Samsung has today made it possible to use the Gear S3 smartwatch with Samsung Pay, the company’s alternative contactless payment method to Android Pay and Apple Pay, in the UK.
What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported?
With Samsung Pay enabled on a Gear S3, it can be used to make payments on all contactless payment terminals, including Oyster terminals across the London travel network.
To enable Samsung Pay on the Gear S3, follow these simple steps:
Make sure your mobile device is compatible. The Gear S3 can be used with select Samsung phones, and all other Android smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher
Ensure you have the latest version of the Samsung Pay app installed on your mobile device
Register your credit or debit card and authenticate your ID
Set-up a security pin
To use the Gear S3 to make a payment, hold the watch with the face facing the payment terminal.
Samsung Pay now available in UK for Galaxy smartphone users
If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with Paypal now
Samsung Pay is already available to use with select Galaxysmartphones, but this marks the first time it can be used with one of Samsung’s smartwatches. Samsung hasn’t said if and when it will make it possible to use Samsung Pay with the Gear S2 or Gear S2Classic watches.
BORED WITH ROAD running? Hit the trails. Nothing reignites a runner’s soul like hopping rocks, dodging trees, and darting down mountainsides in calculated free-fall. Just don’t venture out unprepared. You’ll want tougher, shoes, sure—but you knew that already. Here’s everything else you’ll need to rouse yourself from that pavement-pounding stupor.
Weather on the trail can be capricious, so it’s always wise to pack protection. The Houdini Jacket ensures you pack light, as well. Patagonia’s minimalist ripstop shell weighs less than four ounces and stuffs down to the size of a bar of soap, yet deploys in an instant to shed rain and block wind when conditions turn wet and blustery. $99
Black Diamond Sprinter Headlamp
Your backpacking headlamp might be great for night hikes, but it’s probably too front-heavy for trail running, which involves more bobbing than your typical footslog. Black Diamond put the bulk of the Sprinter‘s (already featherweight) 3.75 ounces into its rear-mounted lithium-ion battery pack, which helps keep the front light from bouncing when you’re on the move. It’s also waterproof, rechargeable, and comes equipped with a red taillight strobe that’ll make you easy to spot on your late-night group runs. $75
Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Headphones
Corded headphones will inevitably catch on bushes and brush, but even wireless buds aren’t immune from snags; slack in the line connecting your earpieces is basically a magnet for low-hanging branches. The cable management system on Jaybird’s svelte Freedom Wireless earbuds keeps the connecting wire wrapped closely and comfortably around your head’s occipital bone, completely eliminating cord dangle. The buds, too, are pleasantly low-profile (the fiveish-hour battery lives in the in-line remote), so you won’t have to worry about your beanie or jacket hood jostling them loose. $130
Outdoor Research Ultra Trail Gaiters
Even waterproof footwear takes on rocks, sand, and snow. To keep detritus out, protect your shoes’ ankle openings with a good pair of gaiters. Outdoor Researcher designed its Ultra Trail Gaiters to be lighter than traditional, knee-high varieties, and more breathable, too—but they’ll still keep debris and moisture from collecting in your kicks. $35-$40
Adventure Medical Ultralight/Watertight .3 First-Aid Kit
Sometimes you eat the trail, and sometimes the trail eats you (or your running buddy). When it does, be prepared to take care of yourself. Adventure Medical’s lightest first aid kit is perfect for single-day excursions, packing painkillers, bandages, antibiotic ointments, and moleskins into a waterproof pouch the size of a sandwich bag. The whole shebang weighs just 2.4 ounces, so there’s no excuse for leaving it at home. $9
Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles
Trekking poles provide extra points of contact on steep, uneven terrain (something your back and ankles will thank you for on grueling mountain runs), and the Distance Carbon Zs do it at a best-in-class weight of just 10 ounces per pair. The shafts even separate into thirds with a push of a button, and fold like tent poles for efficient stowage. $160
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Survive Outdoors Longer Emergency Blanket
Emergency blankets can shield you from chill winds while helping contain your body’s radiated heat, reducing your risk of hypothermia if you find yourself injured, lost, or stranded in the cold. They’re ridiculously light and inexpensive, to boot; a fancy one costs less than your lunch. $4
Salomon Advanced Skin 12Set Hydration Vest
By now you’ve realized that a safe day on the trails requires some extra kit. So where do you stow it all? In Salomon’s awkwardly named but impeccably designed hydration vest. It’s got room for everything on this list plus three liters of water, delivering the carrying capacity of a daypack in a deceptively low-profile package. Soft, stretchy materials allow the vest and its contents to move with you with minimal bounce, while an array of well-placed pockets grant you easy access to your stuff while you huff and puff up the mountain. $175
As you may or may not know, with the latest Injustice 2 update, Sub-Zero was actually added to the game. Now you can’t play as him quite yet, but he’s there. Much like Red Hood before him, even though we can’t play as Sub-Zero we can access him in the character select roster, and when you do that, he’ll show up with a random assortment of gear and shaders equipped.
YouTuber “TheHackingFreak” has put together a video browsing through a variety of gear and shader loadouts, and while there are a lot of repeats and duplicates in the video, we went through and picked out all of the standout loadouts, and the ones that we think look the coolest. You can find them all in the gallery. As you go through you’ll notice a variety of interesting shaders.
You’ll of course see your variations on ice blue and black, and some offensive pink and purple in there, but the most interesting are the green shaders. With the right equipment on, those green shaders will basically give you reptile. There’s no mistaking the resemblance, and we’re pretty sure that the color palette chosen for that particular shader was chosen for the sole purpose of making him look like Reptile. Who needs a premier skin when you can do a simple color swap? Pretty effective, if you ask us.
Those of you familiar with Mortal Kombat lore will also see another possibly-famliar face in the crowd. Some of the darker shaders and loadouts make Sub-Zero appear very much like Noob Saibot. In the Mortal Kombat canon, Sub-Zero returns as Noob Saibot as a kind of phantom after being killed by Scorpion, so it makes sense that his likeness should end up in the game as well — even if only as a shader.
Check out all of the images in the gallery and let us know what you think. Which color and gear combination is your favorite? Chime in on Facebook and Twitter and let us know!
Buffalo, NY – Niagara Gear, a division of Gear Motions, Inc., recently completed the installation of its first machining cell. The in-house machining capabilities were added to reduce lead-time and provide more flexibility and control to meet customer delivery requirements. The machining cell consists of two turning centers, a vertical machining center, and marking capabilities. Products will be produced for the Niagara Gear division, as well as other divisions of Gear Motions.
Paul Andruszko, Vice President of Buffalo Operations, said “having this new capability has allowed us to control lead times for gear blanks” on new or existing projects with extremely tight delivery schedules. It was this capacity that allowed Niagara Gear to help a new customer in the flexographic printing industry by providing complete hardened and precision ground gears with a lead time of less than three weeks. Andruszko said, “Before we made the investment, outsourcing the turning would have resulted in a lead time closer to 7-8 weeks, unless other customer commitments were pushed out”. With our new in-house capabilities, we were able to meet the extremely tight delivery required to help make the project successful.
This new investment further demonstrates Gear Motions’ commitment to exceeding their customers’ precision gear manufacturing technology needs from start to finish.
About Gear Motions:
Gear Motions, Inc. is an employee-owned company, with gear-manufacturing facilities in Syracuse and Buffalo, NY. Specialists in precision ground gears, the company manufactures cut or precision ground gears for customers around the world, along with precision cut spur, helical, bevel and worm gears, and multiple types of belt sprockets, timing pulleys and splines. For more information, visit http://www.gearmotions.