The Apple Watch was made available for pre-order earlier today. The company's first smartwatch has generated a ton of attention in the media and in turn, lots of interest from prospective smartwatch buyers.

Hoping to capitalize on that interest is Motorola. The Lenovo-owned technology specialist has significantly slashed the price of its sleek Moto 360 wearable at multiple retailers. If you've wanted to pick up a Moto 360 but have been on the fence with regard to pricing, there's no better time to act than right now.

The Moto 360 normally starts at $249 but as of writing, both Amazon and Best Buy have cut prices of the leather strap variants to just $179. Those who prefer a metal band can score the silver, black and champagne models for just $219 at Best Buy or $229 through Amazon. The silver and black metal versions typically start at $299 while the champagne routinely commands $329.

All models are eligible for Amazon Prime's free two-day delivery or discounted overnight shipping. Of course, if you simply can't wait that long, your local Best Buy will be your best option.

Often regarded as the best smartwatch for Android users, the Moto 360 may soon be compatible with iOS if the latest rumors are to be believed. $179 is tough to beat but considering this is a first generation device, it might be worth it for some to play the waiting game and see what its successor brings to the table.