On Monday, it was announced that Verizon would be opening up pre-orders today for the Samsung Gear S2 Classic with cellular connectivity. Those pre-orders have now opened up, and you can get your Gear S2 Classic with cellular connectivity. There’s no timeline for when they will be shipped, however the other carriers will be shipping on March 11th along with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Verizon is offering the Gear S2 Classic for $399, and those looking for a two-year contract can pick it up for $349 – for what it’s worth, we’d highly recommend picking it up off contract, as you’ll save more money in the long run.
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The Gear S2 Classic was announced along side the original Gear S2 at IFA in September of 2015. It was a pretty incredible launch when you think about it. Seeing as it was their headlining device at the trade show, after having announced the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ a few weeks before hand. The Gear S2’s biggest feature is the ability to scroll through the OS by turning the watch face. It’s a really cool feature, and much better than the way Apple has you navigate through the OS on the Apple Watch. Samsung’s Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic run for $299 and $349 respectively. So adding on an extra $50 for cellular connectivity isn’t too bad at all.
Verizon is also opening up pre-orders for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge today, which will be shipping on March 11th along with the Gear S2 Classic that is going to be available at all four carriers, however Verizon is first with pre-orders for the smartwatch. Samsung has quite a few great devices coming out in the next few weeks, and it’s going to be great to see how well they sell, after the somewhat mediocre year 2015 was for the company – even though they sold more than just about everyone else.
You can pre-order the Samsung Gear S2 Classic with cellular connectivity from the link in the source section below. You’ll also be able to add it to your account fro $5 per month.