By all accounts, the Galaxy Gear isn't doing spectacularly well. Samsung is still busy adding support for its smart watch to devices other than the Note 3, and the device itself is not without its foibles. Still, your choices are limited when it comes to smart watches, so you might as well save 20 bucks.

2013-10-28 10_25_59-Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Jet Black or Oatmeal Beige _ eBay

The Galaxy Gear has a 1.63-inch AMOLED screen with support for catching your Android notifications and telling you what's up (sometimes) without looking at the phone. It pairs with your phone over Bluetooth, but will only work with select Samsung phones, even after the company finishes rolling out the updates.

The Galaxy Gear is usually $300 at retail. That 30% off T-Mobile deal turned out to be a bust, so this is still the best deal for Samsung's wrist computer.

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Ryan Whitwam
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  • briankariu

    That is not a deal, that is samsung"s way of politely telling you that they got you by the balls if you want it

  • ram

    galaxy gear with return rate of more than 30% .... may be the pricing is fixed too high with limited functionality, thus making it not a smart watch...

  • Morten Ulveseth

    What are the criteria for these deal alerts? They usually seem pretty good, but this, not so much...

  • Ursula Wins

    too expensive get sony smrt watch

    • yankeesusa

      True, You can actually get the sony smartwatch 2 for about $170 if you look around. Brand new and less than it is here in the usa.

      • Ursula Wins

        Eh... The First Sony Smartwatch Is $50 Dollars

        • yankeesusa

          Yes but the original Sony smartwatch was not worth it. We're comparing the latest gen Sony smartwatch with the galaxy gear.

  • Steve Freeman

    Sweet deal! $20 off a device I have no intention of ever buying!

    • a.d.AM

      Its such a good value though...

  • anzensepp1987

    Still at least $200 too expensive.

  • Ian Fay

    Holy crap, I never realized it was $300 for one of pieces of crap.

  • darkNiGHTS

    7% off an overpriced not very functional device? Sign me up!

  • jonathan3579

    And I'm still not interested.

  • CBNforum

    Let me know when it drops down to $199.00, that is what I think this almost useless gadget is worth.

  • Danny Davis

    At most these smart watches are only worth $149. I rather get Sony Smartwatch. At least they aren't phone restricted.

  • RoccOn16v

    That just means you get $20 less back when you return it :-(.

  • b00sted

    am I living in a pipe dream that maybe on black friday/cyber monday when I try to renew my contract with the devil as cheap as I can with a note 3 may be able to pick one of these up for next to nothing (what it's actually worth)