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For the first time in a long time, there’s actually a decent amount of (positive) buzz around Wear OS, the software platform formerly known as Android Wear that Google has been trying (and failing) to get off the ground since 2014.
Samsung’s involvement in the revival of this largely unsuccessful watchOS rival creates the ideal scenario to remember that… not all existing Wear OS-powered devices from other brands are bad.
The two “Gen 5”-based intelligent timepieces also share a $295 list price, but due to their somewhat advanced age (and unpopular operating system), it’s not exactly difficult to find select models at substantial discounts if you look hard enough.
That being said, it’s certainly unusual to see the Android and iOS-compatible Falster 3 cost a whopping 177 bucks less than usual, so you may want to hurry and take advantage of this absolutely outstanding Amazon deal before it inevitably goes away.
That’s a lot of cool hardware and software stuff for your money, although you should note the black leather version is the only one marked down by $177 at the time of this writing and we also have no idea how many major OS updates you should expect after Google and Samsung’s Wear OS and Tizen combination announcement.