Google has been on a role of generosity as of late, but this isn’t unlike the search engine giant around the Christmas holiday. Google is also giving some excellent discounts over at the Google Play Store, too, such as giving consumers the album of their choice for 50% off through January 4th and granting free overnight shipping for its Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones through December 22nd (today). When it comes to Android Wear smartwatches, Google has discounted the first-generation Moto 360 down to $99.99, with the watch selling out quickly. As for other Android Wear smartwatches, though, we hadn’t seen a discount – until the Huawei Watch.
The Huawei Watch is one of the most expensive Android Wear watches found at the Google Store (alongside of the [$1500 TAG Heuer Connected Carrera] smartwatch), and it seemed as though the year would end without a discount. The Huawei Watch is one of the nicer watches (right up there with the Moto 360), but few are willing to pay the $449.99 price tag for the smartwatch. Well, Google has now found a way to tempt some to purchase the smartwatch of their dreams by reducing the Huawei Watch by $50, from $449.99 down to $399.99. You’ll still pay $400, but this might be the discount you’re looking for to tempt you to go ahead and take the risk.
In all honesty, a $50 price reduction isn’t as generous as getting a Google Play Store album for half price, and $50 price drops aren’t as generous as they could be. A $100 price drop on the Huawei Watch may be more of the discount consumers are looking for, but keep in mind that smartwatch makers don’t want to drop prices right away because it robs them of future deals should you want the same smartwatch in six months. It’s also the case that, knowing Google, the company will reduce the price of the Huawei Watch further in six months when Google announces a new set of Android Wear smartwatches at its annual I/O conference.
If you’re interested in the Huawei Watch, head on over to the Google Store and add it to the cart then head for checkout. Otherwise, you can always ask family and friends to give you Google Store gift cards that you can then use to purchase the Huawei Watch when the price is right.