Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Now Available to Pre-Order at Verizon, AT&T and Best Buy

Watches, Watches, Watches. Everywhere you look today there are smartwatches. Some by Samsung. Some by LG, one by Motorola, Sony and on and on it goes. In spite of the wide choice in such a small amount of time, they all kinda do the same thing. Yes, they tell the time but not talking about that. They are all just too much the same. Well, that's obviously not including Samsung's new Samsung Gear S. This one is a little different to the rest as it is a standalone device. Unlike all the others this one does not require a mobile phone to work. That's because the Gear S comes with its own connection. Yes, folks this is the real spy stuff. With The Gear S you no longer need to carry your phone around. You can get your emails and even make calls directly from the watch.

Where can you get one? Well, as a matter of fact they are now on sale as pre-orders and you can pick one up either through Verizon, AT&T or Best Buy, although the prices do seem to be varying. If you go down the Verizon route then be prepared. You can pick up the device straight up for $399.99. If you want it cheaper on a two year contract then forget about it as Verizon is strangely offering the Gear S on a two year contract for $349.99 up front. No typo folks. $50 between the off-contract and on-contract price. Wonder how many on-contract's they will be selling? Alternatively you can pick up the Gear S at AT&T for a much more reasonably $299.99 off-contract. Similarly the on-contract two year price is $199.99 up front. If you're heading Best Buy's way then the Gear S is available for $199.99 on a two year contract.

Need a quick reminder about the spy...I mean Gear S? Well the smartwatch offers a 2" AMOLED curved display with a 360 x 480 resolution. Inside the device comes with 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage and powered by a dual-core processor (clocks at 1GHz). Additional features (obviously) include a standalone data connection, a 300mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth and running on Samsung's own Tizen operating system. So who will be picking up this one? More interestingly where will you be picking it up from? Verizon, AT&T or Best Buy?

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