The Samsung Galaxy Gear's £300 UK price tag will make your wallet weep

Samsung reveals prices for the Galaxy Gear and Note 3 – but you aren't going to like them one bit
The Samsung Galaxy Gear's £300 UK price tag will make your wallet weep

The Samsung Galaxy Gear's £300 UK price tag will make your wallet weep

Three hundred pounds. That's how much a shiny new Galaxy Gear smartwatch will set you back on release day according to a new pre-order site, and it's a larger number than we were hoping for.

Given that the Galaxy Gear costs US$300, we were holding out for a price tag hovering around a maximum of £250 (and even that seems a little steep), but alas, we were wrong.

It's a lot of cash to drop on any smartwatch, let alone one that will only work with two devices – the Note 3 and Note 10.1 – at launch.

Speaking of which, the Galaxy Note 3 has also been slapped with a price sticker to the tune of £650.

That's still pricey in a world where even top-end flagship smartphones like the LG G2 are less than £500, but that's the phablet tax for you we suppose. Given that the Sony Xperia Z Ultra is also in the £600-plus category, the Note's price seems a little easier to swallow.

If you really fancy both the Gear and the Note 3 then you can pick them both up for just under £850, saving £100. We've yet to hear from Samsung if that'll nab you a complimentary cupcake as well, but we'll keep you posted when we get a response.

[via Recombu]

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