We learned about the new Motorola Moto 360 getting price cuts from Amazon and Best Buy a few days back, but it’s now the turn of the Google Store to offer the device at a lower price. The search giant is currently selling the Android Wear gadget at an ultra-impressive $165 a piece.
That’s a cool $85 discount on the original $249.99 price of the Moto 360. This new cost of the Motorola device is valid only for its black or stone color options. Those who wish to purchase it through the Moto Maker customization program will need to shell out the full amount for it.
Amazon and Best Buy had started offering the smartwatch at $179 last week, and it’s now the turn of the Google Store to offer a discount on it. This sudden drop in its retail value signals that the launch of its successor is right around the corner. Codenamed ‘Smelt,’ this upcoming version of the device is apparently supposed to grab a better display and other new perks as well.
The Moto 360 was introduced by Motorola back in September last year as the first Android Wear gadget to feature a circular display. It was appreciated for its design and performance, but its low battery life was criticized a great deal during the start. However, the company later managed to fix this issue by means of a software update.
A neat look at the specs of the Moto 360 smartwatch:
– Display: 1.56-inch, 320 x 290 pixels
– OS: Android Wear
– CPU: TI OMAP 3
– Memory: 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage space
– Battery: 320mAh
– Size: 46mm diameter x 11.5mm height
– Weight: 49gms
The price drop on the Motorola Moto 360 is unfortunately only applicable in the US right now, but there’s no harm in believing that the device’s retail values will drop in other territories as well.