February 14, 2014

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Earlier this month we learned that Samsung slashed the price of the Samsung Galaxy Gear in India to Rs. 15,290 ($244), abut an $120 price cut. At the time, we also heard rumors suggesting a similar series of price cuts would be making their way to other markets such as the United States and Europe in the “weeks to come”.

Interestingly enough, the Galaxy Gear is now on sale from Best Buy for just $149.99, basically 50% off its original asking price. Now it’s important to note that this is a “deal of the day” offer for Valentine’s, but it could certainly be followed by a permanent reduction, though that’s just speculation on our part.

Either way, if you’ve been thinking about picking up the Galaxy Gear but were put off by the price, you might want to jump on this offer. Sure, the Galaxy Gear had it’s problems out of the gate, but with improved device support, more apps and enhanced notifications – the watch has certainly improved with age.

For those that haven’t been at all impressed by what you’ve seen with the first-gen Gear, you might want to save your money and wait for the Galaxy Gear 2. If the rumor mill is correct, we could see the next-gen watch as early as MWC.

How about it: anyone planning on picking this one up, or would you rather wait it out and see what Samsung’s next offering brings to the table?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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