Months after Apple reported strong demand for its Apple Watch, Samsung loyalists can now buy next-gen smart watches for their own devices.
Only a month after the announcement of the smartwatches at IFA Berlin, Samsung has officially released the Samsung Gear S2 and S2 classic. The devices, which utilize Samsung’s own Tizen OS instead of Android, cost $299 and $349.99 respectively, and will work with all Android 4.4 and later devices.
The device supports third-party applications such as Nike+ Running, Samsung Milk Music, ESPN, CNN, Bloomberg and Yelp. Paired up with the rubberized band, the S2 is perfect for cardio and workouts, while the S2 classic’s leather design offers a sleek and stylish alternative.
The product is available from outlets such as Best Buy, Amazon, select Macy’s stores and the Samsung website, although Techno Buffalo warns Macy’s are currently selling both models with a $50 dollar markup, so it would be advisable to buy elsewhere.
Source: Techno Buffalo | Image via Samsung