Deal: New Balance RunIQ smartwatch on sale for just $200 (33% off)

Deal: New Balance RunIQ smartwatch on sale for just $200 (33  off)

In just a few months, New Balance's RunIQ smartwatch will celebrate one year since launch. Initially priced to sell for $300, the wearable device is now the subject of the promotional offer that reduces its cost to just $200.

For a limited time, customers can grab the RunIQ smartwatch for 33% off via New Balance's online store. The smartwatch is available in either black or silver colors, but only the former can be reserved online or in store.

New Balance RunIQ is a decent smartwatch that sports a 1.39-inch AMOLED display and a 410 mAh battery. Also, it packs 4GB internal memory and 512MB RAM. New Balance announced back in April that the wearable device will receive an Android Wear 2.0 update by the end of the month, so you won't have to worry about that.

The RunIQ smartwatch can be paired with either Android or iOS smartphones and promises to offer up to 24 hours of battery life during a typical use, and up to 5 hours continuous life with GPS and heart rate monitoring.

There's no mention of when exactly the promotional offer will end, but we expect New Balance to offer another deal on the smartwatch closer to Black Friday.

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2 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 6739; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Dam that is a great price for a stainless steel watch with GPS and a heart rate monitor. Plus you can install and play music directly from this watch as well. I don't need one, but that price is really good. The 24hr is if you leave the watch face on all the time. You could easily get more than 24 hrs if you use wrist gestures or tap the face.

2. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I've had plenty of hands on with this particular watch, and while it's not a bad watch by any means, it feels...cheap. It's not stainless steel, but painted plastic, and the band is a rubber compound. While this was a deliberate choice to reduce the weight of the watch, it makes it feel very cheap. The band is sweat proof, but again, it feels cheap (also, the little arrow cut outs on the band REALLY look like little hearts in person.) All in all, this watch screams "athletic watch" and does not feel like a quality built, high end fashion watch, but it was never meant to be. Just something to consider.

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