Announced at IFA last month, the Samsung Gear S2 is now available for purchase from both Best Buy and Amazon. Best Buy will have the new smartwatch on display at their stores, so that users can go in and get some hands on time with the newest smartwatch from Samsung. Once more Macy’s at Herald Square in Manhattan will also have the Gear S2 on display, with 50 additional Macy’s stores nationwide putting them out on display on October 16th.
Currently, the model that is available for sale is the WiFi model. The 4G LTE/3G model will be on sale through Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T later this month. US Cellular will also be selling it, but it will only the WiFi model. The Gear S2 is going for $299, which puts it right on par with the Android Wear competitors available here. The Moto 360 2015 starts at $299 and goes up to $429.
The Gear S2 Classic isn’t yet available but should be soon. The Gear S2 does run on Tizen and not Android Wear. However, this year, Samsung has opened up the Gear S2 so it works on all Android devices and not just Samsung smartphones. A pretty big feature here for Samsung, in the past their smartwatches were limited to just Samsung devices. While Samsung is the largest Android manufacturer, that’s still only about a third of the market. One of the cooler features with the Samsung Gear S2 is the rotating bezel. So you can spin the bezel around to navigate through the OS, which is actually really cool. Something that I hope other watch makers, especially for Android Wear, think about doing in the future.
As mentioned, you can pick up the Gear S2 from Amazon as well as Best Buy. We have links down below so you can pick up your brand new Samsung Gear S2 today. If you have Amazon Prime, you can have it delivered as early as tomorrow (yes, tomorrow is Saturday). One of the many perks of having Amazon Prime.