Samsung Galaxy Gear available for preorder at Best Buy

By Dara Kerr September 26, 2013 6:53 PM PDT

Ssamsung Galaxy Gear

Ssamsung Galaxy Gear

All six colors of the smartwatch that is configured to work with the Galaxy Note 3 will be ready for preorder on September 27. Best Buy announced Thursday that Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be up for preorder on Friday. It will be the only retailer to carry all six colors of the device, which includes a Best Buy exclusive in lime green. Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear earlier this month at the IFA show in Berlin. The device has hit some countries around the world already and will be available in the US next month. Sprint announced that it will start selling the smartwatch on October 4. The Gear, which costs $299, features a touch screen that tells time, provides access to notifications and messages, and works with apps. It can also place calls. Currently, it is only compatible with the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Samsung has competition in the burgeoning world of smartwatches out there, which includes devices from makers such as Sony, Pebble, Martian, and Qualcomm. There have also been rumors that Apple is working on an iWatch. People wanting to get their hands on the Galaxy Gear can preorder the device in any Samsung Experience Shop in all Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile stores. The watch will be shipped to their homes when it’s available, which is scheduled for October.