Though smartwatches have really taken off in the last few years, standalone smartwatches connected to your carrier of choice are still rare. LG’s attempt with the Watch Urbane LTE was cancelled, but Samsung is giving it a shot with the Gear S2 Classic 4G.
The device features a 1.2-inch 360×360 circular AMOLED display, a dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a 300mAh battery that lasts two days, “4G” HSPA+ connectivity (no LTE), and of course, Tizen. You’re not getting Android Wear with this watch. The 4G version has the ability to make calls, send texts, and receive notifications without its connected phone nearby.
AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have announced that they will carry the watch, which is launching March 11. The watch will cost $400 on T-Mobile, while the other carriers haven’t announced pricing. Are you interested in a smartwatch that can replicate the functions of your phone, even if you forgot your phone at home?