The Apple Watch’s availability was just announced with a price range starting at $349 for an aluminum and rubber Sport version all the way to the scale-tipping $10k+ for the high fashion Edition variant. You can get yours starting April 24th, or you can grab any number of Android Wear watches available right now for a fraction of Apple’s inflated price. Here are some of our favorites:
Motorola Moto 360 – $250
Among the first Android Wear devices announced and generally revered as the best on the market. Check out our full review.
LG G Watch R – $299
Another top choice, the successor the the LG G Watch (and possibly outclassed by the upcoming G Watch Urbane). We reviewed this one, too.
ASUS ZenWatch – $199
Inexpensive with tons of style. Who needs an Apple Watch? Yup, we have a review for the ZenWatch, as well.
Sony SmartWatch 3 – $199-299
We have to say the Steel update to Sony’s otherwise customizable SmartWatch 3 looks just as good as the $559 Apple Watch Collection variant, similarly made of stainless steel, but won’t cost nearly as much.
Samsung Gear Live – $199
Samsung hasn’t given as much love to Android Wear among their lineup of smartwatches, but the Gear Live works on a budget.