The date is August 19 and that means it’s time for Samsung and its retail and carrier partners to move units and win hearts over the Galaxy Note 7. First shipments should be moving to mailboxes today, if not already and the chaebol is reminding us that you should probably buy some accessories for that new $800+ phablet you’re getting.
If you have not taken advantage of the company’s offer of a free Gear Fit 2 wearable or a 256GB microSD, you still have up until August 28 to do so. Buy a Galaxy Note 7 from any participating carrier and then head on over to Samsung’s promotions site for details.
On sale today from Amazon, AT&T, Best Buy, T-Mobile and Verizon is the new Gear VR headset, compatible with devices go all the way back to the Galaxy S6. It’s priced at $99.99. If you want to create 360° content to view on that Gear VR, you can also get the Gear 360 camera today for $349.99.
On the activity front, for $199.99 you can hitch up with the Gear IconX — wireless earbuds that not only can play music all by themselves, but track your heartbeat at the same time. If you’re looking for a more wired experience, the Level Active is going up for $99.99.
Samsung Connect auto, the company’s attempt at a smart car diagnostics logger, is available at AT&T with a data plan.