The Moto 360 is an excellent watch (at least in design, anyway), if you overlook the steep price tag for the device. Android Wear is a barebones platform that makes the watch a hard sell for consumers who want more functionality than Google's wearables platform can provide, but some diehard tech enthusiasts have already jumped on the Moto 360 bandwagon. Others are still waiting, holding out for the nice price deals that will deliver the hardware they want at the price they want.
Google did all it could to discount the first-generation Moto 360 to $99.99, and it sold out quickly, but the Moto 360 does live on in retail (just not at the Google Store). Well, Daily Steals has a price drop on the first-generation device that's sure to make you finally throw your money into the ring (or watch, rather). It's now offering the first-generation Moto 360 for $79.99, which is nearly 25% of its original retail price when the smartwatch was released.
I could go into the specs, but you already know them. What should be said here, though, or rather, reiterated, is that this is the first-gen. Moto 360, not the second-gen (so there's that little tidbit of info for those who're interested). In other words, it isn't the latest Moto 360 smartwatch released, but does that really matter if you're getting it for $80? Good luck paying $300 for the latest, right?
Aside from that, keep in mind, too, that the first-generation Moto 360 is still getting the latest updates within Android Wear. My Moto 360 (a first-gen, mind you) just received the Android 6.0.1 update - so you won't be disappointed in getting this first-generation device.
Does this $80 deal tempt you? If so, stop by Daily Steals and get your inexpensive Moto 360. Chances are, this deal brings you the leather wristband instead of the metal, but you can always buy new bands from Amazon at a price you can afford. The watch itself makes up for the "compromises" (if you can call them that).