Motorola’s Moto 360 is generally considered the flagship of the Android Wear devices, and over the last several days, many outlets across the web have deeply discounted the device—including Google itself. Normally priced at $250+, various cuts have seen the watch drop to as low as $165 from the official Google Store, and to $179 from third-party stores like Best Buy and Amazon.
Google’s own store is offering the steepest up-front discount at $165 shipped, but it pales in comparison to how cheap the device could be at Best Buy using recent promotions.
Best Buy is offering $70 off (or more) across the various models, and is currently running a promotion for in-store buyers to get $100 savings when the smartwatch purchase is coupled with an Android phone. On top of that, students can get an additional $25 off the purchase of a Moto 360 with a .edu email address, meaning the watch could theoretically get as low as $54.99. Without taking advantage of these deals at all, though, the standard $250 models are $70 off ($179), the $300 models are $80 off ($220), and the $330 champagne gold model is $110 off ($220).
Finally, Amazon is offering discounts across the board as well. It’s a lot less consistent than Best Buy’s offerings, but you can find at least one of the normally-$250 models at the same $70 discount—down to $179. All of the models with steel bands are also available at the same $80 discount from their normal $300 price tag.
The Moto 360 was first shown-off about a year ago and saw its launch in the fall of last year, so these low prices might mean refresh for the flagship Android Wear smartwatch is in the making. But if for some reason you’re not going with Apple’s new Watch, this might be a good opportunity to get a very nice piece of Motorola hardware on the cheap—and recent rumors have it that it might be compatible with your iOS device sometime in the near future.
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