Samsung showcased the new Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smart watches at IFA Berlin this month, alongside yet another 3G model of the wearable. Since the announcement, people have been waiting for the South Korean company to announce when the Gear S2 would be made available for purchase. Today, a rumor emerged that the Gear S2 release date on the market would be set on October 2nd, with pricing information also disclosed.
Mind you, the information isn’t coming directly from Samsung, so it might end up being wrong, so take it with a grain of salt. People familiar with the matter say that the Gear S2, Gear S2 Classic and Gear S2 3g release date is set for October 2, when the wearables will be made available across the United States and Europe. They also mentioned that the 3G version of the Gear S2 would be limited to the American and Asian markets, with only a limited number of units available for purchase.
The Gear S2 price is set at $350, while the Gear S2 Classic price and 3G Gear S2 price are set at $400 each. That’s a pretty affordable price for 2015, considering that the Gear S2 is one of the most advanced wearables on the market, even if it runs Samsung’s own Tizen mobile operating system. If these prices end up being correct, the Gear S2 has every chance of faring extraordinarily on the market, even in the face of the widely popular Apple Watch.
Samsung outfitted the Gear S2 according to its newfound design language that we’ve become accustomed to since the Galaxy S6 was launched. The Gear S2 design revolves around a beautiful, minimalistic round watch face that is embedded in a metal chassis. The display is fully round and the industrial design of the Gear S2 reminds us of much more simpler times.
The Gear S2 Classic is a bit of a fashion statement compared to the standard model, as it comes with a more polished, timepiece-kind-of-feeling. It is much more similar to a high-end watch than it is to a wearable device, especially when compared to the Gear S2. Both watches look stunning and bear the cool design language of Samsung that has emerged from the lowly Galaxy S5 mixed with the high-end, but discontinued Galaxy Alpha mid-ranger.
Metal and industrial design dominate the Gear S2, and features like a data connection, a rotating bezel on all three models that facilitates interaction with the watch UI, IP68 waterproof certification, Tizen OS, fitness tracking, Samsung Pay, Android compatibility. heart rate sensor and 2 to 3 days of battery life complete the modern man’s wearable device.
With the Gear S2 price now revealed, all we have to do is wait for October to roll around to be able to place the first orders of the Gear S2, Classic and 3G. Many are looking forward to Samsung’s latest wearable with enthusiasm, as the IFA presentation stressed that the new wearable aims to attract all kinds of users. The fact that it’s relatively affordable makes the Gear S2 one of the best wearables of 2015.