Android-powered smartwatch available for half the launch price
If you're tempted by Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch but have been put off by the relatively high price, Best Buy has a deal that may be of interest. The online store is today selling the Galaxy Gear for $149.99 outright, just half the original launch price of $299.99, as part of its deal of the day. The Android-powered watch is available in rose gold, oatmeal beige, lime green and wild orange. The mocha gray and jet black aren't included in today's sale and still cost $249.99.
The Galaxy Gear didn't exactly wow us at launch, due to its high price and limited notification support for non-Samsung apps. But with recent software updates the device has improved, and at $150 the Gear is definitely worth a look — just remember you'll also need a Samsung smartphone with support for the Gear Manager app.
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