Case in point: You can now pick up a MOTA Smart Watch for just $50.
There’s a catch: That’s a promotional price if you order one through Groupon. Next week the price will go up to $80, but that’s still just over half the price of a Pebble.
That said, the MOTA Smart Watch isn’t quite as versatile as the Pebble, It doesn’t support third party apps or have an ePaper display, for instance. But here’s what it can do:
- Pair with your Android or iOS phones over Bluetooth
- Vibrate to notify you of incoming calls
- Display caller ID or incoming numbers on the display
- Allow you to control media playback on your phone or tablet
The watch looks a bit like a bracelet with a display, but it’ll tell the time, offer at-a-glance battery specs, and it features a mic and speaker which lets you respond to calls without removing your phone from your pocket or bag.
MOTA also offers an anti-loss feature which alerts you if you walk more than 5 feet away from your phone.