AT&T picks up Samsung Gear S2 and LG Watch Urbane 2, NumberSync coming soon
This Friday, November 6, will be a big day for AT&T customers interested in both productivity-focused smartphones and always connected wearables. In addition to the BlackBerry Priv, Ma Bell is just about ready to welcome the Samsung Gear S2 and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE on America’s second largest wireless network.
The circular Tizen and Android Wear smartwatches shall cost $200 each on two-year contracts, or $0 down and $15 a month for 20 months with installment plans. The latter’s grand total clocks in at 300 bucks, which sounds expensive, and yet it’s $50 lower than the cheapest, humblest Apple Watch model.
Needless to point out the early leader of global wearable shipments lacks standalone cellular support, while the Gear S2 offers 3G capabilities, and the Watch Urbane 2 ups the ante further, to independent 4G LTE speeds.
Even better, the two intelligent timepieces will allow you to share one phone number between them and a compatible handheld, courtesy of an exclusive AT&T service called NumberSync, which is slated to debut for no extra fee on the Gear S2 by the end of the year, then the second-gen Watch Urbane in “early 2016.” Your move, T-Mobile.
But first, let us remind you Samsung’s beautiful round Tizen wearable stands out with a 33mm 360 x 360 pix res screen, water and dust resistance, as well as Samsung Pay wrist transactions, and a 300 mAh battery.
Meanwhile, the LTE-enabled LG Watch Urbane 2nd edition raises the cell capacity bar to 570 mAh, the display pixel count to 480 x 480, and also withstands water and dust interaction no problem.
Source: AT&T Consumer Blog