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Hands-on With the Moto 360 Smartwatch

To say the Moto 360 is in a league of its own, with regard to just smartwatches, is an understatement. Pictures don’t do Motorola’s hardware justice, and after finally spending time with the device at this year’s Google I/O, it’s safe to say that this is the smartwatch we have all been waiting for.

Powered by Google’s Android Wear, which was showcased heavily at Google I/O in yesterday’s keynote, the Moto 360 is the first of its kind with a completely circular display. All other Android Wear-powered devices, like the G Watch and Gear Live, feature your typical rectangular and square displays. 

Since we were able to hold the smartwatch and put it on our wrists, all doubt about its weight and feel have flown out the window. The Moto 360 is light, built with premium materials, and whatever price Motorola decides to place on the watch will more than likely be justified.

After having the G Watch and Gear Live watches on our wrists for the day, it was clear that Motorola has put a ton of time into the 360’s display and design. One word they continue to throw around is “authentic.” They want the device to look like a premium watch. They want you to want to wear it. In person, the display gives off an Infinity Pool effect. The glass is raised on the edges, which somehow makes every shot of the display look somewhat fake and photoshopped. When we say the display looks good, believe us.

Many in our community have been scared of the size, but from our time, we think it’s a good size. It’s right around the size of the G Watch, but since the display is circular, it doesn’t take up as much space on your arm. Without going into too much detail about the size, our previous worries over its apparent size have been dismissed.

After viewing the results of our poll, we think everyone waiting for the Moto 360 won’t be disappointed at all.

Got questions? Shoot them below in the comments section.


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  • Joe

    You guys are nuts…they’re not going to price it at $360 when they have direct competitors priced at over $100 less!! They’d scare away *at least* a quarter of the potential buyers. It doesn’t even matter that it’s the only round smartwatch – huge companies like Moto take competition seriously.

    It won’t even be $300 – the model with the leather strap will be $249, and the steel strap model will be $279-$289. Now if this were the ONLY smartwatch out right now, then by all means they’d likely price it well over $300…but that isn’t going to happen based on simple economics.

  • coolsilver

    So what you are saying is I was stupid for getting on the LG G Watch train even though I knew I was being stupid for getting on the LG G Watch train.

    • NexusMan

      Naw…enjoy it. you already said you wanted both! 🙂

  • nickyb

    I see one potential issue, but there may be a work around. I use a bluetooth headset because I am stuck in meetings so often. There will be no way to use both at the same time…

    The same issue exists for google glass, but glass has a earbud attachment that kinda takes care of the headset. What if I want to use glass and the watch at the same time?

    • hfoster52

      I use the gear and can be connected to my phone and car bluetooth at the same time.

  • BrianBrick

    I need to know what sensors it will have to track with android fit

  • ed

    I hope she has tiny wrists, otherwise it looks like a tuna can on her arm… I’ll pass based solely on size as I like my watches to be unobtrusive.

  • mcdonsco

    I really hope whomever the wrist belongs to on that first main post picture is a tiny TINY person with pencils for arms; because it looks MASSIVE on that wrist.

    If that wrist / watch ratio size proves true for me (I dont have big wrists) then this will sadly be a pass for me; no way I would ever wear something that gigantic on my wrist.

    • guesswhat

      its same size (at least the diameter) as lot of premium watches out there, i guess you are not such a watch person

      • mcdonsco

        I’ve seen plenty of the “premium” watches that are huge, personally IMO those wearing them should have big gold rope necklaces and shiny grills to go with them.

        Not a fan.

        • guesswhat

          seriously?? they are lot of premium watch brands movado, xetum ..etc which sell 46mm diameter watches(moto 360 is also 46mm) ..and look pretty good on average men wrist ..

          • mcdonsco

            And I think they look tacky…MO.

          • guesswhat

            so all the premium watch brands like tag huer/xetum/movado design watches exclusively for ghetto’s ?

          • mcdonsco

            The big ones (they also makes reasonably sized ones as well you know).

          • guesswhat

            well most of those watches are 40-46mm .. ..that has become the fad these days for men’s watches

          • mcdonsco

            Keyword “fad” and almost entirely on its own explains why I dont like them.

            Thank you for that!

          • NexusMan

            wow. that was dumb.

  • Matt L

    Looking forward to this beauty!

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    Looks to me like that sticker in the center on the back is covering up… a camera for heart monitoring. I go either way on it though, I’d be fine without it, but it would be a cool little feature to have every now and then too.

  • akhnaten

    I don’t know why anyone would buy this when Moto is a dead company walking.

    • rodney11ride


    • NexusMan

      Because it’s gorgeous. And you’re wrong.

  • Six83

    Just one word! EXQUISITE… 🙂

  • Tee

    What’s the word on this 360 being waterproof? I have not really seen or heard if it is or not…

    I heard the Gear Live and the G Watch are both listed as IP67…

    Why has Moto been so vague with everything that has to do with the 360? Something just seems really funny about it all.

    • On2Vegas

      All have been reported as water resistant, not water proof

  • TheSimpleTruth

    I’ve paid more than what this will cost for watches that do significantly less.. TAKE MY MONEY!!

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  • Jason B

    So, August/September for both the X+1 and 360. It’s an eternity, dammit!

  • Acaa Aca

    how was it under direct sunlight? heard that LG’s watch isn’t visible.

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  • Dustin Gerlach

    This wait is near impossible. Seriously, send this out asap!!! I just sold my iPhone5s and purchased a Moto X. (I lived with the iPhone for 4 months. Missed android so much.) All I need is my 360!

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  • san q

    I hope they are reducing the thickness of this cuz it’s too thick.. At least make the bands thicker towards the bezel to give that illusion

    • Matt

      That hardware is final for this initial version… apparently wears much slimmer and is lighter than it looks in pics…

  • rhetoric

    gear fit looks much sleeker than this and will probably be less expensive

  • JimmyHACK

    So wear with the black dead area at the bottom.

  • Does this have a heartbeat sensor? What’s the charging process like?

  • Terence Jackson

    Gear Live will be my everyday work watch, Moto 360 will be my new “Nice” watch. I collect watches so, the more the merrier.

  • Greg Young

    Can I replace the straps?

  • Curt

    Can the screen be left on or do you have to turn it on whenever you want to look at the time?

  • Foosa Noble

    Come on moto the others put their cards on the table HOW MUCH?

  • panicswhenubered

    The 360 looks awesome, definitely the best smartwatch design so far, but I’m going to wait for the second gen version. I learned my lesson as an early adopter with the Galaxy Gear 1. They’ll improve the design and make it a little bit thinner by then.

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  • droidrazredge

    Seeing as normal fancy, non smart phone watches which only tell the time are like 400$+ I feel that a smart watch of this caliber and build quality would be acceptable if It was priced within the range of 299$- 350$ depending on what material band you wanted. Anything lower than 299$ would be a steal and would make this watch sell like hotcakes. I think we can all trust that Motorola will price this watch at a price point where the feel it’s perfect for the quality and where they’ll still be able to sell this watch and not loose money.

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  • Kenneth B.

    I’m kind-of on the sidelines about a watch that doesn’t have stand-alone features(without pairing to your phone). I’m also a bit nervous about the pairing cost to the phone’s battery life. Looks aren’t everything, and I need to see this thing reviewed and extensively tested before I make any decisions on a phone peripheral for your wrist.

  • Tee Martin
  • Patrick Crumpler

    It had better be stainless steel and plastic. No base metal please. My skin corrodes that.

    • Higher_Ground

      Does titanium react? I’m thinking that the lighter weight of a titanium band would be nice if this is indeed heavier than your average watch.

      • Patrick Crumpler

        Titanium, platinum, gold, silver all good with me. Its just companies like Fossil have watches (not all) that are made with a “base metal’ for the body of the watch and are then chrome plated. Stainless steel is great because it ages well and is durable. Omega uses it in watches that are $25,000 so I would hope it would be good enough for Motorola. Aluminum in cooking is linked to Alzheimer’s so if they used that in the back or bracelet I’ll have to pass.

  • Gentlemen_Wear_Watches

    I hope it comes with an option for a metal bracelet

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    pictures don’t do it justice you say….
    I am all over the black model. How about you Tim?

  • dave

    is this ip67 too?

  • Kev

    it won’t be cheap and it doesn’t need to be. moto, grab my money please!

  • Shocked if the price was below $250. I figure $299 to $350

  • Orion

    I’m telling you, Motorola is going to unveil it along with the new moto x. Bundle package for the win!

    • John Davids

      I would pay Moto somewhere between $500 and $750 for a X+1 and 360 combo pack.

      • Android_09

        Lol you’re out of your mind. Maybe 750-900

        • John Davids

          Its not that silly. Moto already has a reputation for selling devices off-contract for quite a bit less than all other flagships.

          • Android_09

            Oh you mean like when the moto x first came out… sure maybe it’s went down a lot since it’s release, which doesn’t happen to other flagships, but you’re seriously delusional if you think the set of them is going to cost less than 800

  • William_Morris

    I’m happy with my nice Bulova timepiece… but after seeing this, I think I really want to give it a shot.

  • 2Berad

    It would be cool if moto did some cool static charging in combination with qi. So it charges while u wear it.

    • Ray

      What? please explain how that’s possible.

      • 2Berad

        There has been allot of work going into static electricity and nano structures that can amplify the static electricty making things like that possible. It would not charge the battery completely but if it could help extend the charge you have that would be cool. Motorola is the type of company that could help bring something like this to market. I’m not sure if the technology is there yet but everyone is working renewable energy and finding crazy ways to achieve it.

  • NexusMan

    Damn you Moto! Now I want 2! The black steel with black leather, and a metal band one!

  • Fhel

    How many different watch faces does it come with?

  • jesus christ…these are the nicest photos ive seen of it…wow im 100000000% getting this the second its out its just ridiculous

  • I’ll say it again… so worried about limited availability! This thing is gonna sell out in minutes. MUST HAVE IT!

  • NexusMan

    Damn, I want this already! Tim, I’m curious as to whether you prefer the silver or black stainless steel. I had my eyes set on the silver with the metal band from the start, but that black on black is amazing.

  • Shawn Spring

    Can we get a DL Show special Moto 360 edition sometime in the near future?

  • John

    $249 is probably the production cost of the watch. So $349 would be a good bet.

    • Chris B

      249 for costs? Pry more like 150 and can still see the tag @350. B/c, in fact, people will pay it. And, looks rightfully so.

  • I’m really digging this puppy but the way the straps are positioned really bothers me.

  • EraserXIV

    Really, VERY, tempted but my brain is telling me to wait for the next iteration. Google Wear will be a much more mature platform and Moto can build a more robust device to more efficiently take advantage of it.

    • NexusMan

      I’m getting both.

  • XvierX

    Very impressed. Also relieved that the previous concerns were proven untrue.

  • SethMcDonald

    That stupid dead space at the bottom of the screen…

  • kashtrey

    Seems like tech crunch is reporting a late August launch, which lends credence to my suspicion Moto wants to launch this at a joint X+1/360 event. Man my wallet will be so sad by the start of september.

    • Raven

      My birthday is in September so that would make me happy. Although last year Moto did a great Cyber Monday sale on the Moto X, so I may wait for that. We shall see.

  • John Clausen

    I’m assuming it’s a good bit heavier than a dumb watch, but does it feel uncomfortably heavy on your wrist?

  • JayMars84

    It will fail due to lack of exposure. Then the iWatch will come out, be half the watch, double the price and triple the success.

  • Joshu

    Curse you severe nickle allergy! Part of me hopes smart watches don’t catch on since I can never wear one. That being said this looks amazing and I’m jealous of everyone else.

  • Jared

    I am 100% purchasing one of these when they launch. Such a great looking device/watch!

  • Nw_adventure


  • Nikuliai

    I’m throwing my wallet to the screen and nothing happens…

    • niuguy

      Throw harder. Really step into it.

  • tu3218

    Release this beast! Please! I want to experience android wear so bad and it’s taking every ounce of me to not go ahead and just buy one of the other two.

  • evltwn

    What can we expect for battery life?

  • LionStone

    I’m curious about outdoor visibility?

  • RBI411

    Just wish there wasn’t any dead space on the watchface. Still not getting that part.

    • needa

      how else are they going to power the display?

    • A sensor lies in that area, but when you’re looking directly at it, it’s really not too noticeable.

      • RBI411

        Yeah but WHY? Surely they could have hid a sensor in some other manner. It just seems… off.

  • ian b

    Is the thickness okay? Perhaps in comparison to the pebble or lg g watch?

    • Droid army

      Im down with the thickness

      • Trenton Wilson

        Awesome lol

    • Thickness is completely great. The pictures don’t do the thinness justice. It adds a premium feel, not a bulky feel.

  • Feed Jake

    Question: How breakable does it feel? Raised glass on a watch face, that is a screen, with a price tag that will be near $300, I’d be afraid to wear it.

    • needa

      what if there is a separate piece of glass on top of the screen?

      • Feed Jake

        I’d still hate to know what it would cost to replace.

    • Feels very solid. Lightweight, but solid. This is Moto after all.

      • Feed Jak

        Good to know. I’ve shattered more than a couple of crystal on Fossil watches. I’d hate to do that to this.

  • MEAK
  • MEAK
  • Google needs to clean up the whole Gmail Google Now cards not compatible with Google App account issue — w/o the gmail cards, the usefulness of Android Wear drops quite a bit.

  • senor_heisenberg

    Oh my at that black on black Moto 360. Looks so damn good. And the display really dues look amazing based on the pics and video I’ve seen.

  • BeerManMike

    Please be $249 for leather band and $299 for metal one at the most.

    • With the G Watch being priced at $229 (made of all plastic and silicone bands), I can’t imagine the 360 can meet that aggressive price point, but I’d be happy to be wrong 🙂

      • Christopher Moore

        I can easily see Motorola milking people over this watch based on people’s reaction. That $200 Samsung watch will look pretty good once Motorola decides on price.

  • cjohnson481

    I’m wondering about whether the display will wash out in direct sun, like the LG and Samsung ones. Also, any mention of water resistance and estimated battery life? I wear my Pebble everywhere and wonder if I’ll have to be taking this on and off.

    • LionStone

      Yes on the water resistance

  • Ryan Chapman

    Does the black band on the bottom bother you when your wearing it? Does it change the effect of how the screen mimics a watch at all? That is the only thing that throws off how great it looks to me

  • droidrazredge

    Moto 360 and Moto X+1 what a year 2014 will be for me :).

    • Droidarmy

      Imagine a 360 on the wrist and the x+1 in pocket. heaven

      • AMTrombley89

        This is my future… The question is, which will weigh less? My watch or my wallet?

    • NexusMan

      And me.

  • Andrew Knighton

    just had to cancel my order for the g watch i want something now but i want this just oh so much!

  • JoYu

    What happened to the wake up when you lift you arm motion? I do not want to have to hit the button to turn it on…??? (See video posted earlier today from Moto)

    • Andrew Knighton

      i have the same concern

    • kashtrey

      They probably tested it and realized that it’s hard to not trigger off of other hand motions which would negatively impact battery life. The display is always on though (or appears to be) so having to tap doesn’t necessarily bother me since the only time I’ll want it full brightness is when I’m going to interact with it.

      • JoYu

        Depends on how bright it is in the sunlight. I would like to be able to see the time without touching it.

        I bet you are right about the reason, I was thinking from the beginning that would be a really hard thing to code up. It could also be they went away from the x8 architecture (would take a lot more power using most architectures).

      • NexusMan

        Well, I know for fact the G Watch does it.

    • NexusMan

      They still claim it’s “always on.” I noticed during the keynote, as Sundar was wearing it, the watch face was actually always on, but dim when his arm was down. Also, when Josh Topolsky wore it on The Tonight Show, it illuminated when he raised his arm.

  • Vermin_Cain

    This watch should be able to smack down any offerings from that fruity company in Cupertino.

  • MistaButters

    I think that is the first picture I’ve seen of the bottom of the watch.

    (I thought somebody said Moto told them they couldn’t see the bottom)

    • We break rules 🙂

    • NexusMan

      I saw it on other sites too, and they claimed it was a plastic covering Moto put on there to hide the real bottom until it’s released.

  • How do you change the band?

    • BeerManMike

      Looks like you “thread” the leather ones through the top and bottom of the back, the metal one may click somehow in those openings.

  • p0k3y

    The UI looks good, but the watch itself is a little thick and band is ugly, imo…

  • emoney

    i can’t wait to say ok google and have three devices waiting for my every request

    • JoshGroff


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      • Razma

        chrome browser does it too

    • NexusMan

      I can’t wait to say “OK Google,” and have YOUR three devices waiting for MY every request.

  • droid army

    This and the Moto x+1 will be heaven

  • Droid Ronin

    Looks pretty sweet. Hopefully, it should allow for some customization through MotoMaker.

  • John R


  • Franz

    Please let this have a heart rate monitor! Don’t let Samsung be the only one!

    • BeerManMike

      Why, What would a heart rate monitor do for you?

      • blackjaguar25

        Rate his heart, perhaps?

        Or is that not how these things work?

        • BeerManMike

          Sure, but why is that information important?, it just seems like a requested feature for no reason at all.

          • blackjaguar25

            Aw, my joke went right over your head. 🙁

          • BeerManMike

            Yea, it’s 4:50 here, tired and all.

          • Richard Jackson

            I wear a heart rate monitor when I do cardio. It is a older unit that comes with a watch I swap out when wearing my pebble. Being able to boil it down to one watch that does it all would be nice in my case.

          • kashtrey

            Is that one with the chest strap? If so, I’m sure you can find one that integrates with your phone and eventually one that can work with a Android Wear watch app. If it is the strap type, those (I believe) are a lot more accurate than the ones built into watches.

          • Richard Jackson

            It is a chest strap model but in uses RF and a comes with it own watch. I will probably end up keeping it forever. Can’t get rid of something till something really great can replace it. Just get tired of forgetting it on the way to the gym and turning around to get it.

          • kashtrey

            Oh I feel ya. I was hoping (still am) for a heart rate monitor on the 360, but at the same time feel it’s more of a fashion watch rather than a sports one. Personally, I wouldn’t want to run with a leather (gets stinky and discolored) or metal (heavy, bulky) watch band and wouldn’t want to cheapen the 360 with a rubber strap. That would leave me with swapping out bands, which would be annoying.

          • Do we know if they’re user swappable? I know we have different choices, but aftermarket swappable?

          • Richard Jackson

            I was planning on swapping out for a metal band like I did with my pebble. Love the look of leather but I tend to ruin leather bands for some odd reason.

          • sirmeili

            For a watch that looks like this, I would rather have a second watch for when I work out. If someone made a version like the MotoActiv I might get one like that (one tailored to working out). For instance, I wouldn’t wear one of my dress watches when I work out and one of my workout watches when I am going out.

          • NexusMan

            My thoughts exactly. But I also don’t wear watches when I work out. But I would like to have a different one for certain casual occasions.

          • MacNificent

            Every body cares so much about their heart rate nowadays! (For the last two weeks).
            Trust me. We need this in our watches to kill the battery so that we can just use our phone to check our messages and ask Google for directions (said no one)

          • wmsco1

            Your blood pressure going up!

          • MacNificent

            Ha. True true. I wish i had a smartwatch with a heart rate monitor so i could l really let you know.

          • NexusMan

            Now, a blood pressure monitor would actually be useful.

          • To use for exercise and sleep quality/pattern monitoring to just name a couple of examples. You know, some of the most important things in life? Many people who bike commute or bike exercise have their phones stored. It would be nice to monitor the heart rate and also be able to see who is trying to call/message you and if it’s necessary to stop and take the call/respond… from a single, small, device.

            The only time I ever wear a watch is when I need hands free gps tracking and heart rate monitoring like on hikes. It would be nice to also see the data this watch offers over a pure sports watch. I would probably wear it more often.

            Monitoring your heart rate during exercise not only helps you manage your level of effort to maximize the workout, but for data junkies, it tells you the training load you’ve put on your body and recovery time needed. It also makes it easier to compare fitness levels over long training periods to see how your training is working.

      • wmsco1

        Oooohm Oooohm not working. Heart rate monitor reading high still. Oooohm?

      • Umm for when you exercise.

    • valapsp

      apparently it doesnt have that sensor. I’m judging by looking at the back.

  • Eric

    Where are the all metal ones? All I see are the ugly leather strap ones I’m starting to get worried.

  • MH

    Looks like it takes a standard watch bracelet….excellent

  • Paul Hansen

    Daddy wants.

    • Robert Macri

      Then buy it for your daddy

  • Pratik Holla

    In every screenshot I have seen, the 360 display looks soooo much better than the G watch or the gear live. Is this actually true when actually viewing it?

    • Completely true. Puts the Live and G Watch to shame!

  • kashtrey

    Can you comment on thickness? I was never one to really think it would be too wide in circumference but it definitely looks pretty thick.

    • It’s not as bad as it looks. That’s all I can say.

      • kashtrey

        Thanks, I have a pretty big watch now but it doesn’t look that much thicker than a Pebble. From everything I’ve been, reading it sounds like it feels perfect and natural on your wrist and I simply can’t wait.

  • Vermin_Cain

    I hope this watch is a success.

  • Ray

    Give me now

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    No VIDEO? What is this the verge? . . . Okay fine i’ll look at the pics…. MOTO WE NEED A DATE!

    • kashtrey

      Except the Verge actually has a video for their 360 hands on.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I’m referring to the fact that the Verge seems to be picky about what gets video reviews and what doesn’t. Not about this watch.

        • kashtrey

          Oh sorry, I just wanted people to know there’s a video of the 360 out there haha.

          • Rojo623

            There are several. The Verge, MKBHD, Android Central etc. The demo from Motorola itself is probably my fav.

      • Jason Salcedo

        and the verge will say how much better IOS is or apple 🙂 damn apple fans

        • niuguy

          Apple fans say The Verge is pro Google.

          Personally, I think they are pretty unbiased. Tons of great Google I/O coverage.

  • Aaron

    I am now sold. I will be buying this.

  • Stephen D

    Well, this makes every other smartwatch look like a joke. As much as I want one now, this will be worth that wait.

    • velocipedes

      You get what you pay for. This will be an expensive watch.

      • Ryan Behmanesh

        If it’s anything more than $249, I’m out.

        • scotch1337

          250 is reasonable maybe 300 if there are features that we are not aware of

        • Kellen and I personally think it’s around $299-$349.

          • ckeegan

            Uh, I’ve been saying $360 since day one, and I have no problem paying that. I own watches that were far more and all they do is tell me the time and date.

          • NexusMan

            I’ve been saying that too. And I’d pay that too.

          • kashtrey

            Good thing Moto offers financing now. lol. I’m still hoping for the 249 (Avg Retail Price) quoted in that contest though

          • If you need to finance a possible $249 watch you may need to rethink your priorities. Or anything under $5000 for that matter.

          • kashtrey

            I don’t NEED financing for 249 but when I plan on buying a 500+ off contract X+1 and a 250-250 smart watch at the same time, interest free installments are better than taking 750 out of my bank account at once.

          • Christopher Moore

            So true and I did not learn this until later in life. If you can’t afford $250 straight cash you shouldn’t be buying it.

          • san q

            Lol so true unless u work for McDonalds

          • NexusMan

            I’ve set aside a Moto 360 fund since it was announced, lol. So, I’m good. Day 1.

          • kashtrey

            Me too actually, but when there’s interest free financing offers, I typically take people up on it. It allows me to, at the very least, gain interest that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to make. I’m able to have the device and put the money I’d be spending on it to work for me just a little longer.

          • Yep, $299 std, $349 with the steel band.

          • NexusMan

            Yea, that’s what I always thought since it was announced. $299-$360, actually, was my guess. If they surprise us with a “cheap” price, I don’t think they’ll go any lower than $250.

          • sc0rch3d

            how will it be charged? did you ask them? wireless?

          • Bruce Lin

            Per FCC filing, it uses wireless charger.

          • Yes, it’s Qi Wireless

          • rfranken

            if you would be so kind….could you tell me the measurement length around one of those wrists in the screenshots above?

          • Taylor Abrahamson

            Use the moto G watch as a reference, we know it’s dimensions.

          • kixofmyg0t

            I think it’ll be a bit less than that, well I hope so anyway.

            You want this thing to sell like the Moto G? Price it $249 or less. $199 and it will dominate in its category. Seriously Moto take the loss at first, you’ll make it up later on.

        • dannyWHITE

          Oh its definitely gonna be more than $249. Id be very shocked if it was less!

        • NexusMan

          I’d pay up to $360.

        • Patrick Crumpler

          I’m a little concerned that they haven’t really announced the pricing as of yet. I’m gonna go higher still. I’m thinking $350-400. Design wise it’s twice the watch over the other two, and I ordered the g watch. I’ll be getting this watch but hope I am wrong about the pricing. I think Motorola is playing this hand close and building a bit more hype for it.

        • scastro87

          what about $250?

          • Ryan Behmanesh

            Ok I can do $250, but anything over $250 is a no go.

      • LionStone

        If it stays around $300., this’ll be my work watch… it’ll save me from having to pull my phone out and handle my phone w grubby hands since I work outdoor mostly.

    • NexusMan

      always did

    • D Boy

      What will make you look more a dbag? Google glasses or this Lenovo 360?

      • Ryan Behmanesh

        Why bother reading the article and comments if you’re just here to troll? How does a watch make you look like a dbag? Google Glass, I can kind of understand only because it’s an entirely new form factor. But now they have it with normal looking glasses/sunglasses so it doesn’t look too weird.

  • Jeremy Turnley

    Yeah, if I get one, this is the one.

  • Jason Kahn

    The picture says it all

    • wmsco1

      No! Your money is no good! Monopoly money excepted. Lol

      • MacNificent

        In that case, I’ll take 4 to go please!
        Thank you!

        • wmsco1

          Lol. Hell yeah!

      • LightofHonor

        Sorry, but my OCD makes me do this… accepted*

        • wmsco1

          Sorry, but MY DCO makes me do this… excepted*

        • Joel Gautraud

          I hate to the guy that corrects THAT guy, but “excepted” could work in this case as well.

          Excepted = “not included in the category or group specified.”

          So, it could read: “No! Your money is no good! Monopoly money not included in the category or group specified.” Meaning that while money is not accepted, Monopoly money is the exception to that rule and is therefore “good.”

    • U Sukrs

      Either he has very delicate wrists or that “watch” is the size of a hockey puck. A hockey puck that tells time and displays 3 word messages. Oh boy.

      • UseYourBrainDork

        Ur an idiot. She is Asian. All devices look gigantic in Asian women’s hands and next to their body’s.

        Have you ever seen the Samsung and LG ads with Asian women always holding their devices, they look gigantic

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      to see notifications from your smartphone.

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  • SetNick

    Seeing your pics has convinced me to get one. Can’t wait!

  • Nick

    +1 for being one of the few (only?) to get s shot of the backside. Is that for the wireless charging or a heart rate monitor?

    • Jeremy Turnley

      Qi wireless charging was confirmed a week or so ago, so that’s probably it.

    • kashtrey

      The back looks really cool. What’s going on there? Is it all plastic?

      • NexusMan

        I read another blog that said it’s a covering they put on there to hide the real back until release.

    • Mark Rust

      I was really hoping for a heart rate monitor. Doesn’t look like it’s happening unfortunately.

      Unless they’ve got on under there… which I’m not sure they managed. :/

      • Richard Jackson

        I’m also was hoping that it had a heart rate monitor.

    • Blake

      Only one I’ve seen. Another hands on said Motorola wasn’t allowing it. Wireless charging most likely, but don’t know why they’d be so secretive if it was just that though.

    • Qi wireless charging.

  • Desmond Abrams

    Will I be able to use this with my Galaxy Note 3/4 or is it only for Motorola Devices?

    • Paul Hansen

      Should work with all devices running proper play services.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        I thought it was for all devices running Android 4.3 or higher. Nothing to do with the Play Services version.

        • sirmeili

          I believe you are correct because 4.3 introduced the low energy BT support, which is likely how this talks with your phone. That may somehow also be tied to the the play services as well because of how Android Wear talks to Android.

          So maybe a combination of the 2?

        • Paul Hansen

          Play services is where all the background data is being handled. Modern play services require 4.3+

          • Franklin Ramsey

            I’m not sure that is exactly true. My Gnex running Android 4.2 is running the same version of play services that my Nexus running 4.4 has.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      4.3 and above.

    • kashtrey

      I believe all Wear devices are supposed to be compatible with any device running the latest GP Services.

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  • OF

    My first smartwatch!

  • Nick Haug

    Looks amazing

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  • Chris Schmucker

    What about the metal band?

    • SetNick

      I bet that’s going to be released either as an option or upgraded packing with a slightly higher price that the leather option.

      • PoisonApple31

        It’ll probably be an extra $80-$100 for the metal band 😉

        • sirmeili

          Until a month or 2 later when they realizing it isn’t selling and they drop it to $25 extra? Too bad I’ll be a sucker who pays the $80-100…LOL. I think the metal band looks better and I traditionally wear only metal banded watches.

          • Patrick Crumpler

            Much better option than leather. That leather is going to look dreadfulin about six months. All tattered and torn and stained attatched to a bright shiny watch. Plastic/rubber or metal are the best options.

          • sirmeili

            I have watches with leather bands that have lasted years. Granted i don’t wear them that often, but leather has been an option for watch bands forever and they can last if you take care of them. I wouldn’t wear it when you work out, but otherwise it should last years. If Motorola was smart though, they have designed the watch to use a standard size band and used the same connection to hold the band on. If they did that, then it wouldn’t matter. and from the looks at the back of the moto360 above, it appears they did use pins, which is standard. Here’s hoping it is a standard size.

          • Patrick Crumpler

            Only thing is that Motorola’s 360 looks like a pain to switch bands. No one has figured that out yet. Leather bands work fine if you aren’t constantly washing your hands or anything to do with sweat or water. I agree that they look elegant and add a natural element to an otherwise industrial design. Balance. But I wear my watch all the time. I need something more durable .

        • AMTrombley89

          I expect it to be more expensive but…$100 is a stretch! I mean, most bands don’t cost more than 20-30. A premium metal band? I’d expect maybe a $50 premium. But my logic compares this to a normal watch, so I may be wrong

          • Higher_Ground

            maybe by some chance it’ll be a standard size band – then the possibilities are endless.

    • NexusMan

      Moto Maker?

    • Ray

      its a standard metal band that you can buy on amazon for $20 why pay a premium when you can just swap it out yourself?

      • Patrick Crumpler

        Same goes for the LG G-Watch. Switch out the cheap silicone band they are using (very comfortable though) and switch it out with a gunmetal or black metal band.

    • Patrick Crumpler

      If its stainless its fine.