Best Buy, Amazon cut the price of the Motorola Moto 360 in response to competition from Apple Watch

Best Buy, Amazon cut the price of the Motorola Moto 360 in response to competition from Apple Watch
With pre-orders for the Apple Watch starting today, some retailers have sliced (hacked, cut, axed and dropped will all work as well) prices of competing smartwatches. Take the Android Wear powered Motorola Moto 360. Originally priced at $250, the watch can now be purchased from Best Buy and Amazon for $179-$180 with a leather band. A Moto 360 with a metal band can be purchased for $220 from Best Buy and $229 from Amazon.

Today, deals site Meh offered refurbed MetaWatch models for just $15 plus shipping. That deal is now sold out. The MetaWatch smartwatch is compatible with both iOS and Android, but has a black and white screen. When launched in 2013, the device cost $179.

The Apple Watch starts at $349 for the Sport model and runs as high as $17,000 for the Apple Watch Edition Rose Gold model. We wouldn't be surprised to see price cuts on other Android Wear flavored smartwatches over the next two weeks. While the Apple Watch is expected to start shipping on April 24th, some models are not expected to arrive until August.

source: BestBuy, Amazon via AppleInsider



3. gmacek

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

This is just good marketing timing to cut prices on stock vs. "feeling the heat" from a new product announcement. We've known for weeks when it was open for preorder. That being said, it's probably also a sign of a new version coming soon-ish combined with rumors of a new Moto 360 floating around the Internet.

4. Deadeye37

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

C'mon LG G Watch R. Go on sale now!

5. surethom

Posts: 1714; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

It would help if Motorola& lg actually spent some money on TV adverts, I have never seen a TV advert for them but I have just see the first advert for Apple watch.

12. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

That's what Apple is good at, the reason for a lot of their success is by constant advertising.

6. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

What competition? One supports ios the other android. What the hell are they smoking?

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I don't really think these price cuts are necessary, considering that even the entry-level Apple Watch is already so much more expensive than most Android Wear watches...

9. gaming64 unregistered

This isnt a bad move, though. But they're doing sales/profit. Apple's profit/sales bring up more money.

14. MEeee

Posts: 438; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Bought 2 leather ($80 each) and 2 metal ($120 each) Moto 360s yesterday combo with any cheap Android phones ($40 TMobile ZTE Zinger) to get extra $100 off.

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