Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch Released

Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch Released

Latest Samsung wearable elevates style and function

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced that the Gear S2 ($299.99) and Gear S2 classic ($349.99) will be available in the U.S. beginning Friday, October 2. The smartwatches, which were unveiled at this year’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) Conference in Berlin, turned heads with their elegant curves and premium finishes. The revolutionary and intuitive circular interface and rotating bezel of the Gear S2 allows for quick and precise navigation. A mere 11.4mm thin, the Samsung Gear S2 brings a light and compact design to your wrist where you can access important notifications at a glance.

Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch Released

“We designed the Gear S2 with the speed of today’s life in mind. It is technology that helps you stay dialed in to what is important to you – without sacrificing your sense of style,” said Alanna Cotton, vice president, Mobile Computing at Samsung Electronics America.

The Gear S2 will be available at select retailers at launch, including Samsung.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy and Macy’s. Consumers will also be able to get hands-on time with the Gear S2 exclusively at Best Buy and Macy’s Herald Square on October 2, and at an additional 50 Macy’s stores nationwide beginning October 16.

At launch, a variety of apps for the Gear S2 will be available, including Bloomberg, CNN, ESPN, Nike+ Running, Samsung Milk Music and Yelp. Through open collaboration with developers and partners, Samsung is continuing to enrich its wearable ecosystem and provide users with a more optimized and unique smartwatch experience.

The new wearable runs on the latest Tizen OS with an optimized 1-GHz dual core processor supporting Samsung smartphones and for the first time, most other smartphones running Android*.

The Gear S2 network-connected model will launch later this fall and will be available at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. U.S. Cellular will carry the Bluetooth only version. Wireless providers will confirm specific models, colors, pricing and availability.

*Compatibility with Android 4.4 and above, and at least 1.5GB RAM
*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configuration, and device usage.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S. and America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visitwww.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com.

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