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Official: Samsung Gear 2 Priced at $299, Gear Fit at $199

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AT&T announced this morning that it will begin taking pre-orders for Samsung’s new wearables, the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. The Gear 2 will be priced at $299, while its close relative the Gear 2 Neo will run $199. If you want the Gear Fit, Samsung’s take on a smartband or fitness band, you are looking at $199. Keep in mind that there are no contracts involved here – you pay those prices and you own them out right. 

The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are Samsung’s latest attempts at producing smartwatches. Both feature a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display, have interchangeable straps, are water resistant, can take calls, send text messages, and have all sorts of health-related apps built-in. The Gear 2 also has a camera, you know, for those creep shots you like to take so much.

The Gear Fit is probably the coolest of the group, as a wearable device wit ha curved AMOLED display. It tracks all sorts of health-related activities, included your heart rate. You can see notifications on it, swap out bands, and potentially go without charging it for 3-4 days.

If you buy a Galaxy S5 from AT&T, you can save yourselves some cash on purchases of the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo – $50 to be exact.

  • M3D1T8R

    LOL. Samsung needs to cut those prices in half, and.. Nah, no, actually I still wouldn’t really consider buying these.

  • Tony Byatt
  • en28so

    I don’t know why they didn’t make it compatible with ALL phones. What kind of marketing strategy is that? I have a Verizon GN, but I’m almost certain that it’s not compatible with this, despite the fact that I own a Samsung device.

  • 213ninja

    if motorola took a dump and put a band on it these comments would still say the exact same thing…

  • Alfredo Manuel Gonzalez II

    Wtf still way too much

  • Jagdish Tiwari

    that’s tooo muchh… Waiting for moto 360 hell yeah!!

    http://webhowtos.com/

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    for a “fitness band” gear fit is pretty stupid…its way to big bulky and doesnt look comfortable…if i was working out id be scared id break it(i lift more then cardio)…ur basically paying 200+ with tax bc it has a silly screen on it…yeah a curved screen is cool…but im not gonna look like a moron at the gym with it…the reason nike fuel band were so successful was bc of how practical they were sublte and did the job(being nike helps too)…this things impractical people just get in awe at big bright things its ridiculous

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    i lol’d

  • sagisarius

    Downer that it only works with other Samsung phones… leaves it a bit dead in the water.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Why’s it a downer? More than 60% of Android phones are Samsung. Gear 2 will sell fine.

      • NexusMan

        It’s a downer because, as proven with the Gear 1, close to none of those 60% of people are willing to buy it. Only comments I keep hearing about people wanting to buy it are OUTSIDE of that 60%. That’s why.

  • gintoddic

    galaxy derp

  • http://gplus.to/bdbplatano M. Puente

    What’s the most that you would pay for the Moto 360?

    • AbbyZFresh

      $200 definitely. $250 is already pushing it. Motorola needs to sell as many watches as they can with the premium materials they used to rebuild their brand name and spread the word. Much like they did with the Moto G. They can’t afford to destroy it further by making they same mistake they did with the Moto X during its first launch.

      • NexusMan

        Moto X is not jewelry.

        • AbbyZFresh

          I know that. You did get my point of this post right?

          • NexusMan

            I did. Did you get mine?

        • http://gplus.to/bdbplatano M. Puente

          It’s so pretty though lol

          • NexusMan

            Yes, indeed. But unfortunately, I can’t wear mine on my wrist. :(

      • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

        stop it…go see what kind of devent watch you can get for that money

    • NexusMan

      $360

    • Orion

      $200-$250….I’m not paying anymore than that. But damn its so sexy.

    • M3D1T8R

      If the specs (especially battery life, screen) are right, I’ll consider it at $200 or less.

  • RaptorOO7

    No thanks. @ $299 its no better than last years Galaxy Gear and with the Moto 360 coming I would happily pay more than $299 for that design and features. So funny how Google comes out with their new Android Wear and Samsung goes with their own OS for the watch.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Samsung didn’t know Google was releasing Wear this soon. They released the Gear 2 in hopes they would capture the market before Google finished developing Wear. Looks like Google was already done by then.

      • NexusMan

        Of course they knew. They’re an official partner. That’s why they rushed to release the FIRST Galaxy Gear last year, but they failed to capture the market like they had planned.

    • RealityCheck

      Why the hell is that “funny”? Microsoft “went” with their own OS; Apple “went” with their own OS. And some people “go” for other OSes altogether, e.g., Linux and other bizarre OSes. What’s so “funny” about different OSes?

  • AbbyZFresh

    Regardless of Android Wear and the Moto 360 being better than these two watches. People will buy more of the Samsung Gear 2 simply because of the brand name behind it and Samsung’s aggressive marketing budget. Nobody cares about Motorola and LG like that.

    If it weren’t for the fact that the Gear Fit is exclusive to Galaxy phones, i would’ve purchased it.

    • NexusMan

      Right…how’d that work out for them last time? It’s already been proven “nobody cares about” an overprice watch from Samsung, either. And don’t cry exclusivity, because MILLIONS of people own compatible Galaxy phones, and Samsung STILL couldn’t sell those things, even to them.

    • Orion

      Ummm people actually bought those ugly things? lol

  • Droid Ronin

    Moto 360 or GTFO.

    • NexusMan

      lol. Damn, I can’t wait until it’s released.

  • reyalP

    Teenage girls will be all over these like white on rice!

  • Orion

    Hmmm the moto 360 or this…..the hardest choice of all time.

    • flosserelli

      I dunno. Maybe between this, toothpicks driven under my fingernails, or my testicles stapled together.

      • Orion

        haha….

  • John Clausen

    Good luck selling any. The Moto 360 is probably going to be even cheaper than that.

    • gintoddic

      i predict 360 will be $250-300.

  • flosserelli

    Ummm…no.

  • Cael

    Gear Fit should have been $150. LBR, Samsung.

    • NexusMan

      The Gear Fit is stylish, sleek, sexy, and has a gorgeous curved display. Chalk up the extra $49 to that.

      • Cael

        Then whats the Gear 2 Neo’s excuse for being the same price? It’s ugly and has no camera?

        • NexusMan

          Look, even I can’t defend Sammy on that one. LOL.

          • 213ninja

            or just, not…

            G2 and Gfit, that’s all they need.

          • NexusMan

            I’d side with you on that one, too.

  • TheTRex

    With the Moto 360 out, we all now see what the design potential of these watches CAN be. I wish/hope the 360 had some of the cool gadget-like features of these Samsung ones (Specifically the IR & the ability to actually answer calls). But in the end, even with added water resistance and better battery life I struggle with the one thing that plagues many of these smartwatches: short Bluetooth Range! 30 feet or less is not enough. Signal drops walking around a small house.

    I may still grab a Neo at $199, but no doubt the most exciting looking one yet will be coming this summer.

    • NexusMan

      Moto already confirmed no calls.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    This is just a fail compared to the Moto 360

  • NexusMan

    Silly Samsung. For $199 I would have bought a Gear Fit, if it would work with my non Samsung phones. Oh well, their loss. Now, my 1st wearable will be the Moto 360.

    • RealityCheck

      And once that’s done, we’ll hear you bitching and moaning about that one.

      • NexusMan

        Only idiot bitching and moaning is you, in response to a 17 day old comment. Already forgotten. You should do the same.

  • Intellectua1

    Nope Nope and Nope.. I’m waiting until next year for wearables, nothing I’ve seen so far has been impressive..

  • J Davis

    I was interested in the Gear Fit. I did a 180 and am now interested in the 360.

    • sc0rch3d

      u finally came full circle?

  • Practical Pete

    I understand how everyone is writing these off with the Google Wear announcements. But I think these fill a gap in the market currently. I’ve been looking for a fitness band, but they’re so limited for their price. But most smart watches don’t do much with health stats. These do both. The exclusivity is dumb. And the Fit makes no sense as far as the screen orientation. Put that on your wrist and try using it sideways, good luck. I think the Neo will be a good all-around product.

    • NexusMan

      I’m writing them off because of their exclusivity. I would have ABSOLUTELY bought both the Gear Fit @ $199 AND a Moto 360. But the Gear Fit is not compelling enough to make me switch to a Samsung phone to use it.

      • 213ninja

        certainly not with a name like “nexusman” ;)

        • NexusMan

          lol

  • Thomas

    After seeing the Moto 360 all the other wearables just look like childs play.

    • NexusMan

      360 is boss, but the Gear Fit is still stylish and sexy too.

      • Christopher Moore

        I agree but Gear fit will only work with Samsung devices. Google Gear should work with all Android devices and maybe Apple/WP. That alone brings up the value. And I know Android Gear will receive the better support. I’m going to laugh when I visit xda-developers.com to hack my watch.

        • NexusMan

          True. I wonder if some Android Wear manufacturers will lock down their watches like the Gears. No way they’ll work with Apple/WP. Moto has said the Moto 360 will work with all Android devices running 4.3 and later.

          • michael arazan

            Google’s Smart watch will probably work with Apple, the Google Glass works with apple iphones and all their service apps do as well, why would they stop now.

          • NexusMan

            Motorola has already said it’s Moto 360 requires an Android device running 4.3 and above for compatibility. Additionally, the Android Wear Developer Preview ONLY mentions Android apps. Nowhere is iOS mentioned. Google Glass, while sharing similarities is a completely different interface and device. I could see how specific manufacturers might want to lock down their Android Wear watch (I’m looking at you, Samsung), but I suspect from Google’s stance, the decision is because of Apple, not Google actively wanting to exclude iOS. One, I don’t see Apple wanting an Android watch (especially one’s as fantastic as these seem) to run on their platform, and more importantly, iOS is not built to be hooked into Google Now and the Android experience to it’s fullest. Apple does not allow as personal, and unrestricted access as is required for the full Android Wear experience, to 3rd party apps.

  • akellar

    These became irrelevant with the weeks news. Overpriced and only working with your devices? Nope.

  • Aven

    I’d rather pay $50 more for the Moto 360 than this.

  • Arnold

    Zero interest with Android Wear coming up. These products are a joke.

  • jeff manning

    PASS!!!!

  • Alec

    Why do I need a curved amoled screen on my wrist? That’s taking it too far.

    • Tyler

      Probably for comfort not functionality.

    • gintoddic

      also, why would I want to tilt my head just to read a curved device.

  • EC8CH

    So these only work with Galaxy phones? Is that correct?

    • tu3218

      Correct.

      • NexusMan

        Actually, not correct. But they do only work with Samsung phones.

        • tu3218

          No I am correct. These devices only work with Samsung Galaxy devices(tablets and phones).

          • NexusMan

            Actually, you are not correct. Samsung has stated that these devices will work with 20 Samsung devices, some of which are not Galaxy devices.

          • tu3218

            Taken straight from the Samsung site. I see all devices labeled with Galaxy here : http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/gear/gearfit_features.html

            Samsung Gear is compatible with 18 types of device models :
            Samsung Galaxy S5 / Galaxy Grand 2 / Galaxy Note 3 / Galaxy Note 3 Neo / Galaxy Note 2 / Galaxy S4 / Galaxy S3 / Galaxy S4 Zoom / Galaxy S4 Active / Galaxy S4 mini /
            Galaxy Mega 6.3 / Galaxy Mega 5.8 / Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) / Galaxy NotePRO (12.2) / Galaxy TabPRO (12.2/10.1/8.4)

          • NexusMan

            I stand corrected on compatibility at launch, as I had not recently checked the site. When they 1st announced it, they said they’d be compatible with 20 Galaxy and non Galaxy Samsung devices. Later, they said “dozens of Samsung devices,” now, the website lists 18 specific Galaxy devices, but also clearly states: *Compatible device models to be further expanded.

  • Boblank84

    was interested in the fit (assuming the community would get it to work w/o a sammy device), but not at all now after whats coming up in the wearables.

  • Muddy B00ts

    Official: No.

  • Colin Huber

    So, say I use Hangouts for SMS on a Note 3. Will those notifications come through, and will they be actionable? Or, will only Samsung’s native applications have full features with the Gear?

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      I doubt the notifications from anything but Samsung apps will be actionable, at least not in the way that they are on Wear devices.

  • Stephen Wesner

    I imagine sales are going to suffer after the moto 360 announcement. Anyone who buys these now is a sucker! :P

    • NexusMan

      I think that’s harsh. If I owned a compatible Samsung phone, I would still buy the Gear Fit. I still think it’s a fantastic device (if you’re a Samsung head), and that price is great. And it will be available before the Moto 360, and I’m sure is much cheaper. I would then, still buy a Moto 360 when it is released, as they are completely different and I would have different use cases for them. Having said that, I DON’T own a compatible Samsung device and don’t plan to any time soon, so I will NOT be getting them. (Agree with all the comments of how exclusivity is a lame move by Samsung). But I think much of the negativity is coming from people who are thinking about buying ONE device, and who are looking for the most bang for their buck. I, personally, intend to buy multiple smartwatches, as they are as much fashion accessory as tech accessory. I won’t be wearing the Moto 360 to the gym…it’s more stylish, I’d get something more casual also, as well as maybe more of a fitness band. Calling someone a sucker who buys this now, is like calling someone a sucker who buys a Timex Sport watch, knowing a particular Nixon is coming out in 5 months. You can have both.

    • 213ninja

      i don’t.

  • Eric Hare

    Overpriced.

  • BoozeRob

    Debating the Fit to hold me over until the Moto 360 is out…. note sure though.

    • NexusMan

      If you can afford it, like it, and are locked into Samsung, I’d say, do it. It’s still pretty boss.

      • BoozeRob

        I have a Note 3… my concern is what am I going to be able to sell it for when the 360 comes out.

        • NexusMan

          Oh, well if you intend to REPLACE it with a Moto 360, that’s a whole different thing. I’d probably advise you to pass. If I were in you’re position, I would keep both, just because I like them both and they are very different. I’m not wearing the 360 to the park, but I’d wear the gear Fit there.

          • BoozeRob

            I like the way you think. My wife, however, hates it.

          • NexusMan

            Thanks. What exactly does she hate? The device itself? The price?

          • BoozeRob

            Buying and keeping both devices, haha.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Non-starters for me. Now with LG and Motorola coming on strong. Add to that these don’t work with my N4.