If you’re a fan of Samsung’s wearable devices then you’re going to love the announcement that has been made today. The company’s 3G-capable smartwatch, Gear S, will soon be arriving in the country. Today the U.S. release date for Samsung Gear S has finally been confirmed. This smartwatch will be available for purchase through all four major U.S. carriers namely Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
The Gear S will also be available for purchase from Samsung’s store-within-a-store at various Best Buy locations across the country. Samsung itself has not revealed any pricing details but the carrier partners have revealed exactly how much their customers will have to pay when they come in to pick up this smartwatch.
At full cost the Gear S will cost $349 on T-Mobile, where it’ll cost $384 on Sprint. It will be possible for customers to purchase the device on equipment installment plans from both carriers which requires $0 down with the remaining cost paid over 24 months through equal monthly installments. AT&T and Verizon are likely to go down this path as well.
Carriers are likely going to push the installment plan options since it may prove a bit hard to convince customers to pay upwards of $350 for a wearable device. Gear S stands out from the rest because of its 3G capabilities. Some carriers are also offering separate plans for it. T-Mobile will give subscribers 500MB data and unlimited texting for $5 per month whereas Sprint will take $10 to add it to an existing family plan.