Samsung bringing Gear S2 classic 3G/4G smartwatch to Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile


Modern smartwatches are hardly must-have devices. Most are simply extensions of smartphones, serving as nothing more than expensive accessories. In other words, many smartwatches aren't very useful on their own.

Some of these watches, however, have cellular radios, making them useful as a standalone experience. Heck, they could even replace smartphones for those with limited needs. Today, Samsung announces that it is bringing its standalone-ready Gear S2 classic 3G/4G smartwatch to Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

"Beginning Friday, March 11, the Samsung Gear S2 classic 3G/4G (black) will be available on select major wireless networks. Utilizing connected functionality consumers will have the ability to call, text, email and receive notifications directly from their watch, even without their phone. The Gear S2 classic 3G/4G features a fashionable leather band and a unique rotating-bezel design -- giving consumers a quick, precise way to navigate through their notifications, apps and widgets", says Samsung.

The famed company further says,"the Gear S2 classic 3G/4G will be available at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Wireless providers will confirm pricing and availability. The addition of the 3G/4G connected Gear S2 classic models provides users with an even wider choice of award-winning Samsung smartwatches".

Gear S2 classic 3G/4G Product Specifications:

Display 1.2”, Circular Super AMOLED, 360x360, 302ppi
AP Dual core 1.0 GHz
OS Tizen based wearable platform
Audio Codec: MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+

Format: MP3, M4A, AAC, OGG

Memory Storage: 4GB Internal Memory / RAM: 512MB
Features Communications: Contacts, Notifications, Messages, Email, Preset text, Voice Input, Emoticons, Keypads
Health & Fitness: S Health, Nike+ Running
Information: Schedule, News, Maps & Navigation, Weather
Media: Music Player, Gallery
Others: Voice, Voice Memo, Find My Device, Power Saving Mode, Safety assistance, Privacy lock
IP68 Certified Dust and Water Resistant
Samsung Services Samsung Gear Apps
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n/e

Bluetooth 4.1


3G/4G Connected

Sensor Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, Barometer
Dimension 44.0 x 46.9 x 13.4 (54g)
Battery Wireless Charging

300mAh Li-ion

Typical Usage 2~3days

If you are a hardcore smartphone user, a connected smartwatch probably won't be replacing your Android or iPhone anytime soon. So who is this for? I could see this being a smart buy for older children, as parents can use it to keep in touch. It is also a great choice for people that can't carry a bulky smartphone, such as runners or bicyclists. The Gear S2 classic 3G/4G would be used in place of the smartphone, which could be left safely at home.

If you are interested in buying this stylish and powerful connected smartwatch, you do not need to wait long. You can head to a local Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile store on March 11 and snag one. Don't like leaving the house? It should be available online too. Pricing will vary based on provider and contract options.

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