Samsung Gear S2 hits UK shops on 12 November from £249

If you're in the UK, here's the price and release date info you need to know
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The Samsung Gear S2 is going on sale in the UK for the pretty reasonable price of £249, rising to £299 for the Gear S2 Classic. The Tizen smartwatch, which is already on sale in the US, will go up for pre-order on 29 October from the Samsung online store before it hits selected UK retailers on 12 November.

We're not sure what date pre-orders will ship yet though we'd guess it would be the same day as it goes on sale in shops. You can choose a regular Gear S2 in a dark grey case with a matching band or a silver case with a white band. The Gear S2 Classic model comes in a black case with a black leather band. The 3G and GPS model of the Gear S2 is not coming to the UK and Europe at present, according to a Samsung exec.

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Samsung is also pushing its new 'experiential showcase' at London's Westfield White City shopping centre as a way for early adopters to get a hands on with the new smartwatch.

The Samsung Galaxy Studio opens on 23 October and runs until 3 November with ten Gear S2 devices being given away to visitors, Samsung Pay demos on the watch and the third Gear VR, which works with any Samsung smartphone, will also be available to try out.

If you're in the London area and you're intrigued by Samsung's anti-Android Wear smartwatch, we recommend heading down to White City to try out the fresh OS and rotating bezel yourself. In our hands on, we were mighty impressed. Look out for a Samsung Gear S2 review on Wareable very soon.

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