The first-generation Moto 360 has been discounted a lot as of late, starting with Google five months ago, particularly because the smartwatch is nearing two years old and has been supplanted by the second-generation smartwatch from Motorola, but most Moto 360 smartwatches have been discounted temporarily.
Verizon is bringing a shakeup to that idea, as the carrier has discounted all of Motorola's 360 smartwatches (both second-gen. men's and women's watches, and the 360 Sport) at its website by $50. This means that you can pick up the Moto 360 Sport for $249.99 instead of the former $299.99 price tag. The metal Moto 360 for men, once priced at $399.99, has been discounted to $349.99.
Of course, $50 discounts hardly count as sufficient price reductions. Even the Huawei Watch [had some $100 discount deals]2, which is a major discount for what has become one of Android Wear's most beloved smartwatches. Still, Verizon's decision to discount all of Motorola's smartwatches hints that something big is coming from Motorola on the smartwatch front soon (hint: there's a new smartwatch coming from Motorola). Normally, the company would announce the new Moto smartwatch at the end of summer, around August or September, but it could be the case that Motorola will announce it at Google I/O in a few days.
Still, if you're someone in the market for a smartwatch and the second-generation Moto 360 has your heart and wallet, go ahead and jump in. Keep in mind, though, that the first-generation Moto 360, which can be had for as low as $110 at Amazon (in certified refurbished condition, by the way), will give you the same functionality as the second-generation smartwatch for a lot less. And, [Best Buy and Amazon are selling the Moto 360 Sport for $200]3, if that's the watch you want.