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. (more…)
Tizen has been making headlines this week, shipping on the new line of wearable devices from Samsung, which includes the Gear 2 and Gear Neo smartwatches. For buyers of the original Galaxy Gear, it appears as though Samsung has not yet forgot about you, and is reportedly confirmed to update the OG Gear smartwatch to the new Tizen OS, wiping it of any Android ties. (more…)
Courtesy of @evleaks (as usual), we are getting what are believed to be the first two looks at Samsung’s next smartwatch(es), though the name(s) may now be up in the air. The pictures certainly represent two smartwatches that look very similar to last year’s Galaxy Gear, and are accompanied by the names Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. But @evleaks notes that these may not be Galaxy branded in the end, meaning they could be a separate product category for Samsung. (more…)
According to sources of USA Today, Samsung will look to “shun Android,” while integrating its own Tizen operating system instead of Google’s mobile OS into the next rendition of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Over the past couple of weeks, rumors and reports have ran wild with speculation as to what the next Galaxy Gear will feature, but this is the first time we are hearing that it could possibly run Tizen instead of Android.
With just a week left until a reported unveiling at MWC in Barcelona, we don’t have long to wait until we see just what Samsung has planned. (more…)
With rumors suggesting that a follow-up to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch will arrive in a couple of weeks alongside the Galaxy S5, deals like today’s at Best Buy could come often. The electronics retailer has slashed $150 off the original full retail price of the Galaxy Gear, dropping it to $149.99 for today only in select (most) colors. (more…)
According to the newest report out of Korea, Samsung will look to unveil a new Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch and Galaxy Tab 4 alongside the Galaxy S5 at MWC this year. This report aligns quite well with previous posts we have published from other sources, stating that it wouldn’t be only a phone that Samsung would focus on in Barcelona. (more…)
Since Samsung might have plans to announce the next rendition of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch sometime around the launch of the Galaxy S5, it only makes sense for the company to start cutting the price of last year’s model. When it first hit the market, the device that came up short in the functionality department was priced at $349.99, but with price drops recently taking place in India, insiders point to worldwide price slashes coming up. (more…)