Pricing revealed for Samsung's new Gear devices
While pretty much everyone was hoping that Samsung's new Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit would be more affordable at launch than the $300+ Galaxy Gear, it looks like that may not be the case. SamMobile is saying that the Gear 2 Neo and Gear fit will ring in at €199 while the Gear 2 will be €299. The prices are said to be in the same ballpark for the US as well at $199 and $299 respectively.
One of the setbacks for the original Galaxy Gear (aside from only working with a handful of devices) was the high price tag, so if the Gear 2 is priced at the top of the range from the get-go, it could suffer lackluster sales right from the start. If the prices are correct, the Gear 2 will be on the high end of the scale with the likes of the Qualcomm Toq and Pebble Steel — both of which now sell for $249.