Samsung's SIM-enabled Gear S will be launching in the US on November 7, with the smartwatch going on sale at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. The device will also be available at at Samsung Experience stores located within Best Buy.
Pricing and availability:
- Sprint - $384 outright, or $16 spread over 24 months. Launching on November 7.
- T-Mobile - $349 outright, or $14.58 over 24 months. Launching on November 9.
- AT&T - $199 with two-year contract. Launching on November 7.
- Verizon - Launching Nov. 7. Hardware cost is unknown, but it'll run $5 a month on MORE Everything plans. Available in black or white.
Sprint and AT&T will let you add a Gear S to your current plan for $10 and access that data bucket, while T-Mobile is offering a standalone $5 plan with unlimited talk, text and 500MB of data for the watch itself.
The Gear S features a 2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 480 x 360 and is powered by a 1.0 GHz dual-core CPU. The Tizen-based smartwatch offers standalone 2G and 3G connectivity — which allows you to call and send texts without having to connect to a smartphone — along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and A-GPS/Glonass. Navigation is provided through Nokia's HERE services.
Also included are a gyro, accelerometer, heart rate sensor, UV sensor and a barometer, as well as IP67 certification, which makes the device resistant to dust and water. Samsung states that the 300 mAh battery provides enough juice to last the device for up to two days.
How many of you are looking to pick up the Gear S?