Best Buy has today announced that it recently joined forces with Motorola to develop and launch a new, exclusive leather strap for the Lenovo-owned company’s first Android Wear smartwatch — the Moto 360.
Throw this in the “we’re not surprised” news category but the Moto 360 is sold out online. If you look at Motorola, Google Play, and Best Buy are all listed as “sold out.” If you were one of the lucky few who snagged one, good for you, but for the rest of us, well, here’s the bad news. We’re going to have to wait. Motorola said in a statement to re/code that it’s working to replenish the stock, but with the high demand, getting one will be tough. Of course there’s always a way to get one if you need one now.
LG’s G Watch might be slightly outdated thanks to the G Watch R, but it’s still a fantastic Android Wear device. Today, Best Buy is shaving a full $50 off the list price of the smartwatch, so you can pick one up for only $179, which definitely isn’t a bad price for how new it is. The only catch is that you’ll have to get it shipped to your house, as store pickup isn’t available right now.
The Samsung Galaxy S 5 continues to add more color options in different geographic locations. The latest addition is the blue Galaxy S 5 above, which will soon be available in the United States. Beginning August 17, you can get your hands on the device with a blue front fascia, only from Best Buy. The device will be available with a two year contract on Verizon, AT&T and Sprint for $99 if purchased before August 23rd, which is $100 off the recommended retail price for the handset.
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If you’ve been considering picking up a Moto G but have been holding off due to lack of 4G connectivity, you might want to take advantage of the deal Best Buy is running today. For just $179, you can buy the 4G version of the Moto G, which is what the standard unlocked 8 GB Moto G currently runs. Plus, the 4G also has a microSD card slot that the original did not have.
The only catch is that the deal is only available in store, so you won’t be able to place an order online. Aside from that, it’s a great phone at a very affordable price.
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There is one more place to purchase an Android Wear device from. Best Buy is now carrying smartwatches from both Samsung and LG. Prior to this, the only places to get such devices from were Google Play and Amazon. Through Best Buy, the G Watch is ready to ship; however, the Gear Live is currently listed as only a pre-order. Both colors of the G Watch are available (Titanium Black and White Gold) and Best Buy has the Gear Live in Black and Wine Red.
Hit any of the links below to order one today.
Pebble’s latest smartwatch, the Pebble Steel, will be going on sale in all Best Buys on June 15th. The watch features a waterproof design, a week-long battery life, and rich notifications, as well as continued updates and access to Pebble’s app store, so it’s definitely a worthy upgrade to the original Pebble Smartwatch.
The watch will be launching in two colors: Brushed Stainless and Matte Black. Both versions come with a leather watch strap, and Best Buy is going to offer matching Brushed Stainless and Matte Black straps later in the year. The Pebble Steel will run $229 when it releases.
Starting today, Best Buy is selling the LG Lifeband Touch for $149.99. The device is available in two sizes, and is exactly what you’d want from a fitness tracker.
The device itself can track steps, distance, and speed. Not only that but it can also compare activity and inactivity, as well as track run time, calories, and so on. It also has a few smartwatch features, such as the ability to show notifications for texts and calls, as well as media playback controls. The device is controlled through its OLED touch display. While it does not track your heart rate, but it is compatible with a number of heart rate monitors.
When HTC announced the HTC One (M8) they also announced their latest flagship device would be available around the globe with more than 230 operators signed up to carry the smartphone. That far-ranging availability did not stop HTC from creating some initial scarcity for the phone by giving Verizon exclusive rights to carry the HTC One (M8) in their retail locations starting on the day of the announcement. In the U.S., if you were not a Verizon customer, you could still order the HTC One (M8) on-line and get it shipped to you. Customers with AT&T or Sprint now have the ability to get their hands on the device prior to making their purchase as Verizon’s exclusivity period draws to a close and these carriers have the device available in retail locations. T-Mobile is scheduled to have HTC’s newest device available starting tomorrow at their retail stores.
According to HTC’s original announcement, several other retail outlets should have the HTC One (M8) available for customers to try their hands on starting today, notably Best Buy. Not surprisingly, HTC is getting the HTC One (M8) onto retail sales floors just in time to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S 5 which will start selling tomorrow.
Need a good reason to get your hands on the new HTC One (M8)? Best Buy is offering deals for both this year’s new model and last year’s One (M7). For last year’s device, the HTC One (M7) is available for just $1.00 with any carrier at Best Buy. But for this year’s HTC One (M8), Verizon’s variant is the only one that looks like it has received a discount. If buying the Verizon variant, it will cost $149.99; however, additional carriers may be added to the deal at some point.
Be sure to give our HTC One (M8) guides a look.