We previously reported that all customers who pre-ordered a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge would receive a complimentary Gear VR. However, US-based carrier Verizon has announced that it will be giving consumers a choice of either the virtual reality headset or Samsung’s Tizen-powered Gear S2 smartwatch, which sells for around $300.
This is fantastic news for those of us who aren’t too keen on experiencing virtual reality, or for those who are pretty sure they wouldn’t use the headset as much as a smartwatch. I, for one, would rather have the Gear S2 in my technology inventory as it plays a huge role my in day-to-day life. Having notifications mirrored to my wrist and the facility to respond to text messages and answer calls without using my hands comes in handy a lot more than you’d expect– so if you’re sitting on the fence and can’t decide which free gift to go for, my money is on the Gear S2.