So, Samsung announced availability details for its Galaxy S5 smartphone in Australia this evening. You probably know all that, but did you know Telstra will be doing two year plans for a wearable?
We’re not sure if this is a smart idea or a dumb one, but Telstra has chimed in this evening announcing its own availability information for the other other Galaxy gadgets.
Oh sure, there’s the Galaxy S5 smartphone, and Telstra has that for $12 per month on a $70 plan to start with, or outright for $912 in April (which is less than Samsung’s suggested price), but the S5 was announced alongside Samsung’s other gadgets, namely the Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo watches, as well as the Gear Fit.
Pricing for the Gear watches is pretty standard, with $369 for the camera-equipped Gear 2, and $249 for the camera-less Gear 2 Neo, but if you don’t want the watch and prefer the look of Samsung’s first smartband, the wearable known as the Galaxy Fit, that will be available on a plan.
Specifically, Telstra is telling us the Samsung Gear Fit will be available in store from April 11 for $249, or for $10 per month over 24 months provided you’re on an eligible mobile plan.
As far as we understand it, that’s basically a two year plan for a fitness accessory.