Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 signaled by its price-slashed predecessor
14th Feb 2014 | 20:08
Galaxy Gear death watch
Right as we're hearing rumors that the Galaxy Gear 2 will premier at MWC 2014 on February 24, we're seeing the first Samsung smartwatch receive deep discounts from retailers.
Typically, when there's a fire sale like this, it means a manufacturer is ready to introduce a new product to take the place of the original. Retailers are left to quickly try to offload existing stock.
Curiously, today's Best Buy deal only applies to the colorful and unsurprisingly less popular Gear models with Wild Orange, Rose Gold and Oatmeal Beige bands.
Galaxy Gear in Jet Black and Mocha Gray remain at $250 (about £151/AU$277), though even that's a discount as the smartwatch originally made its debut at $300 (£299, about AU$330)
AT&T is also on the clock
American carrier AT&T is also indicating that time is running out for the first Galaxy Gear. A deal to bundle the smartwatch with its top-selling Samsung phones is under way.
Conveniently, it's even offloading the discounted Galaxy Gear to people who bought one of these devices recently, and colors include black and silver in this scenario.
It's almost time for Galaxy Gear 2
It's not a stretch to think that today's Best Buy and AT&T sales are another big hint that Samsung is ready to replace the struggling wearable.