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Motorola Announces Top 10 Moto 360 Design Finalists, Here They Are!

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A few weeks back, Motorola launched a contest that asked developers and designers to put together designs for its upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch. The idea was to have as many people as possible submit designs, then cut the field down to 10 which would be voted on by you and I to declare a winner. That winner would receive a free Moto 360. Today, the field was cut down to the 10 finalists. 

Early on in the contest, we picked 12 of our favorites and highlighted them, but unfortunately, none of them made the cut. As sad as we find that, the finalists are all still great designs.

We included all 10 below, which you now need to vote on. Voting closes on June 24.

Here are the top 10:

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Vote for your favorite here, by pressing the +1 button.

Via:  +Motorola
Cheers ckeegan!
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  • triumphtriple

    That stupid black bar on the bottom ruins the watch…. :'(

  • Renan Rennó

    they all suck

  • Jayracer7474

    I want this so bad

  • MRIANB

    Take my money please now.

    Ian B

  • JoeTi

    Hopefully moto makes a Dev friendly SDK to skin it like any of these pretty mock ups.

  • alzeis

    There are a lot of very talented people out there. Wow I love all of them. Too bad the band on the watch couldn’t also be metal. I love the round face

    • guesswhat

      there is option to have metal band .look for picture on motorola website it has metal band ..

  • TC Infantino

    That bottom left has the best design IMO. I love the classic looks combined with the functionality of the notifications you might need. Truely Beautiful.

  • Jason Kahn

    I hope what they wind up doing is making the watch face skinable

  • dizel123

    Those are the finalists? Here’s to hoping I can download or create my own and put it on there

  • C’mon man!

    Too bad Motorola doesn’t know how to rig up an unbiased voting contest. You shouldn’t be allowed to see the current tally while voting is still open…

    • Jason Kahn

      Agreed people tend to vote towards the winning side it tends to skew things.

      On a more positive note if you like more than one you can can vote for multiples

  • Rodeojones000

    1, 5, and 9 are my favorites.

  • needa

    it was yesterday. if yall worked weekends you would know.
    my vote went to the bottom left. it is probably going to be a bit of a battery hog, but i felt it looked like a watch face of something i would buy in a store. the fourth one is my second fave. but i doubt i would be able to see the hour outdoors from :45 to :49.

  • Jaxon Wright
    • r0l

      I wonder how many of these designs were possibly considered “too complex” for the devices capabilities.

      • Jaxon Wright

        good question

        • Richard Gao

          OK Google would’ve been epic

          • Kyle Monk

            The phone will have Google Now integrated. So even if the watch face doesn’t have contextual notifications, you’ll still be able to shout commands at your wrist :)

  • Humberto

    Whoever says these are bulky, have clearly not been to shopping centers and stopped to check out today’s watches design and styles. Good Grief… it’s not Motorola’s fault you have a tiny girl like wrist, hate it for you,anyways.

    By looking at the picture of the guy wearing this, It looks to be the right size watch in terms of today’s fashion standards, its the best looking smartwatch to this day in terms of style. If you don’t like it fine, don’t buy it, I’m sure Motorola will sell these like hot donuts.

    • Tee

      I find it somewhat amusing that you automatically assume that everyone who wants a smartwatch is a man and that this product is only for men…

      P.S. Moto isn’t known for selling anything like hot cakes lol

      • http://somekindofawesome.com kibbe

        Yeah srsly. I’ve been drooling over this thing since the day it was announced. I understand that if you make the face too small that it becomes harder to read, etc., I just hope they took daintier wrists into consideration with this.

      • not too large

        Woman also have big watches too. Have you seen the size of some of those ceramic watches? Also, many girls wear men’s watches for the bigger size, but wear them more like bracelets… including my GF. But of course girls will still have their slim and sleek, well fitting watches.

  • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

    Surprising, number 3 is owning it right now.

    • needa

      that is the one i voted for. it was in second place yesterday.

  • Geekdad

    I wonder why they chose so many dark ones. They should have mixed it up more.

    • needa

      amoled display no doubt.

    • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 1PhoneDoesnt.com

      because of the bezel at the bottom looks like crap with light themes… Ya i am bitter, that bezel at the bottom ruins circle themes, PERIOD! This thing is too beautiful to ruin the complete circle and if you don’t agree, in this one case, you would be wrong ;) :P

      • Kyle Monk

        I’m disapointed with it too. Though I don’t think it ruins the display (as long as they don’t add a Motorola logo to it of course ;)

  • RoadsterHD1

    What about the “rolex” one?

  • Levi Wilcox

    skeuomorphism sucks

    • Kyle Monk

      Agreed.

  • Qbancelli

    I like #6 the best.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    More excited about this now

  • hyperbeatser

    not that those aren’t nice, but I have a feeling the text/details are too fine to just glance at

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    second row on the right is interesting but i’m not sure how i’d feel about some other numbers.

  • Capt. Crunch

    I would love to use #9

  • Nope

    and everything is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO small on that almost-round-display.
    The first accessory: Zooming glass 360.
    Carry in your other hand.
    And Moto 360 X in your pocket.
    And Moto E Stream for $79 in your hipster bag!

    More fun coming soon.

    • Higher_Ground

      … those pictures, as displayed on my normal sized monitor, are smaller than real life. It’s a fairly big watch – that’s one of the main criticisms we’ve seen so far. And I don’t know if you have a watch now, but they usually have really, really small type on them. Either way, I’m sure they’ll have skins for people who need the full-face digital display like we see on some watches today. So really, I have no idea what you’re talking about unless you’re simply trying to remove any and all context with regard to “small”.

  • Warwick

    I read Motorola announces Moto 360 ):

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Haha thought the same >:(

  • Caveman

    Number 3, but not a fan of the blue highlights.

  • Shane Redman

    CHOICE! SO MUCH CHOICE! I saw this on G+ when they posted it and saw a few others. The choices are going to be awesome.

    • GearFitOculusVR

      and it’s not even its FINAL FORM!

  • ckeegan

    2nd from the bottom is by far the best IMO.

  • JSo

    I don’t see why they can’t all be options in the final product. I mean, it’s a full digital display. They should make it changeable to any of those.

    • On2Vegas

      Probably will be

    • Higher_Ground

      It’s a contest. My guess is they want to find a good face to use on promotional material. Who knows, your design could even end up in a commercial. I’m not 100% certain, but I don’t see why they wouldn’t preload these 10 and then have an app that lets you download new designs like any of the big android widget apps.

    • Kyle Monk

      Developers can still make watch faces for the 360 if they want to, it won’t be set in stone.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Sooo Are they going to use any of these faces? I’m not sure what the point of all this is if they aren’t going to take them into consideration.

  • BoFiS

    Number 6 is so hot and my favorite so far…too bad the watch will prolly be HUGE

  • Bryan Mills

    Bulky. Damn.

    Reminds me of why I don’t need a watch.

    • BulkyAndPointless

      smartwatches = 360 = POINTLESS.

      • ckeegan

        says the people with lady wrists and an empty wallet.

        • Bryan Mills

          I could buy a Tesla if I wanted too, a 4K TV if I wanted too. Not about money, ya pansy. Have fun lugging it around

          • ckeegan

            Yeah, the guys caught on camera wearing the 360, like Josh Topolsky from The Verge, really looked like they were struggling. Then again, he’s a bodybuilder.

    • Kyle Monk

      Let’s compare rolexes:

      http://i1045.photobucket.com/albums/b454/tylercorr/IMG_2373.jpg

      To the 360:

      http://ausdroid.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Moto-360-Tonight-Show.png

      One is £15,000, the other £200. I would still rather have the Rolex, but the bulk argument is a downright wrong.

  • T4rd

    How about they let us change the skin to any of them and whatever else devs come up with for it?

    • ckeegan

      Clearly you’ll be able to have whatever face you want, since it’s essentially live wallpaper with widgets on top. I bet Moto is just trying to hype up the watch and figure out the 5ish faces that will be preloaded.

      • Bryan Mills

        Moto Fanboys in full force

        • J Davis

          Isn’t there a busy highway somewhere you can go play in?

        • ckeegan

          I don’t own a single Moto product.

        • michael arazan

          What’s wrong with that?

          I enjoy hearing from fanboy’s of all types of technologies.

  • Mike Sims

    Gimme any of them… :o)

  • http://www.coroflot.com/mellerad Adam Meller

    DL made better choices than this.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      I really liked our choices too, heh.

      • SmartSasquatch

        what Motorola has chosen obviously indicates that SMARTWATCHES at this point are 100% POINTLESS.
        Just a boring attempt to “digitize” mechanical watches.
        G Watch, Gear, Gear Fit, “360” and?

        +smartwatches are for whom? what they can do your Galaxy Note can’t?

        NOTHING “SMART” there, just source wasting, my opinion.

        • Paul Houseknecht

          I have a gear 1 and like it… to each his own I guess.

        • Dave

          You just saved me a lot of typing. What’s next, a smart remote control you can wear on your wrist and point at the TV to change the channel, since the normal remote is so cumbersome and inconvenient.

          • trixnkix637

            There’s a market for everything my friend. Remember at some point the TV existed without the use of remote. I can guarantee you the same thing you just said, was said about the invention of the remote.

          • TheKaz1969

            it would be a bit cumbersome if I was watching TV outdoors in the winter and it was snowing and -5 degrees out and I didn’t want to take off my gloves and unzip my coat just to see why the TV remote was making a sound at me. Or perhaps if I was driving and keep my TV remote in my pocket so I don’t forget and leave it in the car and I want to see why the remote was beeping at me… or supposing I don’t want to take my remote out of my pocket and look at it while the boss is talking in a meeting..

          • Nikuliai

            Well I would buy that :B

          • calculatorwatch

            Can’t lose the remote it it’s on your wrist…

            booyah! $200 product justified!

          • NorCalGuy

            Maybe its more of a can’t find the remote or remote has been lost or broken… I have a Sony blue ray player that the remote was broken on (spilled soda) and the replacement remote costs $85 which is a joke and the unit only cost $100 so a watch that can take care of that would be great.

        • Droid Ronin

          Interesting…I think smartwatches today are mostly considered to be a solution looking for a problem.

          • Chris Stuart

            There are some uses for them. I do cancer research and have to sterilize my arms/hands to do my work. If I am listening to music and I want to change a song or get a text, I can change the song or check the text without having to pull my phone out change the song and re-sterilize. With my pebble I just sterilize the watch on my wrist and can do all those things without having to get dirty.

            I know it seems like a small thing. I think they can make a lot of tasks just a bit easier, and they probably aren’t for everyone. works great for me though

          • Patricia Steven

            Whoever says these are bulky, have clearly not been to shopping centers and stopped to check out today’s watches design and styles. Good Grief… it’s not Motorola’s fault you have a tiny girl like wrist, hate it for you,anyways.

          • Pakmann2k

            Amen to that. Like the hater’s complaining about the larger phones these days. I am 6’6″ and feel like things are finally being built to my size. This watch is a perfect size for me.

        • KoTiell

          The watch can do a lot of stuff a mechanical watch can’t do, like sync with your phone and give you notifications, quick glances at things like weather and your calendar.

          But what do you do with the watch while it’s not doing those fancy things. At the moment it’s throw a normal looking clock on it. I would rather it turn off and have a wrist shake wake-up, but always on watch face is fine too.

        • jamaall

          I use Google now reminders all the time. Being able to tell the watch to remind me and having it remind me are great features itself. There are also many times where pulling out my phone would be rude, and a glance at my watch would help me out when I get a notification during that time. Anyway, its a great looking watch, and is worth its money for the style, since that’s the point of an expensive watch anyway isn’t it? Yea it tells you the time when you need it but you spend the extra money for it to look good. On top of that, its customizable so no two have to be the same.

        • Kyle Monk

          You have utterly missed the point. They are an extension of your phone, offering contextual notifications and interaction that add convenience. I view the 360 as the first iteration of ‘real’ smart watches.

          I call them ‘real’ because the ultimate goal of a smart watch should be removing steps from things you do every day.

          This watch will have the Moto X’s listening feature, which means you can say ‘What will the weather be like Friday’, ‘What is Will’s telephone number’, ‘download x app’ or ‘where is the nearest bar’ and get a near instant, seamless response or action taken on your phone. As someone who has recently discovered the power of Google Now, this will add a huge amount of convenience for me.

          Consider that normally you would have to get your phone out, unlock it, navigate to the appropriate app, think about the appropriate language to use, type in the question, wait for the results, choose the relevant website and then keep your phone out while reading out the info. This new option (by being simpler) is suddenly… Cool. Something no smartwatch to date has been, and why I can’t wait to get my hands on this little beauty.

      • r0l

        They may have chosen ones they felt they could produce (exactly or a version of) in time for launch. Maybe the ones we say through the other contest were not feasible (yet).

    • litobirdy

      Yea i knew I remembered MUCH MUCH better choices by droid life

  • Eric R.

    5 and 9 look the best

    • Prizmatik

      Agreed

  • litobirdy

    i’d say 5 of those suckedd