By Stephen Schenck | February 14, 2014 11:23 AM
A little earlier this month we caught wind of some pricing shake-up hitting Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch internationally, bringing prices down by $100 or more. Granted, some of those prices were initially starting higher than the $300 the watch went for in the States, but we were still hopeful that similar discounts might find their way to the US. Today we see something along just those lines, as AT&T and Best Buy each offer some big savings on Samsung’s Android smartwatch.
The Best Buy deal offers the most savings: right now, the $300 Galaxy Gear sees its price slashed in half, available for just $150. That’s Pebble-level (old Pebble, not Steel), and makes the smartwatch a whole lot more tempting purchase.
AT&T’s offer isn’t quite so nice, but if you miss out on Best Buy’s savings, it could still be worth a look: the carrier’s offering $100 off the Galaxy Gear with the purchase of a new Samsung Android phone (GN3, GS4, GS4A, or Galaxy Mega). It’s an in-store-only offer, and is available to both old and new subscribers. Separately, there’s a deal on Beats accessories, saving you $20 when you sign up for a Beats Music subscription.
Sure, a new Galaxy Gear is coming soon, and we’re probably just over a week away from getting the details on it, but if you’ve been mulling over a first-gen Galaxy Gear purchase, these discounts might be just the motivation you need.