You may not have heard, but Verizon did something recently that just may pull you away from the Google Store: the carrier discounted the Android Wear-powered Sony Smartwatch 3 down to $99.99. This is incredible, considering that the Sony Smartwatch 3 is still $249.99 at the Google Store and was originally $129.99 at Verizon’s website.
Unfortunately, the deals that are too good to be true are swept up by overwhelming numbers of customers. Verizon customers took full advantage of the deal and bought up the Sony Smartwatch 3 in large numbers (twice out of stock within the last week). We don’t know if Verizon intends to bring back the deal, but considering its popularity, another sale that runs out of stock looks likely in the future for Verizon customers (this is a good thing).
The Sony Smartwatch 3 features a 1.6-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal diode (LCD) display with a 320 x 320 screen resolution, a 1.2Ghz, quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, and comes with Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and standalone GPS, not to mention an IP68 water and dust resistance rating. The standalone GPS feature is what makes the Sony Smartwatch 3 better than most Android Wear smartwatches, since it allows fitness lovers to have activity tracking from their smartwatch without the need of downloading an app or having their phone and watch tethered together. You only have the option of getting a black smartwatch though, so no need to worry about winning any fashion contests, but you can’t complain too much with the $99.99 price tag.
We’ll be back to update you in the event that the Sony Smartwatch 3 deal returns to Verizon. Did any of you take advantage of the deal? If so, we’d love to hear from you.