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Huge Moto 360 Leak Outs Wireless Charger, IP67 Rating, 2.5 Day Battery Life, and More

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Notice the circular stickers attached to the Moto 360 in the picture at the top of this post? Those were included on the device that we photographed at Google I/O, which were measures taken by Motorola to hide certain aspects of the device that they weren’t quite ready to talk about. Now, take a look at the image below from Mr. Gadget, who spent enough time with the device without those stickers on to give us a mini review while also outing all sorts of specs that had yet to see confirmation. It should be instantly clear why Motorola had those stickers in place. 

As is seen on the Moto 360 below (without those stickers), the device is water resistant at an IP67 rating, does indeed come in stainless steel (316L), has an optical heart rate sensor, pedometer, and of course, wireless charging. All of that info, was hidden by Motorola under a couple of stickers used at I/O.

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As for other goodies, Mr. Gadget claims that the battery lasts at least 2.5x longer than the LG G Watch, which if we look at our time with it, could mean 2.5 days without having to charge it. That would be, simply put, remarkable. He mentions that the device doesn’t seem too big for his wrist, especially when compared to other watches. Edit:  He also talked about the quality of the display, which one of our readers translated as “The display is legible in ‘extreme’ sunlight but, above all else, it has unequal (meaning better) color than the products from Samsung and LG (Gear and G Watch).”

Finally, check out this hot wireless charging action.

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We may not have a release date after all these months, but our excitement over Motorola’s round smartwatch just increased, again.

If you want to see a massive gallery of the Moto 360 from this leak, hit up this link.

Via:  Mr Gadget | Android World
Cheers Nicolas, Chuck, Ryan, Milton, and Garrett!
  • bcat

    so summer is almost over where is my release date.

  • Foosa Noble

    What’s the Fracking price? Why is moto so scared to release it? Tease tease tease and blam that will be 450$ that’s my guess. Its like a girlfriend that teases you but won’t go all the way..

  • EvanTheGamer

    Can’t wait! The Moto 360 will absolutely, definitely, positively be my next watch!

    And I bet it’ll be at least, hopefully not more, $400. But here’s hoping it’ll be a hundy less!

  • RaptorOO7

    Looks good, now when can we get one.

  • bhans

    Dumb question but is this a Google Moto or Lenovo Moto??

    • Google. Lenovo deal is barely complete… this has been in the works for a while

  • Guest

    My reaction

  • Guest
  • andrewcweaver

    Aargh, I want one so badly. Please hurry, Motorola.

  • droidrazredge

    Motorola Stop Teasing us with the Moto 360 and….

    • droidrazredge

      Motorola this is how we all felt about your watch since we heard about its debut….

  • ImmaDroid

    I hope they make this with the Sliver bezel. Looks so much better than the black

  • Hadi Bakhtiyarvand
  • mcdonsco


  • mcdonsco

    Please be $249 for leather and $299 or less for metal, please!

    If so day one owner here…if not, I’ll have a hard time justifying more and may have to wait and get an eBay deal on it or something.

  • chris_johns

    my only worry about this watch is how well itll work in the sun…if i cant see the time in the sun itll be a tad annoying

  • chris_johns

    you are so bought already its not even funny

  • Gr8Ray
    • cns2007

      He admits to having thin wrists. Go to the source link to see comparison shots with the LG.

  • Just not sure even with 2.5days, if I would be bothered to charge vs. traditional where you just wear and go, The added features of smart watch vs. convenience of not having to charge or worry about battery life for 5 years

    • Also when you travel now you another charger to carry with you

      • Taylor Abrahamson

        It’s a QI charger.. you can use any QI charger, just bring one QI charger for your phone and your watch, problem solved.

  • Paul Hansen

    Can I buy it yet? No? Fffffffuuuuuuuu…..

  • PhxJay

    Why is there a “dead-space” at the 6 o’clock position of the display? Has moto said anything about why the display is not fully circular? To me this is a huge detractor from the overall awesome design of this device. It just looks like pixels in that part of the display died. Very distracting.

    • chris_johns

      need to put the tech that powers the display somewhere…this is why its almost impossible to have a bezelless display

  • Chris Bailey

    I don’t know if I can wait anymore – guess it’s time to get some of my other watches up for sale to prepare.. 🙂

  • yummy

    I was gonna say I was happier giving them money when they were usa co, but then I remembered, google isnt an american co, they are an irish co. Lucky stars

  • Orion

    moto please release now!

  • Higher_Ground

    lol if you never noticed the gap in the circular screen before, you’ll notice it now 🙂
    This is good/bad news. Good news is the 360 looks like a killer device. The bad news is that it looks so awesome I’m worried they didn’t put as much effort in the X+1

  • duke69111

    I would like to see the optical heart rate sensor on the moto 360 put through a similar test.


  • Shagnscooby

    I would assume IP67 means it would be safe to shower with? It would be nice to control music and check messages. The band might be more of an issue if you’d want to get the leather/metal links wet I guess.

    • jbdan

      Showering is never good for a watch. Even if it’s a diving watch rated to 200 meters. It’s not the water per se that is the issue. It’s the sudden temperature extremes (hot water then cold think expansion then shrink) & also soap/shampoo/chemicals that corrode and dry out rubber/silicone gaskets to later fail from exposure. That said, tons of people do it…

  • crazed_z06

    My body is ready.

  • New_Guy

    They need to get this going before the iWatch becomes a thing. There is all sorts of ground this beauty can snatch if they can manage to get it to market sooner than later.

    In all in on the 360!

  • s0nic69

    enough said!

  • Me

    $300-350. Hopefully they have some kind of bundle w/ the X+1 for $700 or under.

  • Arty McBert

    I was hoping there was some sort of wireless charging that involved you not having to remove the watch from your wrist.

  • imronburgundy

    This may be a dumb question, but is this going to be iOS compatible as well?

    • JSo

      You’re silly….

      Kidding aside, It might since iOS has Hangouts and Google now.

    • M3D1T8R

      It’s called “Android wear” for a reason.

    • miri

      Unlikely. As the systems that handle Android Wear apps/notifications are built into Android itself.

    • chris_johns

      honestly wish it was bc if it was moto would crush the entire market with this badboy

    • Greg

      Not a silly question. It would be nice. My guess is iOS is so restricted it would be more difficult to do and be have limited functionality. The fitness tacker Fitbit Force worked with both and could handle some very basic notifications. required and app though and dont know if that full feature was ever released for android. so maybe, hopefully.

  • DanThompson87

    why is there a black bar on the bottom? #htc

    • tomn1ce

      That’s where the sensors are located.

  • Brian Wolfman

    ip67!!!!!!!!!!!!! woooo hoooo!

  • NexusMan

    Yet people went on for weeks about how the specs would be exactly the same as the G Watch save for the round face.

  • krudl3rx

    The only thing that kills it for me is knowing the 360 +1 will probably be half as thick.

    • jbdan

      +1 (like all 2nd/3rd/etc gen electronics)!

      • krudl3rx

        But smartphones for example have reached a thickness where it is a moot point to be thinner. In this case it is hardly moot.

    • Greg

      I doubt battery tech will allow them to make it much thinner. long battery life is way more important than thickness.

      • krudl3rx

        Battery tech has not been driving battery life… it’s all about the processors now.

  • jbdan

    He must have a small wrist. It looks very large, not that this would be a deal breaker for many. My guess on price as it’s looking more premium with each little leak, would be 399$ min

    • AbbyZFresh

      Maybe they have multiple sizes that they’re not telling us about it yet til launch. Remember this still a pretty secret product until recently.

      • jbdan

        That’d be nice, multiple sizes that is

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Leather band is lame. I hope that can be pulled out and replaced. I don’t do leather watch bands.

  • Jeremy Wray

    As long as its out by Dec for me to ask for it for my Bday and/or Xmas I’ll be good, being poor sucks lol

    • sirmeili

      I already asked for it for my Bday (June 25th) and I got nothing from my Fiance because we are waiting for this to be released. I hope I don’t have to wait till xmas to get my bday present 🙁

      • NexusPhan

        Haha! I asked my fiancée for it for my birthday on June 24. Small world. She’s getting impatient and wants to get me something else. Hurry Motorola before my birthday gift is spent on something far less cool than a 360.

        • sirmeili

          Ha! Small world 🙂 Mine isn’t exactly chomping at the bit to spend the money, so I’m just out a gift until it’s released 🙂

          My only hope is that the X+1 is released, then I can just get both at the same time 🙂 (I have a motoX, but I’m excited to update to the next version of the phone)

  • Cesar

    The hype train just gathered steam!

  • EP_2012

    “2.5 day battery life”. It’s sad when we look at that and get excited…

    • JSo

      Yeah but when it comes out and people get there hands on it and touch the thing non-stop for the first few days, that 2.5 day battery life is going to drop to maybe 1.5 and then people will start bitching. lol

  • jerflash

    i will buy this watch at any price….just give it to me already!!!!!

  • ThomasMoneyhon

    Its finally time to announce. even if you commit to a date late in the summer (last day of summer is September 22) now is the time to announce when you have a leak (sorry review) this big

  • Michael Bassett
  • Steven Petrillo

    Not liking that the strap does not appear to be removable.

    • chris_johns

      it is removable…per most rumors

  • teevirus

    Which is more rude staring at your phone when talking to someone or your watch?

  • Shawn Spring

    I can see Blue….he looks glorious!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    What is that black bar, near left band side, interfering with the charge status blue complete circle?

    • M3D1T8R

      That’s always been there. Houses the display connections.

  • Justin Kos

    The Moto 360 is cool, smart watches are cool, I just don’t need one.

  • Garrett Sechelski

    I’ve said before that as long as it’s under $300, it’s mine. But that number keeps shifting. If this is priced under $400 with 2.5 days of battery life? I’ll stay up all night until it officially goes on sale to give Motorola my money.

  • Travis Erickson
  • MikeD675

    I can read italian. With regards to his comments about the screen, he comments that it has good visibility in direct sunlight but more importantly has better color reproduction than the Samsung and LG watches.

  • SEXY

  • TSY87

    okay beause everything else about this watch seems amazing… I need to nit pick about that bottom bezel… I wish it wasnt there, it would be perfect without it but still awesome as is.

    • JSo

      The only thing I can think of what that might be is a space for a notification light. But I don’t know what it would need one for when it can just light up the screen.

      • sirmeili

        Sensor and possible display hardware (drivers). Notice how every screen you’ve ever seen has a bezel. It could have just as likely had a bezel all the way around. I’d personally rather have the small sliver at the bottom than a bezel all the way around.

        • JSo


      • TSY87

        I remember seeing somewhere that it’s actually for the screens circuitry or something like that, not really sure but its unfortunate. Oh well, minor flaw for an amazing device (hopefully)!

  • Shaun

    The 360 reminds me of what the iPad did to the tablet market. I think this is going to be huge.

  • Batman

    [Hype intensifies]

  • Nolemiwi Witawemat

    King Robert is tired of waiting….

  • Cael

    My wrist is ready…

  • Tony Byatt

    My max is $300…

    One thing I noticed is that since the sensor is apparently here to stay, they could have made better use of it visually by having the charging indicator go from one end of it to the other instead of acting as if it’s not there…

    I know this may not be final but that’s one thing I noticed…

  • Captain Spaulding

    I just want to know

    • mfr118


  • sonicemerald

    i love that when it’s charging, it could become a nightstand clock!

  • Despite what people originally thought, the 360 is actually quite small compared to the G Watch.


    • Charles Walker

      Nice comparison.

    • James

      Damn that looks great.

    • Nick V

      Remove the bezels from the G Watch, and it is tiny compared to the 360. The 360 is stellar though… I cannot wait to get it.

      • No sh*t Sherlock. That’s the point.

        • 213ninja

          ya, why are they talking about removing the bezels anyway? are they removable? lol.

          • Apparently his will have removable bezels…

          • Nick V

            Apparently, I am dealing with morons today. @Steve B, your quote of the day, “Despite what people originally thought, the 360 is actually quite small compared to the G Watch.”, which I replied to. I guess having you and your moron army look at your post would be too difficult.

            I never mentioned that the bezels were removable, but I guess reading your original post, which I commented on, was too difficult. I guess I should have wrote it in crayon for you two.

          • You mad brah?

          • 213ninja

            he must be mad that the the bezels don’t come off.

      • AbbyZFresh

        Actually thaty’re just about the same size without the bezels when you look carefully. The 360 just has a slightly wider screen.

        • sirmeili

          Actually, looking at this comparison zoomed in, the 360 has a MUCH bigger screen. I’m not sure how you can say that the screens are the same size (without bezel) It seems to be a bit wider over all ,but is all screen except the small bezel at the bottom.

          If you look at it, the 360s screen is taller than the screen on the G Watch and it is definitely wider. Zoom in so you can see how much of the G Watch is actually Bezel (A lot of it is).

        • kashtrey

          Nope, the 360 has a significant amount of extra screen real estate compared to the G watch. The G watch has a 42 mm screen (diagonal) the 360 looks to have about a 44 mm diameter screen, which means you could circumscribe (fit) the G watch screen within the 360’s and still have room around the edges.

      • NexusMan

        That’s the point. The 360 has SCREEN space where the G Watch has bezel, and is still smaller.

    • Looks just as wide as the G Watch, definitely not as tall though.

    • calculatorwatch

      Wow, how they managed to get 2.5x the battery life in there with the bigger screen is a mystery. Well done Motorola, I conceed to you battery gods.
      Guess this means they get my money after all.

    • jake

      I’ll take the thinner device anyday.

    • r0l

      From playing with a G Watch I can say the big deal about the form factor will be the watch faces IMO. Its tough to find a watch face that fades into a square form factor with the G watch. The circle one will just be better as with a normal watch you won’t have this huge bezel area that doesn’t serve a purpose or add to the looks.

  • chris125

    Wonder if their 2.5 days claim is like their “all day battery life” claim they used on the moto x, and not really 2.5 days?

    • Dominic Powell

      except this is from a reviewer. He says he got 1 day out of the G watch (some people independently claim up to 2) and he is getting 2.5 days from the Moto.

      Motorola could claim 3 days battery life who knows.

  • litobirdy

    It is weird to have that black bar on teh bottom of the display cutting everything off even on clock faces. But I’d rather that then a square watch

    • Yeah apparently that’s where all of the display drivers come in.

  • Sean Walton

    These leaks are becoming annoying now. Just give us a damn date or release the thing.

  • XvierX


  • I love when Droid-Life starts posting before 8am, helps me get my day going Lol. Anyway anybody wanna bet this watch will be in the $350-$450 range? If you’re expecting anything under $350 you’re fooling yourself.

    • Tony Byatt

      They had to check up…

      This broke in the wee hours of the morning state side…

    • scotch1337

      3-350 is nice if 450 that is okay but harder to justify

    • schlanz

      and if moto thinks 400+ is an acceptable price point for a smartwatch they are fooling themselves. 350 should be the most. at 300 everyone and their mother will want one. remember the bill of goods for a flagship smartphone is $200. although this thing is jampacked with tech, I doubt it costs more than $100 to produce. since this is seemingly the indisputable smartwatch to beat, with little competition they should be focusing on volume and capturing the markets attention for smartwatches to secure their place as the market leaded moving forward. long term strategy should be get this thing out at the lowest possible price point.

      • schlanz

        remember the bill of goods for a flagship smartphone is $200. although this thing is jampacked with tech, I doubt it costs more than $100 to produce. since this is seemingly the indisputable smartwatch to beat, with little competition they should be focusing on volume and capturing the markets attention for smartwatches to secure their place as the market leaded moving forward. long term strategy should be get this thing out at the lowest possible price point.

        • AbbyZFresh

          But then that would make the 360 a monopoly in the wear market. Turning them into Samsung in a sense. And we all know monopolies are never a good thing. Most people wiith a G Watch or Gear Live are already planning to switch to 360 once it release. We need a healthy market of choices for each company for smartwatches.

          • schlanz

            it wouldn’t at all turn motorola into a monopoly, not even in the vaguest sense of the word. thats pure hyperbole.

            from a consumer standpoint healthy competition is good and there is no reason to assume that because moto would have enormous success with the 360 would translate into every other manufacturer abandoning the smartwatch business. from a business standpoint moto should have every reason to want to be the samsung of smartwatches. to not want that for your company means you’re in the wrong field of work.

          • bhayes444

            While monopolies are never a good thing, Moto wouldn’t have a monopoly in the sense that they aren’t letting other entrants to the market. It’s up to other companies to innovate and respond accordingly with smartwatches that are just as good, if not better than, the 360. That’s why competition is a must in almost any market (being very few exceptions), and a reason I feel Samsung has gotten lazy with their overall design.

      • AbbyZFresh

        That is if Moto markets it right OUTSIDE the net to the public. There are a lot of people who don’t pay attention to leaks. They perfer to see billboards, tv commercials, and store advertisements.

        • schlanz

          well that kind of goes without saying. if you want mass market appeal you’re going to have to market to the masses (^_-)

    • M3D1T8R

      It will have to be under $350.

      • calculatorwatch

        Once the iWatch or whatever is released, I bet even $350 will look a lot better. Apple will probably charge at least that much for it and for 1 or 2 “revolutionary” features in a slightly smaller but not as attractive design. Apple will market the crap out of it and Android users will look for a legitimate alternative. The 360 will easily be worth it for those people.

      • Huh?

        That does’t make much sense “… should be $250 for it to succeed beyond techies.”

        I think you got it backwards. The techies, especially apparent with the DL readers, are cheap asses. The original article at the Italian website says there’s no way it will be less than 250 Euro, which is ~$334.

        The Moto 360 has style and looks like an actual watch. The target demographic is the masses, not techies. That’s why Moto spent so much effort on looks and style. The people that care about appearances more than anything will spend the money. For example, my colleague. He’s “Apple this, Apple that” blah blah blah… he is drooling over the Moto 360 based on looks alone and continually asks me if it’ll work with his iPhone. He hasn’t even mentioned functionality.. just talks about looks.. For reference, I told him the Pebble Steel would work and he said it wasn’t bad looking and CHEAP so that he wouldn’t mind getting in for the interim. Conversely, most the DL readers think the Pebble Steel is an overpriced rip off. People like my colleague are the target buyers.. and there are many of them..

    • 213ninja

      a high price point kind of goes against what moto was about with the desire to get their tech in everyone’s hands accross the globe with the G, etc. i’m not saying it won’t be expensive, but if it came in above 350 i’d be surprised. it’s not as much tech as the neptune pine watch and that goes for $350 and includes 16GB storage, 2 cameras, gps, etc. all moto did here was make it look premium, but i can get a steel watch with a genuine leather band for $25, so what’s the markup for, wireless charging? an extra $100 over the other guys for Qi?

  • sr_erick

    I need this right now. It is so beautiful! I’ve been rocking the G Watch for a month now and I love the Android Wear platform. I just need something a little classier to go with the dress shirts, etc.

  • Mike S

    As stated elsewhere – what is that small black sliver to the “left” of the 92 – is that “always there” I am seeing many clock faces that have the “6” location obstructed.


    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Yes, that “sliver” is where the display electronics are housed, a compromise for the perfectly circular and thin casing, possibly a cost-saving measure as well compared to a fully circular display.

      And yes, in normal wear it does indeed obstruct that area of the watch face, though they made sure all of the major hour marks in that area are visible.

    • Dominic Powell

      its there so the rest of the display doesn’t have a bezel… IMO its the best compromise and gives the edge to edge display. instead of a round bezel all the way around.

    • You’d get used to it really quick. It’s a nice even line right across the bottom. I wouldn’t let that ruin it considering how good everything else looks.

      FYI, there’s also an ambient sensor in there.

  • George

    This charging solution is epic compared to what Samsung/LG came up with

    • Frettfreak

      No, epic would have been if they used the same Damn charger we all have in our drawer at home… USB. Wireless charging is kinda pointless but it does add to the “cool” factor I suppose.

      • RedXander

        I believe wireless charging could increase the longevity of the device. With a device that small that doesn’t just sit perfectly on a flat surface, the charging adapter is prone to little nicks and twists. I’ve had phones that were approaching the 2 year mark where the first point of failure was the charging connection.

        It’s also only as useless as you’re use of it. I love the idea of not digging for any wires and just placing the watch on the cradle at night. It could even double as a sleek nightstand clock.

        • Kayungjoo

          “It’s also only as useless as you are use of it….”

      • USB does plug into the back of the wireless charger. Also, having an open port to charge any watch compromises the water resistance.

    • NexusMan

      The WATCH is epic compared to what Samsung and LG came up with.

    • mgamerz

      But it doesn’t look like Qi… sigh.

  • Alessandro Sartori

    “He also talked about the display when compared to those of the LG and Samsung watches, but the translations makes it difficult to decide if he is claiming it to be better or worse.” He said that the brightness is very good under the sunlight and the color calibration of the Moto360 is far better than the LG and Samsung smartwatches. You can easily see the difference if you compare the whites of the displays. Hope this helps 😀

  • veRdiKt

    During Ramadan I met an individual who worked at Motorola. He had the Moto 360 and I always prayed next to him. I asked him about the watch and he let me wear it but asked not to take pictures, which I complied. Its a beautiful device. Looked huge on my arm but it is what it is. It was such a fluid device. No hickups. He had some sort of notification shade which you pull from the top which he stated may or may not make it for the release. I asked him about the price and he couldnt tell me. He told me that its below $299 and thats it.

    • Kevin

      did you see the screen in sunlight?

    • j

      It’s a great starting point for future development. Hopefully as things get smaller, we’ll have a smartwatch that isn’t so large and bulky. Thickness is the biggest problem.

    • Bryan Mills


    • gambit07

      I can’t see how this will be priced under 299, that would be impressive if they did though

    • Jared Denman

      You my friend are full of it!

      • veRdiKt

        No man. I wish I could it. I’m being serious.

    • AbbyZFresh

      $299? With all of those features and premium design?

      That guy is full of it. I say more like $350.

    • M3D1T8R

      Yeah sounds right. $299 for a smart watch, which currently still has pretty limited functionality, is still a little high for most people. I still think it’ll need to launch around $250 or $279 max and drop to $200 by Christmas to really be a big success beyond tech geeks like us DL readers.

  • Supraman21

    Does battery life really matter? With the size of that battery I can’t see it taking more than 20 minutes to charge.

    • Cory S

      my jaybirds have a 30mah battery and take 2 hours to charge. Small batteries can’t take as much wattage.

  • Scott Tucker

    Wow. Finally a device that checks EVERY box I was hoping for. Way to go, Moto!

    • M3D1T8R

      “Thick as a notebook” is a strange item to have on your checklist.
      But in general I agree it looks pretty good.

      • kashtrey

        It really isn’t that thick compared to many normal watches.

  • Come on Moto, release it already!

  • BiggiePhat
    • BenG

      Just FYI I’m stealing this don’t get upset if you happen to see this on here in the future.

    • Shawn Spring

      +1 internets to you sir for your impressive usage of the “Italian Spiderman” gif!

  • litobirdy

    whats the middle grill then? mic?

    • Would assume heart rate sensor.

      • glimmerman76

        Kellex is right it has to be the heart rate sensor.

        • Maxim∑

          Well the fact that it literally says heart rate sensor on the back…

      • Brooks Barnes

        I can’t make it out for sure, but doesn’t the back look to say “Optional Heart Rate Sensor”

        • WAldenIV


  • Michael Graef

    The heart rate monitor may have just shifted me from the “My Pebble works just fine” to the “shut up and take my money” camp.

  • coolsilver

    Looks like I got my Birthday wish lined up… or Christmas.

  • pmagent2013

    Under $350, day 1 purchase for me

    • Bryan Mills


      • $350+ guaranteed

        • Bryan Mills

          I’ll wait for the fire sale then.

        • Frettfreak

          So more than a moto x then? I don’t buy it. Not with the way moto has been doing things. 299. Would be awesome for 250 but I just don’t think it would be possible

          • I may be wrong but I’m judging this off the materials used, features, and now the included charging dock. Guess we’ll see when it’s finally released

        • M3D1T8R


      • 213ninja

        honestly, i’d tend to agree.

    • Kenton Douglas

      How about $360 for the 360? 🙂

    • James

      Me too. *IF* it can actually do things without being constantly tethered to a phone, like record run data for later syncing.

      • sirmeili

        Buy the new Timex smart watch if you need that kind of “fitness watch”. I don’t see why people are complaining about this in regards to a fitness watch. I would NEVER use the 360 while I work out, especially if it has a leather band. It just doesn’t make sense to me.

        Timex watch: http://gizmodo.com/timexs-new-ironman-smartwatch-lets-you-leave-your-phone-1616838125

      • mgamerz

        It doesn’t have a GPS, so it won’t do much beyond steps. Edit: And heartrate

  • schex13

    Yeah, that’s all sorts of pretty. I’m wondering about that black space on the bottom and if that could ruin the aesthetic.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      The black space is where the screen’s electronics are house, apparently. That’s the cost of having the outer casing be perfectly circular, and so thin. Reasonable compromise to me, but I can see it being a turn-off for others.

    • Display drivers.

      • Cory S

        Display drivers are software, not hardware. I think this is a case of a rep pulling terminology out of their ass and it spreading like wild fire.

        • It’s a sensor, likely for an ambient light sensor.

          • Cory S

            It houses sensors, and electronics for the display. I’m just commenting on how everyone keeps regurgitating what one moto rep said even though it doesn’t make sense.

          • Jared Denman

            Yes it was even discussed in one of the hands on videos.

        • Hmm, So what do you think it’s there for?

        • sirmeili

          Actually, there is a such thing as hardware drivers. They are not the “software” that makes the hardware work with the OS, but instead pieces of hardware that actually “drive” the display (make it work). The display comprises of more than just a screen. For instance, here is a “display driver”:


          I’m not saying that the black sliver is definitely where the display drivers are, but it is possible, Every single “round” display I’ve seen has that sliver. It is reasonable to say that it is there for a very good reason.

          • Cory S

            I agree it is there for a good reason, there isn’t enough bezel to hide electronics to interface with the display. The Nest is perfectly round for example, but has a big bezel. I hadn’t seen a LED controller chip referred to as a driver before, so I am mistaken there, but looking at the way they integrate on square displays I see no reason it would need to be in that location.

      • Maxim∑

        I’m 110% sure if Moto spends a little more time preparing that watch they could get rid of that bar completely

        • Eric Sorensen

          I agree. Mark my words – future round smart watches will not have that sliver at the bottom and will maintain minimum bezels. They will be thinner, too.

          • Higher_Ground

            yeah but first to market more than makes up for that. In fact, it gives you a reason to buy the 360 (2015 model)

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  • allansm

    Oh yeah, meng!

  • Bionicman

    man every feature i read makes me see dollar signs for the cost of this thing. im hope im wrong please God i hope im wrong!

    • Ryan N

      I know. I hate this waiting though.

      I think the 360 stands for the number of days after I/O that we’ll have to wait for the release.

      • Ge Trolli

        I think the 360 stands for the number of dollar bills we’ll have to pay for it.

        • Benjamen Meiers

          I think the 360 stands for the number of degrees of a circle we’ll get on the watch.

        • Ryan N

          At this point I’d be okay with that. Lol

    • Bryan Mills
      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        That was rather unexpected, and disturbing.

        Thanks for a reminder that the internet is a really, really bizarre place.

        • Bryan Mills

          Guess you don’t know what the most amazing show on earth is.

          Hint: South Park.

          • vzwuser76

            That statement makes you lose all credibility.

          • Bryan Mills

            Breaking Bad, True Detective, The Wire….sure i can go on, but I’m speaking of comedies/animated shows brah

          • M3D1T8R

            Now I’ll agree with you about Bgyreaking Bad. True Detective was great but ended poorly. Still looking forward to watching The Wire. Have it ready… When I get time.

          • Bryan Mills

            Perfect ending to True Detective, at least to me. Everyone can say “oh but Rust wasn’t religious blah blah” but it was perfectly clear how it was going to end. Thankfully it had no stupid twists either.

          • stang68

            Fargo was superior to True Detective, in my opinion.

          • M3D1T8R

            It was kind of funny for about the first month after it came out back in late 1998. Down hill from there.

          • Mike A

            [email protected]

            How many here think Kellen is sitting on a Moto 360 Preview unit already?

          • Mike Aurin

            He isn’t.

          • Ryan N

            Exactly… Damn NDAs.

          • Christopher Moore

            I haven’t watched south park in years. Did they give the artwork a make over? Looks much better than what I remember.

          • Paul Hansen

            The Droid Life Show? Duh.

        • Lucky Armpit

          Lol, that’s an older South Park episode… back when South Park was funny.

      • Randy Lee Martin

        This is so nasty…lol

      • evilfatcow

        thats ectoplasm …from the ghosts, right?

      • mcdonsco

        That IMO was one of the best SP episodes ever simply because of how incredibly vulgar it was!

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      If it is under $300 it will be remarkable. I think they could do it, going for volume over margins for the first device, but yeah; it’s going to be expensive, especially relative to the other Wear devices.

    • Deegan1212

      I would much rather pay a little more for a quality, full-featured device than be underwhelmed with the product when it is finally released.

    • Qbancelli

      $400 at least.

      Moto knows they have a hot product in their hands. And a lot of ppl will pay it.

      Remember, this is the same company that charged closed to $600 for the Moto X.

      • Bryan Mills

        And didn’t sell much.

        • Phil Stout

          I hate bryan being right, but… he is


        • Qbancelli

          Yeah because the Moto X was nearly as desirable as the Moto360.

          • Christopher Moore

            Close in terms of looks makes you correct. But you’re wrong when it comes to function. It actually might be worse with a circular display. Looks aren’t everything.

          • kashtrey

            Looks are a large part of it, as wearables really are fashion first. Things you put on your body are much more than utilitarian. And the 360 has pretty much everything the Gear and Gwatch have and then some, in a much nicer package.

          • nosedive94

            But outside of tech enthusiasts, most people are still not sold on the concept of smartwatches in general. This is still the ground floor, and they need a price that attracts people who otherwise wouldn’t buy a Wear watch at all.

          • morteum

            Are you kidding me? You don’t remember how much hype there was about the “X Phone”- the amazing new phone from Googerola that was going to be a total game changer (and actually kind of was/is)? In comparison to the other smartwatches, yeah, the 360 is one of the most sought after, but the smartwatch market still is incredibly small. I doubt the 360 has anything on the Moto X when it comes to hype.

            On that note, yes, you’re right. No other smartwatch touches it so far.

        • NBMTX

          It could have sold more without carrier/OEM driven pricing and bad marketing that wasn’t aggressive enough, in order to not piss off Samsung.

      • Maxim∑

        600$ but it was on sale every other week. Which kind of defeats the purpose of sale, but proves the device wasn’t worth 600$ like most phones..

        • Qbancelli

          That was months after it was launched. And even, then they acted as if they were doing us the biggest favor.

        • Daistaar

          I’ve noticed every time you post a monetary figure you put the dollar sign behind the figure. At first I thought it was a typo, but then I noticed you do it all the time. Is that a UK thing perhaps? In the states it’s dollar sign before figure amount. Don’t know why that’s been driving me crazy as I’m generally not a grammar Nazi, but it should read $600, not 600$.

          • SJ

            I giggle, and totally agree.

          • kashtrey

            Though that’s how Americans do it (I’m American BTW), I’ve always thought it was pretty dumb. You don’t read it “Dollars 600.” You read it “600 Dollars.” I’m pretty sure it’s one of the few time the units ever comes before the value even in America i.e. 600′ (600 Feet), 2 mi (2 miles), 27 pounds.

          • Daistaar

            That’s a good point Kashtrey. Even cents come after the numerical amount. Kind of weird that it’s only the dollar amount that is that way. Thanks SJ for agreeing lol!

          • Maxim∑

            no, I actually was never told that the dollar sign had to be on the left. I’ll make sure not to do that again lol

      • Patrick Crumpler

        At the same time, the 360 will be on the same website that sells a fully featured Moto X for $350. Not too glorious looking at a price of more than $300

      • AbbyZFresh

        The Moto X was expensive for a mid-range phone with a crappy camera at the time. It shouldn’t’ have been more than $350 at most.

        The Moto 360 is a completely different ball game.

      • Androidfan1

        You’re retarded… The Moto X has been under $400 full price since launch. The Moto 360 will be $249. Plain & simple.

        • M3D1T8R

          It was $575-600 at launch. Pot, meet kettle.

        • NBMTX

          I wish it had been under $400. The dev edition I wanted was 650 at launch. Awful pricing for a few months. Long enough for me to buy a Nexus 5 and then get used to it, to the point where selling it and buying a Moto X would have been too much hassle… although I really wish I had, because I’m tired of charging my phone.

          • Justin Strickland

            Dev Editions always cost more.

          • NBMTX

            I think that was for the 32gb though, the initial pricing for the standard 16gb X was still about $580… I later changed preference to a custom X…
            and now I’m still considering one (used/black) for less than $200 while I wait for something new and smaller than my N5… or otherwise good battery life… or the rumored Sony Z3 Compact, or the SD808 or 810 powered stuff in 2015.

      • mcdonsco

        And it didn’t sell for crap…until they started offering deal after deal for it.

      • imlip

        I think $600 was to deter people from purchasing the Moto X. Remember, it is still a Google company. They live by agile development, even in product releases because that’s how they operate. Build it as quickly as you can and release it to the public then iterate. Moto X was their first phone with the Motomaker… Thus they did this to slow the sales while they work out the kinks.. which they had a ton of. Bamboo release was released for $100 add on option… now it is $25.

        However, you can see that all the Moto phones they developed (X, G, E) are all priced reasonably. Your assumption that they will charge people an obscene amount just because they can goes against what they have done historically.

        In the end, I am confident (although just an assumption) that motorola will charge a fair amount. AND to be fair, quality products cost more. This is a nicest smart watch I’ve seen thus far… It would be fair if it were around the prices of the competition or slightly more. Remember, you get what you pay for.

    • Miguel

      I’m still holding at $300 plus $20 for the wireless charger.

      • Ryan N

        Charger will come bundled I’d assume. There is no way to charge it without.

      • tomn1ce

        The wireless charger shouldn’t be an option…how else are you going to charge the watch when you get it o_0

        • OhHai

          Bleach < Deadman Wonderland

          • tomn1ce

            Never heard of Deadman Wonderland

          • anon
          • NBMTX

            Tokyo Ghoul > Deadman Wonderland (so far) ((Crow was pretty cool though))

            I haven’t seen Bleach so I don’t know about that.

      • Foosa Noble

        More like 360$ a nice round figure…

    • James

      Currently, Android Wear devices are pretty worthless unless constantly tethered to a phone. If Moto X has even basic (but useful) offline functionality, I’ll buy. I’m not just talking about telling the time, but rather things like recording run data or personal notes for later syncing, saving offline map data, etc.

      • James

        Oops Moto 360, not Moto X…

      • Leif Sikorski

        That |s more a matter of the apps rather than the watch. Android Wear supports stand alone apps as far as I know.

      • mcdonsco

        The only apps I would need/want are running companion apps like mapmyrun etc so I don’t have to have my phone while out…but, it will take some time before those apps are available since android wear is still in its infancy.

        Other than that, I would completely disagree about these devices being “worthless” as any other time my phone is with me, 24×7…and even when its not, its still a watch.

        • kashtrey

          I don’t think any of the OEMs are wanting to put a GPS module in a device that has such a small battery. Ideally, it would be great if you could pop your SIM into a wearable that would allow you to be ultra mobile on a run while still giving you access to phone, sms, and other notifications.

          • mcdonsco

            Ah snap! I didn’t realize they Dont have GPS…well, there goes that.

            But, wouldn’t stop me from getting one and certainly wouldn’t call it worthless as a result.

    • Christopher Moore

      My guess is North of $300 and South of $500. Motorola knows that there is too much hype for this watch so let the milking begin!

      • nosedive94

        I think $300 is the most I’d pay for it. Especially since, knowing Moto, they’d have a huge sale on it within 6 months.

    • ckeegan

      How many times do I have to say it? $360. I’d pay it.

    • Ugly smart watch

      That thing looks ugly….. Plain UGLY!

    • mecevans

      Who cares. You could pay for this thing by packing a lunch for a month.

    • Jules

      Lenovo 360, aka The Hockey Puck. Pass.