A while ago while introducing new Lumia handsets Nokia touted about its "Super Sensitive Touch" feature that allows to use a touch screen phone while wearing gloves (basically without directly touching the screen with your fingers).
Many people don't know this, but Samsung Galaxy devices also have option to increase screen sensitivity to make the screen work while wearing gloves. By default this option is disabled.
In Samsung Galaxy Note 3 this can be enabled is in:
Settings > Controls > Increase touch sensitivity.
Increase the sensitivity of the touch screen so you can control the device while wearing gloves.
Depending on you Samsung Galaxy phone model, this option can be in a slightly different location:
My Device > Display > High touch sensitivity
Samsung Galaxy Note 3