Samsung Gear S2 will launch at T-Mobile on November 15

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After confirming plans to offer the Gear S2 back at the end of August, T-Mobile today finally revealed exactly when Samsung’s round-faced wearable will go on sale.

The Samsung Gear S2 will be available in stores and online on November 15. Pricing will be set at $0 down, 23 monthly payments of $15 each, and 1 payment of $14.99, which works out to a full price of $359.99. If you do decide to give the Gear S2 a home on your wrist, you’ll have two color options to choose from: Dark Gray and Silver.

Because the Gear S2 has its own cellular radio, you can make calls, send messages, and more without having your phone nearby. This means that you’ll need to add the Gear S2 to your existing smartphone plan in order to make calls and use data. That’ll set you back an additional $5 per month and will get you unlimited talk, text, and data, including up to 500MB of high-speed data.

As a refresher, the Gear S2 has a round 1.2-inch 360×360 Super AMOLED display, as well as a rotating bezel that you can use to navigate through its Tizen-based user interface. The good news is that unlike Samsung’s past Tizen wearables, which only worked with Samsung Galaxy handsets, the Gear S2 will work with any phone that runs Android 4.4 or higher and has at least 1.5GB of RAM.

Other specs include a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, a 300mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly, a variety of sensors that includes a heart rate sensor, ambient light sensor, and accelerometer, and Samsung software features like S Health, S Voice, Power Saving Mode, and more. All of those goodies are packed into a body that measures 44.0 x 51.8 x 13.4mm and is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Mircury119

    To bad android wear is way behind in implementing features like voice calling and android pay. It’s bad when OEM’s can beat you developing their own OS’s and hardware.

    • Chris

      Android Wear does have pay capabilities. That’s what they introduced with LG Urbane.

      It doesn’t have voice yet as the decision for a speaker affecting watch’s battery life has been discussed over and over.

      This is why watch with call features have usually been bigger (i.e. original Samsung Gear S, Will.i.am’s watch-phone, etc.). Maybe samsung figured something out with their battery life as this watch doesn’t look big. If not, you’ll probably get 3 hours battery life with calls.

  • Fuego77

    Is the cellular version (one mentioned in the article) any thicker than the one you would purchase at best buy?

    • enkay1

      Probably

    • ConceptVBS

      It probably will be thicker as it requires 3G antenna as well as other electronics to boost signals.

  • Thatguy

    I might have get one these to go alone with my Note 4

    • ConceptVBS

      along*

  • matt

    anyone remember that timex gps one + watch, its being sold on amazon for 219, and it comes with a free year of AT&T Cellular.
    if that watch can come with a free data plan for a year, this one can too. i wonder what happens if you stick your free 200 mb ipad sim in this watch

    • ConceptVBS

      No one was buying it. Therefore, they’ve included the service plan in the bundle.

  • Mircury119

    I was aware the urbane had nfc (in fact I got one free from LG’s developer conference) but mobile payments wasn’t working. I’ve done a lot of searching. Can you point me to an article that says it works?

    • redspear2

      The new Watch Urbane 2 with LTE runs Android Wear and handles voice calls.
      http://gizmodo.com/the-lg-watch-urbane-2-is-android-wears-first-lte-smartw-1734011464

      • Mircury119

        Yup, I’m looking forward to that one! I just wish it had nfc payments. Everything I’ve read doesn’t say anything about it. Hopefully it will be enabled when LG G pay is announced.

      • gmo8492

        Probably the only android wear watch worth the money.

  • JJCommonSense

    Ok so the GEAR S2 (non cellular) does not have a speaker… Will this one have one???

    • Jeremy Gray

      I would assume so, since it will have a cellular radio. But then again, it could require a Bluetooth headset. Which will be cool if they release a much better bt headset than the circle. I liked the circle, but the ear buds was horrendous. Mine collecting dust.

    • matt

      considering you can make calls on it, i would hope so!

    • ConceptVBS

      The 3G version will have speakers. Its a little thicker however.

  • mreveryphone

    Hopefully they make a bigger one for men to wear.

  • Matthew McKnight

    Still no NFC? That, and the size, are the only things holding me back from pulling the trigger. Oh and the fact that it’s Samsung. I don’t really like their phones and am on the fence about their watches

    • ConceptVBS

      They have NFC built-in. You’ll be able to use the NFC version of their Samsung Pay service. Also, this will be the 3G/4G version so no need to tether your phone.

  • Teknocrat

    Wish Tmobile would support the push for modular phones (project ara) and watches….. this will be my first and possibly only purchase if it becomes a reality.

    http://www.chooseblocks.com

    And my statement is why corporations won’t go with it…. fear of a lack of planned obsolescence business strategy.

    Urbane II may be a good intermediate with LTE and Android Wear….. if I feel like wasting my money for a 1 or 2 year toy.

    Other countries are going to surpass US due to the constraints of our broken capitalistic economy full of law suits, patents and copywrites… Happy Saturday Everyone!! :)

  • Allen Stanten

    Does anyone know if you can use JUMP to move from the Gear S to the S2? That would be cool!