The Moto 360 (2nd generation) can be purchased for just $199 through Verizon

The Moto 360 (2nd generation) can be purchased for just $199 through Verizon
If you paid any attention at all to the smartwatch market in 2016, then you'd know that things settled down quite a bit as compared to last year. While new smartwatches did hit the scene, such as the Apple Watch Series 2 and Samsung Gear S3, there were notable omissions from the likes of Huawei and Motorola. In fact, Android Wear offerings as a whole were pretty timid this entire year. New additions like the Asus ZenWatch 3 were very welcome, but there's no doubt at all that Google's wearable OS as a whole took a backseat for 2016. 

Even with that being the case, that's not to say that there aren't any good Android Wear-powered watches that currently exist. The Huawei Watch and Moto 360 (2nd gen) are still considered to be some of the best offerings in the Android Wear market despite their older age, and the latter of those two devices has just received a rather heavy price cut of $100 thanks to Verizon Wireless.

If you make your way over to Verizon's website right now, you can purchase the Moto 360 for just $199.99 with free shipping. You don't have the ability to customize the watch via Moto Maker since you are buying it through Verizon, and the only model that's still in stock is the 46-millimeter variant with a silver casing and cognac leather band. This deal likely won't last that long with it being Christmas Eve, so we suggest getting your orders in as soon as possible if you're interested.

source: Verizon via The Verge

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3 Comments

1. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

I told myself 2 years ago that I'd buy myself a smart watch. Still haven't gotten around to it. Oh well. Maybe next year will be the year that I feel the urge to cop one. Maybe.

2. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

For the price of these "smart" watches, you are better off picking up a Citizen watch or shelling out another hundred or two to get a Movato. At least you'll know the watch you've baught would still be desirable after two years. I'm still wearig my Movado that my wife got me 12 years ago.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I never understood why people try to compare a regular watch with mechanical clock hands and the same watch face, especially to a smart watch that can have any watch face with your phones notifications. You can even ask this smart watch to quickly look up some information, like the weather, sports scores, stocks, quick news results, or search facts, and more. I can even pay for coffees with this watch using barcodes. All of which you cannot get from your Movado.

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