If you’ve been wanting to dip your toe into the Smartwatch waters, but the Apple Watch, or one of the numerous Android Wear options, are all priced a bit high for your tastes, Best Buy has great news for you. You can now grab an original Pebble smartwatch for just $79.99, $59.99 if you can come up with a .edu email address…
For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy is offering up the original Pebble smartwatch for just $79.99, plus tax. You can grab it in black, red, or white.
The deal is even better for those among you with a qualifying .edu email address, as you can get a coupon code for $20 off, bringing the price of entry for a bit of Smartwatch goodness down to $59.99
I seldom used a wristwatch after my purchase of the original iPhone, however I grabbed a Pebble smartwatch around a year and a half ago, and now it seldom leaves my wrist.
While the Pebble may not be quite as sexy as some of the other smartwatches on the market (no touch or color screen, for example), it does run for multiple days before it needs charging, and it has a number of useful apps and watchfaces already available for it.
In the interest of full disclosure, there is a new, color version of the Pebble coming soon, but it will be priced higher, and the original version still has a lot of life left in it. Plus, it’s an opportunity to dip your toe in the Smartwatch pool without having to blow $400 on a device.