Samsung Gear S2 vs Moto 360: 5 Key Differences
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Gear S2 vs Moto 360 2nd Gen: Price & Relese Date

Gear S2 vs Moto 360 2nd Gen: Price & Relese Date

Finally, a very important aspect of this is the price and release date. The Moto 360 2nd Gen is available right now for pre-order, and will begin shipping later this month, but Motorola has yet to announce an official date.

The Samsung Gear S2 will be available "from October" and will also be released by all major US carriers, except for Sprint.

So how much do they cost?

The Moto 360 starts at $299 for the 42mm watch, and $349 for the bigger 46mm watch. Motorola also is charging $20 to add a texture to the bezel, and $30 for the Gold color. However, the base model with a leather strap in Black or Silver is only $299 or $349.

The Stainless Steel bands on the Moto 360 are $50 each, making the watch cost anywhere from $299-$429 at the most.

Samsung has yet to announce pricing of the Gear S2, but we're expecting it to retail around $299, and more for the 3G version being sold from carriers, Samsung, Best Buy, and other locations.

Is the Samsung Gear S2 worth waiting at least 2-3 weeks or more for, or does the Moto 360 and all its customization have your attention. Buyers still have plenty of time to decide.

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  1. Tom Kiscadden

    10/07/2015 at 10:49 am

    I am really torn between these two devices, which are both similar priced. One one hand (no pun intended), I own a Samsung smartphone and would love the Samsung app integration, like Samsung pay, but on the other hand, I really want a premium-looking smart watch with silver metal bands. #FirstWorldProblems

  2. Arturo Perez

    11/15/2015 at 8:42 pm

    I’ve tried them both. I’m an avid Samsung fan (owned galaxy s3, s4, s5, and now so edge, as well as a new tab s2) do I really wanted to like gear s2. Rotating bezel is awesome, and battery life is pretty amazing – but Tizen kills it. To use email and text you basically then have to use the stock email and messages on your phone, otherwise if you’d like to use third party options (I use Aquamail pro for my email, and SimplyText for SMS) then the gear s2 can’t use email or text (very Apple like of you Samsung, there’s a reason many of us shy away from iOS devices that force you to use stock apps). Current Tizen apps are basically limited to watch faces and stock gear S2 apps.

    So as much as I wanted to love the Gear S2, it’s unusable for me. So back it went to the store, and now I’m happy with my moto 360 and Android Wear.

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