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Thursday Poll: How Much Would You Pay for the Moto 360?

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Even though the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are available for purchase as the first ever Android Wear smartwatches, the majority of you have made it clear that the Moto 360 is all you care about. In fact, 70% of the DL community said in a poll that they are skipping the offerings from LG and Samsung to wait for Motorola’s circular wearable. That is a pretty astounding number, if you look at the complete results. Take a glance at that poll and you will see that more people (19%) said they aren’t interested at all in an Android Wear watch than the combined crowd that said they were buying either the G Watch (6%) or Gear Live (6%). It’s either Moto 360 or bust.

I can’t say I blame people for feeling this way. I shared plenty of my own thoughts on the Moto 360 earlier in the week, stating that it is the only smartwatch I am interested in because it looks like a beautifully designed watch first, yet has Android in the background as an added bonus.

As we have seen the G Watch ($229) and Gear Live ($199) go up for sale, we are potentially starting to get a feel for the price of the Moto 360. Well, we at least have a starting point, followed by a second level. We talked about this on the DL Show last night, but I am curious to know how much someone would be willing to pay for a premium Android Wear watch, with a circular stainless steel face and either a matching or leather band?

Motorola isn’t sharing specs or pricing, and as already denied that the $249 price point we saw through a Moto 360 contest is an accurate representation of the retail price. Does that mean we should go above $250, like $300? Or will it be even more pricey at $350 or $400? What would your max be?

*Note – I didn’t include a price under $200, because a price lower than $200 doesn’t seem realistic. The G Watch is made of pure, uninspired plastic and runs $229.

How Much Would You Pay for the Moto 360?

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  • Tristan

    Unless you’re guaranteed to get software updates forever then I’m not willing to pay any money for a smart watch. I wouldn’t want a watch that gradually loses its usefulness due to not being updated. If it’s going to turn into a basic digital watch then I’ll just get a basic digital watch.

    When I think of a watch, I think I’ll be using it for several years. Maybe

    even my entire life. Maybe these companies will create a new market where people are happy to pay hundreds of dollars every year or two for a new watch. I don’t know. It happened with the phone.

  • HD Z

    Takes your price, add $200 to $250, that’s will be the price at launch.

  • paul

    I won’t be buying a watch where in order to stay relevant its software needs to keep being updated which won’t happen. My watches last longer than my phones but as soon as you put software and other technology into the mix, that watch is going to be less useful fairly quickly.

    • NexusMan

      Even if it was NEVER updated. It would still tell the time, which is the only thing your “regular” watch does.

      • Mots

        A $400 dollar digital watch is pretty expensive. A $30 digital watch can do that.

        • NexusMan

          Not quite “digital.” And a $30 digital watch can’t do anything else. Not to mention, there are no $30 digital watches crafted and looking like the Moto X. You’re not paying JUST for tech, you’re paying for fashion. When will those like you realize that?

          • jake

            People buying watches for fashion will get something else.

          • NexusMan

            I buy watches for fashion. I’m getting this…AND something else.

        • NexusMan

          You do realize digital watch technology is an entirely different technology, right? And you do realize a price has not been announced for the Moto 360, right? And you do realize the 1st Digital Watch cost $2,100, right? And you do realize $400 is a bargain next to $2,100, right?

  • jeff

    Didn’t vote since there aren’t any options for less than $200.

  • Alex

    Well if you ask me i would say free haha but, i think i would pay around 250-300, not used to that much even though i recently bought a ledlampen

  • StankyChikin

    And now it has been proven… Android users are cheap bastards 🙂

    • Tristan

      Or there might not be a big market for smart watches. At least among the people who visit this site. Maybe these companies will convince people that they want a smart watch. That’s happened before.

  • csseale

    Moto already said they plan on wearables to be their future. In order to do that they need to get them out there. Being >=$300 is suicide.

    So I expect it to be very compative to its biggest competitor. That’s why they are waiting. To see which one that is.

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  • Michael Evans

    Half of you will complain and still buy it, the other half will complain, wont buy it, then troll the forums for months. So this poll is pointless.

    • jeff

      All polls are pointless.

  • Christopher Moore

    I will only pay under $200…. once it hit the refurb bin. Too many people have high hopes for this watch but just because it has a pretty face it’s still a first gen device.

    • NexusMan

      Too many people get hung up on “gen” and “specs,” instead of getting what they want and enjoying and living life.

  • Kayonesoft

    I know some people are willing to spend what I believe to be ridiculous amounts of money for something you wear on your wrist and look at occasionally to tell the time.
    Clocks are abundant. My microwave has one, my Bluray has one, my DVR has one, my PC Taskbar has one, my tablet has one, my phone has one, my wall has one, my car has one. Finding a place to be able to determine the time is not a rarity that I need a dedicated device for. In addition, there are many negatives that come with wearing a watch all the time. Dead skin buildup underneath, sometimes itchiness or rashes, the potential to scratch a laptop or desk with the clasp…

    These android smart watches have one noticeable advantage over just looking at your smartphone and that is the extra 3 seconds you save looking at your wrist instead of digging out your phone.

    In my mind, this is a very cool toy but I wouldn’t pay hundreds for one with such minimal benefits. I believe such a device does have a place in our modern society and I can only see these things becoming more and more popular until they are mainstream, but not until the price comes way down to affordable levels. I wouldn’t pay more than $150 at most for a watch like this and that’s only if I had the spare money to burn. I’d be much more likely to purchase a watch like this nearer to the $100 or below price range. $99 seems like a feel good price.

    • NexusMan

      Clearly, you are not a fan of watches, so it’s really pointless for you. People who ARE into watches, pay up to hundreds of dollars for them, anyway. If you don’t wear watches, a smartwatch is not necessarily targeted at you.

  • 213ninja

    i imagine most of the folks on here would pay a cool fafillion…

  • emoney

    my phone cost $350, paying more than $200 would be absurd

    • NexusMan

      There are THOUSANDS of watches that cost more than your phone.

      • emoney

        I have one nice watch, I’m not in the market for another. If this phone was able to do the same things as my phone it would be worth a similar amount. The fact that it can provide notifications to my already notification enabled phone, and look like a watch is irrelevant TO ME.

        • NexusMan

          And that’s fine. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are thousands of watches that cost more than your phone. Great, you’re not in the market for a new watch. Many people are…myself included. And FYI, it does more than notifications. It’s not a Pebble.

          • emoney

            Ok you are right there are watches that cost more than $350….satisfied??

          • NexusMan

            I’ll be satisfied when I get my Moto 360. But thanks for asking.

  • Matt Lee

    For some reason, a $350 price point is what I’ve been mentally preparing for for a few months now. I’ve read a few articles today claiming to have seen some asian website jump the gun on listing a price equivalent to around $450. Probably unreliable, but I wouldn’t say that number is out of the question. As dead set as I’ve been on getting one of these things since the very first renderings released my Motorola, a $450 price might be enough to push me away.


    No more than $200 like Samsung Live.
    Ian B

  • Don

    So now I’m hoping it’s over $400.00. Shorter waiting time for delivery.

  • mrjayviper

    and Motorola will botch the launch by releasing in America only!

  • Sharkh20

    No dollars.

  • jcorf


  • Ajmobileguru

    What is this site’s obsession with anything Moto??Just when the Moto X fever started subsiding we have this. Anything over $150 for any smart watch seems way too much in my opinion

    • NexusMan

      This site is “obsessed” with anything current and awesome in the mobile space.

  • TC Infantino

    I picked $250, but I would be willing to spend close to $300 for the one with the metal band. This all depends on how well the watch performs in sunlight, battery life, and how it looks when wearing it.

  • ineptone

    I’d like to say I wouldn’t pay $300-350 for the Moto 360 because, on its own, it doesn’t really have a purpose – though it’s my understanding it can still tell time. But then I consider the fact that I’ve paid that much for a traditional watch and I begin to struggle with context. I purchased my traditional watch(es) to tell time and to act as a fashion accessory and, in the end, was able to justify the price. So, it would be hypocritical of me to knock the 360 for having a similar price tag when it would serve the same two purposes as a traditional watch while also offering additional functionality. I think, in the end, the struggle stems from the fact that the Moto 360, and others of its ilk, are perceived as phone accessories, which happen to cost almost as much as the device it is to be used with, rather than watches. And in there lies the problem. If we choose to view smart watches simply as watches with additional functionalities then I believe the prices become far more reasonable. At least to those who are already willing to, or have already invested in a higher end traditional watch.

  • Jesse Torres

    I really really doubt it’ll be 250. But it would be a lot cooler if does.

  • acashe42

    Moto X+1 and 360 discounted bundle???

  • pyro74boy .

    $100 bucks tops for any of these overrated smart-watches .That is my spending limit for them assuming I really end up buying one because I would rather spend my money on something else like maybe even a real watch that is going to outperform all of these smart-watches in terms of battery performance. These smart-watches are just gimmicks for people who have tons of money to flush down the toilet..

    • NexusMan

      You won’t even get an Android Wear Fossil for $100.

      • pyro74boy .

        These watches are gimmicks. Maybe in 2 or 3 years from now I might be getting one but only if they come down in price.

        • NexusMan

          I’m not sure if you know what gimmick means.

          • pyro74boy .

            Trust me I do. Saving my money for the New HTC rumored Nexus Tablet.

  • tony smith

    If the Kairos company is legit and they prove to be more than a startup, I would prefer to buy one of those watches and upgrade the components every 2 years. But some astute people did point out the obvious caveats. They could fall flat on their @ss and you are stuck with a very nice watch with antiquated electronic components. I get a new Note every year because that’s just my thing. I don’t want to feel compelled to get a new watch every year regardless of the price. Thanks for making me aware of Kairos. I emailed and asked if they have any other businesses other than watch. I would pay the money for the swiss movement if I knew that they were gonna be around.

    • NexusMan

      I’m placing my chips on the multibillion dollar entity that is Google…any day over a concept on a fundraising site.

  • Sean Bello

    Yeah, not many people will be buying if these results are the case. It’s gonna be over $300. I’d be fine paying $350, but I don’t think I’d stop myself it was $400. It’s a really stylish accessory and it’s functional as hell.

    • NexusMan

      Yup. That’s what I said. I’d go to $400.

      • Sean Bello

        I’d go to 4, but I don’t think I’d be happy about it. Part of why the X was so great was because of price. If it was over 6 (flagship price), people would’ve lost it because of the lack of specs. They hit the sweet spot.

  • NexusMan

    Judging by those votes, either people are lying or a whole lot of them won’t be getting it at launch. IMO

  • matt

    $300 is my max

  • Shawn John

    In a Tech watch Id prefer a square or rectangular bezel, in a more elegant watch I could do a circular bezel, but for some reason although I have had a ton of circular bezels, in a smart watch they look feminine to me.

  • Tony Byatt

    Maybe they were right about us Android users…

    Maybe we are cheap… 😛

  • Steveo

    How about none of the above, and wait for the “next big thing.” I’m already tired of the 360, can’t wait for some more options!

  • Shawn John

    Waiting on the 2nd gen LG G Watch. Don’t want to be the first one to help figure out the bugs.

    • NexusMan

      Hmmm. Charging a watch is ridiculous but charging a phone isn’t?

  • Sergey

    $250? Just curious, how do you expect it to cost just $20 more than the most basic LG watch? I think $280-300 is more than reasonable. You gotta reward Motorola for what they did here. Give them some money for the effort and unique profit.
    I dunno, I guess I’m one of those who wants Motorola to succeed and I don’t mind giving them some $$$ when they clearly deserve it. I don’t know what the margins would be but IMO 20% is fair for such product.

  • Guest

    Retail Price $249, occassional sale would drop the price to around $189/$199, that’s the max price most people would be comfotable with..

  • Under the bridge downtown

    If I don’t have to charge it too often, has wireless (or kinetic) charging, the face is readable in sunlight, is water resistant, and has a great metal band I will gladly pay $400. I prefer it in the $200-$300 range but I am not looking for a cheap POS. My current Omega watch has lasted me years.

  • I’d pay $150 as soon as they get rid of the dumb bottom bezel.

    • NexusMan

      You’ve already established you won’t be getting it.

      • And now I’ve established what it would take to turn me around on it.

        • NexusMan

          You had also already established that.

          • Your point? DL posted another article about the 360, and I read it & felt compelled to comment. That’s how comments work.

          • NexusMan

            I was very clear with my point: You’ve already established you won’t be getting it.

  • 300 is my max…. any more ill wait

  • Wow, I’m surprised by the results… I’m with Kellen on the 360 as a must have and have decided I’ll go as high as $500.although I would much rather spend 2.

    also considering the limited availability potential (sapphire display etc) , I can understand a price hike to avoid immediate sellout.

  • ApplesNAndroids

    How much “would” I pay? Probably upwards of 350. How much do I want to pay? About 280

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  • Michael Nyitrai

    1 poll and everyones a marketing mathmatician

  • Cesar

    *throws money at screen*

  • trwb

    How about $75-$100. Because in 6 months when watches come out with standalone internet access, calling, etc. This device will seem pretty bad.

    • Ryan N

      They have a hard enough time getting decent battery performance in the current smart watches. A cell radio is a sure fire way to guarantee one hour battery life… If not for that, I’d agree.

      • trwb

        Maybe just standalone HSPA+ and WiFi would be good enough. Could do standalone sms and internet. That would be appealing to me.

    • NexusMan

      lol. yea ok. Just what I want: a watch with standalone internet access and a phone, over the power of Google Now and Android Wear.

  • Frank

    Device just seems like immense overkill to me. The Razer Nabu that’s coming out would do pretty much exactly what I’d want to use a Smart Watch for and costs $100 or less. Think that’s far more an attractive option then any of these.

  • frhow

    Seeing that I spend over 500+ for a mechanical watch, one that is much more versatile and stylish as well warrants any price tag <1000.

  • Alex Boro

    Has anyone’s G Watch shipped yet?

    • Shipping today from what I’m seeing. Ours hasn’t shipped though.

  • RoboCop

    I’d do $599 for the Moto X+1 and 360 combo

    • Sean Bello

      I would do that in an instant, considering that’s what the price of the phone will be by itself.

  • Nick281051

    “I’d buy that for a dollar”