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Moto 360 Product Lead Lior Ron Talks Design in 60 Second Clip

Motorola is continuing its Moto 360 hype, this time in a brief conversation with Lior Ron, product lead for the Moto 360. In this brief clip, Lior discusses Motorola’s decision to go with the round look, which has had most tech enthusiasts extremely excited since it was first unveiled.

Lior states in the video that a watch is simply one’s self expression on the wrist, which is why the company opted for a more fashionable approach to Android Wear. With the round design, Motorola has been able to place a larger display on the user, allowing for more information to be seen at any given time. 

As you all may know, we here at DL can’t wait to get our hands on this piece of hardware. It’s time for the square smartwatches to be placed on hold.

Naturally, still no date or pricing has been given for the Moto 360, but believe us, we will let you know as soon as that info is made available.

Via: Motorola
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      Sexy indeed. 10x’s better looking than the G Watch with a stainless steel strap.

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  • Chris

    I can’t believe the other smartwatch vendors didn’t get this before Moto. The majority of people don’t buy a watch for utility reasons, they buy it because it LOOKS GOOD and can also do those other things. Galaxy Gear and others just look stupid, which is why there isn’t mainstream adoption.

    • NexusMan

      In fairness, Pebble got it. It’s original design was a pleasant enough casual watch, but the Pebble Steel is a much more attractive, fashion forward watch design…And because of it’s design, the Pebble Steel was actually the 1st smartwatch I wanted.

      • Chris

        Your opinion

        • NexusMan

          That’s kinda understood. Just as “I can’t believe the other smartwatch vendors didn’t get this before Moto,” is your opinion. Also, understood.

          • Chris

            Fine then

          • Chris

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  • Michael Tran

    The 360 is slightly larger than my Panerai. I’m not a fan of metal bands but it definitely looks better than the leather they had on the watch.

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  • mcdonsco

    How about just releasing the damn thing already!

    • NexusMan

      Good things come to those who wait.

      • Gyah

        There’s a sucker born every minute.

        • NexusMan

          And there’s an impatient idot on every corner.

  • Norm

    Moto 360 get on my wrist! Right, meow!

  • Xious

    I’m anxious to see how they are going to allow you to customize this through MotoMaker. I would love some different colored metals, several different band options, etc. This is probably going to be pretty popular and I would love to customize it to myself instead of having it look like every other 360 out there.

    • AMTrombley89

      I was thinking today..maybe that’s why it’s taking so long. Maybe they learned some of their mistakes from the Moto X and are doing what they can to launch with a full customizable line of 360 options instead of staggering it like wood backs for the moto x.

    • Daistaar

      You realize all it takes to personalize a watch is changing the band of which there are literally hundreds of thousands…

      • Xious

        Yes, but I would still like to customize the color of the actual watch. Maybe an amber-tinted steel. A matte-black finish. Some people might like a chrome finish (not me, but to each their own), stuff like that. The band is only one thing. I could see them allowing you to customize the color of the watch housing and the button on the side, each different colors/finishes. Something like that is what I’m hoping for.

        • NexusMan

          The housing comes in silver or black.

    • NexusMan

      Well, we’ve already seen 2 stainless steel bands (silver and black), and 7 different leather band colors leaked, as well as 2 stainless steel housing colors (silver and black).

      • Gyah

        Holy fanboy!

        • NexusMan

          um. ok.

  • Matt G

    Now an actual excuse to be able to talk about this thing!

  • Eric Sorensen

    The cut-off screen at the bottom really bothers me for some reason. I wonder why they did it? I can’t imagine a single logical reason for doing that. None. Well, unless there is a front-facing camera in there and the watch will have Skype video calling. That would probably be the only reason I would accept.

    • Nikuliai

      it was that or having a huge bezel… so yeah, I actually want that there

      • Eric Sorensen

        Says who? I don’t see the connection between large bezels and that cropped portion at the bottom. And if you want a black area down there, just display it as black, but when you display a round clock, I’d like to see the 6am/pm area displayed.

        • Nikuliai

          you have to make the touch interface and the sensors, that takes space, so you have 3 options, make it thicker, make bigger bezels (G Watch and Gear thing) or lose a portion of the circular screen, I would rather lose the bottom, it may bother you, but having bigger bezels is an issue on a watch, same as having a watch too damn thick

          • Eric Sorensen

            I still don’t buy it. The only sensor you need is a light sensor, and that can be a tiny speck, preferably on the side or somewhere less screen obstructing. Proximity can be the touch screen, if you need one at all.
            wouldn’t it be cool if the final version didn’t’ have that sliver, just to fool other smartwatch makers?

          • sirmeili

            I believe it also houses part of the display electronics. You will have to have some kind of bezel. Either all the way around or just a sliver.

          • NexusMan

            Also, keep in mind, Moto has not revealed all of their secret sauce yet. There could be even more to that sliver…like part of the secret to what I believe will be superior battery life to the other 2 Android Wear offerings.

          • Joe

            Straight from the mouth of a Moto rep at google I/O: that black sliver is where the display circuitry and ambient sensors are. Without it, the watch would have a bezel all the way around like EVERY other device on the planet.

            I can’t understand how people are taking this for granted. When you see the watch in person like I did, you’ll change your mind. The bezels on every other watch to date are quite sizeable…having absolutely no bezel around most of the watch, please pardon the pun, the 360 is ahead of its time. ;)

          • Eric Sorensen

            I guess I’ll be waiting for next year’s watch when they figure out a way to put the “display circuitry” behind the display. Mark my words – someone will put out a round watch with a complete circular display and no bezel. I just hope it’s an android watch and not Apple. I know we all want to the MOTO 360 to be wonderful, but this is a substantial flaw for me. I look forward to see what is coming next.

          • Joe

            Yeah man, I hear ya. All I can say is don’t discount it entirely until you get the chance to see it in person and try it on… It’s gorgeous, even with that black sliver; when you select one of the black watch faces it’s very unnoticeable.

            And yes I totally agree, eventually one of the large companies will manufacture a round watch with the display circuitry behind the display..but I really don’t think it will be until the end of 2015, at the earliest. Battery tech will need to take a small leap and miniaturize further in order to fit it..

          • NexusMan

            I guess you won’t be getting one this year or the next.

          • Nikuliai

            You can believe whatever you want, I only speak for what I’ve read, and by my understanding I do buy it, but I’m too lazy to try to explain it so let’s just agree to disagree

          • NexusMan

            “Gear thing,” LOL. That should have been it’s name!

          • Gyah

            Fanboys unite!

        • sirmeili

          it was either a sliver at the bottom, or a bezel all the way around. There is no way around it. You don’t see any of the other watches without any bezel. I seriously doubt you will find a round watch released that doesn’t have this sliver or a bezel all the way around.

        • sirmeili

          Even the Kairo watches have the sliver (though it seems smaller). I believe it is for sensors and part of the display. On phones and square watches that is why they have bezels.

          https://kairoswatches.com/

          • NexusMan

            Exactly, Thank you. And it doesn’t appear to be any smaller…but also remember, the Moto 360 is a real product, the Kairos is still a concept and render.

        • NexusMan

          Have you ever designed and manufactured a tiny circular display?

    • Bradon

      That’s where the sensors are, brightness and proximity… not sure if there’s a proximity but definenty a senor for ambient light so it can adjust the brightness of the screen.

      • Eric Sorensen

        Well, it’s too big of a loss of the screen real estate. I bet that thing goes away in future versions.

        • Bradon

          Agreed, some clever engineer will find a way around it.

    • http://www.techmantis.net/ Minja Miketa

      They contains all the display drivers and hardware needed for the screen. If they didn’t have it there they couldn’t have the screen go edge to edge like it does. I don’t think it’s going away.

    • NexusMan

      When people call it a “cut-off screen” that really bothers me. The screen, as stated in the video, is actually larger than the other, square options. So the screen is not cut off. A “cut-off” screen would be missing images from it’s display. Now, the black area, at the botom of the device, as stated, is where the drivers are, and they chose to place it there to have an edge to edge display, rather than have a larger device, with a black bezel wrapped around the entire circumference.

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    It’s WAAAYYYYYY too thick. The 4 year old iPod nano + watch band combo is way thinner than this.

    • Boblank84

      agree too thick and the bottom black bar has changed my mind on this thing. I guess i’ll wait for the next batch to see if anything looks appealing…

    • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

      http://imgur.com/r83z9Wn

      Ipod Nano on the top. 4 years old. When Apple drops a watch it will be THIN and make these look stupid.

      • Joe

        You guys are a bit ignorant. The battery is what takes up the most of the thickness of these devices. The 6th gen nano has a 105 mAh battery. The G watch has a 400 mAh battery…nearly FOUR times the size and barely any bigger. And that’s just scratching the surface… The nano is inferior in every respect.

        I would bet my sizeable bank account that Apple will NOT create a watch without bezels. If they do, there will be an area somewhere on the display to house the display drivers and ambient sensors. You’ll be lucky if it’s even round.

        I wouldn’t get too excited.

        • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

          Good point about the battery.

          I just look at the Moto and don’t want that thick thing on my wrist. It’s way too tall and awkward. I want to see it in person but it looks terrible in video and pics.

          And I’m a Moto FANBOY. But I’m also into good design and this is a design fail.

          • sirmeili

            I think with a metal band, it will be far more acceptable looking. though I don’t find it all that horrible as is.

          • Deez

            Agreed. It looks huge. Even in the pics that DL took of the watch the thing looks ridiculously big on the wearer’s wrist. Like the Flava Flav clock of wristwatches or something lol

          • Joe

            It only looks huge on Cathay Bi’s wrist, and the woman doing demos at I/O because they are both petite females. It looks stylish on any average sized male’s wrist.

            There are plenty of standard mechanical designer watches that are bigger in diameter…

          • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

            It’s more about the thickness. Look at that still shot in the video. It’s thicker than the guy’s finger!

          • Joe

            I see what you’re saying.. It’s hard to explain man, but it’s not really an issue when you see it in person and put it on.

          • Deez

            Are you saying the dude on DL that took the pics with it in his wrist has a girl’s sized wrist? The watch looked like it was huge on his wrist…

          • Joe

            Trust me, it doesn’t look that big in person…pics and videos don’t do it justice at all.

      • NexusMan

        Yea. Ok. Hey, guess what, I have a 10 year old tape recorder that’s thinner than my iMac. Does that make the iMac look stupid? NO. Because it’s a TAPE RECORDER! Just as the nano is a dumb mp3 player snapped into a 3rd party plastic band. A well designed, useful, intuitive, thoughtful smartwatch it is NOT.

    • NexusMan

      The 4 year old iPod nano is also way dumber than this. It’s an mp3 player with a headphone jack, giant socket on the side to plug it in, and zero connectivity. Are you REALLY comparing the two? LOL.

  • Wall Breaker

    Its not a Full Circle.

    The bottom lip is cut off making it look hideous and completely ruining the screen which is what you would be using the most.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      That thing is barely noticeable. It hasn’t bothered me at all.

      • Wall Breaker

        I guess I’m ocd then because I hate it.

        I’ll wait for Asus to release its $100 wear. I don’t think its worth paying more unless its fully waterproof and has longer battery.

        I would rather spend $200+ on a really Nice G Shock that is waterproof or the Nexus 8.

        • sirmeili

          Just expect it to have some kind of bezel. You won’t get around the bezel issue (likely any time soon). there will either be a sliver, or a bezel all the way around it. This will be true about both square and round watches. Given the current options, I would much prefer the round watch with a small sliver taken out at the bottom than a square with a huge bezel around the whole thing.

          • Joe

            100% correct. Expect to wait *at least* another few years before we see any device with a completely bezel-less display.

            I don’t see how this is even a contest… A HUGE bezel all the way around the display, or a tiny sliver at the bottom……. o.O

          • Wall Breaker

            Bezels don’t bother me on watches just on phones.

            My G shock has big bezels.

    • Jacob Mustin

      This might sound super dumb, but I kinda like that little black bar. It gives the device a “bottom”. And its a starting place for swipes and such. Doesn’t bother me at all… Especially since I’ll likely be using a black background… Not to mention, if it weren’t there, the bezels would be twice as thick to compensate. I’d take thin bezels and the black bar any day! My two cents.

      • Wall Breaker

        I see your point.

        It probably has to do with the fact that I already wear a watch with a round face and no black bar is there.

        • NexusMan

          No smarts are the either.

        • http://www.SkyCapture.net/ Ian Smith

          Uber kudos for responding intelligently. This is new for DL…. wtf is going on here

    • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

      It’s for sensors. It was necessary.

      • tehcodeman

        Close. It’s the display driver.

        • Michael

          Also ambient light sensor.

    • niuguy

      With or without the black bar, the device is circular.

      • NexusMan

        Exactly.

  • Christopher Gilliam

    Motorola going to message around and loss the hype over the watch by talking all year like with what happened with the motor X custom feature

  • Chang Wong

    Lenovo 360

    • sirmeili

      How original. Were you also going around saying “GoogleX”?

    • NexusMan

      Except it’s still A Google Company.

  • BenG
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      I liked this post for 2 reasons ;-)

      • NexusPhan

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      • adele hanks

        I like it 4 reasons

    • TheWenger

      Jeepers Creepers?

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  • Deez

    I like how they avoided showing this huge watch on anyone’s wrist in the video…

    • Drummer62

      At :34 seconds in they do just that, what are you talking about?

      • Deez

        I missed that 2 seconds in the video. Good catch.

        Still kind of funny there’s only a few seconds of it on someone’s wrist though…

        • NexusMan

          Except the guy actually talking throughout the video is wearing it on his wrist. LOL.

    • NexusMan

      I like how you avoided seeing them show the watch on anyone’s wrist in the video…

      • Deez

        I like how you fanboy comment on everything Moto like you’re their white knight or something. You couldn’t be sucking them off any harder around here.

        • NexusMan

          I like how you use words like “fanboy.” I also STILL like how you avoided seeing them show the watch on anyone’s wrist in the video…which leads to how I like how you tried to make a little snide remark, trying to hate, but had a massive FAIL since what you said was false. LOL.

          • Deez

            You are a fanboy. Anytime there’s a Moto article you hop all over it desperately defending them to death like they pay your bills or something. Just look through this page at your comments lol No one can have an opinion outside of your or say they don’t like the watch without you running to the rescue. I use words as they fit. If you don’t like fanboy then I’ll just address you as cheerleader or jock rider or something in the future so you don’t get your panties in a bunch from now on.

          • NexusMan

            You are a hateboy. Every time a Moto article is posted, you hop all over it desperately berating it and whoever has dared to post their positive OPINION on the topic. Just look through this page at YOUR comments. LOL. And there is nothing but hate and negativity. Do you think I could care less that you think I’m a “Fanboy,” I’d rather be a fan of a product over a HATER, like you, any day. Speaking of using words as you see fit, that would make YOU: a hater, a wretch, a clown, an oppressor, a downer, a bad time, a spoil sport, a bearer of bad news, or a cock blocker. If I have such contempt for something that an article is written about, guess what? Unlike you, I don’t read every article about it and spew negativity and try to “stir something up,” with those who have differing opinions on a product I am not even interested in. I move on, and read the articles about things I AM interested in. Still, none of this changes the fact that my only response to you was regarding the fact that you tried to make a little snide, hate filled remark about the Moto 360 video, but had a massive FAIL since what you said was false. You still haven’t gotten over the fact that I pointed out how you looked like a fool? LOL. Get over it! LOL. Your energy would be better directed elsewhere, because it means nothing to me, but clearly, my comments meant ALOT to you, since you choose to continue this little personal attack of yours. LOL. In the meantime, it will be business as usual for me, and I will continue to correct idiotic posts like yours. Oh, and back to business: CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THAT MOTO 360!!!

  • Paul Hansen

    So… 299 leather band 350 metal band? That’s my bet. Any takers? (Bump it up another 50 each and you have my 2nd guess)

    • markgbe

      ill take it

    • PoisonApple31

      Android Wear is definitely not worth the price of entry yet. I can’t imagine paying more than what I did for the G-Watch to get something with such limited functionality. I suppose most people want the 360 just to stare at the design anyway, right?

      • Wall Breaker

        Agreed unless it has good battery life and is waterproof like most watches its not worth paying more than $100

        Rumors of Asus making a $100 android wear. I would be all over that.

        • Paul Hansen

          What has me hooked is that it looks like an actual watch. I’ve got a fairly nice watch collection and I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing one of these square POS’ floating around. The 360 however… Looks more like a normal watch.

          • AMTrombley89

            Not only does it look like a normal watch, it looks like a BEAUTIFUL watch. With the metal band and some of those analog designs… it’s a great looking watch even if it weren’t a gadget. They nailed the design in my opinion.

          • NexusMan

            Thank you. Only to the gym.

        • PoisonApple31

          I think the $100 is more of a fair price for Android Wear as it exists now.

          • Wall Breaker

            I agree its very barebones right now.

      • calculatorwatch

        That’s wear I’m at. (couldn’t resist the pun)

        The 360 looks like a beautiful accessory, but I’m not flush enough to spend $300 on an accessory. For someone that wants a smart watch I’m not convinced that the smooth UI and voice functionality that Android Wear brings is worth the price and the tax on battery life compared to other smart watches.

        • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown

          like the Pebble?

          • calculatorwatch

            I still am kinda interested in the pebble, but I admit the display is a pretty huge turnoff compared to these new watches.

            Really I just wish Qualcomm would start licensing out their mirasol technology. I guess my biggest overall concern is that having an “always-on” LCD display that’s often in the sunlight is not the most efficient solution for a smart watch.

          • NexusMan

            HTC was rumored quite a while back to have created an Android Wear smartwatch based on the Toq.

          • calculatorwatch

            That would be awesome, as long as HTC does as good of a job on the hardware design as they usually do I would almost definitely get that over the 360.

            I just looked it up though and it looks like the planned mirasol watch and the Android Wear watch were rumored to be two different products. Oh well I guess it’s still too soon to get the best of both worlds.

          • NexusMan

            I think they both would be Android Wear. I remember when the rumor broke, it was said that they actually showed off the 2 watches at CES, I believe, behind closed doors, privately to a select few executives, (at this time, no one knew of Android Wear) and they were: “one was a Google Now watch,” and the other “based on the Qualcom Toq.” Yes they were 2 different watches, but, as no one knew of Android Wear, I’d bet, if true, they both were/are Android Wear devices, with one being a lcd watch similiar to what we’ve seen, and the other, based on the Toq, with a Mirasol display, but still running Android Wear.

          • calculatorwatch

            That makes sense, even if it wasn’t originally planned to be a Wear watch they’ve had enough time to decide to make it one. Whatever HTC has planned they’re actually doing a good job of keeping it under wraps for once which is surprising.

          • NexusMan

            lol. I hear you.

      • niuguy

        Isn’t that why most people buy watches? To have a nice piece looking fashion piece? …oh, and it shows the time.

        • rawr

          If you think wearing a double stuff oreo on your wrist is a “nice piece looking fashion piece (sic)” then sure.

        • PoisonApple31

          I guess I am having a hard time dividing the line between watch and smartwatch. Functionality is #1 for me, and oh it shows the time second. I stopped wearing a watch when I got a cell phone, and just started wearing a watch again with the smartwatches.

    • Phillies3429

      Exactly what I think. $299 for leather and $349 for metal. If not that then $349 for leather and $399 for metal. If I do make plunge for that price, hopefully they don’t lower the price shortly there after (6 months). That has been my bad luck of early adopter.

      • NexusPhan

        I’m thinking $399 for leather with no steel for a while yet. At least that what I have budgeted for. And even if it is $399, it’ll be the cheapest watch I’ve ever bought (only 3)

        • AMTrombley89

          I think $400 for leather (aka “Starting at $400″) would be a death blow. While some of us may be willing to buy at that price point, the newness of smartwatches in general coupled with that price point next to two other watches at half the price would scare off WAY too many buyers. I know they are trying to set themselves apart here with a classy design and give off the “premium” appearance, but financially, they need VOLUME. Not just for the sales/profit, but for the brand awareness. If 1 out of 100 people are seen with a 360 on, it’s a lot less “free marketing” than if 1 of 10 were wearing it. They know this. They aren’t going to price it outside of the ballpark. They want to fairly price a premium version of a 1st gen smartwatch.

          • NexusPhan

            Oh I totally agree. But just look at the moto X. Moto isn’t afraid of high prices.
            I just happen to think that $399 is what it’s going to be and I’m in the mindset that it’s okay. I mean $229 for the basic plain LG G watch and we expect the beautiful premium 360 to come in at $300? I just don’t see it. I’ll happily be wrong tho.

          • AMTrombley89

            I hear ya, man. I hope you’re wrong too, lol

    • Michael Bassett

      $249 Leather and $299 Metal bands. You can get the LG one for $179 they will not make the leather one almost 2x as much. We may be hyped for the 360 here but most don’t even know it exist, let alone will pay $300 for it when the LG one for $180 is sitting next to it at the store.

      • sirmeili

        That is like saying you won’t but a normal watch that is $300 that is sitting next to one that is $150. I think it will depend on taste and style. Those that just want a smartwatch no matter the form factor will of course get the $180 LG, but there will be a % of people that will decide that for the same functionality, they want the round watch. Just like there will be those that will prefer the square. Either way, I do believe that it will come down to just more than price for a large number of people.

        For instance, I would NOT wear either the LG or Samsung watches out to a nice place. I would wear the Moto360 or the Kairo watches. They just look nicer to me. Granted, I like the 360 better with the metal band. I think it makes a world of difference to the design.

        • Michael Bassett

          No, these are smart watches, too new and too different from regular ones, people would be scared at first.

          • sirmeili

            That is the great thing about the 360. IT doesn’t necessarily look like a smart watch at first glance.

            Also, your comment was that people looking at smart watches would always go with the cheaper option. I’m here to tell you that is utterly and completely wrong in many cases.

            edit: you did say “most would not”, not “always”, so I appologize for that. I still think a lot of people will chose this form over the LGs

          • Michael Bassett

            I still think Smartwatches are too new and scary for the average idiot walking into Bestbuy looking to buy their first one. Bestbuy employees would not be much help either, when asked why the 360 is ~$150 more than the LG or Samsung one and the BB Employee says well the MOTO is umm round and uh wireless charging a umm that’s it. People would choose the much cheaper LG after hearing that and seeing the price. Tech people and those that follow these smartwatches will choose the 360 because we know the nuances of each one.

            Plus I need a couple semi-expensive electronics a year to touch, unbox, play with to sustain myself.

          • sirmeili

            I’m not really sure I could agree with that. People buy stuff all the time that is more expensive without knowing too many of the differences. A lot of tech nowadays has a lot of focus on “style”. While I don’t think that everyone will choose the moto360 merely because it’s unique, I also don’t think that every non-tech person will choose the cheaper option just because it’s cheaper. Some will see it’s “uniqueness” compared to the other offerings and get it based just on that. I also think that some of the other offerings will scare people away with their design (more the LG than the Samsung). I understand with different bands it looks better, but people may not know there is that option (see below). I think most “normal” people would feel more open to buying a device that doesn’t look “teckie”, which is where I see the Moto360 has it above the others. It really looks like a normal watch.

            I would also hope these companies are all smart enough to have at the very least some displays to point out their strengths. We don’t know all the details of the 360 and if, for example, the battery lasts 2, 3 or 4 times as long, that could very well justify the cost for some. It is all speculation at this point, but I think where you see where I’m getting at.

          • NexusMan

            I think tech people are SEVERELY underestimating the general public’s knowledge of and interest in smartwatches. I have a very beautiful electronic watch (not smart) that I get TONS of compliments on from strangers, every single day. Over the past 6 months, all they constantly ask me is, “Is that a Samsung?’ or “Is that one of those smartwatches?” “Is that a phone watch?” Followed by, “That’s cool. I want one of those smartwatch things.”

          • Michael Bassett

            I am sure you do get those questions, because people hear about it but know nothing about them. They want one because “oww shiny!” but do not know about the intricacies of the 360 or the technical differences between the LG and MOTO watches. Maybe I am cynical from working with people all day (office system analyst) with tech and seeing how dumb they are but interest in smartwatches? very much so, public knowledge? less than you think.

          • NexusMan

            What initially gets them is the look of it, which is where Moto has the advantage. The next thing that gets them is the “cool,” or “wow” factor. They know enough about smartwatches to ask if I can make a call on it, or if I can read my texts. No, the average person does not know the differences between the G Watch or the Gear Live, because they don’t even know they exist. They just shipped, with no advertisement, but once they become aware of future devices, I think you will see that interest is there. I think people are interested in a smartwatch that looks cool to them, and does “cool,” things. If it doesn’t LOOK cool and stylish, it will be DOA to most of the general public. No one but a tech head is gonna see an LG G Watch and say “I’m gonna buy that.”

        • NexusMan

          Exactly. Also like saying someone won’t buy an iPhone when a Moto G is sitting next to it in a store.

      • Joe

        Agreed 100%…I’ve been predicting those prices since day one and I still think it will prove to be accurate. They won’t price it over $300. $250 is the sweet spot, insta-buy territory for many people, and Moto knows that.

        Not only that, you can buy a Moto X **unlocked w/no contract** for only around $300. They can’t and won’t price the 360 above a full mid-level smartphone.

        • NexusMan

          I disagree. I think the absolute lowest will be $299. And it could be between that price and $360.

          • Joe

            They can’t and won’t price it anywhere NEAR the Moto X2/X+1…that would be suicide, especially since they’ll likely release the two devices at the same time. Current speculation and rumors suggest a price somewhere around $400 for the Moto X2 for the base model.

            Think about how superior the Moto X2 will obviously be over the 360, in every aspect – processor, screen size, RAM, etc…based on that alone – most consumers, including myself, will scoff at anything even in the mid $300′s. It just wouldn’t make any sense…

          • NexusMan

            The Moto 360 and Moto X 2 are two completely different devices. And will be priced as such. Saying one is “superior” to the other is not really a fair acessment because you’re comparing apples and oranges. That’s like saying people don’t buy expensive bluetooth speakers, for example, because they are priced close to their phone and their “phone is obviously superior.” One’s price has zero to do with the other as they are different products, with different purposes, and you don’t need to buy either, when released, for the other to function. Having said that, if they are released together, as I believe they will be, it is absolutely feasible that Moto could offer a bundle discount for the 2 if bought together, which further makes their possible or not possible individual closeness in price irrelevant.

      • NexusMan

        Don’t think this will be as low as $249 in any incarnation.

  • markgbe

    give me

  • lgreg64

    is it just me?

    • Under the bridge downtown

      No. This guy is an Israeli with an Israeli accent. Sacha Cohen is an Israeli (Brit) pretending to have a French accent :)

  • Deez

    Soooo more quick glances at this watch, but still no concrete details about it?

    It’s starting to get kind of weird with the way they keep dancing around anything people actually want to know or see with this watch… What are they hiding?

    • Ryan N

      Same, I’m fearing the price.

      • Wall Breaker

        $499.00 I’m calling it.

  • Tony Byatt

    I have a scary feeling this thing is going to be $400…

    • Wall Breaker

      Android wear is too bare bones to be worth paying $400 I would rather spend that on the Nexus 9 or Nexus 6

    • Joe

      $249 with the leather strap…

  • Daistaar

    At :45 seconds it doesn’t look like it has that weird black area on the bottom of the watch face anymore. Is that because of the angle?

    • NexusMan

      It’s there. It’s the angle, reflection, and the fact that it’s a black watch face. The average person looking at that thing with a black watch face will never notice that. People here are just picking it apart and obsessing over it for no reason, when most of them never even noticed it for months until recently, when others started whining over it.

      • Daistaar

        Yeah I see it now. Thanks for that. I went with the Samsung Gear Live and it’s actually a pretty nice little device. Same size as a few of my Kenneth Cole’s. Changed the watch strap today. It’s a pretty nice piece. Might change from Gun Metal to a nice Chrome or maybe a brushed aluminum. Not sure. I’m more of a silver guy.

        https://plus.google.com/110407670566991529209/posts/FxQG24yd4DX

        • NexusMan

          Oh, that actually doesn’t look bad. I never even would have thought to put a link band on that opposed to the G Watch. I’m feeling it now. Where’d you get the band?

  • Ryan N

    Do you suppose Lior’s pants are afire?

    • Inquizitor

      Ha I see what you did there, but Lior is a fairly common Israeli name.

  • AUSTEEEZZZ

    What if Motorola did all this hype and they never release it?

    • Mitch Joa

      You mean One Plus?

      • AUSTEEEZZZ

        Or the Nexus Q

        • Inquizitor

          The Nexus Q was released to people, they just also got their money back because the product itself was killed. I have two at work sitting at the desk next to mine and they’re wonderful paperweights!

  • stang68

    YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND, MOTO

  • Shane Redman

    Can he talk release date and price?

  • david p sf

    No one cares. Just release the thing already.

    Hopefully Verizon picks it up and puts there branding on it lol.

    • DCABuckeye

      Their. And really, just have to get that lame, tired Verizon “joke” it one more time. I’ve had a Droid X, Thunderbolt, GNex, Maxx and S5 and not one device has had Verizon’s branding on the front of the phone. Let it go.

      • PoisonApple31

        That’s because you didn’t buy LG.

        • Bryan Mills

          Note 2 was on the home button.

          • PoisonApple31

            Only one Samsung device – they took that crap off of the Note 3. Has there even been an LG smartphone released on Verizon yet without the Verizon logo on the front?

      • Big EZ

        The Droid X and Thunderbolt certainly did. I have no clue about the others since I’ve never owned them.

    • david p sf

      *their*

    • Joe

      The 360 doesn’t have cell capabilities so it won’t be tied to a carrier. o.O

      • Tee

        Then why is AT&T selling the G Watch?

        • Joe

          I said it won’t be *tied* to a carrier… that doesn’t mean carriers can’t sell them.

          Carriers very likely won’t put any branding on devices like the 360, G watch, and Gear because they have no cell/3g/4g radio so the carriers themselves aren’t offering anything other than the device itself. Now I’m sure in the (near?) future there will be smartwatches released that DO have 4G radios in them, in which case they will require their own cell plan…then I’m sure the respective carriers will smear their branding all over it. =

    • SamBoy

      Yea I think they are already trying to find a way to fit their logo on that little black thing on the bottom of the screen…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Hey moto…. it’s time to announce a release date… nothing else matters at this point.. Save your video production budget.

    • DP

      True, but I’m at the point of believing they only have a design but not the capabilities . Is it planned “hype” or did they pull the trigger too soon and don’t have a device that actually works or meets any competitive standard? I think they just can’t get it to production. No other reason makes sense to me for the ridiculous delay. The market is obviously ready. The hype is a desperate attempt to keep visibility until they work out the many bugs, if they ever do. Thoughts?

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I think they are intentionally trying to tie it to their next flagship phone. They want to market and sell it as a package deal. Not necessarily together but to promote it as the perfect companion to the X+1

      • Travis Hendricks

        “Ridiculous delay?” Seriously? You have to wait an extra month or so compared to the other Android Wear watches. You poor guy.

      • Franz

        Well we know that it runs Android Wear, and the SDK was released February. So we know the bare minimum that it will do everything Android Wear can do, anything that Moto ads themselves is just a bonus.

        So I think most people here know exactly what to expect due to functionality since the other Android Wear smartwatches are well in people’s hands now.

    • Christopher Moore

      Don’t worry. Motorola will recoup all if it back once the price comes out.

  • ThunderJayHawk35

    RELEASE THE WATCH !

    • Tony Spencer

      YES, GET ON WITH IT!!!!

  • viewthis66

    so juiced… can’t wait to get it.

  • Derek Duncan

    this doesn’t exist until it’s released and with a price.