So you decided to take the plunge and buy a smartwatch. But what’s the best option out there? Sure, Android Wear devices are nice, but that doesn’t mean Samsung’s Tizen Gear line should be ignored, especially if you’re looking for a cheaper ticket to the smartwatch club.
It doesn’t get much cheaper than this deal from Daily Steals that lets you buy a recertified (refurbished) Galaxy Gear for just $99, which is $200 off its list price. This is the original Galaxy Gear, that Samsung launched alongside the Note 3 in September 2013. The watch’s specs and design are pretty similar to the $200 Gear Live, but the Galaxy Gear also features a 1.9MP camera fitted in its strap.
The Galaxy Gear initially launched with Android on board, but Samsung later pushed an update that replaced Android with its homegrown Tizen OS. The Galaxy Gear comes with more features compared to the AW Gear Live – for instance, you can take photos and record videos, use the watch to make voice calls, load it up with music for tether-free playback, or use the Find My Phone feature to locate your missing device.
The Galaxy Gear is available on Daily Steals in Green, Rose Gold, Beige, Black, Gray, and Orange, with a 90 days warranty. You will need a compatible Samsung device in order to use it, with current support phones including the Galaxy S3, S4, and S5, Galaxy Note 2 and Note 3, and Galaxy S4 mini and S5 mini.