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Moto 360 in 360 Degrees [GIFs]

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Motorola just announced what can only be described as the most gorgeous smartwatch to date, the Moto 360. If you ask me, the rest can all be thrown out – Moto has won me over. They gave us a watch that looks like a classic timepiece, yet is smart and runs Android. It’s not some completely off-track take on the future. It’s not trying to be edgy or trendy or a reinvention. It reminds me of a timepiece I would actually purchase, smart features aside.

Now, there are still plenty of things that could ruin it, like lousy battery life or a crazy steep price tag. For now, though, I’m on-board.

And with that, I’ve found myself staring at the 360-degree images that Motorola posted, plus the official press renders. This thing really is beautiful. So, because I’d imagine a few of you might like to watch these watches go round-and-round, we have included them in GIF formats below.


Moto 360 in Metal


Moto 360 in Leather


Oh, and because they are also gorgeous, here are the official press images for each model.

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Via: Motorola

    I don’t even care for round watches and I want this. Assuming the display actually looks that good in real life, I might have a replacement for my pebble.

  • derp

    how would the battery work

  • Brandon

    Now this is a piece I’d actually wear!

  • Jeremy Buro

    Metal please!

  • Matt Cropley

    Anything under 300$ and this will be mine

  • Lucki

    So am I the only one wondering where is the “smart” part?

  • Gary

    That looks like rubber, not leather

  • NemaCystX

    I wonder if there will be a way to customize the watches software with apps or whatnot. I’d love to be able to install a custom watch head that functions like a Gorgy clock

  • Matthew Fura

    For the metal one….

  • NoMoto

    Looks like sh*t.

  • John Davids

    $99 or less and you will have a firestorm of interest. I am talking like, game-changer.

    • NexusMan

      um. no. there’s no way it will be $99. Or less.

    • Ryan N

      sweet spot for sales and profit would probably be $199. Probably costs them around $100 to make. and then in classic motorola fashion, as sales increase and cost per unit goes down it’ll approach $149 then possibly $99 right before its successor is launched.

      • Deltido

        $199 and I would have to buy one.

  • Eric Blackman

    now *that’s* how you do it. I have been completely uninterested in the smart watch train until now.

  • mattybeee

    NOW we’re talkin! This is the first watch I’ve considered in a looooooooong time. Let’s hope the features and price point are spot on

  • Dr. Steve

    I just made milk come out of my dingus.

  • UncagedChipmunk

    I really hope the metal launches side by side with the normal leather band. I hate to see this go like the bamboo on the X

  • Ryan N

    If this has a decent battery and access to much of a phone’s functions, it could extend the life of your phone’s battery as well.

  • this thing looks like its worth 300+ bucks…what i see is a nice looking watch…that has smartwatch capabilities…thats what i been waiting for…
    my only beef is whyyy couldnt they make it have a standard watch band so you can change the bands to a bunch of dif ones match any outfit n such…buy a real nice leather one(bc that leather looks like rubber?)….if i buy one id shell the money for the metal bc damn thats nice looking

    • NexusMan

      That is one render on one band. They did a video detailing how they painstakingly chose the finest, best, premium leathers.

  • RandyTorres

    Pricing will depend on a lot of factors. For example, the renders smack of ceramic cases, if so you could be looking at close to a grand. Is the glass, sapphire or mineral crystal that can make a difference. If the case is not ceramic, is it completely made out of stainless steel or does it contain plastic, that will also have a bearing on price. The internals also have an impact on cost. Somewhere in there there will be a quartz mechanism, will they use a cheap cheap Asian or better, but more expensive Japanese Miyota or Swiss Ronda movements. I assume that this will connect via bluetooth and I assume there will be price/quality considerations there as well. Bear in mind that there are some quartz “dumb” watches out there that cost well over a thousand dollars and if you get into GPS/Satellite Wave territory you’re looking at well over $2k. Having said all that the damn thing is stunningly beautiful and puts my Pebble to shame!

    • NexusMan

      All of the core internals have been designed custom, specifically for this device to accommodate the engineering and design, according to Motorola. There is NO WAY this thing will be cheap. It is premium in every sense of the word.

    • jason w.s.

      Why would there be a quarts mechanism inside of a touch screen watch? There are no moving hands that keep time on it.

  • Grasshopper239

    Inductive charging? I don’t see a charging port.

    • PaladinBladeX

      That was my immediate thought!

  • jnt

    This is the first “smart watch” I’d even consider buying b/c of how it looks. However, I’ve been an Ironman guy my whole life. I can get one of those as cheap as $25 and on the higher end, $50 to $60. I can swim in it. It can take a bit of a beating. I only have to change batteries every few years. For something that “just” adds some link-up to the phone in my pocket (or nearby), I don’t know if I’d be willing to pay more than $100 to $150 total. I get that build is a part of the cost, but when it doesn’t seem to add much on functionality (IMHO it adds convenience, not functionality), and probably has much worse battery life, I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to justify the cost. But I’m cheap when it comes to watches, and not into “style” evidently. I guess you could say, when it comes to watches, I’m stuck in “flip phone” land. But I do like this one, by far, better than any other I’ve seen.

  • Ryan N

    Inductive charging? I see no port (aside from what I’m guessing is a hole for a mic)

  • T_Dizzle

    The case is very nice but as a former full time jeweler I can’t see myself buying a watch with what looks like a metal expansion band. Where is the classic leather strap? It would look so classy.

  • jaymonster

    I like this… but am very skittish about Motorola and a Smart Watch as my MotoActv dies a slow, buggy death into obsolescence.

    • that things like 6 years old what u expect…go use a 6 year old phone see how it works

      • jaymonster

        First of all, it isn’t six years old. It is 3… and has been dead for about 2 (again, right around when Motorola was bought). And my point wasn’t about expecting updates now on the watch, it was the way it was unceremoniously dumped when the company changed hands (which it is about to do again).

    • Charlie

      I had the same thought – what happens once Lenovo shifts the focus to the “emerging markets,” and support/integration for the smartwatch dies out (an assumption, but a reasonable one imo)?! While this thing is sexy as all get out, i’m thinking other OEM’s are going to take notice and start copying the form factor. I think that MY best option is to probably wait for a form factor copy to come from LG, Sammy, Sony, etc – either that, or wait for a few cycles to ensure that Lenovo really intends to continue pushing Moto as a high end player in the US market.

  • Ryan5609

    Price. Price. Price. (and battery life) Was totally off of the smartwatch bandwagon before the 360. But now that I see it, I want in. I have expendable income, but if I don’t feel like Dollar to value ratio is not high enough. I will continue to wait until it is. I assume the metal band will cost a bit more, but how much more?

  • John Motschenbacher

    So far the only one I would consider besides an Omate neither of which I have ever held.

  • Preach2k

    I like the Moto in Metal. Just wondering if it is just for Motorola ( like Samsung did) or made to go with any device? Also How good is the Battery life?

    • JSo

      I doubt it will be only for Motorola devices since it seems Google is the one putting it all out there and promoting it.

      • Preach2k

        Thank You!!!

  • Walter Partlo

    What’s up with the black bottom? Nav bar?

    • JSo

      Maybe a notification light

    • Dave

      Touch Wiz launcher…

  • DimStyle

    How do you charge it? I am seeing one tiny hole opposite the crown side but that looks more like a reset hole. I wonder if the crown hides the charging port.

    • Mr E

      I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but someone on another post suggested they may go with built-in wireless charging.