A new Moto 360 is more than likely right around the corner. Still, if you want the original, which is for the most part the best Android Wear device you can current buy, there are deals to be had. For example, this weekend, Best Buy has slashed $100 off the price of the watch, dropping it to as low as $150. That’s for the leather version, of course, but the metal band versions are $100 off as well with a current price of $199.
Again, it’s closing in on its year anniversary and should be replaced by a new model fairly soon, but as you can tell from the 4.5 star average review at Best Buy, this is a solid little product. After a shaky launch start, Android Wear has turned the Moto 360 into a fine little accessory that is a steal at $150.
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The big Android Wear update to Android 5.1.1 is beginning its slow rollout starting today. The update, as many of you know, introduces a bunch of new features, but there is one in particular that is somewhat of a game-changer – WiFi support. With WiFi support, your Android Wear watch can continue to receive notifications and allow you to interact with it even without a direct Bluetooth connection to your phone. That means that if you lost your phone, left it behind on purpose, or walked out of its range, your watch wouldn’t be reduced to a feature set that a feature phone would laugh at.
But there is one question that has come up a handful of times since Google first announced this update – which watches will actually gain WiFi support? (more…)
Back in late April, Google announced that a new version of Android Wear would soon be arriving on your favorite smartwatch with features like WiFi support, emoji drawing, an app launcher, wrist flick navigation gesture, and more. They also mentioned that this new version of their wearable platform would first be available on LG’s new Watch Urbane (our review) before anyone else would see it. That bit about it being on the Watch Urbane first certainly seemed to imply that some sort of back alley deal had been made with LG in order to hopefully boost early sales of their new “premium” watch for a couple of weeks. Who knows if it helped, but today, that exclusive on Android 5.1.1 for Android Wear seems to have ended and Google has begun pushing updates to the rest of their smartwatch line-up. (more…)
Motorola is currently hosting a 4-hour combo sale that will land you a Moto G (2nd gen) and a Moto 360 for just $299. That’s $129 off, in case you were wondering.
The Moto G is the current version, which unfortunately, is a 3G-only device. Still, it’s a great value for someone in need of a smartphone who doesn’t have a big budget or reason to buy a flagship. The Moto 360 is well, the Moto 360. It’s the best Android Wear watch you can buy for now.
The deal is only live until 3PM Central, which is 4PM Eastern or 1PM Pacific.
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Want to own the best Android Wear smartwatch available at a fraction of the cost? Woot.com is currently running a daily deal that has the Moto 360 slashed to $129.99, which is roughly $120 off the full retail price. Now, the watch is “factory reconditioned,” so it’s not brand new. Still, at that price, this is almost impulse buy territory, especially for someone who has been waiting to get into the smartwatch game.
Do keep in mind that we are pretty sure we saw the next-gen Moto 360 stop by Bluetooth SIG the other day, so there is always the chance that the new version will arrive within the next couple of months. The new version obviously won’t carry this kind of low price, though, so there is that to factor in as well.
The deal is live until Woot.com runs out of inventory, or another few hours passes. You can choose between either black or stone leather bands, plus the watch comes with a 1-year warranty from Motorola.
Be sure to read our Moto 360 review if you haven’t already.
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The new Moto 360 (2nd gen) may be right around the corner. A device, which certainly looks like it could be the next Moto 360, just stopped off at Bluetooth SIG to receive qualification and to make sure it complies with current Bluetooth licenses and specifications. (more…)
Motorola is currently hosting a couple of solid deals on their current line of premium products that you may be interested in. First, the Moto 360 has been slashed by $70 to $180 in celebration of Mother’s Day. That’s the same price that Google is currently selling it, but Motorola lets you customize one through Moto Maker, which means you could choose from a variety of colors or bands.
The second deal is for a bundle that includes the Moto X and wireless Sol Republic headphones. For $399, you can get both, and the Moto X can be customized through Moto Maker. At $399, Motorola is basically slashing $100 off the price of the phone, but then also tossing in free $200 wireless Bluetooth, on-ear headphones. The Moto X may not be on the level of the Galaxy S6 or G4 at this point, but that’s still a hell of a value buy there.
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The Monolink band for the Moto 360 is back in-stock at Moto Maker! This is the little beauty that we took for a spin a couple of weeks ago.
This band, which has been hard to come by since the smartwatch’s introduction, will cost you an extra $50 on your custom Moto 360 order. And yes, you are still only able to buy it through the Moto Maker process, not as a stand-alone watch band. I can’t tell you why that is, it just is. (more…)