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.