Get the original Galaxy Gear for just $99 today only

By Adam Zeis on 8 May 2014 01:22 pm
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If you're feeling nostalgic and in the mood for a binge purchase, you can snag the original Galaxy Gear for just $99 today thanks to eBay deals. As you well know, the Galaxy Gear has now been replaced with the updated Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, but the price is low enough that it just might persuade some prospective buyers.

The Galaxy Gear is still a nice little device if you're a Samsung phone owner, but even at $99 it's a bit of a stretch to say this is a good buy. The Gear 2 is much nicer with an updated band, redesigned hardware and Tizen at the core. But if you're so inclined, you can head to the link below to grab one before the day is out.

23 comments

chefmorry

I *LOVE* my original gear. Works even better with my S5 than my S4. Couldn't justify spending another $300 for the Gear2.

The battery life seems much improved paired with my S5, and I receive all of the notifications I need. Is the Gear2 a more superior product? Absolutely. Am I happy with my Gear1? Couldn't be happier.

My next SmartWatch purchase will be AndroidWear compatible. Can't wait until more details on the Moto360 come out.

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comraderudy

saw them on woot shortly after the Gear 2 was announced. they were tempting at $150 or so. $99 might be the right price for this toy....

bswan19

I love this watch. This is a good deal. I would purchase one if you do not have one already.

KyonCoraeL

It would be nice if you could use it with any android phone.

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Premium1

Even though these weren't "huge sellers" I have a nike+ gps watch and the kids where I teach always ask if it's one of those Samsung smart watches, so Samsung has people knowing about this product, even if it isn't that great.

Premium1

If this worked with more devices I would definitely buy one.

chadwick611

I would have zero use for it but that's a nice deal

jlczl

It's a shame they only work with Samsung phones.

int_architect

Too bad the Gear Fit isn't at this price.

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Devhux

If I had a Samsung phone I'd definitely try out the Gear - as I'd love to speak replies to texts about the only thing I wish my Pebble could do)

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MazoMark

Even at this price, I'm just not interested by this watch. It's big, ugly, and tied to Samsung. That kills it for me.

runesafe

Comparing to other brands' smartwatch, I could say that the original Gear at this price is the best choice but only for those who have Galaxy smartphone -_-.
If only I could just use my Windows Phone with it, I'll have no hesitation.
(Just want to use only Bluetooth connection to let it rings for phone call)

swarlos

Still not the right price on this for me. Thought this thing was ugly when it was first shown and still do.

Fnord

This was tempting, having always wanted to pick one up. I ended up going with an original Pebble, and have been so happy with it that even at this great price I couldn't bring myself to do it.

Koko Pineda

I think you made a good choice because you can use Pebble with 2 platforms (just in case you're switching or you you suddenly switched from Android to iOS or the other way around.)

Fnord

Agreed! I also use it with my BB Z30, something I couldn't do with the Gear (although I do have an S4 I could use it with).

I think the Pebble will keep me occupied until the next gen wearable devices hit.

Koko Pineda

So you can't use Gear to BB10 thru sideloading? I think I should really get Pebble to instead of other smartwatches available. Pebble still owns my heart. And I want it paired on my Q10.

Fnord

Seems some folks have been able to it to work (somewhat) with BB10, but you have to flash a new rom on the Gear.

Given what I can get out of my Pebble using Talk2Watch on my Z30, I'm pretty satisfied.

Koko Pineda

I don't want a complicate my life. Hahaha! Getting a Pebble will solve my problem ;)

Koko Pineda

Still a bit pricey for an outdated model. But it's a pretty deal tho.

Good OL MC

$100 for something that is not even a year old yet and retailed for $300 seems like a great buy for someone who wants to tinker with a wearable...if they have a Samsung phone.

They'd sell like crazy if Samsung opened up the compatibility a bit.

GoDroidGo

Not even for $50. It's Samsung only. I love my LG G2 and my pebble.

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Jamie Sanger

Can't be paired with the best phone on the planet though. #htconem8

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