The Huawei Watch has had its share of discounts, but most of them have been $50 or less, leading many to believe that Google isn't trying to market this or any other Android Wear watch too seriously. Only ASUS has had its ZenWatch for an affordable price in the Google Play Store. Google has been rather quiet as to how the search engine giant intends to improve Android Wear, but one thing I've always said the company could do to make its wearables collection more attractive is lower the price of its most expensive smartwatches.
In fact, I believe that the HTC smartwatch that will launch at some point in the immediate future should price its smartwatch inexpensive and competitive from the start so as to grab the attention away from smartwatches such as the Huawei Watch, LG Watch Urbane, and the Motorola Moto 360. Of course, Amazon has given a major discount on the stainless steel Huawei Watch, but this was for one specific model rather than all models.
Well, if you've been waiting for the right discount, you'll be pleased to know that it's finally here: Amazon is discounting the Huawei Watch by $100, from its original price tag of $449.99 to $349.99 for the Black-on-black model. You can get the blue/stainless steel Huawei Watch for $299, the stainless steel/black for $249, and the stainless steel/stainless steel for $299. The Gold-on-gold model sits at $588.44, the Gold/Pearl Huawei Watch at $449, the Gold/Sapphire at $449.99, the Jewel/Pearl at $549.99, and the Jewel/Sapphire Huawei Watch at $549. While not all models are in the $200 price range, there are now 3 different models of the Huawei Watch that are under $300, which is something of a respectable improvement. It'll be a glorious day when the gold and sapphire models reach the $200 price range, too.
For those who aren't so keen on Amazon though and just love ordering from Google, getting original boxes to prove their tech enthusiast status, Google is also offering a $100 price drop on the Huawei Watch. Google says that you can take advantage of the $100 discount between now and June 20th, so you've got 3 days until Google's own offer is up. Of course, if Amazon keeps its deal up past the next 3 days, we can see more consumers buying from Amazon in the long term. Even when Google gives a deal, it still can't keep it but for a limited time (yes, we're shaking our heads on this one).
So, how about it, Android Wear enthusiasts? Is the Huawei Watch price starting to turn attractive? I think Google should take cues from the sellout of the first-generation Moto 360 to discover what the perfect price point is, don't you?