Motorola Moto 360 appeared briefly on the best buy online shop, before it was pulled down for obvious reasons. Motorola would not have liked the idea of breaking the suspense regarding its smartwatch earlier than September 4. Motorola has revealed most of the features of Moto 360, and the hands on reviews are available all over the Internet. The price, however was a closely guarded secret, leaving just assumptions. Best buy listed the Moto 360 for a price of $249.99.
This is the first time revelation of any kind on a popular platform. The listing on best buy appears to be authentic. Motorola have already sent out invites for the September 4 gathering, where the company is expected to reveal all about the Moto 360 smartwatch along with the next generation Moto X and Moto G. Motorola also might divulge more about the currently buzzing device on the internet, the Moto S aka Moto Shamu aka Google Shamu.
Moto 360 runs Google’s operating system for smartwatches and is compatible with devices that runs Android 4.3 version or upwards. It features a 1.5 inch LCD touch display that offers 320 x 290 pixels resolution and 205 ppi pixel density. The display is protected from scratched by using the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which also make the smartwatch more durable.
Unlike most smartwatches that are already available in the market, Moto 360 features a round design. This is the first smartwatch to feature round dial. According to Motorola, round is more comfortable on the wrist, and it also provides more space for the content when compared to rectangular design.
Moto 360 is made of stainless steel, it is waterproof up to 3.3′ for up to 30 mins. A lithium-ion battery fuels the device, and is recharged using the wireless dock and charger provided in the package. The smartwatch features an optical hear-rate monitor as a pedometer that measures steps taken by the user. So the smartwatch offers some of the features that the fitness bands in the market offers.
An attractive feature of the Moto 360 is the digital watch interface that almost replicates the dials in any ordinary wristwatch. There are many software features included to make the life easier for the users. For connectivity there is Bluetooth v 4.0. The watch is 0.4 inches thick and the overall dimension ranges 1.8 inches x 1.8 inches x 0.4 inches (height x width x depth)
Key specs of Moto 360
- 1.5 inch display, 320 x 290 pixels, 205 ppi
- Compatible with Android 4.3 OS devices to the latest
- Texas instrument processor
- 1.8 inches x 1.8 inches x 0.4 inches (height x width x depth)
- Round digital dial interface
- Original leather straps
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Water proof up to 3.3′ up to 30 minutes
- Vibration alert
- Stainless steel case, plastic back
- Heart rate monitor, pedometer built-in
- Voice activated