The Gear Fit2 is Samsung's latest fitness band for a market that has been receptive to these small wearable devices, and Samsung isn't one to create new devices without making them difficult to pass up. We've seen this with the free Gear S2 BOGO deal through AT&T, and with Verizon offering a free Gear S2 or a free Gear VR headset for its Galaxy S7 edge pre-order customers earlier this Spring. I was a very fortunate recipient of a second Gear S2, and, with no end to battery life, find myself happier with two watches than one. Freebies don't bring to mind questions such as "what would you do with a second (name the device)?", because "free" is always free!
The Korean giant renown for its deals with carriers is back with a promo that we'd expect of Samsung (all promos that involve freebies tend to be a good thing). The latest promo involves a free Gear Fit2 for those who pre-order the Galaxy Note 7. To find out more details, you can visit our coverage on the wearable. The Gear Fit2 is already available for pickup at Verizon Wireless.
Samsung unveiled its latest Note phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, on Tuesday, August 2nd, at the Alice Tully Hall in New York City here in the US. The Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch, curved Super AMOLED display with a Quad HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440p, a quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, IP68 water and dust resistance, 64GB of storage (this is the base storage for this year; no more 32GB models in the Note lineup), a 5MP front camera with f/1.7 aperture, 12MP back camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and Dual Pixel phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and an f/1.7 aperture, and a 3,500mAh battery. The Galaxy Note 7 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and features an integrated S Pen stylus while letting you write with your screen off (Off Screen Memo), the ability to highlight texts and images and share them simultaneously, and the ability to edit screenshots and photos. A new iris scanner allows you to unlock your device at just a glance. Samsung is the first major Android OEM to launch an iris scanner on a flagship smartphone.
The Galaxy Note 7 will come in three colors in the US: Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and a new color, Blue Coral. I have verified personally that all three colors are available at Verizon Wireless for those ordering through Big Red.
The Gear Fit2 retails for $179.99 here in the US, but this deal will get it to you free of charge. Of course, you'll need to first decide whether to order through your carrier or through Samsung.com. If you order through Samsung's website, you'll get the Gear Fit2 sent to you without having to fill out a claim form. If you order through your local carrier, you'll need to wait until the Galaxy Note 7 is sent to you before going online to fill out a claim form for your free Gear Fit2. You'll have to fill out a Claim Form before September 18th, however.
You know it's coming: You'll also need to order quickly, since this deal expires after the first 250,000 customers worldwide pre-order the Galaxy Note 7. If you decide you don't want the free Gear Fit2, you can also pick up a Samsung 256GB microSD card, since the new Galaxy Note 7 also supports microSD cards up to 256GB of storage.