Deal: Pre-order the Samsung Gear Sport smartwatch and get 6 months of Spotify Premium for free

Samsung Gear Sport is already available for pre-order in the United States, but that’s not the only good thing about the smartwatch. It appears that Samsung if offers some freebies to those who pre-order its wearable device.

First off, it’s worth mentioning the Gear Sport is the first smartwatch to run Tizen 3.0 OS. In the United States, the smartwatch is available for pre-order for $300 or $50 per month with Samsung Financing (no interest if paid in full within 6 months).

However, for a limited time, those who pre-order the Samsung Gear Sport will also receive …


Deal: Get the ZTE Quartz smartwatch for less than $100 (50% off) at T-Mobile

ZTE’s smartwatch, the Quartz was launched at T-Mobile more than six months ago, as cheap alternatives to Samsung’s Gear S3 and LG’s wearable devices. For less than $200, you could buy the ZTE Quartz, a smartwatch that doesn’t feature NFC (Near Field Communications), light sensor, or at least a heart sensor.

Well, the good news is ZTE Quartz comes with Android Wear 2.0 right out of the box, so you’ll most likely benefit from the latest features introduced by Google. The T-Mobile version of the smartwatch includes DIGITS, which allows users to pair their numbers with …

Fitbit Ionic smartwatch and Fitbit Flyer headphones to hit the shelves on October 1

Two Fitbit products will be available for purchase at the beginning of the next month: Ionic and Flyer. The smartwatch and wireless headphones Fitbit introduced a while ago will be launched on the market on the first day of October.

After “ongoing, extensive testing,” Fitbit’s Ionic smartwatch will be available at major retailers worldwide beginning October 1 for $300 (£300/€350). Before the smartwatch goes on sale, Fitbit will release its software development kit (SDK) on September 26, enabling more than 1,000 devs who already signed up to support the platform …

Verizon discontinues the Wear24 smartwatch 4 months after launch

Talking about the weird decisions that some carriers take when they launch new devices, it appears that Verizon has decided to discontinue its Wear24 smartwatch just 4 months after launch.

The Wear24 was released by Verizon back in May after the carrier “purposely” delayed the expected launch of Samsung’s Gear S3, just to make room for its own smartwatch.

Even though the Wear24 benefited from one month of sales before the Gear S3 made its debut at Verizon, it didn’t help the carrier’s smartwatch. Probably due to low sales or lack of interest from consumers, …

Images of Microsoft's canceled Xbox-branded smartwatch leaked out

In some ways, Microsoft was ahead of its time, but the Redmond-based company did not always take the right decisions when it needed to. There are so many failed or canceled projects that Microsoft poured its resources into that we can’t think of what the world would look like with all those products in it.

Microsoft ditched a few smartphones, tablets and even a smartwatch. We’ve already covered the first two, so let’s talk about the so-called Xbox smartwatch since images of the wearable device have just leaked online.

Back in 2013, rumors emerged that Microsoft …

Deal: Nokia Steel hybrid smartwatch is 20% off for a limited time

Nokia’s hybrid smartwatch is now on sale in Europe until the end of the month, but customers in the United States can get the Nokia Steel slightly cheaper starting next week.

Nokia Steel usually sells for €130/$130, but customers can pick it up for just €105 until September 30. The 20% discount is available on Nokia’s online store and is available for the smartwatch and one additional wristband to go with it.

It’s also worth mentioning that buyers will be able to choose between free shipping (standard method) and express delivery which costs €66, but you’ll …

BlackBerry signs patent licensing deal with Timex; BlackBerry branded smartwatch incoming?

Like Timex used to say about its watches, BlackBerry takes a licking but keeps on ticking. Even after relegating hardware to second place behind software, BlackBerry has a winner with the BlackBerry KEYone, and it appears to have a new phone (code named “Krypton”) on the way. But BlackBerry fans have become more accustomed to news like this. Famed watchmaker Timex has signed a patent licensing agreement with the tech company.

While the contract didn’t reveal what product and patents are involved, Timex will be making on-going royalty payments to BlackBerry. The latter points out that it …

Deal: Get a free wristband worth $24.95 when you buy the Nokia Steel smartwatch

Since Nokia purchased
Withings, some of the latter’s products have started to sell even
better than before, probably due to the portfolio rebranding. The
Nokia Steel is no exception, as the Finnish company confirmed back in
May the smartwatch has excellent sales since it announced the
acquisition of Withings.

To make the wearable
device even more appealing, Nokia is now running an interesting
promotion on the Steel analog smartwatch. The deal seems to be
limited to the United States, but you can order the smartwatch from
anywhere in the world.

So, if you buy the Nokia
Steel via Nokia’s …

Deal: ZTE Quartz smartwatch is 75% off at T-mobile for a limited time

T-Mobile and ZTE launched the Quartz back in April as one of the first smartwatches to run Android Wear 2.0 right out of the box. The wearable device was available for purchase for $200, not really a big price for a smartwatch running the latest version of Android Wear.

Fast forward five months and the ZTE Quartz can be had for just $48 if you agree to a 24-month contract from T-Mobile. For a limited time, customers can get 75% off the ZTE Quartz with a finance agreement after $6 per month bill credit.

As mentioned earlier, in order to qualify for this deal, …

Nokia 8 pre-orders in the UK come with free smartwatch

Nokia 8 is about to hit the shelves in many European countries, but if you haven’t yet placed your pre-order here is an interesting deal aimed at customers in the UK.

Carphone Warehouse has the Nokia 8 up for pre-order for just £499.99, an excellent price for a flagship smartphone like this one. According to the UK retailer, the device will be available on September 13.

Moreover, those who pre-order either the Silver or Blue versions of the smartphone will get a free Nokia smartwatch worth £119.99. The Nokia Steel smartwatch includes many health and fitness …