We spotted the Samsung Gear S smartwatch months ago. Today we finally have availability and pricing from 3 main carriers. In case you forgot the Gear S is an independently connected smartwatch. (It doesn’t need to be paired via Bluetooth). It has it’s own SIM card slot.
The Gear S is powered by Tizen and has a 2 inch Super AMOLED touch screen. It’s compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S 5 Sport, Galaxy Note II, Note 3 and Note 4. It has built-in GPS, multiple sensors, advanced S Health, enhanced S-Voice. It connects via 3G, Wifi, and Bluetooth. You can make / receive calls, and instantly send messages from the watch.
Check out the pricing and availability for the major carriers.
Pricing: $199 with a 2 year contract. The Gear S can be added to a mobile share plan for $10 per month (which includes unlimited talk and text).
Availability: The Samsung Gear S will be available from AT&T beginning Friday November 7th. Stay updated HERE
Pricing: $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $16 (SRP: $384; excluding taxes; service plan required). You can add the Gear S to a Sprint Family Share Pack for a $10 per month per line access charge. Through December 2015, Sprint will waive the $10 per month access charge on Gear S added as a new line of service to any Sprint Family Share Pack 20GB or higher.
Availability: The Samsung Gear S will be available from Sprint beginning Friday November 7th
Pricing: $0 down and $14.58 for 24 months. Full retail price is $349.92. T-Mobile has even launched a special rate plan at only $5 a month for unlimited data and texting with up to 500 MB of data.
Availability: T-Mobile started accepting pre-orders today. The Gear S will be available from T-Mobile on November 9th.
Nothing from Verizon Wireless yet. We will update and keep posted.
Do you think this independently connected smartwatch is worth the money? Are you willing to get one?