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Moto 360 Rumored to Sport OLED Display, Sapphire Glass, and Wireless Charging

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When Motorola released naught but a launch window and device renders for the Moto 360, the company left everyone scrambling to fill in the blanks through unofficial channels. G For Games claims to have heard rumblings first; according to the publication, the Moto 360 will feature an OLED display protected by sapphire glass and magnetic induction wireless charging.

Although we were unable to independently verify the rumors, they don’t sound outside the realm of possibility. An OLED screen would allow Motorola to implement battery-saving Active Display-style notifications. Sapphire glass would provide the durability the smartwatch form factor necessitates. And, considering the Moto 360 doesn’t have a USB port, wireless charging was probably a given.

Looks like we’ll have to wait until “Summer 2014″ to get the full Moto 360 rundown, but if you’re as anxious to find out more about it as I am, you can sign up to learn more through Motorola’s website.

Via: G For Games
  • Taglogical

    A watch is something that I would expect to keep for a while. This one sure looks nice. I would never buy something that I intend to keep for a while if it was engineered to be thrown away #OLED

  • mcdonsco

    I LOVE the look of this thing but I cannot get over the shear size of it. It’s huge!

    I have a pebble steel now and it’s right about the max size I could deal with…here’s hoping for a moto 360 mini I guess?

  • Andy Shokry

    Crystal sapphire just bumped the price to $400+

  • Ajzen

    Will it adopt the Qi standard? Then I charge it with my ravpower qi charging pad.

  • Barlog

    Price please?

  • coolsilver

    This thing looks better and better everyday.

  • Godzilla

    Please god let the rumors be true. Saphire glass is something that i can wear to work.

  • trevorsalienarms

    You don’t use sapphire on watches for “durability”. You use sapphire for scratch resistance and optical clarity. In fact, sapphire is not as shatter-proof as less scratch-resistant, but more shatter-resistant materials like acrylic, mineral crystal or blends like Seiko’s Hardlex.

    I don’t expect a screw-down crown given probable functionality of the crown here, but I do hope it at least has WR that can deal with hand washing, doing the dishes, etc.

  • Thomas L

    I would hope that they learn from the failed samsung gear and I guess the pebble that pricing will control the hype. I refuse to get burnt with this, like I almost did with the gear and the lapdock. The lapdock concept was great except even motorola wouldn’t support it.
    That being said, Nothing more than $150 coming from me!

    • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

      this watch is a thing of buty…go buy a gshock

  • ddpacino

    I wonder how this hype will change if it drops at $299 or $399. I’m willing to pay even more for this, myself.

    • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

      agreed…id pay a decent amount for a nice watch/timepiece….this watch looks how it does in pictures id love it as a watch alone let alone smart watch…id pay 300 for this…anything more would be too much

  • AndrewScottRox

    As much as I really like this, price point will be key. I’m going to guess that the partial failure for the Motoactv was that it was pretty expensive. If this is going to make it big, it needs to be affordable.

    • Chris M

      I agree but somebody made a good point previously. People who buy Luxury watches are used to paying hundreds of dollars for those watches. You could argue these could run around those same lines. I am hoping for sub $200 price but wont be surprised if it comes in at $300+.

      • AndrewScottRox

        Fair point but it will never be mainstream if you price yourself out of the market. I’m guessing it will be $300 which isn’t bad, but it had better come with great support *cough* motoactv *cough*. Maybe those were some of the lessons they learned from both the X and actv.

  • Granpa0

    Just take my money!

  • Matt Cropley

    Someone needs to leak a price. I’m curious

  • PoisonApple31

    And the question remains, “Will it blend?”

  • Skrewee Lewee

    I have several watches that cost me much more than $300-$400, but the thing about those watches, is that the technology inside of them won’t necessarily be obsolete in a couple of years. Don’t get me wrong. I want a 360 as bad as the rest of us (except for that guy who went nuts earlier), but PLEASE Motorola (or whatever your name is now-a-days) don’t overprice this watch! My guess is $299. That seems to be the going price these days.

    • NexusMan

      How would this be obsolete? Sorry, I don’t see this category the same as with smartphones. The watch is not going to all of a sudden need 4gbs of RAM and a 4K screen, in 2 years, to run Google Now.

      • Chris M

        agreed. they can keep it “current” with software updates. the hardware should be good for a few years.

  • Ray Smythe

    just tell me who to give my money to

    • Nikuliai

      Legoogorola

    • NexusMan

      Me.

  • Higher_Ground

    Why does it have a crown?

    • Adrynalyne

      The same reason most watches do :)

      To access functions or settings.

  • trixnkix637

    I want this right meow! I’m not ready to give up on Moto just yet. I’ll wait to see the 2015 product line to see what lies ahead for them. So far it’s been very good.

  • enigmaco

    I read a article on yahoo that they are running into production issues already because of the round design I hope its not true. I really think this is going to be a great phone. Also curious to find out what is going to happen to google glass there are reports already saying this is going to kill google glass.

    • Adrynalyne

      Have they even finalized the design to run into production issues?

      • enigmaco
        • NexusMan

          “But G for Games has learned from a trusted Weibo source that Motorola may be facing some production issues with the Moto 360 that could significantly reduce sales.” That’s their source, as that article states, not the Hangout. In the Hangout, they just spoke of the challenges engineering it and how they built all the core components custom. Now, this so called “trusted source” is saying there may be production issues.

          • enigmaco

            yes but they pointed out in the article as well “In its video Motorola already acknowledged that this smartwatch design was met by its engineers with a dual reaction of “excitement” and “dread fear” of “how on earth we’re gonna be able to realize that,” revealing that all the core components for the device will require special designs to fit the circular form factor.” I hate repeating for I am sure many already know what they said.

          • NexusMan

            Oh no, I realize that. I’m just saying, that “how on earth we’re gonna be able to realize that,” revealing that all the core components for the device will require special designs to fit the circular form factor,” has nothing to do with: “Motorola may be facing some production issues with the Moto 360 that could significantly reduce sales.” Meaning, it wasn’t said in the Hangout, that production issues will reduce sales, they just spoke of the challenge in engineering it.

          • enigmaco

            ok separate entity I get it

    • NexusMan

      Yahoo doesn’t even know how this thing charges, let alone anything about the production. More media speculation. I can foresee, though there being availability issues (sold out) at launch, due to the unique engineering.

      • enigmaco

        Like I stated though I believe they were going off the hangout moto did because they have about as much information as we do.

    • NexusMan

      I have long had my own theory about Glass.

  • RumorsAreGossipForGirls

    “When we look at it, we see a lot of disadvantages of Sapphire versus
    Gorilla Glass. It’s about 10 times more expensive. It’s about 1.6 times
    heavier. It’s environmentally unfriendly. It takes about 100 times more
    energy to generate a Sapphire crystal than it does glass. It transmits
    less light which it means either dimmer devices or shorter battery life.
    It continues to break. I think while it’s scratch resistant product it
    still breaks and our testing says that Gorilla Glass, about 2.5 times
    more pressure that it can take than Sapphire on. So when we look at it,
    we think from an overall industry and trend that is not attractive in
    consumer electronics.”

    “The formation takes about 4,000 times longer than Gorilla Glass at a
    significantly higher melting temperature. Its hardness makes machining
    more difficult and costly. Then the cost per unit increases
    exponentially because when you have defects in boundaries in the crystal
    growth process, you essentially cut them out and so unlike glass where
    we have developed technologies so that we can have very large pristine
    pieces of glass, when you have that on crystals, what you end up doing
    is always having a yield issue. So it is really those items that make
    things more expensive.”

    –Corning Glass senior vice president Tony Tripeny

    • Adrynalyne

      Of course Corning will speak against Sapphire.

      That said, they have nothing that comes close to scratch resistance as much as Sapphire. Granted Sapphire breaks easier and is less flexible, but for watches it is better suited because really, how often will you be dropping a watch that is normally strapped to your wrist?

      • RumorsAreGossipForGirls

        How much more does it add to the price of the watch?

        • Adrynalyne

          How much does a scratch or gouge detract from the worth of a watch?

          I’ve had non-sapphire watches, and I’m currently wearing one. I have yet to be able to scratch it, while all the others scratched.

          • RumorsAreGossipForGirls

            Dimmer devices and shorter battery life with Sapphire Glass aren’t that appealing either really… if that’s indeed true.

          • Adrynalyne

            Oh I am sure it is dimmer, but not by much. Go to a jewelry store and take a look at their watches with Sapphire. Let me know if the non-lit display is too hard to read.

            Shorter battery life would only be if they need to crank brightness.

          • RumorsAreGossipForGirls

            So Sapphire is more expensive, makes things dimmer, uses more battery and has all these pretty bad drawbacks, but it’s all cool as long as it’s SOMEWHAT more scratch resistant than Gorilla Glass?

            I don’t know if you sold me on Sapphire with this debate.

          • Adrynalyne

            I’m not trying to sell you on anything.

            Sapphire does not use more battery unless the display is cranked due to some dimming issue. Comparing two watches, one with sapphire and one with regular glass, you will not see a difference in clarity, and those are non-lit screens. Even if they crank the brightness a bit, its no big deal. Simply bump the battery size a bit to compensate. Have you ever opened an iPhone? They fit a ~1400 mAh battery into a little pack the size of a small pack of stick gum.

            As for somewhat more scratch resistant, lets take a look at that:

            Gorilla Glass is about 7 on mohs scale.

            Sapphire glass is at ~9.

            For reference, diamond is at 10.

            I’m sure you knew this, but it takes something as high or higher on the mohs scale to scratch whatever glass you are using.

          • MicroNix

            Just for reference, I have neither a case nor a screen protector on my smartphone and it hasn’t scratched. Bring on more durability. A scratch can still be a usable device. Breakage is cash time. Sapphire loses but will be a buzzword that people will drool over not having all the facts.

          • Adrynalyne

            I have no scratches on my phone either, but I don’t wear it face out to the world on my wrist.

            Your phone is also not jewelry. Many watches are, and thats what Motorola is playing to here.

            Would you be fine wearing jewelry that looked like ish because it was all banged up?

          • Cowboydroid

            It’s not just somewhat more scratch resistant. It’s about two times more scratch resistant.

            It only costs about 2-3 times that of gorilla glass.

          • NexusMan

            I think Motorola is best suited on selling you on that debate, once they release the device and explain their decisions.

          • Higher_Ground

            It’s not just “somewhat” more scratch resistant. It’s significantly more scratch resistant. It’s not impossible to scratch – but you’d need diamonds or sand with grit composed of the same mineral as sapphires to do any damage.

          • Nikuliai

            Well charging while on the shower makes the battery less relevant tbh (especially if it’s wireless charging), but the point here is that the device must be scratch resistent, not flexible, I love Gorilla Glass but they have their strong points, and I think Sapphire is better suited for this… I may be wrong tho

      • MicroNix

        No because no one EVER bumps their arm into something with a watch on. Having something more prone to breaking surely wouldn’t be a factor there….

        • NexusMan

          TRUE. But if you’re wearing something that expensive and gorgeous on your wrist, you really should be more careful and conscious of where your bumping it. I’ve never bumped a high end watch into a hard surface, but I have bumped cheaper watches occasionally.

        • Adrynalyne

          Bumping or swinging their arm like a damn club?

          Have you ever broken a watch from bumping into something? I haven’t. I have scratched it that way though.

          • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

            Nope. Sapphire is the superior material. Especially in the thickness you’d want on a watchface.

          • Adrynalyne

            I think you replied to the wrong person.

          • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

            I was agreeing with you. I’ve never broken a sapphire crystal watch by bumping into something. Come to think of it, not even a standard hardened glass watch. Either way, sapphire is the way to go for a watch.

          • Adrynalyne

            Ah, gotcha.

    • NexusMan

      What do you expect him to say?

      • RumorsAreGossipForGirls

        Are his claims false? It only matters if he’s not telling the truth….

        • NexusMan

          I don’t know. But I do know about something called “spin.” I bet a Sapphire Glass advocate could similarly issue a lengthy statement, making Gorilla Glass look like the worst thing ever created.

        • Cowboydroid

          His claims are accurate, but deny any advancement in the production of sapphire glass. Almost all typical watches these days use sapphire glass due to its hardness. His claims are probably targeted more at phones than watches.

          • http://www.ytmnd.com MH

            They make watches that handle 1000M dive depths with sapphire crystals. Pretty sure it can handle breakage just fine. I believe it would be hard to make a sapphire crystal that thick capacitative in any way though.

    • Bob G

      LOL That’s like expecting Tim Cook to say that Apple products are not as good as a competitor’s.

  • J Dub

    They need Nexus like pricing on these things.

    • ddpacino

      That’s what the G watch is for — cheap developer watch. Here we go again. Expecting Nexus pricing on Moto X ended as what..? Huuuuuge Disappointment.

      Don’t do it to yourselves.

  • joe

    sapphire glass is awesome but they put it in high end watches…starting to think this beast might be $300+

    • Adrynalyne

      Im thinking 450 or higher.

      • joe

        wouldnt be surprised i have an orient watch thats about 600 with sapphire

        • Adrynalyne

          My Citizen Stiletto cost me 370-ish bcause of Sapphire and its about as basic a watch you can get.

          • joe

            yep but hey, maybe it will really just work like sapphire, and yet, be some sort of cheaper , similar in practice type material? idk anything as good as sapphire glass though but then, im also no expert

          • Adrynalyne

            So, Gorilla Glass :D

            I kinda hope it is sapphire, just because I love the scratch resistance.

          • Higher_Ground

            yeah just digging around the site (which is hard to do because you can’t narrow a search by crystal option) I’m only finding one watch with sapphire crystal under $300. But to be fair their watches pretty much start at $200 (a few are $175). I see a few for $350 that are nice, but basic too.

          • Adrynalyne

            I love Citizen. They are the only reliable watches I’ve had.

            I have a couple titanium eco-drives (one polished, one not) sitting in a drawer here that I’ve had for at least 10 years that still function with the original battery.

  • Adrynalyne

    Better hope its not sapphire glass. Otherwise we are looking at a price tag that will make the Galaxy Gear look inexpensive.

    • NexusMan

      I’m pretty sure it will be. All signs is that this is a premium device, and Motorola has spent the last year and a half engineering and designing the highest quality device they could. This is not a “let’s keep the cost down” item. I’m expecting it to come in between $360 – $499. I’m still thinking they’re gonna manage to bring it in @ $360.

    • Higher_Ground

      sapphire glass replacement crystals only cost a little more than replacement mineral crystals, and I’m assuming most of that cost is in the labor associated with changing them out.
      After hearing rumors of it I decided it might be worthwhile to replace the crystal in my own (rather cheap) citizen. Turns out that citizen watches are hard to match, but I found a site that would replace seiko sapphire crystals for $89 and regular mineral crystals for $69. I can take the extra $20-$50 – in fact with the price that close I don’t see why more watches don’t use them to begin with.

      • Adrynalyne

        You aren’t considering cost to manufacture and though. Not to mention that finding sites online is a little different. Deals you can find when there is no overhead can be amazing.

        I replaced the back on an iPhone yesterday. Total cost? 7 bucks, and that was a complete back of glass considered more durable ( or as durable) than mineral glass.

        • Higher_Ground

          While I agree that sites generally save money by purchasing bulk, already manufactured products, there are probably a thousand times more replacement iphone backs than sapphire crystals. I don’t know much about the site other than they had a pretty extensive FAQ on why they dont’ really replace the crystals in Citizen watches whereas with Seikos it didn’t seem to be a big deal. I think it comes down to really exact tolerances, which might be a problem for a watch like the moto 360 that could end up with an odd size crystal to accomodate all the inner workings. If by luck they can make it a standard size, maybe they can source the crystals cheaper.

          • Adrynalyne

            I’ve tried to have crystals replaced on my Citizen watches (just mineral), and it has always turned bad. Nobody seems to be able to get the seal correct again, moisture builds up, and then dead watch (or one you wouldn’t want to wear). The only exception is when I sent the watch directly to them.

  • Fresh360

    I just hope it’s smaller than 50mm…50mm is already pushing it for me but I think I would let it slide to get one of these…

    • ddpacino

      I believe he said it was 46mm in the Hangout

      • Fresh360

        Thanks

  • Bionicman

    if your price it too high, you will only reach the consumers who were willing to pay that much for a smartwatch anyway. I for one would not be able to afford a 400-500 smartwatch so if it is anywhere around that price, i’m out and so would a lot of people as well. the question is, should they price it so high because of the materials and tech in the watch or make it affordable so more people can buy it? i dont know what the sweet spot for smartwatches is, but its definitely not 500 bucks.

    • blix247

      I think going luxury is risky, because that market is largely owned by the iPhone. There are plenty of affluent Android users that could pay 500+ for a smartwatch, I just think the majority of that market is walking around with iPhones in their pocket. Maybe Motorola is going after them too?

      If its a purely Android solution, anything above 350 is risking being priced out of the market. Personally I would love a manufacturer to go all in and create a real awesome watch that makes me want to drop 750+, but I doubt thats what Motorola is doing.

      • Bionicman

        heh I don’t think owning an iPhone automatically means luxury or means you have more money than an Android user. I get that there are questionable statistics showing that but just the fact that you are seeing more and more android users out there with phones priced the same as an iPhone, i believe you can argue that its not about how much you make, but there are other factors like social persuasion or taste. in regards to the Moto 360, if it was set at 500+ and available for both platforms, it would be a risky move altogether. I don’t even think most iPhone users would pay 500+ for an accessory.

        • NexusMan

          I’ve seen plenty an iPhone user wearing $500+ accessories.

          • Bionicman

            I’ve seen Android users driving Tesla cars. I’m not saying NO ONE would pay. I’m saying most people probably wouldn’t.

          • NexusMan

            I hear you. I just disagree. I think a DIFFERENT type of person will. Maybe most people you and I know probably wouldn’t, but I think there will be a whole new rush of “tech enthusiasts,” getting these things.

      • NexusMan

        Remember, iPhone (or Apple) does not own the luxury watch or smartwatch space. This is a great opportunity for Moto to get in there and claim it.

    • NexusMan

      I think they will be gaining new consumers. I know many people, who aren’t into technology as deeply as I am, that would jump on this in a second. People with lots of dough, who regularly spend money on expensive watches and jewelry will love this. Business people. Entertainers. Celebrities. CEOs. Lawyers. Athletes. Etc…Yes, some tech enthusiasts will not be able to afford it, but that’s the beauty of Android and Android Wear, there will be TONS of options out there to choose from. Signs are already pointing that LG’s G Watch is a lower cost option. And Motorola themselves, could very well, early next year, release a “Moto G 360,” for a more price conscious consumer.

      • Bionicman

        but could Motorola afford to make itself an option only for the people who regularly spend a lot on watches and jewelry?

        • NexusMan

          I think so. Because they are getting to this market 1st. Samsung tried and failed, but the Moto 360 will be the 1st luxury/lifestyle smartwatch. It’s not like the Moto 360 is the only thing they sell. Around the same time they will also be releasing the Moto X 2, plus whatever else they have up their sleeves, adding to their existing stable of Motos, Droids, phones and accessories. Additionally, this Moto 360 surely won’t be their last and only smartwatch option. Why wouldn’t they offer a “Moto G 360,” of sorts, a little later for the lower end of the market?

        • NexusMan

          It’s not like this is the only thing they make.

    • grumpyfuzz

      My Nexus 5 was $399, there is no way I’m paying more than that for a watch.

      • NexusMan

        Remember, your Nexus is not jewelry. I think we have to start thinking outside of our “tech tech tech” mindset. Motorola is going for a new, expanded market here. And people regularly spend more than $399 for jewelry/watches. With the Moto 360, you get the best of both worlds.

        • grumpyfuzz

          I can’t argue with that. I guess we will just have to see how the Moto 360 turns out then.

        • Navybum

          A normal $399 watch will last you at least a decade. A $399 smartwatch will be obsolete tech within 2-3 years. That’s the problem.

          • Adrynalyne

            Why is that?

            I’ve got old and crusty first gen BT headsets from years past that still work fine.

            As long as you don’t try to replace your smartphone with a watch, and it is treated as an accessory (and not replacement), I could see it getting 5 years easy, if not more.

          • NexusMan

            Says who? I’m sorry, but I don’t see these Smartwatches having the same lifespan of phones. Maybe new designs and tech will come along, but “obsolete,” is a bit much. And it will always be jewelry. And even so, as far as spending $399 on a device that may become “obsolete,” people do that very day. With phones, tablets, etc., and high end fashion.

      • michael arazan

        Save yoiur money, Google Glass will have more usefulness than a watch, for $400

  • Alec

    All sounds good to me! It’s about time…get it?

  • RGiskard

    Is that band black? If so, it make it appear the case is black, not stainless. Kind of an odd choice, as a great many fashion watches are stainless steel. I would definitely prefer a stainless steel finish for the case and band. Maybe that’s what Moto has done, but the 360 GIFs and pics make the finish hard to judge.

    • Patmw123

      I think the plan is to offer a black and a stainless steel variant.

    • froyoman

      Looks like gunmetal gray to me… at least that’s what I’m hoping for.

    • Higher_Ground

      Even if it’s black, I’d imagine they still used stainless steel with a plating. Hopefully they take a motomaker approach and allow a few options for case and band material/color.

    • NexusMan

      It is stainless steel.

  • Michael Nyitrai

    Take my Money!!!……..as long as its under $300

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I wonder how much this is. I know theres going to be a special.edition I’m.going to.want too.

  • http://www.gorecording.com/ Nicholassss

    Any one have any rumor or guess on the price?

    I have to guess 450 to 500 range. And I’m totally fine with that, but I want some guarantee it will be supported for at leat 4 or 5 years if I’m dropping that kind of money on an accessory for my phone.

    • jbdan

      $349 (guesstimate)

    • Fatty Bunter

      As an early adopter, you’ll get no such guarantee.

    • Defenestratus

      I’m guessing closer to $500 than $450.

  • jstew182

    Why do all the images show the black “bar” at the bottom of the screen?!

    • EC8CH

      could be a limitation of the circular touch display, it’s possible that is where the electrical connections are made to the screen

      • jstew182

        That to me would seem like quite the design flaw.

    • NexusMan

      I’m continuing to go out on my limb, and stick with my story. I think Moto has concocted some sort of solar panel.

      • jstew182

        ha…that would be pretty cool but that would be a really small solar panel

        • NexusMan

          Mark my words…. :)

  • Cael
  • jbdan

    Please please be visible in sunlight. Oled’s thorn (maybe with exception of S5 screen idk)

  • Curtis

    Are the people who are worried about battery life not sleeping at night?

    • Ray

      all their sockets are apparently full. A watch takes a hr to charge

      • Curtis

        lol

        I’m taking this watch off every night no matter how awesome it looks on my wrist! Don’t nobody like looking at a battery icon that’s not full!

        • Ray

          exactly i have battery OCD.

  • Dr. Steve
  • crazed_z06

    Sounds expensive. At least 300.. probably 350-400

  • Eric S

    They need to stop showing that face on the watch. That’s not how it’s going to look on your wrist. Try a black screen until you turn it on then it still won’t look like that.

    • Guy Pierce

      The watch will probably be on the entire time because its a watch first. The screen will change once a notification comes in or has some kind of user interaction.

      • ddpacino

        And a watch with OLED. What did they do with that on the MOTO X, again?

  • Matthew Dickinson

    I just hope that they find a way to keep the price down on this thing. Leaving off the un-needed camera and other tidbits should help.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Prices are not going down unless Google helps them subsidize the prices like they did with the X.

      • M3D1T8R

        Um, except Google did not do that with the X. And why would Google help subsidize Motorola with anything? They don’t own them any more.

    • Ray

      We know it won’t be over $299 at least.

      • LiterofCola

        it wont be over $299 at least?

      • RGiskard

        And we know that how? I see no reason they couldn’t try and charge $349 for it. I think that would be too high, but I don’t think we KNOW anything yet.

        • Ray

          It has the same specs as the new gear minus a camera. Stainless steel doesn’t cost that much.

          • Nikuliai

            you do realize we don’t have the specs right?

          • Ray

            Sapphire glass,oled display,stainless steel, no camera, sensors these arent specs??

          • Nikuliai

            HTC one has aluminum body, it has sensors (god knows which ones, and it has 2 cameras, I guess we know all it’s specs and the pricing with only that

          • Ray

            Because prices are only based on specs right? A moto X Cost $350 is this watch going to cost more then that?

          • Nikuliai

            maybe, maybe not, the point is you can’t assume a thing about the 360 because the X costs $350, they may price it at $400, they may price it at $200, WE CAN’T KNOW NOR GUESS SERIOUSLY UNLESS WE HAVE SOME SPECS, and an expensive glass is not near enough…

            PS: the Gear 2 is gonna cost 299 USD or 299 EU or ~410USD in my country, it’s not written in stone

          • Ray

            I don’t care about EU prices this is America

          • Nikuliai

            Avoid the subject all you want, it won’t make you suddenly right, we don’t know enough yet.

            PS: the moto g is cheaper in my country than on the US, as I said, nothing is set on stone

          • Ray

            Your right but I’m saying knowing all the specs doesn’t mean we know the price either. I guess we won’t know until it’s official. The only thing we can go off of are products that are in the market with similar specs to get a general idea. They can price this thing at $800 if they chose but the market says that’s not a good idea if you want to sell millions.

          • Nikuliai

            Agreed, the thing is we don’t have a similar product, we have a similar glass, and only the technology since the manufacturing process is not the same since this is the first round shape smart out there, again, we don’t know enough, we can do better guesses when we get more data, now is just hunches, but we have no facts :p

          • RGiskard

            Remember we are talking about a watch, not a phone. Many luxury watches use the exact same generic movement made by ETA, but some cost $500 and some $10,000. We have yet to see if Moto prices this like a fashion accessory or a tech toy. Given that so many people are ready to open their wallets for this product, Moto may be optimistic in its pricing. We’ll see. I want one of these, so I certainly hope it is as cheap as possible.

          • Adrynalyne

            Sapphire glass does.

          • Ray

            All of the gear devices have sapphire glass and non of those devices are over $299

          • Adrynalyne

            What great devices are you referring to?

    • Tim Swann

      I’d imagine they’ll try as hard as possible to keep the price down, but if the rumors about how challenging it will be to produce are true, don’t expect anything less than $400

    • http://www.gorecording.com/ Nicholassss

      This is my biggest worry with this. I’m guessing it’ll be around 400, which is acceptable if its not useless in 10 months like most mobile tech. I need it too be supported for the foreseeable future if I’m going to drop that kind if cash on an accessory.

    • Fresh360

      Sub $500 is acceptable to me, but I am a watch guy (not a $50k watch guy but a watch guy nonetheless) and IMO this is a ‘nice’ watch first and foremost and the Google Now inside is a bonus. I know some people don’t understand why someone even needs a watch with the ascent of smartphones but a watch tells a lot about a person just as much as it tells time. So paying a lil extra to be an early adopter, especially for the Moto 360 is worth it to me.

  • Shaunwin

    Not sure if I like the idea of having to have another charger to lug around. Otherwise thumbs ups!

  • BenG

    • Guest

      ..

    • Collin Chapin

      LOL

      • bogy25

        SOLD

  • red014

    Price! Price! Price! ???!

  • evilfatcow

    no mirasol display then :(

    • ERIFNOMI

      Mirasol displays aren’t ready yet. The Toq apparently looked awful in person.

      • Nikuliai

        Kellen is on the Toq hype train and he has one, so idk, it may be actually pretty good (I find the Toq fugly, otherwise I would think about it)

  • Thomas

    I can’t get enough Moto 360 news right now. Keep it coming !!!

    • AbbyZFresh

      Welcome to Droid Life. Where site staff are Moto dickriders to the core where even a single minor update on Moto Gallery can create an entire article.

      • XvierX

        Wow, rude.

      • Simple Observer

        Where is your article of enlightenment again?

        X button is on the top right btw.

        • http://www.gorecording.com/ Nicholassss

          Top left for some of us ;)

          Ha

          • Daistaar

            Us silly Mac users lol

      • cjohn4043

        :(

      • Sean Walton

        Dude you are always so negative, your life must really suck. And don’t be rude to DL they do an amazing job, you just suck donkey balls.

      • LiterofCola

        you’re an idiot

      • Marcus

        They update POTENTIAL updates for every major phone, whether people comment on it, is based on the users. SMH you my friend are not very observant.

        • Ray

          exactly why would they keep posting articles of ____ phone if it doesn’t get as much attention as ____. its all about clicks and revenue

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

        You work for HTC, bro? lol

        • Guest

          I vote wack…I mean Blackberry

        • Sean Walton

          You guys should IP ban him. Not only does he totally disrespect your site and staff but he swears openly and cries like this on other sites as well. DL doesn’t need people like this.

          • Nikuliai

            well my ISP has dinamic IP, so for example, in the case they wanted to ip-ban me I would just switch the ip and some other poor guy wouldn’t be able to acess the site, it’s not very effective, he can type what he wants, the secret is not actually giving a damn

          • anonymous

            seriously man, i would ban him. if i had kids i wouldn’t encourage them to visit Droid life because of him and other commentors like him. and considering this is an Android website that is sad

        • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

          Zinggg!

        • Nate Loos

          More like Samsung

      • The Narrator

        Moto has been trying to change the game lately. And like it’s been stated thousands of times, Moto basically was the reason this site was made, buy they report on a lot of other tech news also.

        • MicroNix

          When business is not so hot, a change of the game is normally in order.

      • Droidzilla

        Sweet burn, bro.

    • sc0rch3d

      I haven’t been following the news. How does this thing get data? WIFI only or add as a data device to a plan? or (gag) does it have to be tethered to a phone?

      • Zach B.

        Well the vast majority of smartwatches work via Bluetooth, so I’ll be shocked if it’s anything else.

      • Ray

        The same way every other smart watch does

      • ERIFNOMI

        Why would it be anything other than tethered to a phone? I’m not paying for a data plan for my watch when it can get data from my phone. Not to mention the fact that a cellular radio uses much more power than a BT radio.

      • Droidzilla

        The emulator in the Android Wear SDK strongly points to tethering. I’d be very surprised if it were anything else.

      • michael arazan

        There is a 2 foot plug that connects your phone to your watch : P

  • Guy Pierce

    That is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in a long time.

    • LiterofCola

      There must be some horrible looking chicks where you live.

      • The Narrator

        Grenades*

        • Guy Pierce

          Grenades*

      • Guy Pierce

        Where I come from chicks are called women… And last I checked women are people not things. You must get slapped in the face a lot.

        • The Narrator

          Go to jersey shore and let us know what you discover.

          • Guy Pierce

            I said where I live ritard. You never go full ritard!

          • The Narrator

            Re-tard. Don’t disrespect Rain Man, he practically bankrupt a casino. ~

        • LiterofCola

          Cry me a river, go F-yourself Mr. Sensitive.

          • Guy Pierce

            Nuff’ said.

          • LiterofCola

            Good one

  • AbbyZFresh

    This better last a week Motorola on full battery. And this better not cost more than $250.

    • Jake

      Did you even read the article?

    • Defenestratus

      Whatever you’re on, its pharmaceutical grade.

      This thing is going to be $500 at least.

      • Orion

        $500 for an accessory to a phone? Yeah lots of luck selling this if that’s the case.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        I find that a highly unlikely proposition. They’ve said they focused on 3 areas: Style, battery, and affordability. If this is more than $299, I’ll be extremely surprised. I expect it to weigh in ~$250.

        • Droidzilla

          ^This. I’m actually betting it’ll ring in at $199. Call me crazy, but did anyone expect a $179 Moto G? We’ll know soon enough.

          • EC8CH

            Well to be fair, many DID expect the Moto X to launch at $300-$400 off contract and that didn’t happen. At least not at launch :-)

            The 360 looks so premium it would be a pleasant surprise if it was that affordable.

          • Higher_Ground

            yeah, it took them around 4 months to hit the price point everyone was expecting… which would have been fine for me seeing as it took around that long to get motomaker to all carriers and introduce the wood backings.

          • Nikuliai

            I did, Motorola said they wanted to change the game on mid range with the G and go to emerging markets, I expected it for $200 since I live in one and more than that would had been too much (people who buy mid range can’t afford to pay $250+ on a cellphone)

          • ddpacino

            You’re forgetting the Moto X that dropped when everyone would assume, somehow, it would be $2-300, and everyone was outraged.

          • Droidzilla

            Unless you believe the price of the Moto X was initially influenced heavily by the telnets, and then brought back in line with what Google/Moto wanted via “discounts.” We’ll see; I’m no insider, so I don’t know.

        • Nikuliai

          I expect it on $300-$350 tbh, but if style and battery are good, I’m paying that and I’m doing it with a smile on my cheap face :B

      • Jonathan Berry

        I can’t see them pricing this more than their flagship phone. That would make absolutely no sense.

      • Ray

        Basically has the same specs as the new gear oled screen,sapphire glass, 512mb ram, sensors, are you saying stainless steel cost a extra $200? yeah right.

        • Nikuliai

          dude, we don’t know anything but the freaking screen, shut up already

      • LiterofCola

        I’d say closer to $399.

      • Tim Swann

        That’s probably a fair bet, I think no less than $400. You might be right though. My initial thinking was anywhere between $500 and $1,000

      • Whoa

        The price can’t be to high. It’s not like a regular watch that should work just as good as the day you bought it 10-15 years down the road. Would love to be wrong here

    • T4rd

      Lol, no and no. Just looking at it, you should be able to tell it’s not going to be as cheap as a Pebble (Steel) or last as long on a charge.

    • Orion

      Lmao last a week? Just stop.

      • Nikuliai

        It actually can last a week, it depends on how they manage the inactive watchface, when I’m not using the phone my X lasts almost 3 days, and this is supposed to take the X energy management and improve it, so I don’t know if it will last a week, but I’m actually hoping 5 days, it may look like a lot, but I trust Moto, nonetheless I will buy this thing anyway, unless it costs $400+ AND last 2 days, but that won’t be the case so… CHOO CHOO!

    • Rodeojones000

      Why is it so necessary for the battery to last a week? Is it really too much to ask to charge it overnight? Is it that much of an inconvenience for you?

      • Sean Walton

        Leave him be. He is a TROLL and loves to be fed. He is always posting negative comments about Moto on this site and many others I have seen him pop up on. Quite sad actually.

        • AbbyZFresh

          Despite my trolling to get attention, I’m still buying the 360 Watch first day purchase ;)

          • Tim Swann

            get ready to pony up big bucks for it. It won’t be $250 like you demand. Will be much higher

          • ddpacino

            I’m expecting as much, but I think they want to surprise and try for a point that’s not too high, but can still get mass adoption. $250-300 is what I’m betting on.

    • LiterofCola

      you’re an idiot

    • Tim Swann

      keep dreaming on that price point.

  • moto360

    Hypebeast – ON!