Deal: Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch drops down to just $149.99

Deal: Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch drops down to just $149.99
With several new entries to the smartwatch arena over the past couple of months, some of the market's older models are lowering their prices. Yesterday, we told of how the first-gen Asus ZenWatch had dropped its price below $150 for the first time, and now Motorola's Moto 360 has followed suit with a similar, albeit limited offer. It's worth adding that this isn't the first time that the 360 has fallen in price, but if you are in the market for a smartwatch running on Android Wear, you may want to take advantage of this limited-time offer.

When we say limited, we certainly mean it. At the time of writing, the Moto 360 can be had over at Woot for $149.99, but it will expire in ten hours' time or when the stock has sold out completely – whichever comes first. Thus, you must move quickly if you want to snag a bargain, especially since it could be a while before this model is seen at such an enticing price again. 

The Moto 360 includes a rounded, 1.56-inch 320 x 290 LCD display, which is shielded by Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. It also offers wireless charging, and while the premium finish will turn heads, it has the brawn to match its beauty thanks to the IP67 rating. 

It should be noted that if you're after one of the variants with the metallic band, the price hikes to $179.99. But it's still a saving, and if you want a smartwatch that knows how to be stylish, you can snap the Moto 360 up at the source. 

source: Woot via Android and Me

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34 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

#worth!

2. Athene

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Definitely buying it now!

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I rather get a real circular smartwatch in the G Watch R.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think I like the look of the G Watch R better as well. That being said, I don't think there's a smart watch on the market that's worth the price. They just do not offer the functionality that I am looking for.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm looking at the Microsoft band. It's about the only smartwatch/smartband that has a wide range of uses.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't know a damn thing about that. I'll have to check it out. I'm assuming it's compatible across all mobile platforms?

20. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

With android and WP yes. IOS more than likely

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes. It's compatible with all platforms.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7218; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The MS band is not a smart watch. It's more of a fitness tracker. The specs clearly reflect this fact. The processor in the MS band is a freescale K24 MCU running at 120 mhz, with 1 mb of embedded flash and 256 mb of ram. Although they added an additional 64 MB of storage, and a lot of sensors. The display is TFT, and has a resolution of 320x104. Now when you look at this Moto 360 it comes with a 1 GHz Ti cortex-A9 CPU, with 512 MB of ram, with 4 GB of storage. The display is an IPS display with a resolution of 320x290. The Moto 360 has WiFi as well. The MS band is $199, so the Moto 360 is a much better buy. BTW the Android Wear can connect to iOS as well now.

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I like my moto 360 even more after the 5.1.1 update. However, I agree that the current crops of smart watch is priced too high. $149 is a good price bracket as smart watch battery issue make their life span limited.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How is the 360 a better buy? Can it accurately check your heart rate? Can it check for uv radiation? Can it check calories? Sync all of the data to your device and cross compatible? I didn't think so. The 360 is just a novelty.

30. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

They're all novelties. The majority of the population has no real use for a smart watch or fitness band.

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Say the person that don't own any smart watch, Mxyzptik. How can you be more qualified than people that do own and use them on a daily basis, to comment on what is good or bad about smart watch. Get back to your cave troll! For what is worth, its a better buy than Apple watch will ever be. LOL!

4. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I love thin bezels on this watch. But hate the fact it runs on single core TI processor, I would rather buy a future proof watch with powerful processor. Moto had hard time running 5.1.1 on it, they might not even be able to run future version.

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Mine actually ran better after 5.1.1.

9. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

By Moto I meant the company had hard time, they had to optimize 5.1.1 update which lead to delay in update.

18. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Probably due to it being the only Android Wear device that ran a different chip, all the others ran a SD400 series which is what was used in Google's reference device, so that is most likely the reason for the delay. That happens anytime you use hardware than what it was designed for.

25. sgodsell

Posts: 7218; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Some of the Android Wear smart watches that are using a SD 400 have limited the cores to only 1 core activated. It's not like you are going to run games like crysis on the smart watch. With the display resolutions so low, its not like it really needs the extra horse power.

11. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I actually would prefer they not use powerful processors. The biggest issue I have with smart watches are their battery life.

12. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

But single core processor based on A8 (designed in 2005), Nope. If it has single/dual core A53 on 14 or 20 nm, I would get it.

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That's not his point, newer processors are generally more power efficient Hence why most smart watches have the 28nm Snapdragon 400, instead of a 45nm Snapdragon S3 or 45nm OMAP 4 Or why Apple made a 28nm S1 instead of reusing 45nm A5

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Motorola always seems to have trouble with chipsets.

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Why are you so worry about people buying Android Wear? I just return from my regular window shopping and first come into contact with Sony Android TV. The salesperson did a fantastic demo and i immediately wanted one. He inform me there a waiting list and the earliest i could get my 65" Sony Android TV is second week of July. Good call, Sony! I would never buy their TV otherwise because i am quite fixated on LG 3D TV with passive glasses which i currently owned. Android TV is what made it a different for me!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLSVI-WQcsQ

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Ruturaj, let me summarize for you when it come to device with small unremovable battery there no such thing as future proof. My Sony smart watch 1 spoil several times during warranty. Sony smart watch 2 still OK. My Samsung Gear watch spoil after 15 months of use. The rest of my 5 smart watches still good. My point is that moto 360 looks great, functional and now affordable. Damn good buy for a smart watch if you ask me.

34. manzer

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

I love the 5.1.1 update. Looks tons better. Don't know about using my 360 as a flashlight though.

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

With the Apple Watch of course they need to drop the price.

10. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

They dropped the prices because it's almost year old model and new one might be coming soon. Apple watch has nothing to with it since you can not pair apple watch with android phone and vice versa, android wear and apple watch are on different tracks.

13. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who will buy an Apple Watch to pair it with an Android phone? For an Apple lover, Android does not exist.

26. sgodsell

Posts: 7218; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can now setup an Android Wear watch, and the watch will be able to receive iOS notifications.

8. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Sorry Moto, watch is too big, won't buy.

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