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12 of the Best Moto 360 Design Concepts

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A week ago, Motorola opened up a contest that asked designers to reveal their vision of the Moto 360. The prize? A Moto 360, of course. The contest itself didn’t grab our attention initially because Motorola included a potential price for the soon-to-be-released smartwatch of $249. But now that a week has passed since Motorola attempted to shut that price down, we can focus on all of the beautiful designs that have come through the contest, and boy, are there some great ones.

The entries are flooding in by the day, with the entry period closing on June 10. Since there are bound to be at least another 12 gems designed between today and the end of the contest, we may do this again. For now, we have put together a list of our top 12. If this doesn’t get you excited for the potential of the Moto 360, then I don’t know what will. Should Motorola allow third party skins or clock faces like this to be installed on their watch, then this could end up being the best piece of technology in the last few years.

Here is our list. 

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It’s clean, classic, yet still shows calendar events and notification counts for things like email and messages.

+Andy Kim

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It may not have notifications or app shortcuts, but this digital clock face brings you the time in an easy-to-read format, which is important with a clock. It then adds in calendar, weather, and location without overdoing it.

+Alex Mostoufi

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There is a lot going on here, yet the concept manages to keep the important items, like time and current weather at the forefront. You also get navigation info, heart rate, future alarms, the date, and current location as added bonuses.

+Ferenc Kaszas

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Simple time, current weather and date, plus a small area dedicated to missed messages. It comes off a little Galaxy Gear-ish, but a font change would probably change that.

+Nazariy Kulyak

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It’s a classic watch styling, but then it becomes tech-forward with colorful icons to weather, Gmail, and Hangouts. I do wish the clock hands were white or grey, to make them easier to read, but I like the contrasting styles together.

+Evan DeGray

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By showing love for Muzei Live Wallpaper, you can see how this clock could change depending on your wallpaper mood. The possibilities really become endless. Couple that with a clean watch font that shows time and date, along with simple and minimal icons at the bottom for frequently used apps, and you have a winner.

+Sean Smith

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I really like the Google Now-esque look here, plus you get a familiar clock face with weather and date.

+Luigi Elisino

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For those who want their clock face to just show time and date, here is a concept that could animate as the time changes. Minimal and beautiful.

+Marcin Stepien

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A big, bold time on the right, with shortcuts on the left. It doesn’t have some of the complexity of others, but do you want your watch to be complex?

+Denoix Louis

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Similar to the last design concept, the focus here is on the time, but with shortcuts to your most used apps. This is a watch first, by the way.

+Rafa Valdez

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It’s cartoonish, yet fun. I don’t know what else to say, other than it would be fun to use for a couple of days.

+Gen Gao

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Because pretty animation.

+Hope Olszewski


To see all of the other amazing designs, cruise through this Moto 360 community on Google+. Let us know if you find others that are equally as awesome.

  • Joe

    The top design has officially made up my mind to go with the black steel option…and I like the look of leather with it so I’ll be getting that. As far as the watch face itself, it’s beautiful and minimalist, and I’m positive there will be a whole slew of similar options. :)

  • Sok kimsoueng

    Buletooh.. Facebook. GPS..?

  • Taglogical

    Many of these designs are nice, except none of them will matter if Moto puts an OLED in this thing cause you won’t be able to see them (outdoors/in daylight) – PALEEEASE MOTO use an LCD (ffs!)

  • Denny

    also mine was not too bad :(

    sorry for double post :/

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  • Ed G

    I like the design of the one that tells me I have 1 massage waiting.

  • Kree Terry

    Ive been wanting to try my hand at a few faces but just havent had the time. Glad to see the community really strutting their stuff though, some awesome stuff on the g+ community.

  • Raphael Uduhiri

    Amazing! I could see people purchasing these for $0.99 and above from the play store like icon packs to keep the watch face fresh

  • nosedive94

    If the $249 price point turns out to be accurate, I will buy at least two of these so I can have a different cool watch face on each wrist.