Bear Grylls Exclusive New Video Available Through Collaboration With Discovery Communications And Samsung

Bear Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started on the Isle of Wight, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS. It was here that he perfected many of the skills that his fans all over the world enjoy watching him pit against mother-nature.
Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in three places, and after enduring months in military rehabilitation, Bear went on to become one of the youngest ever climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Discovery Communications has brought to life a partnership between Bear Grylls, the TV adventurer, and Samsung to promote the new Samsung Gear S3. Bear, famous for adrenaline-fueled television shows, including Discovery Channel’s ‘Man vs. Wild’, will leverage cutting-edge video technology, fully immersing fans across the world in his latest escapades.
The collaboration, which is specially targeted for the U.S and Europe, Middle East and Africa markets, comprises a series of short form videos as well as a television advertisement, where Bear showcases key capabilities of the Samsung Gear S3 in a variety of challenging survival scenarios, including the barometer function to predict weather conditions; the calorie consumption and burning application to maintain energy levels; and the altimeter to record altitude whilst scaling a mountain. All the while, he shares his signature survival tips to help any explorer on their adventures beyond the reach of civilisation.
So many of us have sat on the edge of our seats as Bear scales mountains, throws himself out of planes and jumps into icy waters; and watched with intrigue as he tucks into creepy crawlies in some of the world’s most remote places, very often with the world’s best known people. Now, anyone can get closer to the action, through this premium content that highlights the extensive technological capabilities of the Samsung Gear S3.
Grylls stated that he’s “very proud to partner with both Discovery and Samsung to bring you the most advanced adventure watch on the market. I have used the Gear S3 in some of the toughest terrains out there and it always delivers when I need it.”