Pre-announcement rumor says Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch may cost $450

Pre-announcement rumor says Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch may cost $450
We're a bit under an hour and a half away from the Samsung Galaxy Gear announcement, but that doesn't mean the rumor mill is going to stop. The latest potential news on Samsung's soon to be announced smartwatch is that the device could potentially cost as much as $450. That's a price that would put it at more than double what the newly announced Sony SmartWatch 2 will cost.

Of course, we should keep in mind that the rumor is based on the South Korean pricing. A South Korean news site is saying that the Gear will be priced at 500,000 won, which would translate to about $450 in the U.S.. But, gadgets do often cost more in South Korea than they do in the States, so it is possible that the Gear could come in cheaper when it makes its way over here. 

Still, if this rumor is to be believed, it's probably not likely that the Gear will cost much less than about $300-350. Samsung has said that the device is more of a "concept" than a fully realized product, so this may be something like the Google Glass pricing, where it is priced higher in order to only attract the enthusiastic beta testers, and push away any impulse buyers. 

source: AsiaE via G4Games

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20 Comments

1. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Thts expensive

16. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

thats ugly too.

2. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Fail...

3. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

That's okay. As long as it's not Apple it will not be labeled as "overpriced".

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

we know that Apple products will always be over price just have too wait n see

9. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

"WE"? Trolls?

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

If the "gear" is water proof & lasts more than 24 hours then it's worth it. If it's not then this "gear" is going to fail at the $450.00 price point. Let's see what comes of this..... in about less than 1 hour & 16 minutes.

13. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

24 hours? that's pretty low expectation. I would expect a watch battery to last at least in weeks.

20. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

It's no watch. It's "gear". C'mon.... get with the program. lol +1

5. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

well for this design and for 10h battery I wont buy it even for $1

6. special4u

Posts: 63; Member since: May 22, 2013

even wif 24hours battery life, i wouldnt pay more than $100 for it.

8. AsisHaas

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

What a joke price

10. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

If it's anywhere close to that then it's DOA for sure.

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Failed overpriced product. I'd rather get the Sony Smartwatch 2 or some other smartwatches instead of this one.

12. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Should come free with a note 3 :D

14. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Big Fail.. For a beta product? really? Lol... Call me when it's half the price and doesn't look like a pile of dog x&@/ on my wrist.

15. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

Sony Smartwatch is a way better option. Galaxy gear having 3 inch display is like having a notification bar on your wrist. I don't like redundancies.

17. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Lol 10+ hours is joke. i rather get Sony Smartwatch but i wont get that one too. I think Smartwatch is just useless.

18. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

They can price it $100. I still don't want a smart watch.

19. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

And people think Apple overprice some things.

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