Refurbished Galaxy Gears are just $90 at Best Buy right now

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

If you can’t wait for Android Wear and you’re looking to pick up your first smartwatch without breaking the bank, then you may want to check out this Best Buy deal on the original Galaxy Gear. Customers can pick up a refurbished model for just $89.99 right now, which is $60 off its regular retail price.

Admittedly, the original Galaxy Gear isn’t the best smartwatch available right now (it never was the best), but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a decent device. It puts your notifications on your wrist, lets you take calls and interact with apps, and even has a built-in camera.

In addition, Samsung just brought its latest Tizen update to this device, adding new features and making a number of nice improvements. I recently used a Galaxy Gear for several months and I was pleasantly surprised by it. It proved to be much more useful than I was anticipating — particularly while I was in the car or on the go.

While we’d advise you to get a newer Galaxy Gear if you can afford it (or to wait for Android Wear), the original isn’t exactly a terrible purchase — especially not at $89.99. But remember, you’ll need a compatible Samsung Galaxy device to use all of the Gear’s features.

If you already have one of those, you’ll find the Galaxy Gear deal via the source link below.