Samsung is currently deciding what to charge for the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2

Samsung is currently deciding what to charge for the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2
According to a published report out of Korea, the Apple iWatch looms large in the background as Samsung decides what to charge for the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2. The latest speculation has Korea based Samsung introducing its next-gen smartwatch later this month, in Barcelona at MWC. With the device carrying the title "Samsung Galaxy Gear 2," at least for now, the next step is pricing.

The first-gen timepiece did not sell as well as Samsung had hoped it would, and its pricing was one of the reasons for the tepid sales. In the U.S., the watch sold for $299.99, the same price that some carriers charged for the purchase on-contract of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The latter was initially the only device that the watch worked with, until Samsung pushed out the Android 4.3 update for a number of its other devices, which included support for the Galaxy Gear. That update was sent out to models like the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Samsung GALAXY Note II and others.

The price that Samsung decides to charge for the Galaxy Gear 2 will probably not stray too far from the expected $299 that Apple is said to be pricing its Apple iWatch at. While Apple has not officially acknowledged that such a product even exists, Apple CEO Tim Cook recently stated that Apple would be entering new categories this year.

source: ZDNet.kr via GSMArena

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15 Comments

1. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

$150 or $50 with a purchase of a S4 or newer

2. knights4life03

Posts: 131; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

drop the price down so it can spark more interest into ppl. they should make it compatible with other devices other than samsung devices, but thats probably not going to happen

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Should wait till the GSV is announce before saying what rumor specs the watch have. they only rush out the first smart watch with out giving a sweet lil design on it because of competition

5. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

change everything about it make it like the note 3 functionality

6. Deadeye37

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Drop the price to $150-$200. Also, we don't need silly things like a camera on the wrist band! Most of all, make the phone compatible with all android phones (Apple phones would be a bonus) ala dedicated app that can help push notifications.

9. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Unless someone's a perv. lol

10. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

I won't by a smartwatch without a camera. But that's just me.

11. Blazers

Posts: 767; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I agree about getting rid of the camera. It serves no purpose other then to creep out women and embolden perverts.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I use the gear camera extensively for work. Works great!

16. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Quick access to a camera is cool. Although, the low quality image is a bummer.

7. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered

Just get a Pebble.

8. techaman unregistered

It's only worth buying if it's 120 $150 without buying a new phone and with 50 to 75

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

How about charging NOTHING, Samsung? :D

14. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

Make it a lot smaller and a lot more useful then maybe you can charge 50 dollars for this? Anything more than that is a rip off. Bye

15. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

They should probably have a significant discount for those willing to buy their latest phones. Otherwise, people will probably only be willing to buy 1 or the other and not both. If I had just enough money for one or the other, I;d go with the new phone and not get the watch. But if they were both packaged together and at a decent price, I may buy both.

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