Samsung has just revealed prices for the Gear 2 and Gear Fit devices – although not the Gear 2 Neo.
However, these aren’t UK prices (or even US ones), but rather Samsung revealed the asking price in Taiwan at a press event, according to the Taiwanese site ePrice (via Phones Review).
Those prices are 8,999 TWD for the Gear 2, and the Gear Fit comes in at 5,990 TWD. That translates to around £180 for the Gear 2, and £120 for the Gear Fit, which more or less ties in with what we were expecting, although it’s a little cheaper on the Gear 2 front.
That said, a direct currency conversion is never what we see in the UK, and the Gear 2 is likely to fall on the other side of £200 when it lands in this country – particularly when you consider that the original Galaxy Gear still costs around £220, and some places are still flogging it for the full £299 (the price at launch).
We’re not convinced the Gear 2 is going to do much better than its predecessor, however, simply because it’s still quite a chunky (and geeky) looking piece of wrist-wear – particularly in the light of the very sleek looking Moto 360 we’ve seen revealed this week.
The Gear Fit – being cheaper and slimmer, and having scooped Best Mobile Device at MWC recently – may stand a much better chance of carving out some wearables market share for Samsung.Leave a comment on this article