Price of Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 revealed

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2

The release of the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear Fit is just weeks away, but Samsung has decided to announce its prices. The catch it that the cost only covers Taiwan.

At a local press event, the South Korean electronics company has revealed the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit will cost 5,999TWD (about $196), while the Galaxy Gear 2 will retail for 8,990TWD (roughly $294). The price is not too bad for the western audience, but expect these costs will go higher.

With a barrage of wearable device in the market, Samsung is facing an uphill climb. The first Samsung Galaxy Gear did not receive a lot of love, mainly due to its limited compatibility with existing devices. The new Galaxy Gear 2, while it can be paired with a multitude of Samsung Galaxy gadgets, its Tizen OS could be a downer especially with the recent introduction of Google’s Android Wear OS.

It is interesting to note that the press event has not mentioned the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Neo, which many tech observers see as the more promising among the three upcoming Galaxy Gear wearables.

Source: ePrice, via TechRadar

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