Samsung introduces Swarovski-encrusted Gear S (because crystals make everything look better)

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Swarovski crystals on a smartphone? Meh. On a smart watch? Why, now you’re talking Samsung! The company has introduced a version of the Samsung Gear S that has Swarovski crystals encrusted on the watch band. The new blingage gives the Gear S an eye-catching look, and looks perfect for anyone concerned with style.

The Gear S didn’t need much help on its own with a curved display design that makes it stand out from other smart watches. Samsung says the device is made with a completely new Swarovski product called Crystal Fine Mesh (obviously not to be confused with fine crystal meth).

In case you didn’t catch the news last week, the Gear S is Samsung’s first smart watch with dedicated 3G radios, meaning you can use data and make calls with the device without having to be paired up to a smartphone via Bluetooth. It doesn’t offer much more than that over their other Tizen-based smart watches, though that might be reason enough for someone to throw hard-earned dollars at it.

Samsung didn’t have any pricing info to share, but we at least know you’ll be able to find it on their website and in one of their few Samsung Experience retail stores starting next month. Samsung also let slip that their next flagship device will also see some Swarovski love, and we’re all but certain they’re talking about the Galaxy Note 4. We should be hearing a LOT more from the South Korean company tomorrow.

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  • Bats

    This watch isn’t marketed to people like you. It’s most likely marketed to the “Louis Vuitton” women-crowd.

    • JFK06

      Most likely!

    • godisafairytale

      Let’s just say it’s for rappers, mob wives, and other shameless, garish people who need tacky displays of status to bolster their sagging self-esteem.

  • Victor Dominguez

    I would be willing to bet that even rappers wont pay to wear this thing.

    • JFK06

      This is certainly not a watch for rappers or men in general. Its more on the costume jewelry side, if anything. Definitely, a watch for a women or teen.

    • godisafairytale

      Rappers don’t pay to wear anything. They get sponsored.

  • lukaslukasm

    I’m staying to be concerned biw about the Note 4. I don’t my phone or my watch looking like a female fashion accessory

  • Jesse James

    And to think that I actually thought the galaxy gear s couldn’t look any worse, guess samsung proved me wrong.

  • Jose Garcia

    This was not designed for rappers. There is a good chance that they made this move to allow females to use the device while looking glamorous. To be honest the only smart watch that looks good while in a suit is the Motorola 360 at least for now. Most smart watches are designed for the active user and those of us who just love geeky things. My wife love my Gear 2 and my Pebble, but she would not wear any of them because it would not match her purse or because it just looks out of place if you are not exercising, at least in some women. I can definitely see this on my wife’s risk.

    • Derek Ross

      I’ll be wearing my G Watch or Moto 360 in a tux in two weeks I’ll put that theory to the test. (I’ll also be rockin’ my Glass, word to Sergey Brin.)

    • godisafairytale

      Great point. What woman would wear such a huge, beastly thing? You can spackle some diamonds to a power drill too, it doesn’t mean women are gonna run out in droves to buy one. Samsung’s way off the mark on this one.

  • J Cav the Great

    Rick Ross would rock one of these! He-he

    • Derek Ross

      Derek Ross would not.

      • Andrew torres

        not even one lil swarovski crystal along each part of the moto 360 band, and centered? and Derek Ross would not rock?

        • Derek Ross

          Not so much.

    • JFK06

      Seriously doubt it. It is a woman’s watch.


    “Swarovski product called Crystal Fine Mesh (obviously not to be confused with fine crystal meth)”

    Thought Jesse and Walt might have had a hand in it

  • godisafairytale

    ” looks perfect for anyone concerned with style.”
    Blechhh. Perfect isn’t the word. More like straight fugly. I could see some tacky mob wife with 7 inch nails and 9 inch heels wearing this, but then again, they wouldn’t own a smartwatch to begin with. Who’s the audience for this gaudy thing?

  • hemipw54

    Fashion=Fad= Fade Away.

  • Mark Wheeler

    Looks like something a pimp would wear with his purple suit and feathered hat so he can keep his ladies of Ill repute on time.

    • godisafairytale

      Haahahhaa! How can I quadruple-like this?

  • Discuss

    This thing looks sick.

  • DG

    Now you can zest a lemon on the go, or file down some sharp edges on sheet metalwork.