Along with Samsung Galaxy S5 pre-orders starting up tomorrow morning, AT&T is also starting pre-orders for Samsung’s newest wearables. Which include the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. Both are only compatible with various Samsung devices, mostly ones running Android 4.3 and up. AT&T has also revealed the pricing for the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. The Gear 2 is being priced at $299 with the Gear Fit at $199. Now there is no contract involved here. So this is the full price for both wearables. Which is still a bit high, but the Gear 2 is right in line with the original Galaxy Gear they released last year. The Gear Fit is about where I thought they’d price it though.
The Gear Fit is Samsung’s new activity tracker which tracks just about everything. And with Samsung being all about health and fitness with the Galaxy S5, I think it works perfectly. Since the Galaxy S5 has the heart rate sensor and plenty of other goodies implemented in the hardware. it also has a curved AMOLED display and looks pretty awesome.
The Samsung Gear 2 is the second iteration of the Samsung smartwatch, it has a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display, it also has interchangeable straps and are water resistant. It can also take calls, send text messages and it has all kinds of health-related apps built-in, much like the Gear Fit. And for those wondering, yes it has a camera on-board, much like the original Gear that was released last year. So you can continue to take those creep shots that you love so much with the Galaxy Gear.
Remember both of these are running Tizen, so it may not be as simple as with an Android smartwatch. You know you can’t just sideload Nova Launcher, like some did with the Galaxy Gear. But they should both be pretty decent smartwatches. And if you buy a Galaxy S5 from AT&T before June 5th, you’ll get $50 off of the Gear 2 or Gear 2 Neo. This particular promotion does not apply to the Gear Fit, unfortunately.