Samsung has today announced that the 3G/4G connected Gear S2 Classic smartwatch is coming soon to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Sales should begin as early at March 11th. Pricing on all three networks has yet to be announced, but we do know that they will be coming soon. T-Mobile is the only network that has announced a release date so far, March 11th.
With cellular connectivity, the Gear S2 Classic is capable of connecting to data for phone calls (over Bluetooth headphones or speakers, there is no embedded speaker on the device unless Samsung has added one) and also for notifications and apps. The SIM inside is embedded which allows it to function completely on its own.
If you’re interested in picking this up, stay tuned as we’ll be covering when the Gear S2 Classic hits each network.
Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G/4G* Comes to AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – FEBRUARY 18, 2016 – Beginning Friday, March 11, the Samsung Gear S2 classic 3G/4G (black) will be available on select major wireless networks. Utilizing connected** functionality consumers will have the ability to call, text, email and receive notifications directly from their watch, even without their phone***. The Gear S2 classic 3G/4G features a fashionable leather band and a unique rotating-bezel design – giving consumers a quick, precise way to navigate through their notifications, apps and widgets.
“By bringing together fashionable design and connected functionality, this smartwatch gives consumers the freedom to leave their phones behind while enjoying a stylish, classic design,” said Gary Riding, senior vice president, product marketing at Samsung Electronics America.
The Gear S2 classic 3G/4G will be available at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Wireless providers will confirm pricing and availability. The addition of the 3G/4G connected Gear S2 classic models provides users with an even wider choice of award-winning Samsung smartwatches. For more information, please visitwww.samsung.com.