Samsung Gear S2 UK release date set for November 12

Samsung has confirmed its most impressive-looking smartwatch, the Gear S2, will finally go on sale in the UK on November 12.

The Gear S2 will cost £249, while the fancier Gear S2 Classic will be available for £299 when pre-orders open from Samsung’s online portal on October 29.

That price point makes the base model a little more affordable than the Apple Watch Sport, which starts at £299.

Meanwhile the Gear S2 Classic, which offers a black case and a leather band for your extra fifty notes, is priced alongside Apple’s most affordable wearable.

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Already on sale in the US, Samsung’s first round-faced smartwatch runs on the Tizen OS and features a unique rotating bezel to help users sift through apps and menus.

Going into the announcement at IFA 2015 we had high hopes for the Gear S2, but felt slightly underwhelmed by our first play with the watch.

Those seeking to go hands on with the Gear S2 range before they go on sale can pop down to the Capital and visit the Westfield White City shopping centre.

From Today until November 3, Samsung has set up a Galaxy Studio, which will enable users to try on the Gear S2. The company is also giving ten of them away to lucky patrons (via Wareable).

There’ll also be Samsung Pay demos using the watch, as well as the opportunity to take the new, affordable Gear VR headset for a spin. However, there’s no official word on when either will actually be available to buy in the UK.

Remember, this is the first Samsung watch to support non-Samsung handsets, so if you’re a Moto or HTC loyalist, it’s worth you toddling along for a look too.

For those who can’t make it down to Westfield, we’ll have a full review soon.