LG’s take on fitness trackers, the Lifeband Touch, is now available at Best Buy in two sizes for $149.99. First announced at CES in January, but then seemingly shelved for months, the Lifeband Touch does everything you would expect a modern day fitness tracker to do.
The Lifeband Touch tracks steps, distance, and speed, along with workout run time, calories, pace, climb, and activity vs. inactivity. It’s capable of showing you notifications for calls and text messages, has media playback controls, and is manipulated through its 0.9-inch OLED touch display. It does not track your heart rate, but is compatible with a number of heart rate monitors. (more…)
If you have been in the market for a home entertainment media server-type device, you may want to take a look at Samsung’s HomeSync, which has been on-sale for a few days at Best Buy for the ridiculously low price of $99. The device typically retails for $299.
HomeSync is being sold as a home cloud server/media center, with 1TB of storage, that can hold all of your family photos and videos, but also be used as a media hub. It can be used to play Android games on your big screen TV, to watch movies through Google Play or other services, or as a partitioned server for multiple accounts to use for storage. (more…)
Announced today, Sprint is bringing Framily Plans to Best Buy stores, starting April 4. As of right now, Framily Plans are only purchasable through a Sprint store or through its website. In addition to this news, Sprint and Best Buy are handing out $100 Best Buy gift cards April 4 thru April 13 when customers also sign up for a Sprint Easy Pay device installment plan. (more…)
Itching to try out the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Gear smartwatches? If you live near a Best Buy, today is your chance. The chain announced yesterday that many stores will have sample units of the S5 and Gear line on hand starting March 21, several weeks before their respective April launch dates. (more…)
Best Buy is currently selling the Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE for $299, $50 off its retail price. This is the same tablet that Verizon now sells for $349 or $49 on-contact. This is also the same Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE that can be purchased on Google Play and will work with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Big Red’s LTE networks.
For $299, and with LTE connectivity on those three carriers, you can’t really beat the value.
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With rumors suggesting that a follow-up to Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch will arrive in a couple of weeks alongside the Galaxy S5, deals like today’s at Best Buy could come often. The electronics retailer has slashed $150 off the original full retail price of the Galaxy Gear, dropping it to $149.99 for today only in select (most) colors. (more…)
If you have needed a good excuse to upgrade your handset, Best Buy is looking to help you out. For a limited time, February 2 to February 15, you can sign up to receive a $50 Best Buy gift card to put towards the purchase of a new phone on either AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. You can sign up to four different lines for the credit, so if you were looking to surprise the whole family, then there you go. (more…)
According to Best Buy’s listing for the Moto G on Verizon, the phone magically grew a 4G LTE radio over night. In other words, their listing is wrong. The Moto G (unless Best Buy is selling a version that even Motorola doesn’t know about) does not have the ability to connect to an LTE network. No sir, not the GSM version or this CDMA variant that works on Verizon’s 3G network. Again, it almost certainly lacks the radio, probably as a cost cutting measure to keep the phone at its insanely low $179 and $99 price points. (more…)