Samsung confirms prices of Gear 2 and Gear Fit
In an official announcement in Taiwan, Samsung provided pricing details for the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. The Gear 2 will be available for $295, while the Gear Fit will cost $197. There want any mention of the Gear 2 Neo, but it is likely that the device will cost around the same as the Gear Fit. The pricing of the Gear 2 is in line with the rumors we’ve seen, which indicated that the Gear 2 would cost somewhere around $300, while the Gear Fit would be available for around $200.
Samsung initially indicated that it would launch the Gear 2 at a lower price point than the original Galaxy Gear. One of the reasons for the failure of the Galaxy Gear was its price as well as limited functionality. While Samsung is sticking to the same price segment with the Gear 2, it is betting on new functionality the watch provides, like the fingerprint scanner that can be used for authentication while buying online. The Gear 2 will also work with more Galaxy mobiles and tablets out of the box, which makes it more accessible to users. The Gear 2 along with the Gear Fit will be officially available to buy starting next month.