AT&T added more details on pricing and availability for two new Samsung devices on Monday. The Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and Galaxy Gear smartwatch arrive in stores on Friday, October 4. The Note 3 can be purchased for $299 with a two-year contract, $725 without contract, or for $35 per month through AT&T’s Next program. The Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be sold for $299 and will only work with the Galaxy Note 3 at launch.
Samsung says it is working on support for the Galaxy Gear to work with other Galaxy smartphones but hasn’t yet announced a time frame for that compatibility. My first impressions of the Gear were generally favorable, but I’ll have to spend more time with one before deciding if it’s worth $299.