Samsung have announced today that they will be making the Tizen based Samsung Gear S available in the U.S. beginning next Friday, November 7. The Gear S brings the functionality of a Smartphone to your wrist with its integrated 3G radio, which can make calls but can also connect to 3G data. The Gear S will be available in both White and Black colors on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. You will be able to also be able to grab the Gear S at Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy.
- AT&T – $199 on a two year contract, Launching Novermber 7
- Sprint – $384 without a contract or $16 per month on a two year contract, Launching on November 7
- T-Mobile – $349 without a contract, or $14.58 over 24 months, Launching on November 9
- Verizon – TBA
At $349 outright or at $14.58 per month on a two-year contract, T-Mobile would be selling the Tizen-based Gear S smartwatch at the cheapest price. T-Mobile is also offering a special $5 per month plan for unlimited data and texting with up to 500 MB of data. Verizon is yet to announce its rates for the Gear S.
“Samsung continues to shape the wearable category with advanced technology and new experiences,” said Gregory Lee, president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America and Samsung Electronics North America Headquarters. “A growing developer ecosystem will further expand the capabilities of the Gear S with fitness tracking services like Nike+ Running and on-wrist turn-by-turn navigation from HERE and more.”
With the recent delay to the release of the Gear S in the UK, many of our readers feared this would mean long delays for the US market. Below is a video of my hands on with the LOVELY Gear S at the recent Tizen Developer Summit in Shanghai.
The Gear S also provides you with a beautiful 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display, GPS, hear rate monitor and is resistant to dust and water, and you can find further information on our Gear S IFA Post.
Samsung Gear S Product Specifications:
|1.0 GHz dual-core|
|2-inch Super AMOLED (480×360)|
|Tizen-based wearable platform|
Health & Fitness:
Media: Milk Music, Music Player, Gallery
|Codec: H.264/H.263 + MP3/AAC/AMR, Vorbis|
Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG
|WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n|
Bluetooth® LE 4.1
|Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV, Barometer|
|4GB Internal Memory|
|39.9 x 58.1 x 12.5 mm (1.57 x 2.28 x .49 in)|
Blue Black: 66 g (0.14 lbs)
White: 66g (0.14 lbs)