The Samsung Gear S2 will be available Nov. 5th from Verizon and Nov. 15th from T-Mobile. According to T-Mobile’s website, they will be offering the Gear S2 with a “wearable plan” at $5/month where users can call, tweet, and email with unlimited talk, text and data all from your wrist. I’m sure that will appeal to many customers as there are times when you need to be free of your phone like when you’re out running or on a bike ride. The Gear S2 will be available in two colors from T-Mobile, Dark Gray and Silver, and will cost $15/month over 24 months with no money down.
According to Verizon, you can now pre-order the gear S2 in the same colors that T-Mobile offers on a 2-year contract for $299.99 or you can buy it outright for $349.99. The website doesn’t state whether or not there is a monthly fee associated with the 2-year contract, but there is a $350 dollar cancellation fee. Consider if $50 dollars is worth signing that contract. Verizon expects to ship their pre-ordered Gear S2’s on November 5th.
The Gear S2 is Samsung’s take on the smartwatch and differs by using its own platform called Tizen which is different than Android Wear and the Apple Watch. Due to that simple fact alone there will be less apps available than what is in the Google Play store and the chances of updates might be smaller due to Samsung’s track record. Nonetheless, the Gear S2 is a great looking watch and is priced competitively amongst the competition.