Motorola is offering directly the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch for just $119.99 after coupon code MOTOMAKERAFTAB – available from the Motorola store.
This deal is particularly good because it allows you to customize the watch using Motorola’s Moto Maker service.
While Motorola is excepted to soon debut a second-generation Moto 360, the current generation is the most affordable Android Wear smart watch with a circular display. It also includes Android Wear 5.1.1 – an update which recently enabled the watch’s built-in Wi-Fi radio, allowing for the device to be used even when away from the paired Android smartphone or tablet.
The watch is powered by an OMAP3 processor, and is the slowest – though only marginally, considering most Android Wear watches disable half the processing power of their Snapdragon 400 dual-core chips. Most Android Wear watches are powered by a Snapdragon 400 running in single-core mode. The use of an OMAP3 is particularly notable after Texas Insturments exited the Android consumer device market – Google has pressed on with niche support for OMAP3 and OMAP4 in the Moto 360, and Google’s own Glass augmented vision developer kit.
There is no timetable on when the deal will end – though it is not likely to last for very long.