£99 with a Samsung device purchase, £149 without from March 4

The Gear 2 Neo is only just official but we're already hearing the first snippets of UK availability. Three is set to sell the new smartwatch, but as yet hasn't announced firm details on pricing. If you're looking for a deal, Three is also offering heavy price cuts on the first generation Galaxy Gear.

Brendan Arndt is Three's Device and Accessory Portfolio manager, so he's pretty well placed to pass on such information. Three already sells the Galaxy Gear throughout its retail network so you should be able to pop along to your local store and pick one up at the lower price from March 4.

 

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Three UK to offer Samsung Gear 2 Neo, heavy price cut on original Galaxy Gear

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Does this still have that daft 'feature' which means you have to lift up the watch and wait for the screen to turn on? Also, no info if it will work with non Samsung?

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You can root it and use it with any android phone. Took all of 10 minutes to set up.
People don't know this and think it can only be used with a Samsung..... (the original one that is)

It seems like he's asking about the gear 2. And not everyone wants to root. Plus, the gear 2 isn't running android, so rooting probably won't be in question for it.

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When is Tizen coming? Everyone I know with 4.4 is having sdcard troubles.

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(ZeroLemon 7000mA battery and ZeroShock Case)

You can use any standard 22mm watchband with the Galaxy Gear 2 and the Gear 2 Neo - mix and match as you choose :)

Am I the only on that likens Samsung to Apple as far as how the try to maintain compatibility only with in their own product line? Plus I absolutely hate touchwiz and couldn't bring myself to buy any of their phones because of it and therefore will not be considering any of their wearables.

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I feel the same way yes.... Which is why i dont quite understand all the hate for Samsungs approach. They know they can make more money by marketing it to all smart phones. This is nothing new... They just want to build their own ecosystem. Give you a reason to buy into their products and stay with them for all your needs. Its a no brainier really.

The price is definitely what the price of the 1st gear should have been however the lack of android and being locked to Samsung phones makes it a no go for me and my G2..

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G2 might be LG G2 and no gear2 =) I think OP was saying that Gear1 should have been priced at the first place like this.

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If the price of the original gear goes at 100 or below I'll buy just to try it before I get rid of my note 2. Right now I'm leaning more towards sony smartwatch 2.

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That's excellent news. On with the pricing now, and I shall be visiting my local 3 store very soon. Not so keen on thr original Gear though, especially reading about the Gear 2 having a much lighter, more snappy OS.

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Did anybody read the story? The 100 and 150 price is on the Gear 1 not the new Gear 2. I was expecting to read all the comments from mad people who paid way more for the Gear 1.

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I'll wait until the rumored Google/LG smartwatch is allegedly revealed in June at I/O, then I'll have an idea what watch I will get. The market will have choice and competition, and those prices will come down. I can't see myself paying more than $100-$150 for a smartwatch.

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