Samsung;s Galaxy Gear S smartwatch is coming to the US this fall


Samsung’s 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 isn’t its only new product headed for the sales aisles soon, the Korean company just revealed that its Gear S smartwatch is headed to the US this fall, though it isn’t being specific with the dates. In a brief note, Samsung said the device, which is notable for being its first smartwatch that doesn’t need to be paired to a smartphone or tablet, will be available via AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, and of course unlocked.

Samsung gave us a glimpse at its next smartwatch (there have been a few) during IFA, and tonight there’s news that, surprise, you’ll be able to buy and use the Gear S in the US this fall. This one is special because unlike most other watches, it can connect to 3G data by itself when the wearer’s phone isn’t around. There’s little in the way of details, but it’s coming on all four major carriers — AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile — and the company promises more information “soon.” You can check out our experiences at typing out emails on its two-inch AMOLED screen right here, and decide if it’s worth picking up this Tizen OS device instead of the Apple Watch (or any of the other wearables either coming soon or already here).

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