Samsung confirms Gear 2 and Gear Fit prices

Samsung confirms Gear 2 and Gear Fit prices
Samsung today introduced its new Gear 2 and Gear Fit in Taiwan, and, during the announcement, the company revealed official prices for the two wearable devices.

The Gear 2 will cost $295 (8,999 TWD) in Taiwan, while the Gear Fit will be cheaper: $197 (5,990 TWD). These prices are in line with the unofficial prices reported earlier this month: $300 / €300 for the Gear 2, and $200 / €200 for the Gear Fit.

$300 was also the initial price of last year’s Android-based Samsung Galaxy Gear, this being one of the reasons why it didn’t sell too well. It remains to be seen if the Gear 2 (which ditched Android for Tizen OS) will be more successful. 

Just like the new Galaxy S5 smartphone, the Gear 2 and Gear Fit will be available to buy starting April. A Samsung Gear 2 Neo will also be released then, most probably costing as much as the Gear Fit. All three new wearables will be compatible with various other Samsung devices besides the Galaxy S5, including the Galaxy Note 3, Note 3 Neo, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tab Pro, and Galaxy Note Pro.


source: ePrice.tw (translated)

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38 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Passed on Gear 1 and I'll be passing on this one as well. Thanks but no thanks Samsung.

2. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Hey Samsung, Motorola just called and said no one cares anymore.

10. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

No one cares about motorola ... #NumbersDontLie

11. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

What numbers? The only numbers that are impressive in the smart watch department are pebble. How can you compare it with Motorola or other people's numbers (except Sammy since they already ventured into this market and were unimpressive) when they haven't released it yet. #SenseMakeSome

17. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Read properly before you type. https://www.strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx?mod=reportabstractviewer&a0=9389 http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57618862-94/android-nabs-61-percent-of-smartwatch-market-in-2013/ Summary Global smartwatch shipments grew rapidly to an all-time high during Q4 2013. The main brand driving the smartwatch market was Samsung, whose Galaxy Gear model vastly out-shipped all major rivals worldwide in the quarter. There is no challenger for Gear in present market. Period.

21. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

@rd_nest: There's no challenger for the Gear in the market because, bear with me here since I already mentioned it, NONE OF THE MAJOR PLAYERS ARE IN THIS MARKET YET. With that in mind the sales are incredibly sad especially bearing this in mind. Also, in the second article shipping devices is not the same as selling.

36. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Read the comment below #Hater

15. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Here are some numbers that don't lie and are pretty pitiful: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/11/19/samsung-sells-800000-smartwatches-since-launch/

27. willard12 unregistered

Every company, including apple, only reports shipments. Best buy, phones 4 u, etc don't send Samsung their sales reports. Every time you see sales numbers, it is coming from some analytics firm that is doing an estimate.

32. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

No one don't know how much the 360 Moto watch will cost so don't even say smart watches are cheap

3. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Cant wait to get my hands on gear 2 .. just updated my Galaxy Mega to 4.3 so now it has bluetooth low energy needed for the galaxy gear .. I was going to get the 1st one but I'll wait for the 2nd ..

28. Gamas_K

Posts: 88; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

I haven't got the 4.3 update for my mega

37. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

I just got it 3 days ago, although my sister also has one didn't get it, so i guess it's on the way

4. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Hmm, no thanks. Moto 360 will be better than this. ;-)

12. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Keyword: *Will* Nobody knows anything for sure. Last I checked many people claimed nexus will make Galaxy series irrelevant. Not to mention, betterylife with Android remains a big concern with proved to be a concern with Gear.

33. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

How will Moto 360 be better? smart watches are getting expensive what's the point in buying them at a high price point? I prefer buying the GEAR FIT less expensive.

5. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

Android Wear just made this irrelevant

6. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I wonder what Samsung's reaction was when they saw the Moto 360 smart watch> lol

8. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

They wont care about a company that cant even make a dollar :/

14. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Let's see -- the same reaction Samsung executives have when they see a concept of a flying car. Afterall, if mobile sales are of any indication, nobody can move a product though vertical integration like Samsung does. Not even Apple has that level of verticle integration. With Tizen, it's just totally different level now. Consider this, by the Moto 360 launches, Gear will be in 3rd Gen probably. The amount of learning that Samsung will gain through 2 generation of actual product sales is incomparable. They will know for sure what worked and what didn't.

22. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Long story short, all you're saying is Samsung is a vertical monopoly and when you think about it, it doesn't really fall far from the truth.

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Moto 360. Sorry Samsung, you lost.

16. hurrycanger

Posts: 1766; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I think Samsung is gonna join the Wear family, too. Samsung has never hesitated to more devices, right? xD

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

You people are funny. You see a concept for a device that is nowhere near production, you have absolutely no idea what its functionality will be, or even if the actual device will resemble what you saw & you flip. Expectations, man. Temper them.

9. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I want the girl in yellow!

13. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I want in blue, but I'm too young lol (;-;)

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Move to Korea and go into a night club. Problem solved lol

23. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Best pick up advice ever. +1

24. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I think that someone needs to re-work the pricing of theses. $200 does not equal €200, it equals €143.79. And €200 does not equal $200, it equals $278.18. Other than that, I'm kind of thinking about getting a Gear Fit as long as it's compatible with the Note 3.

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