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Samsung’s Gear S2 and S2 Classic Available October 2, Priced at $299 and $349

Samsung announced this morning that its new round smartwatches, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic, will be available for purchase on Friday, October 2. The Gear S2 retails for $299 and the Gear S2 Classic drops in at $349. You will be able to buy each at select retailers including Samsung.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy and Macy’s. 

To recap, the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic are Tizen-based round smartwatches from Samsung that are arguably (OK, they are for a fact) the best looking Samsung watches to date. The regular Gear S2 sports a cleaner, more minimal aesthetic, while the Classic attempts to emulate a traditional timepiece. Both look quite nice.

The big selling feature for each is a rotating bezel that allows you to navigate their UI. To see a demo of that in action, check out our hands-on video below.

They also have solid specs (1.2-inch AMOLED displays, 4GB storage, 512MB RAM, dual-core processor, NFC, WiFi, and wireless charging), 2-3 day battery life, are water resistant, and will have a whole bunch of big name apps available to them at launch (Bloomberg, CNN, ESPN, Nike+ Running, Samsung Milk Music and Yelp).

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