It looks like a matter of weeks, maybe days until lingering inventory is cleared, and a no doubt costlier second-gen model breaks cover.
Y’all ready to bid adieu to “flat tires”, disappointing battery endurance (hopefully), and mediocre wrist speed? The “exciting” 2015 edition of the Moto 360 is almost certainly around the corner, but first, Motorola Lenovo must discard an extra few thousand copies of the original.
Now, for quite some time, we assumed the circular Android Wear gizmo was doing well at the box-office, seeing as how reviewers were praising it and prospective buyers sent signals they were seeking something futuristic, but not futuristic-looking.
Surprisingly (and not in a good way), the 360 struggled to take off in the mainstream tech décor, afflicted by ultra-low prices of various unpretentious activity trackers and strong Apple Watch marketing.
And since taking the fight to the “iWatch” is virtually impossible, the logical solution to the pickle sees fitness band tariffs rivaled. Recently discounted to $150, then brought back up to close to $200, the OG Moto 360 has again lowered the ask to a Benjamin and a half.
The deal is valid via Amazon, Google and Motorola, so it’s bound to last at least a little longer. And the smartwatch manufacturers can even do a $120 tag, if you remember to enter the coupon code “MOTOMAKERFTAB” in the respective box before checkout.
Of course, the cheapest configurations come with leather straps coated in stone grey, black or cognac, while metal bands fetch an additional $40 after the promo combination. “Regularly”, the more premium models are $200 a pop now, which is reduced to start with. $160 therefore is almost outrageously affordable.