Samsung today confirmed the pricing and availability of its latest smart wearable, the Gear S2. Announced a few weeks back, the watch will make its debut on October 2 and will carry a starting price tag of $300.
Customers interested in picking up the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth version of the Gear S2 will be able to do so from a variety of retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s and, of course, Samsung. The Gear S2 will retail for $300 while the Gear S2 Classic comes in at a slightly higher $350.
The watches are powered by Samsung’s own Tizen OS and can be paired with any smartphone running Android 4.4 or later with at least 1.5GB RAM.
Those of you hoping for the network-connected will need to wait a little longer as it’s not set to arrive until later this fall. But, we do know that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon will carry it once it’s launched.
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Samsung Gear S2 – Available October 2 Nationwide
Latest Samsung wearable elevates style and function
RIDGEFIELD PARK, New Jersey – September 30, 2015 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced that the Gear S2 ($299.99) and Gear S2 classic ($349.99) will be available in the U.S. beginning Friday, October 2. The smartwatches, which were unveiled at this year’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) Conference in Berlin, turned heads with their elegant curves and premium finishes. The revolutionary and intuitive circular interface and rotating bezel of the Gear S2 allows for quick and precise navigation. A mere 11.4mm thin, the Samsung Gear S2 brings a light and compact design to your wrist where you can access important notifications at a glance.
“We designed the Gear S2 with the speed of today’s life in mind. It is technology that helps you stay dialed in to what is important to you – without sacrificing your sense of style,” said Alanna Cotton, vice president, Mobile Computing at Samsung Electronics America.
The Gear S2 will be available at select retailers at launch, including Samsung.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy and Macy’s. Consumers will also be able to get hands-on time with the Gear S2 exclusively at Best Buy and Macy’s Herald Square on October 2, and at an additional 50 Macy’s stores nationwide beginning October 16.
At launch, a variety of apps for the Gear S2 will be available, including Bloomberg, CNN, ESPN, Nike+ Running, Samsung Milk Music and Yelp. Through open collaboration with developers and partners, Samsung is continuing to enrich its wearable ecosystem and provide users with a more optimized and unique smartwatch experience.
The new wearable runs on the latest Tizen OS with an optimized 1-GHz dual core processor supporting Samsung smartphones and for the first time, most other smartphones running Android*.
The Gear S2 network-connected model will launch later this fall and will be available at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. U.S. Cellular will carry the Bluetooth only version. Wireless providers will confirm specific models, colors, pricing and availability.
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*Compatibility with Android 4.4 and above, and at least 1.5GB RAM
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog atglobal.samsungtomorrow.com