A week ahead of Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced that its current flagship smartwatch, the Gear S2 Classic, will now be able to make calls, send texts and emails, and receive notifications without a connection to a cellphone. The Gear S2 Classic smartwatch now has 3G/HSPA+ and will launch in March through T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon.
“By bringing together fashionable design and connected functionality, this smartwatch gives consumers the freedom to leave their phones behind while enjoying a stylish, classic design,” said Gary Riding, senior vice president, product marketing at Samsung Electronics America.
Remember the Gear S2 runs Samsung’s Tizen software rather than Google’s Android Wear, and is compatible with Android smartphones only.
T-Mobile has announced that it will offer the 3G Gear S2 Classic online and in stores for $399.99 or $0 down and 23 monthly payments of $16.67 with a final payment of $16.58.
Gear S2 classic 3G/4G* Product Specifications:
|Display||1.2”, Circular Super AMOLED, 360×360, 302ppi|
|AP||Dual core 1.0 GHz|
|OS||Tizen based wearable platform|
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
|Memory||Storage: 4GB Internal Memory / RAM: 512MB|
|Features||Communications: Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Email, Preset text, Voice Input, Emoticons, Keypads|
|Health & Fitness: S Health, Nike+ Running|
|Information: Schedule, News, Maps & Navigation, Weather|
|Media: Music Player, Gallery|
|Others: Voice, Voice Memo, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode, Safety assistance, Privacy lock|
|IP68 Certified Dust and Water Resistant|
|Samsung Services||Samsung Gear Apps|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n/e|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer|
|Dimension||44.0 x 46.9 x 13.4 (54g)|
Typical Usage 2~3days