Samsung has officially confirmed that its Gear S standalone smartwatch is all set to launch in the US this fall. The smartwatch will be available in black and white color options. That said, the Korean manufacturer isn’t revealing any pricing details, nor are they being specific with dates.
In a brief press release, Samsung stated that the Gear S, which happens to be its first smartwatch that doesn’t need pairing with a smartphone or tablet, will be available via AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, as well as unlocked.
The smartwatch comes with integrated cellular connectivity, making the Gear S much more independent compared to other smartwatches currently on the market. It does not depend on your phone to pull down social media updates or email notifications. Besides, you can even make phone calls with the Gear S, though it won’t use the same number as your primary smartphone.
Just like the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung hasn’t revealed all the details about the Gear S for now, which will hit the US market long before the Apple Watch – due until next year.