date, time, day of the week, & month there are a few surprising extras. There’s a worldwide reference time zone that caters exclusively to pilots at 9 o’clock. There’s also a display for UTC/Zulu time, so users can get a feel for Portuguese time.
On top of the special features, this design celebrates Portuguese heritage. All numerals use the same font that the Portuguese Air Force (PoAF) uses on its aircraft. The 12 is replaced with an eagle that’s modeled after the PoAF’s official symbol. Both the 6 & the 5 are highlighted, which pays homage to their 65th anniversary.
It was originally only available for Portuguese army pilots, but now anyone can enjoy this brilliant design. Users can freely download it through the Gear App Store, so no one misses out on the action. If you dream of flying a plane, this Gear S3 face is a must have.
On top of offering a customized watch face, Samsung is also offering virtual flights with the Gear VR. They had the PoAF film a series of reality films with a Samsung Gear 360 camera. This lets users see what it’s like to soar through the sky in a top of the line jet. It was filmed during the PoAF’s 65th anniversary exhibit in Castelo Branco. You can choose between Alpha-Jet instruction fighters, Aérospatiale Alouette III helicopters & F-16 AM fighter jets. There are plenty of cockpits to choose from, so don’t miss out on the action!
At the end of the day, Samsung did aviation fans a huge service. They can experience the exhilaration of flight, while supporting one of the best air forces in the world. These releases will undoubtedly pave the way for more aeronautical themed innovations. As Samsung keeps surprising us, it will be exciting to see what’s next!