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Moto 360 Prototype With Screen on Makes Appearance, Looks Hefty

The Moto 360 in “prototype” form with its screen on made an up-close appearance today, thanks to the official Android Developers blog. The new image of the 360 comes courtesy of Googlers Roman Nurik and Timothy Jordan, who have the watch on wrist while testing a new Android Wear app in preparation for Google I/O. The image itself doesn’t give us new features or an understanding of its magical charging powers, but we can see how it looks with the display lit up, on someone’s wrist, in a real life situation. 

Up until now, we had really only seen this device on the wrist of Motorola executives who refused to power it on for media members or in fancy press renders and promotional images. While this is marked as a “prototype,” I don’t think I’m out of line in saying that this thing looks a lot bigger than I originally expected. That’s not to say that it doesn’t look  incredibly awesome still, but just keep in mind that this isn’t going to be a small watch, unless this prototype is incredibly old and Moto has worked out some magic to reduce its size. Be prepared for big.

In the GIF below, you get another look at it with some movement next to the LG G Watch.


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Via:  Android Developers
  • TheBigOldDog

    Nobody wears small watches anymore. 45mm -52MM diameter (not including crown) are common men’s sizes with sports/casual watches almost unanimously 47mm -50mm.

    • LutherZBlissett

      Rolex Daytona: 40mm. Omega Speedmaster: 40-42mm. Royal Oak Offshore: 42mm. Seiko Monster: 42mm. The idea that Panerai MMs set the new standard is just silly.

  • needa

    moto 360 on josh tapolski’s wrist during the tonight show. not so massive.


  • PK

    That animated gif is the most annoying thing I’ve seen in a while. It’s just shakey enough so you can’t actually focus on anything.

  • Maybe a dummy box, I mean circle.

  • tdurden64111

    Fcuk! That looks too big! Praying to god that it will look differently on my wrist.

  • Frettfreak

    wow.. well i was really excited fo rhte 360. Now i am just kinda excited. I dont have gorilla wrists. this thing looks MASSIVE

  • Chris M

    Phones are big in nature. Not sure what everyone was expecting? A Swatch or one of those free watches you get out of the gum ball machine?

  • Colts5609

    Thats a HUGE bitch! If that is the actual size of the watch, I am 100% out. I’ll just tape my wife’s old Droid Incredible to my wrist.

  • its a prototype so its not a finished product so cant judge it yet….but i like larger watches so i have no problem with the size

    • needa

      pics from last night above. just replying so you can see them and be relieved.

  • Kayonesoft

    And his watch grew 10 sizes that day!

  • Having a couple friends who are into watches as a thing in general, it’s about on par for what a lot of the non-smart watches look like. I don’t see the problem.

  • don’t quit your day job to try and make gifs…

  • droidify

    I really hope its that big. I won’t buy a smartwatch until they are atleast 48mm. I don’t know if anyone has noticed but small watches went out of style in 02. Most mens watches are 2″ diameter now. Pebble looks like a 1985 casio. Maybe they will make a small one for all the girly arms and a man-size for all the people who are average height and above.

  • Leroy Jenkins

    Bring that SHlT to the hood get yo SHlT jacked NlGGA

  • Kyle

    Looks very similar in size to a Casio G-Shock watch….although probably not as rugged…

  • flosserelli

    The dude in the top photo has some serious jaundice.

  • ryguy1860

    Whew! FUGLY

  • needa

    if it is that big i will not be buying it. that is stupidly large.

  • Anthony D Palumbo

    its really not that big… he has a 10 year old girls wrist most likely …….I understand why many wouldn’t want such a big size it makes other things look small…. its ok go ahead and admit it…. the screen size is to be 1.8 inches…really isn’t that big next to many name brand watches

  • BeejRich

    It seems people missed the word “prototype”

  • Brian Wolfman

    oh damn that does NOT look as good on the wrist. Doesnt look like a “watch” hidden as a smart watch. Looks like a toy watch worn by my son. The LG actually looks better!

  • J

    And we are done here, whommp whommp wannananan no thanks for this trash. Lenovo will scrap it by its drop date any ways. My wife works there for USA side and said it is kinda a inside joke you fan boys are tards lusting over it hahahahahahahahah

    • Laki S.

      Your wife? I didn’t know they hired blow up dolls.

  • xpyroxcorex

    Yes!!! I love big watches!!! Makes it even better!!!

  • Justin Strickland

    Fine by me!

  • Nerds Logic

    Way too big for me. I was really looking forward to getting this. Now I am back to the whole “smart watches are stupid” logic.

  • I think this will be a fun experiment but I think the Pebble Steel looks better.

  • StargateNH

    Oh come on. It cant be that big! Hopefully this guy is like 4 feet tall and perspective is off.

  • meh

    Doesn’t look any bigger than those ginormous Invicta men’s watches or women’s ceramic watches which are made to look like big bracelets.

  • TC Infantino

    Holy Man-hole cover Batman! Well, there goes any interest I might have had in getting a smartwatch. Moto 360 was the only one I thought looked good enough to drop that kind of money on something that I don’t really need. Now, not so much.

  • Alton Purnell

    I’m definitely gonna rock that !!!! I don’t care how much it costs lol !!!!

  • P Norris

    Just looks like an oversized watchface to me. People buy watches with big faces all the time.

    Think they’re in trend at the moment, could be wrong there.

  • XvierX

    I’d still wear it. No biggie. :p

  • iamwolf

    Just for comparison, here is a standard watch size I receive from the Watch A Month Club, and it looks pretty damn comparable, if you ask me. And based on the fact that this masterpiece of a timepiece might very well be the go to screen to look at notifications, I don’t mind a slightly bigger screen. Regardless, I feel that no device will ever meet everyone’s expectations, regardless though, it being the first of it’s kind, even if it’s for you or not, we should all be excited about it.

    Plus, we don’t even have dimensions yet, so quite the negativity, arses.

    • GJV

      Watch of the Month Club? That’s a thing? That’s some nice plastic they sent you there.

  • João Ricardo

    I Want a LG G Watch!

  • Alix8821

    I love larger watches…. So If anything, this makes me want it even more. Which i didnt think was possible… Obv not everyone likes large watches, and it might be to much for the female Android-ers out there. But, I am personally still excited.

  • EvanJ2462

    As long as it doesn’t exceed 43mm I’m in. All the watches I own are 40-43mm.

    • WitnessG

      In an interview they said that it was 46mm.

      • EvanJ2462

        Well damn. I’m a pretty big guy and anything over 43mm looks absolutely ridiculous in my opinion. I hope they make it a bit smaller because they would be shutting the down on a huge customer base. You need Popeye forearms to pull off a 46mm watch and not look like a total bafoon.

        • WitnessG

          Yeah. I have really small wrists so I might have to pass on this one because I can’t rock a 46mm at all. I was hoping for it to be around 40-43mm as well even though 43 might be pushing it.

          • coolsilver

            I have small wrists. I ended up some time ago buying a watch that is 45mm. Doesn’t seem too awkward to me after wearing it a while. Though bezel is fairly tapered so looks smaller on face than it is.

  • Borbor Carzola

    Oh HELL NAWL. And this is what is supposed to replace my Movado watch?

  • Joshua Rewerts

    I suspect that the size is related more to battery life and screen real-estate vs. style/personal preference…
    Note that a standard small watch is only meant to display the time, or the time and date (usually without ‘screens’), while these devices are being asked to legibly display time, date, icons, text previews/notifications, etc. simultaneously while maintaining 24/7 Bluetooth communication, touch screen interface, activity tracking hardware, and an always-on color display that works in all lights and environments that that will not need recharged for days or weeks (while most of our current devices only last days at best and have more space for bigger batteries than this).

    I feel like we’ve lost track of the fact that these are first/second generation products, with just short of moon-shot feature requirements that they’re very nearly providing, and then we complain about the price/size/features. While I’d like to see manufacturers create the ideal product on their first attempt, with massive hardware specs and just the minuscule size, the technology and adoption rates simply aren’t there at the price point we can all live with. If we can’t afford it, we probably didn’t really need it anyway, or can wait for the version of the device that meets our qualifications.

    We don’t all need to be on the bleeding, or even cutting edge…I don’t want last year’s product, or next year’s product before it’s ready or cheap enough, I want to wait quietly for these devices to get to the point of current cell phones: nearly all have decent specs for a decent price, now it’s a choice between styles and gimmicks. Let those that wish to spend too much on early adoption of glorified fashion accessories do so and the rest of us will wait for the products to evolve into something where our desire to buy the device and our ability to afford it intersect. Have confidence that it will happen, just as it did with the original cell phone technology, and modern smart phone technology, and probably all the other products we use daily.

  • John Clausen

    Yeah, it’s big. Bigger than what I expected it would be. But it’s still handsome looking. I’ll still order one on day one (only if it comes with a Day One achievement, though)

  • Laki S.

    Want. Don’t care, it still looks awesome. I even want that LG one too now.

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    The first image makes it look a LOT bigger than the second image does. So I’m thinking it’s just perspective that makes it look huge. But I don’t mind a large-screened watch like this, all it means is that I don’t have to bring my watch super close to my eyes to make out finer details.

  • Guy Pierce

    Whelp your fired!!!

  • Garrett Sechelski

    Looks pretty massive, but I’ll wait for more leaks & seeing it on my own wrist to judge.

  • jeff manning

    But has really tiny wrists

  • Allen Kronenwetter

    Does it tell time or does it just continue to tell me I’m right?

  • AMTrombley89

    God you guys…it’s like you’re TRYING to find a reason NOT to get the damn thing…

    “It’s a big watch…NOT getting it, because NOTHING it can do is worth a BIG watch!”

    “It’s not gonna be free with the next Moto X? NOT getting it! Because NOTHING it can do can merit a price tag comparable to a REAL, REGULAR (Not no Target $20 crap) Watch!

    “It’s gonna need to be recharged on a regular basis (This isn’t even CONFIRMED yet!)? NOT getting it, because NOTHING it can DO will ever merit me needing to CHARGE it!!!”

  • John

    Have you guys ever considered the fact that its all relative to the size of the dude’s wrist?

    • Allen Kronenwetter

      Nope. The thought never crossed my mind. Thank you!

  • Fhel


  • Smlove1

    So that means it is going to look normal on my wrist! Woohoo!

  • Jerry Huster

    That guy just has small wrists. Some men do, ya know. I don’t like all the wrist-racism in this thread.

  • 213ninja

    why does it keep getting bigger???

  • JSo

    Man, everyone is going crazy over the size now. I think you guys missed the part where it says “prototype”

  • Brian Slaughter

    I love it

  • Ben

    Someone better make a golden eye watch face, and Ill really consider it

  • NoneOfYourBizzness

    Geez, that looks a lot bigger than in the initial promos Moto ran for it. I have girly wrists too. This could be trouble. That thing might look like a 2 1/2 pound weight plate on my wrist.

  • Napoleon Dynamite
    • Charles Walker

      Everyone’s going to need to jack off more to build up those wrist muscles.

      • mcdonsco

        Heavy watch would be a good counter balance 🙂

  • Rodeojones000

    I hope those guys are just really petite. Otherwise a watch face that big will look ridiculous.

    • Ray

      ever met a ripped programmer?

  • Andrew Remmers

    I think that this is actually a reasonable size. I have a Suunto Core witch is 49.1mm in diameter and according to this (https://gigaom.com/2014/03/19/10-things-i-learned-about-the-moto-360-smartwatch/) it is 46mm in diameter. Of course this is speculation, but I think that the screen being the majority of the watchface might make it look bigger than it actually is. That or the guy who has it on has a small wrist.

    • Nayners

      Love my Suunto Core! The moto 360 looks to be roughly the same size, eh?

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Mmmm *turns head *

  • epps720

    Might as well throw that around your neck like Flava Flav…. YEAH BOYYYYYY!!!!!

  • Calvin Garner

    This is a man’s watch.

  • mcdonsco

    If it truly is this big once released it will be a huge let down for myself and many others as there is simply no possible way I could go that big as I suspect is the case with lots of other people.

    It just looks, like something a clown would wear being that big.

    Please moto no…just no.

    • AMTrombley89

      Has NO ONE ever seen a big watch before? Normal designer watched can get up to 45-50mm in diameter. That’s TWICE the diameter of a quarter! This DOES NOT look bigger than that, but it’s on par with a larger watch. C’mon guys…you are all just nitpicking now. Buy it or don’t. Don’t bash them for making design choices.

      • mcdonsco

        No, not nit picking…if I wanted to wear a school classroom clock on my wrist, I would…I dont, so I dont.

  • Jeff Helget

    FINALLY! Having huge wrists is going to pay off mwahahahaahahhhahahahahahaha!

  • Under the bridge downtown

    It looks like he has a Nest on his wrist.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      That’s why it looked familiar 😛

      • LeonieLingekym

        Jacqueline implied I’m taken by surprise that a mom can earn $8130 in 1 month
        on the computer . see post F­i­s­c­a­l­p­o­s­t­.­C­O­M­

  • markgbe

    i love it. I have watches that large already so as long as i can get sweet on screen watch faces for it, i’m good. Can’t wait for IO!

  • Derek Duncan

    Its like the Nest for your wrist!

  • Ryan Powell

    Must be heavy. Has to hold his arm up in a few of the shots.

  • Orion

    Still getting it….well if it’s at a decent price that is.

  • Oblivion_of_Mediocrity

    current watches=pointlessness.

  • sagisarius

    Gotta say, that pretty much matches the images they’ve shown before. Explains why they only ever showed it on beefy men’s wrists.

  • santy83

    Only thing holding me back was bezel color, now that it is black , I am in..pls give it to me at 249 ..plsss

  • akellar

    This just made LG some money.

  • Michael Bassett

    Side by side for comparison of earlier promo version.


    • sagisarius

      Yup, those pretty much match up.

      • James

        I think you forgot the /s

        • Mike Aurin

          Not necessary for the educated.

          • James

            Just trying to prevent the inevitable flame war of the uneducated.

          • Mike Aurin

            Wouldn’t it be cool if it was that easy?

    • Josh P.

      Guy on left: hand model, probably in shape causing wrist to be larger. Guy on right: Developer. Probably exactly the same size just different wrists.

      • Mike Aurin

        Because that guy works out his….wrist. Ever see a jacked man with JACKED wrists? They are usually pretty consistent among men.

        • Rob

          I’m a 5’6″ guy and I can tell you, a 6’3″ person has noticeably larger wrists than me. I can close my thumb and index finger around my wrist and had to take out 3 segments of my titanium watch band.
          I guess they looked for a rather tall guy for the promo shots to make the watch look less huge, while the designer wearing the Moto 360 (Timothy Jordan) might be rather short.

        • Rob

          Nope, they are not. I’m a 6’4″ guy and my wrists are noticeably smaller than the wrists of a 7’3″ person. I can close my thumb and index finger around my wrist and had to take out three segments of my metal watch band. Maybe they looked for a tall guy for the promo shots, so that the watch doesn’t look as huge and the designer (Timothy Jordan) might be a short person. It could also be, that the prototype is simply larger…

          • Rob

            strange double post. Sorry. By writing out of memory I got the imperial numbers wrong… I had to google how tall I am in feet and inches.

          • tdurden64111

            Sir, I have a hard time believing that you know someone who is tall is Shaquille O’Neal.

    • MistaButters

      Let’s just hope that developer is lik 5’4″

    • Franco Colomba

      They both look perfect. Quit your bitching guys.

      • tdurden64111

        No, sir. I would 100% buy the one on the left, and 100% not buy the one on the right. Watches are all about style for me, and there’s no way in hell I would put a watch that big on my wrist.

    • Nayners

      Dude on the right has small wrists. Moto 360 looks great. SOLD!

  • cjohn4043

    I thought people kinda knew about this…looking at the renders and the few times it has made a public appearance it started looking a little bigger than I had expected. Still looking more forward to this than the G Watch.

  • JSo

    I like

  • moelsen8

    dude….. fugly.

  • It looks slightly larger than some of the press shots we have seen, but not a deal breaker, for me at least.

  • Realmen

    Y’all must have some stick arms cause other watches look like toys on me this is what I need a man size screen, step aside boys it ain’t for you.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Lol if that’s the final size I’m good. But I wonder if the final would have a thicker bezel/strap. Then it may be too big

  • I hope it ends up big. My dad could use a smart watch but coming from an invicta he didn’t care much for the pebble as it was too small.

  • Suicide_Note

    From the Flavor Flav school of design.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Ha haha we need a chain big enough to hang around our necks

  • Aaron

    Buying this day 1!

  • Defenestratus

    Oh please this thing is just fine. The display has to be actually USABLE as a touch interface. I just put my finger up against my citizen’s ecodrive watch and it covered the whole damn screen! It would be totally worthless as an information portal and interactivity.

  • Such

    Makes the LG watch look like a toy.. 360 looks incredible.. 360 will be purchased day 1!!

  • zach471

    I will say that it looks bigger than even what the employees have been wearing — it may be down to “prototype” status. Either way, can’t wait.

  • hyperbeatser

    not gonna lie, kinda liking the gwatch size compared to the 360 here…quite a bulky looking circle

  • Josh P.

    The dreams being crushed but the size of this watch are unmeasurable.

  • Michael Martin

    yea thats nuts, if the g watch isnt terrible I would choose it over it for the size difference alone.

    • Gr8Ray

      “I would choose it over it”

      Well thanks for clearing that up! 😉

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I’m not a big fan of watches bigger than 42. . . . we’ll see how this looks in person.

  • They said to expect the size to be around 46mm.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Put that watch on your left hand young man!

    • Mitch Joa

      Unless he’s left handed, then it goes on the right. Horray for being a lefty!

      • Ray

        Yep im left handed and wear my watches on my right hand

  • maratu

    hmmm I dunno about it being so large now. I’ve entered nervous zone, straight out of day one purchase….

  • The thing is a freaking monster.

  • TheRunner024

    That’s pretty big.

  • htowngtr

    Mmm, beefy.

  • Logan Jinks

    That watch face is HUGE!!! Definitely not for me.

    • j


      • tdurden64111

        And it smells like a turd covered in burnt hair!

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Yeah I wonder if Kellen is gonna do an article about how watches are getting too big lol

      • ddpacino

        Getting…? Where have you been, lol. I like them on occasion. That’s why I have a collection.

      • Ben 10

        Seems like a reasonable size to me.

      • Guest

        You mean an article about “Wablets”?

    • samosa prince

      That watch face is HUGE!!! Definitely not for me.

    • Watchablet360

      it’s WATCHABLET, baby.

      • Gr8Ray


        • Kyle

          Even better…sorry Watchablet….you’re no longer a buzz word 🙂

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          Wasn’t that a team rocket Pokémon name?

      • Kyle

        better trademark that word!! 😛

    • Mike Aurin

      Let us point out that this is a PROTOTYPE. Prototype hardware is meant to be torn down and built back up so they are usually pretty hefty. It also my have one of those dummy casings like all of our flagships seemed to be wrapped up in nowadays. Let’s not burn Moto down yet.

      • James

        True. But I feel comfortable saying if the final version is this big, Moto’s going to lose some customers. Like me.

        • Mike Aurin

          Absolutely. If this thing is huge I’d turn the other way. Smart watches aren’t a necessity like a smart phone. I want this but I can easily turn it down if it looks like a gag gift.

          • James

            Ha, exactly!

        • ddpacino

          Lose customers..? There’s no product that satisfy 100% of potential customers, anyway. Given that this is a device that is going to show me much more that just the time 24/7, I do appreciate a larger watch face than usual.

          • Mike Aurin

            But taking into consideration that it’s still a watch, something like the size from the latest video may be a bit much…especially for a companion device.

            So yes….what James says is accurate….size can sway consumers away from this device.

          • ddpacino

            As always, I still say wait to see it in person. Video pictures really never do anything justice. For me, I do like large watches and I already forsee my usage changing with a device like this. I can check through notifications, send replies, and even control my music without pulling my phone out of my pocket. Sold.

          • Donovan

            Nothing wrong with the width, that Googler just has girly arms but that depth is a little bulky for sure.. TOO bulky for a final design.

        • Justin Strickland

          Just one less person for me to wait in line behind, thanks.

        • enigmaco

          works for me it’s not samsung big so it is perfect.

        • d-rock

          How can they lose a customer they never had? It’s not on sale yet! You going to refuse to buy moto X1 b/c of the watch? lol

      • mcdonsco

        God I hope you’re right…I love the way it looks and am fairly certain I’ll love the way it works…but if THATS the size…yikes; no thanks.

      • ryguy1860

        That’s a prototype

        • tdurden64111

          It’s like you can’t even notice it’s there.

          • ryguy1860

            subtle with extra functionality.

      • michael arazan

        Prototypes are hand made too

        If I get four 360’s can I fly like ironman?

    • James

      I really hope this doesn’t turn out like Moto X…huge promise, disappointing sales. Size matters, especially since the latest reports indicate the iWatch “looks like” the Moto 360 but has a “slimmer profile.”

    • whoa

      Motorola has already said the watch is 46mm diameter including bezel. Im pretty sure it was in the interview with the lead designer of the 360.

      • whoa

        Found the quote I was thinking of 13:21

        It’s Time: Meet Moto 360: http://youtu.be/HpY8O5Zer78

        • cellguy3639

          Remember the original announcement talked about Vario’s styles and customization. Could just be one of several sizes.

        • r0l

          This is what I was thinking, didn’t look ginormous in the promo video. They probably didn’t want the final product to leak (like this) so dev got a different body.

      • tdurden64111

        Good god… My Bulova is 42.2mm, and it’s perfect for me. Really, really wanted this watch, but not sure I can do 46mm

    • adbFreedom

      Maybe his arm is just smallsmall lol

    • ckeegan

      Even if my wrist was as small as this guy, it doesn’t look a whole lot bigger than my Citizen, and certainly smaller than something like an Invicta or even some of the Breitlings.

  • M3D1T8R

    Must say that looks just a little larger than I was hoping. Still excited though.

    • hkklife

      Sad how Moto produces small screen phones and people clamor for larger screens. Then Moto makes a big honkin’ watch when everyone wants sleek, streamlined, and unobtrusive.

    • WAldenIV

      Invicta watches are bigger than that.