Motorola Launches $249 Moto 360 Smartwatch Featuring Android Wear, 'All Day' Battery Life

Motorola has officially launched its Moto 360 smartwatch, an Android Wear device featuring a circular 1.65-inch scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass display, a leather band, "all-day" battery life, and a built-in pedometer and optical heart rate monitor. Motorola has also included wireless charging capabilities with an included dock and also states that the device is "water resistant." moto_360_2
The Moto 360 can pair with any smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher, as users can then receive notifications about weather, flight alerts, traffic, and more through Android Wear. The device also includes built-in Google Now functionality, as users can say "Ok Google" to send texts, set reminders, see directions, and more. Existing Android apps such as Facebook Messenger and Lyft also work with Moto 360.

The launch of the Moto 360 comes less than a week before Apple's special September media event, which is rumored to feature the unveiling of its iWatch wearable device alongside the iPhone 6. According to recent reports, Apple's iWatch will pair with the iPhone and feature a flexible curved display, wireless charging, and number of advanced biometric sensors to track a range of health and fitness data.

The device is also said to come in multiple sizes and material options when it launches, and incorporate near field communications (NFC) technology for mobile payments. Apple is said to be weighing a $400 price range for the device, and may start shipping it in early 2015.


The Moto 360 will be available later today for $250 from Motorola's website, Google's Play Store and Best Buy. Motorola will also be releasing metal bands for its wearable device later this fall.

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77 months ago
I actually like it, but there's only one problem. It doesn't work with iOS.

Apple, it's your turn now.
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77 months ago
Seems to be loads of smart* watches getting thrown out there before Sept. 9.

*these watches will no longer be classed as smart after September 9th ;)
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77 months ago
For sod's sake, can we have a day without somebody releasing a smartwatch?
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77 months ago
Looks great, definitely the best looking smartwatch in the market. The problem is that they all are gimmicks so it's a no buy for me
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77 months ago
At least it looks beautiful.
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77 months ago

Careful, that's how mobile phones started. Technology meant they started big and got smaller and smaller because that's what people wanted, then everything reversed because idiots thought they needed massive screens.

Smart watches will get smaller and then Samsung will release a ridiculous 4" round watch in 2024 so all the Android people can continue to look like idiots.


That just made me think of someone walking around with a Nest Thermostat on their wrist.

Here's my prototype


And it controls the temperature at home.
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