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Canada’s Videotron Is Selling The Original Moto 360 For $130

February 13, 2016 - Written By Diego Macias

Smartwatches are becoming more popular every day, there are more options than ever and every company seems to be working on making these devices a little better. The first generation Moto 360, launched in 2014, was not only one of the first smartwatches to run Android Wear, but it was among the first ones to feature a circular screen, a tendency that is way more common these days. A device that will soon become two years old surely won’t have the same kind of power featured in current devices, but that doesn’t mean that it is completely unusable. Videotron, a Canadian telecommunications company is now discounting the first-generation Moto 360, so in case you’re looking for an affordable smartwatch with a good design, this could be a good chance to purchase it.

The retail price of the first-generation Moto 360 is $279.95 at Videotron, but now, the company is discounting $150 of that price, so the smartwatch is now selling for $129.95. It’s getting harder to find this watch as many retailers are running out of stock, it was on sale at the Google Store, but it has now been replaced with the second-generation Moto 360, so if you really like the design of this watch (because even now, it is still quite good-looking), this might be one of your last chances to get one. The case of the watch is made of stainless steel and the display is covered with glass, providing a sturdy build quality, plus it is rated IP67, making it water and dust resistant. It includes a leather strap, but it can be easily interchanged, so users get to choose between additional leather colors or even metal bands.

The watch can be charged wirelessly using the included cradle, but any Qi charger would actually work. It integrates a pedometer and a heart-rate sensor, for those interested in measuring health-related data. Some of the drawbacks to take into account includes a few performance issues, which are possibly related to the TI OMAP processor and the display could not be as visible in direct sunlight as other screens. Battery life is also not among the better ones out there, but it could probably get you through the day, depending on usage. Plus, it is being updated to Android Wear based on Marshmallow, so it could get better.