Feb 04 AT 3:48 PM Dima Aryeh 13 Comments

Samsung drops price of Galaxy Gear by $120 in India, might cut price globally

Samsung Galaxy Gear

The two biggest issues with the Samsung Galaxy Gear are compatibility and price. The smartwatch only officially supports a few Galaxy devices, which is unfortunate for everyone that doesn’t one of those select products, and its $300 price tag is double the cost of a Pebble. Of course, the Gear is more advanced than the Pebble in every way, but it’s still hard to justify such a premium price for an accessory.

Luckily, it looks like Samsung intends to address at least one of those issues. The price of the Galaxy Gear has been dropped by $120 in India to $235. That cut is nearly a third of its original $355 price, which is a pretty significant discount. That’s not the best news, though, because Samsung may be planning to do the same in the US.

If the US Galaxy Gear sale is anything like the one in India, we may see an $80-$90 price drop. Lowering the price that much could convince quite a few people to purchase this smartwatch. And with the Galaxy Gear 2 rumored to be coming sometime within the next few months, now would be an especially good time to lower the price of the original Gear.

If you’re in the market for a smartwatch and the Pebble Steel is looking a bit too expensive, you can wait for a price drop on the Galaxy Gear! And if you want a Galaxy Gear now, Amazon is selling it for $250, $50 off its normal price. Would a 30 percent price cut get you to buy a Gear? Leave a comment!

Via: SamMobile

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    No way. I don’t know what it is but I’m completely turned off by Galaxy Gear. I love my Fitbit Force and I’m waiting on the Razer Nabu. Pebble Steel is awesome but for some reason I’m just not interested at all in the Galaxy Gear. Maybe if it had a camera ABOVE the screen so you could use it to video chat…

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Thanks for commenting! I’m incredibly excited about the Razer Nabu myself and have little interest in the Gear.

      • Richard Yarrell

        No worries at all the Galaxy Gear sold well enough for SAMSUNG to understand what needs to be done next. The Galaxy Gear 2 for the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Gear 3 for the Galaxy Note 4 will BLOW ALL THE OTHER WATCHES OUT OF THE WATER in the coming months.

        Plain and simple Nothing on android beats Samsung……..

        • Steam

          I see you’re still sucking off Samsung…at least until something you like more comes along, then it will pimp slap, industry lead, gold standard, and whatever other retarded catch phrase of the day you use.
          If you have one of their little electronic watches, hang on to it, because for you, that’s as good as it gets. You’ll never own a real watch like Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, or Vacheron Constantin. What am I saying? You wouldn’t get within three miles of one. Broke ass, smartphone-status symbol, homeless shelter loser.

        • squiddy20

          “the Galaxy Gear sold well enough for SAMSUNG”
          Ummm do you even know what you’re talking about? The Galaxy Gear had over a 30% return rate. That means that 30% of the total 800,000 devices sold were returned to stores. That’s almost a third of the entire stock sold, and roughly 240k devices. I’m pretty sure no company as large as Samsung would call numbers like that a “good” thing.

        • Tee Nanal

          It’s funny how you’re sucking Samsung’s dick and gobbling their balls and acting like their products are the second coming of Christ. You have no financial stake in the company, yet you have such an unhealthy obsession with their sales numbers despite not even being able to comprehend any of this information because frankly, you are more than a little retarded.

          Oh and for the record, you look like a mangled up turkey. And that’s the bottom line.

  • Randy Todd

    I would have purchased one before Christmas for $149. But now, with several new models coming soon, the most I would pay is $49 for this first gen unit. Way overpriced based on included functionality.

  • Noa

    Make a wristband extention so guys like me have the ability to own this item. The last hole on the band is just not enough for a person like me. Samsung said it is the cell carriers responsibility to create or come up with the extented part.
    Will continue to keep an eye on this product.
    Mahalo,
    Noa

  • SGB101

    The run up to Xmas, phones4u in the UK was giving them away with the note3. If I was after a note3 it would of swayed me to get it from there, but otherwise I wouldn’t pay for one. Even tho I do like the style of the Gear, just don’t like the lock in.

  • Rahul Kumar

    Still a Big No! Galaxy Gear has been a huge disappointment in the wearable technology.

    The only promising thing coming in the way is Razer Nabu. Waiting impatiently for it.. :)

  • Saiju

    They need to address the issue of charge also. Charge for gear last only for 1 to 2 days, where as for pebble, it last for 5 to 6 days

  • http://knewhost.com neo4uo

    I would consider it if the price was around 200. Well shoot I think yes….I would pull the trigger if it was 200. I really don’t care about the camera feature. I wish they would release a version without it. I want it for the notifications. I wish they would add NFC so when you picked up your phone it would unlock it if you had a pass code set. I caught the NFC ring late on kick starter but will by one as soon as they go public.

  • donger

    Still no thank you.