Confirming earlier rumors about the device’s availability, Samsung has just announced that its Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches will be available for purchase Friday, October 2nd in the United States. The standard Gear S2 will be available for $299 and the Gear S2 Classic will run you $349. You’ll be able to purchase the wearables from Samsung.com, Amazon, Best Buy and Macy’s.
As a refresher, the Gear S2 is a Tizen-powered smartwatch that features a 1.2-inch circular display with a resolution of 360 x 360, and it’s powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and comes with 4GB of built-in storage. There’s also NFC on this device, which will enable users to purchase goods from stores around the world using Samsung Pay. Quite possibly the biggest news with the Gear S2 is that it will be compatible with other Android devices, unlike other Gear smartwatches in the past. There might be a few hiccups in app compatibility here and there, but for the most part, you’ll be able to use Sammy’s new wearable with your non-Samsung Android phone.
Now that we’ve seen a handful of new Android Wear devices make their way to market, are you still interested in the Gear S2? Let us know what you think in the comments.