Looks like Best Buy is fast becoming the leading brick and mortar spot for smartwatches.
That's because the company has signed a deal with Metawatch to offer both the Strata and Frame models for $179 and $229 respectively on November 3rd.
Best Buy has already been selling the Pebble watch since July, and according to our conversations with Best Buy employees, the devices have apparently been flying off shelves.
And now with the Metawatch soon to be alongside the Pebble (and the Galaxy Gear), it gives the retailer a more fashion-oriented alternative. I expect the Frame, with its stainless steel watch body, could potentially appeal to the smartwatch shopper who might not want the active lifestyle look of the Pebble.
As for Metawatch, this is clearly a gamechanger. To this point, sales of their two models had largely been through their own website, fairly limiting for any startup that doesn't get a monster PR splash from a Kickstarter campaign (looking at you, Pebble).
Check out our interview with Metawatch CEO Bill Geiser below: