The non-3G Gear S2 has had its share of deals, but the Gear S2 Classic (announced back in February right before Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at Mobile World Congress) has only seen a few here and there. The Gear S2 Classic was $399.99 at the time of its pre-order process], but Best Buy discounted the Classic model [by $105 from the standard sale price ($50 cheaper than the pre-order price) earlier this Spring (a rare deal, indeed).
Now, we're back to see a new offer discount the smartwatch even further, though it's not a much bigger sale than the Best Buy one. DailySteals, a retail site that's been known for a few great smartwatch deals such as the 50% off Moto 360 sale, is back with one for diehard Gear S2 buyers and lovers: for a limited time (or so we presume), you can pick up the Gear S2 Classic for just $239.99, $160 off the $399.99 retail price that has now been discounted permanently to encourage greater sales.
The Gear S2 Classic 3G/4G model has the same specs and features as the original, non-Classic Gear S2, but also has 1) 3G/4G cellular data connectivity, depending on carrier, as well as 2) remote e-SIM (a GSM-compliant eSIM, that is) that lets you change carriers on the fly without needing to visit your local carrier retail store to do it. This is the first Samsung smartwatch that lets you enjoy technology while freeing yourself from carriers if you so choose it. Of course, you can use the watch with any carrier you choose, then change carriers on the go if your service isn't working out or there's better down the proverbial road.
At the $239.99 price tag, the Gear S2 Classic is a steal. You can use practically any 20mm wristband to change straps when you feel like mixing and matching, and Gear S2 non-Classic owners can use Samsung's new Gear S2 adapter to connect luxury bands to their otherwise "sporty" smartwatch to make it formal when they need it to be and sporty otherwise. This DailySteals deal only lasts for 3 more days, so you'll have until August 13th (this Saturday) to scoop it up -- that is, unless the new Fossil Q Marshal doesn't make you pre-order first.
Before you say yes or no to this idea, take a look at a stellar Gear S2 Classic unboxing video, then head on over to DailySteals and grab that Classic. Then, come back here and let us know you did.