November 6 is shaping up to be a big day for AT&T. Not only are they launching the HTC One A9 and Blackberry Priv, but they are also kicking off sales of two connected wearables, the Samsung Gear S2 and LG G Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. These two watches will be the first to utilize AT&T’s NumberSync, a service that allows you to “keep your mobile number with you even if you phone isn’t.”
The Gear S2, Samsung’s round smartwatch that runs Tizen and has a rotatable bezel (our hands-on), will cost $15 per month for 20 months ($0 down) or $199 with a 2-year contract. You can add service to it for $10 per month. The Gear S2 will be available in-store on November 20.
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE (holy shit with the ridiculous name, LG), the massive LG watch that has a 570mAh battery and LTE connectivity (more here), will cost the same at $15 per month for 20 months or $199 with a 2-year agreement. The same $10 monthly service charge is also a part of the deal. The Watch Urbane LTE will be available in-store on November 13.
As a recap on NumberSync, this is AT&T’s new service that aims to sync all of your devices together. So with wearables, you can leave your primary phone at home, but stay connected through a connect wearable, almost as if it were your phone. You can text, receive calls, and do a variety of other tasks that would relate to your phone number without having your primary phone handy.
NumberSync will be available “first on the Samsung Gear S2, and then the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition in early 2016.”
Interested in either watch?