(CNet) – In case you’ve been living in a bunker the last few weeks, the Apple Watch goes on sale today. I wonder if you can guess the Cheapskate’s feelings about a wrist companion that starts at $399 (for the men’s Sport model) and goes up sharply from there?
Yeah, no. Don’t get me wrong, I love a watch that can give me notifications, but everything else is overkill. And that barely-a-day battery life? Don’t get me started.
With that in mind, I bring you three smartwatch options that will cost you considerably less, while still delivering buzzy notification goodness. Oh, and they all work with Android devices, too.
First up: Today only, and while supplies last, Meh has the refurbished MetaWatch Strata for $15, plus $5 for shipping. (Alas, the way cooler-looking MetaWatch Frame is already sold out.) It has kind of a throwback, digital-watch-from-the-80s look to it, but it also shoehorns a lot of information onto its screen. And the battery is good for up to a week between charges.