Saturday 6 September 2014

Moto 360 detailed, goes on sale in US today for $249.99

In addition to the brand new Moto G and Moto G smartphones, Motorola today officially detailed the Moto 360 smartwatch. Although the smartwatch was made official along with Android Wear back in June, not much information about it was available until now.

Featuring a round steel-frame, the Moto G sports a leather strap (metal version arriving later this fall) and includes a 1.56-inch 320x290p backlit LCD. It is powered by TI OMAP 3 processor and runs on Android Wear. All the usual Android Wear features are available in the watch and it can track your fitness information, heart-rate and more.

“Moto 360 is a classically-designed, modern timepiece powered by Android Wear. Comfortable, familiar, and crafted with the finest materials, Moto 360 keeps you up to date without taking you away from the moment. Glance at your wrist to see updates or just speak to get the info you need. Keep track of your steps and know your heart rate thanks to a built-in pedometer and heart rate monitor,” Motorola noted in a blog post.

Like all Android Wear smartwatches, Moto 360 will work with all Android smartphones running on version 4.3 or above.

Pricing and availability

According to Motorola, Moto 360 will go on sale in black leather and a limited edition gray leather in the US today starting at noon EST for $249.99. The company will also release Moto 360 with two metal strap options later this fall for $299.99.

Availability and pricing information for other markets will be shared by the local Motorola units, although we do know that India will get the smartwatch later this month, while it will arrive in UK in early-October.

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