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Motorola Announces Moto 360, A Smartwatch Powered by Android Wear

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Hot on the heels of Google’s release of the Android Wear preview SDK, Motorola has announced a smartwatch powered by Android’s UI for wearables dubbed the Moto 360.

The device’s hardware evokes a classic timepiece, with a premium metal body and a visually stunning round display.  On the software front, the Moto 360 will feature the standard array of Google Now elements – like “Ok Google” voice commands and contextual cards – central to Android Wear, in addition to a wrist-twisting gesture which will allow you to  quickly view e-mail, call, and appointment notifications.

Pricing and release details on the device are scarce, but Motorola is aiming for a Summer 2014 launch window. For those interested in the Moto 360 (and who isn’t?), head on over to Motorola’s website to sign up for more info.

Via: Motorola
  • ckeegan

    Yeah, I am totally buying this. Hoping the face is gorilla glass, which should really be what every watch face should have nowadays.

  • MicroNix

    Even though I’m not interested in the smart watches, I give props to Moto for the design. Elements of the video presentation even had a very Apple-like excitement built around it. Well done Moto.

  • NexusMan

    The black metal band Moto 360 is EVERYTHING! That is sooo mine, on day one. Loving what Motorola is doing. I hope they release it simultaneously with the Moto X 2.

  • Godzilla

    Does anyone know if it uses Gorilla glass? Seems like a no brainer but If and when i get a smart watch i need the screen to not scratch easily.

    • NexusMan

      Not necessarily a no brainer…could use Sapphire glass.