Best Buy takes $50 off the price of the LG G Watch

Best Buy takes $50 off the price of the LG G Watch
With the LG G Watch R bringing a round face to the manufacturer's Android Wear powered smartwatch lineup, Best Buy has decided to cut the price of the original LG G Watch. The big box retailer has sliced $50 off the price of the original LG timepiece. That brings the price of the rectangular wearable, available in black or white, down to $179.99.

The smartwatch space is becoming increasingly crowded. The other day, Samsung introduced the Samsung Gear S smartwatch that features 3G connectivity. This allows the watch to make or take phone calls, without having to be paired to a smartwatch. That isn't the case with the LG G Watch, which asks you to sync the watch and its 1.65 inch LCD screen, to an Android device running Android 4.3 or higher. Bluetooth 4.0 is employed for this task.

The LG G Watch is voice activated, and sends you notifications, including updates from your apps. And if you want to keep your updates on the down lo, you can set the alerts to vibrate on your wrist instead of making a sound. A built-in pedometer keeps track of all the walking you do in the course of a day.

The LG G Watch is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The 400mAh battery gives you 28 hours of use before requiring a recharge. And it can be on your wrist right now, at a $50 discount, thanks to Best Buy. In case you're interested, the LG G Watch R is set to arrive sometime in the fourth quarter. Pricing is unknown.


source: BestBuy via AndroidCentral

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9 Comments

1. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

This is the main reason why I don't buy products as soon as they release!! Once released, they always take money off the initial price. Early adapters always spend more to have it first!! Good deals come to those that wait.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7577; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its also because their next LG G Watch R is going to have more features then their original LG G Watch. Once the R is released, no one will pay for a LG G Watch at its original price. So naturally they have to drop the price. Plus with the Motorola Moto 360, Asus, HTC, Sony, and others all starting to pump out Android Wear smart watches. Competition is going to get more fierce. Considering there is only two Android Wear watches right now as we speak. (LG G Watch, and Gear Live). So this September is going to bring much more.

2. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Why buy this at all?

3. Busyboy unregistered

Ill take it for 50$. Anything else and I'm good

4. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

just wait for the Chinese OEMS come storming into market with $50 full fledged smartwatch.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7577; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think anyone would take it for even $100. Considering its a full fledged computer packed in this Android Wear smart watch. A Snapdragon 400 CPU clocked at 1.2Ghz, with 512mb of ram, 4gb of storage, 9-axis accelerometer/gyroscope/compass, Bluetooth 4.0LE, LCD touch display with a resolution of 280x280, 400mha battery, magnetic wireless charging cradle. Oh and the best part its running the latest KitKat 4.4W on the watch. So good luck with trying to get one for $50 right now. Its nice to dream.

5. Mrmark

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

I have a watch for 5 dollars if you want one ...

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

These first gen smartwatches will be at the dollar store in not too long.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7577; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Give me a break. Please. Do you even know whats packed inside the current generation Android Wear devices. Both the LG G Watch and Gear Live pack the same Snapdragon 400 CPU clocked at 1.2Ghz, 512mb of ram, 4gb of storage. Just those components alone, can you find them in any dollar store today? Of course not. Then there is all the other stuff that is in the Android Wear devices. If you are smart and find them in a dollar store, then you should buy everyone one of them. You could make a killing and sell them for much more money.

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