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Feb
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So this smartwatch thing... it isn't going anywhere anytime soon (except maybe your wrist). It's pretty clear that, even if people don't actually want them, manufacturers want people to have them. We might as well give in now, because it's happening.

But I digress. This isn't about being "forced" to buy new technology. This is about getting said tech for fewer monies than some retailers would have you pay. If you're ready to hop aboard the smartwatch bandwagon, here's your chance to get Sony's newest offering for a mere $140. Yes, that's only $10 less than a Pebble costs, but I'm not going to tell you what to buy. That's your choice. I'm just here to tell you that you can get this one for $140 if you want to. It's a couple hundred over at NewEgg, and a slightly cheaper $170(ish) on Amazon, just in case you were wondering.

Anyway, Sony's watch has some pretty decent features as far as watches that do more than tell time are concerned, and it doesn't look all that ugly, either.

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See? It's not terrible.

If you're interested in spending one-hundred-and-fourty of your hard-earned dollar dollar bills on just such an item, you can do so at the link below. Enjoy.

Rakuten

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://androiddissected.com/ Nick Schiwy

    Something makes me think you're skeptical of the idea of buying this smartwatch, Cam.

    • daisywhitman10k

      A much better buy is the new Smart Devices new Smart Q Z-Watch (priced at $149) that features Android 4.4 Kit Kat and works with both Android phones and Apple iPhones to handle phone calls and views texts and schedules; the SmartQ Z-Watch features a full color high resolution touchscreen display, an advanced 1Ghz processor, a full featured MP3 Player, and twice the battery capacity of the Sony watch and has Bluetooth 4.0 with BLE (Bluetooth low energy) which offers much greater battery efficiency -- the Sony watch only offers Bluetooth 3.0 and also only offers a processor running at 180mhz

      The SmartQ Z-Watch also offers several health features, including a walking and running pedometer with weekly and monthly analysis tools, as well as a sleep analyzer and more. Smart Devices is also launching an official App store in March to greatly expand available Apps..

      TabletMaxx-- is one of the first sources to offer the new Kit Kat edition of the Z-Watch watch and also adds in premium headsets and an extra leather watch strap as part of the package - worth checking out

  • ithehappy

    170 bucks for this ..... whatever this is....
    My Omega said to me to get the frak off from my own house, because I read this article, and for a sec might have even thought about it :(

    • ajm531

      Actually 140 per the main deal that they are talking about.

  • Jalok Xlem

    Meh. If companies wants me to buy a smartwatch, then it needs to have the option for it to be standalone. Like the Omate 2.0 Smartwatch!

    However, I never heard any latest news regarding to that. Whatever happened after successful the Kickstarter Campaign? I know that they reached their goal, and it well passed the holiday seasons (Which is when they are supposed to release them out to the public, I think). So whatever happened to that project? Did it disappear out of the blue or something?! Why haven't we got any follow-up announcements from Android Police regarding to that? (Sorry, don't mean to put the blame to you guys.)

    Sorry. It is just that I'm kind of worried, what could of happened to them...

    Anyway, I still yet to see a full standalone smartwatch from Sony and Samsung. <_<

    • http://androiddissected.com/ Nick Schiwy

      Many, many backers still haven't gotten their watches yet, though I know many that have. They keep up communication with their backers but like I said, there were a lot that have not showed up yet. However, they were at CES this year, I saw it with my own eyes, and they were acting like things were all hunky dory so it's really odd.

  • Riko Gonzalez

    I just bought one, thanks!

    • Riko Gonzalez

      Just an update, my order got canceled for no specific reason...

      • Riko Gonzalez

        Guess my pebble keeps winning...

  • rob

    Does it come with the metal band or the cheesy looking rubber one?

  • Solu

    Thanks but I prefer classic Casio wristwatch with 7++ YEARS battery life
    Smartwatch just isn't ready for prime time, yet

  • Josh Shaw

    Done.