Nov 07 AT 4:36 PM Nick Sarafolean 11 Comments

Samsung Gear S now landing on US carriers

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Samsung’s Tizen-powered Gear S smartwatch is now hitting US carriers with pricing for both the watch and the plans revealed. The Gear S is Samsung’s latest smartwatch that features a 2-inch 480×360 curved AMOLED display, dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, 300mAh battery, IP67 water and dust rating and most importantly, the ability to connect to cellular networks, which gives it an advantage over many other smartwatches. The Gear S will be available on all four major carriers.

  • Verizon is offering the Samsung Gear S for $349 on a two-year contract or $399 full retail. You can add the Gear S to a More Everything plan for an extra $5/month.
  • AT&T is selling the Gear S for $199 on a two-year contract or $299 without. The Gear S can be added to a Mobile Share plan for an extra $10/month.
  • Sprint is pricing the Gear S at $384 off-contract or 24 payments of $16. You can add the Gear S to a Family Share plan for $10/month, but if your plan has 20GB data or higher, Sprint will waive that fee through December 2015.
  • T-Mobile will sell the Gear S for $349 or 24 payments of $14.58. T-Mobile will let you add the Gear S to any plan that offers unlimited talk, text, and at least 500MB data for an additional $5/month.

The Samsung Gear S is notable primarily because of its ability to connect to a cellular network, which hasn’t been found in other smartwatches. This allows you to make calls, send and receive texts, and receive and interact with other notifications that you have, all without a phone being connected to it. It should be noted, however, that you’ll need a Samsung phone in order to initially get the Gear S started and also to receive updates.

Are any of you planning to purchase a Gear S?

Sources: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile
Via: PhoneDog

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @Zricon15.

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  • Pascal reymond

    Bonjour samsung super la gear s c’est pas fini. New tizen os c’est fun j’attends de l’avoir pour 2015 ça devrai marcher avec cet os si génial merci la lutte continuent .

  • twatts723

    So AT&T is a full $100 cheaper than the other two carriers with no contract? Does that look bad on Verizon and Sprint to anybody?

  • Nick

    If I buy the watch at AT&T can I put a Verizon sim in it or will it only work on AT&T network?

    • Brian

      That is a silly question.

  • datagod

    “landing on us carriers”

    Dropping them out of the sky to crash into the building’s roof seems like kind of a rough way to ship them–unless you mean they’re targeting the salesmen personally, which is kind of worth it.

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  • Tangent

    “It should be noted, however, that you’ll need a Samsung phone in order to initially get the Gear S started and also to receive updates.”

    What a load of crap! I can see requiring a phone to set it up and get updates, but requiring it to be a Samsung phone? My first reaction when I saw pics of this phone was that it looks pretty good for a rectangular watch, I’ll have to check it out. But with that little bombshell of needing a Sammy phone to do anything with it I’m out. Good job Samsung; way to cherry-pick one of Apple’s worst habits to copy…

  • Pool Shark

    Well, I WAS planning on getting one until that bombshell about needing ANOTHER Samsung phone to set it up.

    Too bad Samsung; you just lost my sale…

  • rkglover71

    will uscellular be getting this watch?

  • Denk

    If this needs to be paired with a phone initially for apps and updates…then this is not a stand alone device…what a crap, I will still need a secondary phone. Sorry…liar liar pants on fire!