Report: New Samsung Smartwatch Will Offer Mobile Payments

According to a report out of Electronic Times, Samsung’s next smartwatch will have NFC so that the Korean manufacturer can extend its payment system from phone to wearable. The current target for release is “second half of the year,” but I would imagine a new watch with payment capabilities will launch alongside the Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Pay in September(more…)

Deal: Original Galaxy Gear Available on eBay for $99 Plus Free Shipping

Because of the moderate success of the original Samsung Galaxy Gear, followed by the quick introduction of 2nd-gen Gear 2 devices, Samsung and its retail partners are doing whatever they can to offload old Gear stock. The deals on the Galaxy Gear have come quick and often, like today’s flash sale from Best Buy through eBay.

The official Best Buy account through eBay has “manufacturer refurbished” Galaxy Gear smartwatches in three colors (grey, black, and rose gold) on sale today for $99. Keep in mind that this product originally retailed for $299, so we are now at third-of-the-price status. That’s how badly they want to move these out of their warehouses. $99 for a smartwatch that has a decent design, but not much in terms of functionality. But hey, if you wanted to test out a smartwatch, and own a Galaxy device from Samsung, $99 is tempting.  (more…)

Deal: Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch on Sale for $149.99

The Galaxy Gear smartwatch is still around, and believe it or not, I still like the way it looks. I’m personally a big fan of the nipple cam, whether anyone wants to agree with me or not. Anyway, if the Galaxy Gear watch still interests you, and you have a device that is compatible with it (Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, Note 2, etc.) then you can have one in either Rose Gold (my favorite) or Lime Green for just $149.99.  (more…)