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).