AT&T announces pre-order date for Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch

AT&T announces pre-order date for Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch
Once the clock strikes 12 midnight EDT tonight (Monday evening), AT&T will start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The price of the watch is $299.99 and since the timepiece is paired with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Bluetooth, no monthly data plan is required (except, of course, for the Galaxy Note 3). 

The Samsung Galaxy Gear watch will allow users to answer calls and read messages right on your wrist. You can even be reminded of that important meeting that you typed on the Galaxy Note 3's calendar.  The problem with the device is that it can only work with the latest iteration of Sammy's phablet, which is a more expensive phone to begin with. Furthermore, the low battery life available on the watch means that you can't come close to wearing it on your wrist the whole day without having to recharge it. This certainly limits the usefulness of the device.

We told you late Sunday that the Korean OEM is supposedly working on a sequel to the watch that would work with any Android phone, and surely would offer longer battery life. There has been some speculation that Samsung launched the original model of the watch as a trial balloon. The new watch could be unveiled as soon as CES 2014 in January.  Meanwhile, if you are an AT&T customer wanting to pre-order the watch, just wait for the stroke of midnight EDT tonight.

source: AT&T


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