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This article was published on September 24, 2014

Samsung’s standalone Gear S smartwatch is headed to the US this fall

Samsung’s standalone Gear S smartwatch is headed to the US this fall
Jon Russell
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Samsung’s 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 isn’t its only new product headed for the sales aisles soon — the Korean company just revealed that its Gear S smartwatch is headed to the US this fall, though it isn’t being specific with the dates.

In a brief note, Samsung said the device, which is notable for being its first smartwatch that doesn’t need to be paired to a smartphone or tablet, will be available via AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, and of course unlocked.

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As with the Note 4 launch dates, Samsung isn’t spilling all the details for now. The Gear S will hit the US market a long time before the Apple Watch — which isn’t due until next year — and in time for the Christmas shopping period, of course.

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