Gear S2 Ceramic

Samsung’s Ceramic Bracelet for Gear S2 Appears in Europe

March 2, 2016 - Written By Tom Dawson

Samsung’s Gear S2 has become a big hit for the firm since its release towards the end of last year, and while it might not be to everyone’s taste, it’s a lot more flexible than previous Gear wearables have been. Now that the Gear S2 works with many more Android smartphones on the market, rather than just Samsung’s Galaxy options, more people than ever can enjoy Samsung’s smartwatch offering. A few days ago, a Ceramic bracelet (pictured above) was announced by Samsung France, and now, it’s appeared online in Europe for pre-order, with stock expected around the 10th of March.

The Ceramic bracelet is similar to many black metal bracelets out there, but is of course made from a different material. Compatible with not only the Gear S2 Classic, but also all other 20mm watches out there, the Ceramic bracelet is said to be made with hypoallergenic materials, making it softer on the skin for those prone to irritation and such. It carries a model number of ET-SCR73MBEGWW and has been spotted online in Europe for prices ranging from around €90 to €105, including VAT. These prices work out at roughly $98 to $114 or so, but these prices are just straight conversions and include European VAT, so should the new bracelet makes its way stateside, we’d assume it’d carry a different price tag altogether. Both ICT4employees and hardware.nl have the new bracelet listed for purchase, with the former quoting March 10th for stock, while the latter is just promising 6 – 10 days for delivery.

It’s unsurprising to see the bracelet be listing up for purchase across the pond in Europe, but we’re wondering when it’ll become available in the US, after all the Gear S2 is a popular product here in North America. Regardless, those adventurous enough to import from the EU can do so, and it is nice to see Samsung push more bracelets and such for a watch that trades on being a fairly good-looking device as well as something highly functional. Samsung fans will no doubt be looking forward to the launch of the new Galaxy S7 this month, and some retailers – like Verizon in the US – are even offering free Gear S2s to those that have pre-ordered or purchase a Galaxy S7.