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Moto 360 Shows Up at Best Buy for $249, Outs List of Features

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We are expecting to get official Moto 360 launch details when Motorola hosts press at a September 4 event in Chicago, but Best Buy may have gone ahead and let us in on all sorts of details early. According to a listing on Best Buy’s site for the Moto 360, we could end up paying $249.

The device is also listed as having a 1.5-inch backlit LCD touch screen, with a 320×290 resolution, 205ppi, and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. Matching up to what we learned from a leak a week ago, we are also seeing mentions of a heart rate monitor, water resistance (up to 3.3 feet for up to 30 minutes), and an ambient light sensor. On a specs tab, the listing suggests that there is 512MB of RAM, Wireless N connectivity, and a Texas Instruments processor inside. 

The size of the watch is 1.8×1.8×0.4-inches and it weighs 2.1oz. The device itself is a combination of stainless steel and plastic, just like we thought.

The listing only mentions that the device is “coming soon.” It falls under SKU 8307143 and model number 00419NARTL.

Here are the listed features:

  • Compatible with most devices with an Android 4.3 or later operating system
    For wide-ranging use.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
    Enables wireless syncing to select devices for hassle-free connectivity.
  • Voice activated
    Allows you to use spoken commands to operate the smart watch via the built-in microphone.
  • Vibration alert
    Discreetly notifies you of important events.
  • 1.5″ backlit LCD touch screen
    With 320 x 290 resolution and 205 ppi makes it easy to navigate features and provides easy-to-read visuals. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 construction offers durability, and the adjustable brightness allows custom use.
  • Built-in optical heart rate monitor (PPG)
    Helps you achieve or stay within your ideal heart rate range.
  • Built-in pedometer
    Measures the number of steps taken, so you can easily monitor your fitness progress throughout the day.
  • Digital watch interface
    Provides crisp, clear readouts of the time and date. Built-in alarm and calendar features help you stay on schedule.
  • Waterproof up to 3.3′ for up to 30 minutes
    So you can safely wear the watch while swimming or engaging in other aquatic activities.
  • Stainless-steel case and plastic case back
    Offer durability. The adjustable-length Horween leather band and metal buckle closure deliver a secure, comfortable fit.
  • Built-in lithium-ion battery pack
    Provides long-lasting operation. The battery-strength indicator lets you know when the battery needs to be powered via the included dock and charger.
  • Texas Instruments processor
    Helps ensure fast, efficient performance.

How does $250 sound? Be sure to vote in our poll and tell us if you are buying at that price.

Best Buy Link

Update:  Best Buy pulled the page, but thankfully, we saved it for you below.

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Cheers Richard!
  • hope this live blog is also in english http://andwear.de/moto-360-kaufen

  • Jeremiah Payne

    Honestly best buy has expensive prices so maybe 200? But 250 matches other rumors

  • Kram

    ok so i have a sony xperia m running android 4.3.. will this work with it cuz it says its compatible with MOST phones running android 4.3….and i thought that it was all phones running 4.3….heeeelllp!! lol

  • “Wireless N connectivity” is the most interesting piece of information here to me, as neither the LG G Watch nor the Samsung Gear Live have WiFi built in, they both connect only through Bluetooth. In theory that’s all you really need as the watch is meant to be an extension of your phone, it really doesn’t need WiFi. But I’ve had a few situations where having a more direct access to the net might be nice.

  • droidrazredge

    Moto360 brings all the #motomoney to the yard!!!!

  • Kasim101

    I’m Ready too!

  • Luke Woolley

    Still no details on estimated battery life? 🙁

    • Matt7262

      2.5 Days or more.

  • RiceCake

    In other news…Shamou is actually the Moto S (android silver?) and has been confirmed for Verizon! (And no this isnt a joke)

    250 seems steep but maybe bestbuy is jacking up the price….like the nexus 5.

  • Gasaraki

    Are they offering one with a stainless steel band?

    • JRomeo

      you’ll probably have to buy the stainless steel band from elsewhere, and then replace the rubber band it comes with. or maybe they’ll sell the stainless steel band as an upgrade or as an additional accessory.

      • sirmeili

        Just a note, the band you are seeing in the pictures above is Leather, not rubber.

  • htowngtr

    Definitely looking forward to it. I imagine that the steel band version will cost over $300 though.

  • Chris Stuart

    Do we know if it uses proprietary bands or standard 22mm?

  • RGiskard

    I’m hoping this is a bit off. The description of the screen, for example. LCD is a bit of a surprise given the battery life requirements and Moto’s success with AMOLED on the X. Does LCD save any power by displaying black images? If not, why are all the Moto 360 watch faces that we’ve seen black? If there was no power advantage, I imagine we would have seen white, blue, pink, etc. faces, simply to attract more buyers who shop primarily based on face color (look at most watch catalogs, they make the same watch in a handful of colors to attract different buyers). Also, who would really write “adjustable brightness allows custom use.” That sounds like a bad translation.

    Maybe I’m just holding out hope for an error because I really wanted a sapphire crystal. My current sapphire watch faces survive without scratches, and I would love to have that peace of mind with the 360.

    • ZxyLady

      I read an article or 2 and have seen a bit on this and heard specifically that they were using AMOLED, (my understanding for this was implied due to the success of it used in the Moto cellphones) and that the watch bands are indeed interchangeable with a 22mm watch band. And as for the black faces all the time I think it is because AMOLED ONLY uses power when lighting individual pixels and black pixels use NO power. I honestly think that Best buy was just making up a test page so they only have to edit the facts surrounding the watch and presto, add page to website. At least that’s what I am guessing since some of the info on here is off from what was shown and talked about at GOOGLE I/O by Motorola’s people. .

  • akazerotime

    My only concern is it doesn’t say the bands are interchangeable. Love to get this for the $249.99 but if the metal band is going to push this to $299.99 I might just need to wait for the holidays.

  • chris_johns

    lil concerned about the lcd…wish it was amoled or oled so the pixels could be turned off giving a blacker face and better bat life…they did this with the X why not the 360?…still this is aweome and im buying asap

  • ckeegan

    Only .2 inches larger in diameter, and actually slightly thinner than my Citizen Calibre 2100. I knew people were whining for nothing.

  • Is this the first we’ve heard Gorilla Glass, not Sapphire? This is the first thing that worries me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m buying the hell out of it… I’d love to hear speculation K.

  • Nick A

    I’m not buying one of these until they make some with oversized screens. I want a giant rectangular screen, circular no thanks. Not really impressed by anything Motorola TBH. Look up Rufus Cuff only useful watch.

  • sski66

    Last in one of your last polls, I anything over $275 is a no go, so I guess I’m gonna give this a try.

  • Blue Sun

    TI processor? I really hope this isn’t GNrx 2.0…

    • kashtrey

      I’m hoping the TI processor is wrong, though I’m sure if Motorola customized the chipset, they could be taking responsibilities for updates. I have to assume that Moto being under Google, they wouldn’t have picked a SoC that would be unsupported by Wear. It has to already be running Kit Kat which the Gnex didn’t get “supposedly” because of the TI processor in it.

  • Bj

    I give up! After reading the above Kellex write-up on this $250 smartwatch, what does this watch do with an interface with a smartphone or what does a smartphone do with the interface from the smart watch… for $250 USD? I’ve re-read carefully and this information is not apparent to me. Please provide the missing info. Thanks

  • EvanTheGamer

    Yes. $250 sounds about right, much better than what I had originally thought the Moto 360 would cost, which was $300. This is great. And so, the Moto 360 will absolutely be my next watch. Can’t wait!

    Let’s just hope Motorola releases it in the next few weeks(or maybe RIGHT after their big press event on Sept. 4.)! Hopefully!

  • 1n50mniac

    They took the page down. ..

  • 213ninja

    @everyone that said this watch would be 300-350+ or better……..i told you so.

    lol.

  • NexusMan

    What about the stainless steel band?

  • Kevin Guinn

    It looks like best buy pulled the page. It’s nowhere on their site now 🙁

  • Tony Spencer

    Now the Best Buy page shows This item is no longer available.
    Someone jumped the gun!

    • Duane Westerhaus

      That’s because the employees snagged them up!

  • Jason B

    LCD is a good call. While I love AMOLED’s perfect blacks, the risk of burn-in with a watch face displayed more often than not, would be too high. Warranty claims would’ve been through the roof.

    • atg284

      Yeah the more and more I think about it if it does come with LCD I wont be bummed.

  • socalrailroader

    Will you be able to place and receive calls on it? It doesn’t say. Oh, and Best Buy has taken the link down already.

    • Tower72

      if its like the Gear Live and the G Watch…nope, and im perfectly ok with that!

    • kashtrey

      Yup and you can also buy your children toys that are covered in lead paint. JK

      It’s based on Wear which doesn’t allow calls. I wouldn’t be surprised if somewhere down the road some app developer creates an app that does something similar with the Mics.

  • bboyairwreck

    I’m not complaining cuz I’m definitely gonna buy this but 3.3′ waterproof isn’t exactly “while swimming” safe in my opinion. Still impressive nonetheless.

    • atg284

      Information on pre-launch products through Best Buy’s website is unreliable..

    • kashtrey

      If you’re doing laps you’re typically not going to be that deep, however I would not take this in the ocean. That salt water ain’t going to be great with the stainless.

  • CapnShiner

    Does anyone else thing the fact that they list lithium-ion battery pack as an included item could indicate that the battery is actually removable? How great would that be?

    • atg284

      Information on pre-launch products through Best Buy’s website is unreliable.

      • CapnShiner

        Of course it is. I’m speaking in hypothetical terms. If one assumes that this leak from Best Buy is accurate and true, couldn’t it possibly indicate a removable battery? I looked at Best Buy listings for other smartwatches and they don’t use the term “battery pack.”

        • atg284

          I would highly doubt a removable battery due to the wireless charging and the waterproofing of the device. It just doesn’t make any sense.

          • CapnShiner

            Traditional watches have removable batteries and are waterproof. Some smartphones have both removable batteries and wireless charging capability. I agree that it is unlikely but not as unlikely as you seem to think.

          • atg284

            This is far from a traditional watch. Those watches that have a removable battery due to them not being rechargeable. They last a very long time on one battery. There is also nothing in leaked photos showing the ability to remove the back with traditional or non-traditional tools. I know it is possible to create a device like this with a removable battery but it is very unlikely.

            Edit: Also they probably want you to buy a new one in 2 years anyway.

          • CapnShiner

            Can you share a link to these photos? All the photos I’ve seen show only the front and maybe the side of the device. I haven’t seen any photos of the back.

          • atg284
          • CapnShiner

            OK, so I don’t see any screws or other ways to remove the back, but Motorola could surprise us. I am curious about how the band is attached and how it is still waterproof with a design like that.

          • Anfronie

            Don’t get me wrong I would prefer it to be water proof(ish) AND removable back but I see and have read nothing to indicate that. I too am curious as to how one would switch out the bands. I will prob get the leather band at first them buy the metal one. Motorola just needs to release it! 😮

          • atg284
  • Alex Cotman

    I must own this. I will be there day one cash in hand.

  • patt

    it does not look bad.. however I wouldn’t buy it for 250$.. maybe 100$ max

    • Diablo81588

      Go buy a fitbit then.

      • patt

        I did buy a fitbit long time ago.

        What else can you suggest me ? 😀 I mean I never touch Moto products so anything but moto.

  • Daniel Walsh

    That’s an amazing price. Still not buying one because I love my watch

  • humidity

    Any news on the stainless steel band?

  • Sean Bello

    Where do I swipe my card?…

  • yummy

    My poodle is gonna look grest in one of these

  • Kevin Guinn

    I wonder how the android wear watch could benefit from having Wifi, other than another way of grabbing google now notifications. Any thoughts?

    • WeaponZero

      Wifi Direct? Bluetooth 4.0 has merged into the wifi standard to allow bluetooth to do basic handshake and wifi for file transfer.

      Wifi can also be used for location positioning and allow you to use public wifi for data.

      • Duane Westerhaus

        Maybe the Bluetooth earpieces hinted to accompany the September 4th unveiling will have something to do with this?

    • Dave

      Phone could be in another room (or another building?) and still get notifications on your watch.

  • enigmaco

    Yes!!! Getting this and the moto x 2 great bday present and gift to start my new job woohoo!!!

  • sean parmenter

    SOLD! Been hanging on to some extra cash and gift cards so now I know exactly where it’s going.

  • Rodeojones000

    Texas Instruments? Really? That’s incredibly disappointing.

  • M3D1T8R

    Don’t want a leather band.
    Display should be OLED.
    Face needs sapphire.
    Slightly concerned about processor.
    Still looks too thick. (Battery life better for excellent to justify it.)
    Want to be able to make calls through bluetooth – hopefully coming eventually.
    Otherwise, looks good, and the price is what I predicted. With the above flaws, I may still buy one when it drops to $200.

    • atg284

      I’m definitely still getting one but I would pay $50 more for sapphire and OLED. :/

    • Ajmcnicol

      -swap it out
      -cant make non square/rectangular displays with OLED as easily
      -and increase the cost by at least a 100
      -its a watch that displays Google Now cards..doesnt play games or do anything processor intensive
      -better battery and easier to make waterproof
      -has a mic for voice commands..doesnt have speaker so not possible. Not to mention it has no audio jack so ur gonna be a douche speaking into your wrist with only speakerphone mode.
      -its miles ahead of the LG or Samsung offerings for the same price

      • M3D1T8R

        Sapphire prices are dropping a lot now thanks to GTAT and their Apple deal. Could have included it and made it $300 – even $280 – easily.
        I don’t see how talking to your wrist makes you a douche. Of course it would be speakerphone all the time, would be very convenient in the car. Can talk with hands still on the wheel. They just need to add a small speaker.
        I agree it’s well ahead of LG or Samsung. I’m not even considering either of those. This I’m still excited about, just pointing out areas I’d like to see improvement.

        • Ajmcnicol

          -Its not dropping at all. It takes a whole brand new processing and manufacturing method/tools to work with saphire. Apple gave GTAT a ton of money to make expand their ability to make saphire displays and to ramp up production for their needs. THEIR needs. This doesnt help saphire availability or price for ANYONE else but apple.
          -if you have a the money to blow on this…or are tech enthusiast enough to get it…then you already have either a car with built in blue tooth ur phone syncs with soon as u get in..or have one of those bluetooth addons that plug into your audio jack.

      • WeaponZero

        I hope you are joking right? It is the opposite, it is hard to make a circle with LCD hence why even the moto 360 can’t do full circle. OLED can do ANY shape easily, the reason is because each individual pixel is its own. OLED also has better battery and easier to make water proof.

        Other than that I do agree on the other stuff.

  • VerizonMichaelSam

    I have connections to Verizon employees, and this thing is hitting stores soon! It will be only $39 for monthly access on the nations fastest LTE network and $15 one time fee for the special LTE sim card. I can’t wait, I’m getting one for each of my family members.

    • M3D1T8R

      “Fastest LTE network”. Yeah 2Mbps sure is fast! Take your ripoff ignorant BS propaganda elsewhere. Flagged.

  • EW Parris

    How much to add a few more rows of pixels on the bottom?

    • atg284

      One more year of development.

  • cgalyon

    I’ve already been “sold” on it for a while, but the inclusion of WiFi is actually a big bonus for me. I’ll pay $250

  • Orion

    Yes!!!! Now that’s what I’m talking about! $249 is perfect.

  • Jkdem85

    I bet it has the ti processor because it was based on the moot actv which had one (actually had same ti Omap as the og droid)

  • If I can pick it up right now, I’d pay $300!

  • Jane Seymour

    No thanks. I’ll wait for the Gear Solo.

    • Jkdem85

      Existing samsung watches can barely last a day how do you think one with a mobile radio chipset will do?

  • Duane Westerhaus

    I guess Apple has got it’s work cut out for them with this… Oh, wait… I forgot… Baaaahh!

  • Jackson Emch

    I think $200 is a better price, but I think $250 is manageable. Anything about $250 and it just seem too expensive.

  • Dave

    Just let me stop at the payday advance store and I’m ready.

  • crazed_z06

    250 not bad.. Android wear devices can probably be a bit cheaper since they don’t have phones and cameras like the gear. It offsets the price a little and allows “premium” devices like the 360 to still be affordable

  • Maxim∑

    Love the BS description they give on battery life

  • NoneOfYourBizzness

    Sounds perfect.

  • BeejRich

    Was speaking with a Moto rep at my local Verizon stores yesterday and he said there would also be a white/gold variant. I asked him about the possibility of metal bands, but he had no idea about the details of it.

  • Cory S

    Damn. Was really hoping for sapphire.

    • M3D1T8R

      Yep. This might almost be a deal breaker.

  • jimt

    Great find for a sunday, Thanks Kellen!

  • mcdonsco

    I noticed not just in the post but also in the comments everyone seems to be relying on Best Buys listed specs for it.

    I wouldn’t take those specs for gospel, best buy is notorious for having inaccurate specs on a LOT of their stuff, especially stuff that hasnt been released yet (this).

    Also, I need to wait for a metal band option, completely uninterested in it without one.

    I did notice though in the best buy pics there doesn’t seem to be the dead space at the bottom of the screen; here’s to hoping somehow that got reduced/eliminated and its not just an inaccurate render?

    Oh, and GOOD FIND! It doesn’t come up searching their site at all (at least not from my phone).

    • DeadSpaceIsReal

      This your first time seeing the watch?

      • mcdonsco

        Huh? Where did I day that or even suggest that?

        • ocsnodcmIsReal

          Every single render and actual shot of the watch has had that space on the screen.

          • mcdonsco

            And in every single other pic and render I’ve ever seen of it it looks far more prominent than it does in these best buy pics.

      • mcdonsco

        Huh? How did you get that from my post?

    • BeejRich

      It’s still there on the Besy Buy pics, guess that goes to show how hard it is to notice!

    • JEW

      leather bands > metal bands

  • Godzilla

    Ohhhhh myyyyy goodddddddd

    • Jaxon Wright

      ..zilla

    • Duane Westerhaus

      …nesssss!!

  • Cael

    I’m ready.

    • Dave

      Me too.

    • MKader17

      You might want to bring something else, Your credit card is expired.

      • Cael

        It expires in 3013. Its still good.

        • Rashad

          Visa credit cards start with 4. Discover starts with a 6. MasterCard starts with a 5. American express starts with a 3 and is only 15 digits.

          • Cael

            It was sent from the future where Visa bought Discover and it was made retro-active.

          • Rashad

            Good thing it’s backwards compatible

          • Bryan Mills
          • Rashad

            Sorry, I work for a credit card company. Bad habit on my part.

          • Brys buddy

            Another hilarious gif. Keep em coming, Bry. LOL. My sides are hurtin for certin

        • MKader17

          Touché, good sir.

    • James Polk

      call this as fake. Visas start with a “4”. Discovers start with 6…

      • Cael

        *facepalm*

        • James Polk

          Go back, turn on sarcasm detector, and re-read.

          • Cael

            You sir, Mr. President, should be dead.

          • Duane Westerhaus

            You’re probably right. I don’t recall James Polk as being listed at the Head Museum.

    • EvanTheGamer

      I concur. A whole lot.

    • Guest

      .

  • tharealoc

    T.I. Processor?….

  • Tony Byatt

    Ok…this is good…

    Hopefully it holds true…

  • Daniel Marcus

    I was wondering about the LCD screen, but it makes sense with a little research. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transflective_liquid-crystal_display

    • jimt

      I know it works well for black and white, I’m not so sure with color.

  • Dave

    205ppi, TI chip, and 512mb RAM? If this was a Samsung, we’d be mocking it. But well all just bow down and worship it since it’s a Moto.

    • Nick

      It’s a smartwatch, not a phone. You don’t need a quad-core and 6GB of ram to drive google now and a handful of notifications…

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Correct.

    • Daniel Marcus

      You realize that the Samsung Gear Live is almost exactly the same, just thicker, almost an inch taller, and doesn’t vibrate, is water resistant (but not water proof), is 100% plastic (the 360 is mostly metal), and doesn’t have an ambient light sensor?

      • tu3218

        Gear live does vibrate. An based on the description, the 360 is water resistant just like the gear live. Not water proof. Dept of 1 meter for 30 min is an IP67 rating which is the same as the gear live.

    • Jens Knutson

      No, if this was from Samsung it would be ugly as hell and we’d be mocking it for *that.*

      Besides, who cares how much RAM their *watch* has?

  • RoboCop

    $650 for this and Moto X combo sounds good…make it happen Moto

  • MotoRulz

    ALLELUIA ALLELUIA at $250 I’ll have 2, leather and metal band

  • Ralph Bretz

    Very nice. Good price and I like the features

  • jimt

    Take my money!

  • Steve

    To put it simply…
    SOLD

  • jimt

    I would like the metal band, please. So probably $300

  • Hopefully I can swap out the band for Nato straps.

    • nhizzat

      This, definitely this.

  • Alix8821

    $350 was my limit. Already have Gear Live, want to have both but Obv within reason… $250 sounds like a dream.
    Wonder if there will be more expensive options on Moto Maker.
    If not, I can use a best buy gift card I got for graduation! Haha

  • Such

    Hmm 1.8 inches in height and width.. Almost 46mm watch face, not bad.

    • jimt

      1/2 inch thick though

      • Henry Green

        Sounds like better battery life to me.

        • jimt

          good point!

      • Great N

        Hockey Puck.

        • jimt

          Yes but maybe a long lasting on a charge hockey puck.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I love it. Now to decide on bands.

  • tu3218

    Awesome price! Not sure about the LCD screen though. Rather have LED. But if that price is true, this will sell big time I think.

    • John

      Yeah, I thought it would have an amoled display.

    • M3D1T8R

      You mean OLED.

  • jimt

    The TI processor should be ok. This is not a heavy duty device like a phone.

  • CD RW

    day one at 250€ (because in techs 250$=250€)

  • Warwick

    My wallet is ready.

  • Billyt

    Hope it has a better screen than the g watch. Had to return it, worthless in sunlight.

  • TI processor? It must be wrong…

    • guest

      Ya I’m really worried about that. I remember my gnex with the TI chipset

      • Dave

        No worries, these are chipsets removed from decommissioned OG Droids.

  • My wallet is ready.

  • XvierX

    Relieved to hear the price is $249. Very nice.

  • BiggiePhat

    Im not seeing anything that states an ambient light sensor for automatic backlighting.

    I was really hoping for that…

    • jimt

      It has ambient light sensor in the specs on best buys link.

  • Gfame103

    T.I. processsor? I thought they threw in the towel. Have not had one of those since my slow performing GNexus. I Hope motorola does not decide to abandon the Moto like Google did because they don’t want to support TI.

    • jimt

      I had that thought also.

    • Yeah. The only thing that concerns me is the T.I SoC in the watch. However, remember that Google Glass also uses a TI OMAP SoC and Google got around with updates just fine.

    • Dave

      They’re using all the chip sets from OG Droids that got traded in 5 years ago.

  • BigBatteryFan89

    How big is the battery? For the love of god, tell us!

  • Jay

    $249? Wow. Perfect price! MUST HAVE!

    • Gwen

      More perfect than $199. You must get a nice allowance from mom and dad.

      • jimt

        Just have mom and dad buy it for you.

      • Daniel Wolfy

        “Heart rate monitor, pedometer, microphone, water resistant for 30 minutes? For $250? HELLL YEAHHHH!”

        As quoted by Steveo, it’s a really good deal for the price

      • Jkdem85

        Most adults with a decent job can afford the extra 60 odd bucks with tax. This phone more than deserves the 60 dollar premium over existing smart watches

        • CapnShiner

          Phone?

  • jimt

    My only bad thought is can a battery be changed. Dead battery=Dead watch.

    • mcdonsco

      Would probably have to have it serviced…thing is though, this is TECH, and you’re reading a tech blog…so, are you really worried about how it will fair over the years through new releases of other watches? I’m not…I’m pretty confident I’ll own this just until something better comes out then this will hit eBay and so on and so forth just like my phones, laptops, tablets etc.

      • jimt

        I agree with you, i will buy this watch. I said it was a bad thought. I have several devices that have a non replaceable batteries. Most you can actually change. But of course when a new one comes out its time to upgrade if it does something better that you want. I haven’t had anything die yet. I guess I was in normal watch mode where they have removable batteries and last a long time when I had that thought.

  • Steveo

    Heart rate monitor, pedometer, microphone, water resistant for 30 minutes? For $250? HELLL YEAHHHH!

  • Jaxon Wright

    only works on mobile. hmm

    • Nick

      As opposed to what?

      • Jaxon Wright

        desktop….?

        • Nick

          You’re already sitting at a desktop, what would having a sync’d smart watch give you…

          • Jaxon Wright

            you’re misunderstanding what i meant. I was talking about the Best Buy link.

        • Jkdem85

          What? Is is 2004 or 2014?

      • jimt

        Stand alone like a phone, No Thanks.

  • jimt

    Sweet!

  • Matt Groff

    Nice find!

  • Keyan X

    Instabuy.

  • Bryan Mills

    Oh oh. Gonna take a peek in the system and see if I can find it.

    • Subbed.

    • Geran Smith

      I want this real bad.

    • jc

      subbed too lol

    • Lui

      What’s that dead black space at the bottom of the dial? Very distracting. Very lame. Pass.

      • Qbancelli

        RIP iWatch.

        • NexusPhan

          Ya it is. I feel like there is no way Apple could make a better looking or betting functioning and certainly not better priced watch than this.

      • mcdonsco

        Not great I’ll give you that, but better (IMO) than the huge bezels on the Sammy and lg ones.

      • Greg Williams

        That’s the notification area. All Android Wear watches have it unless you have notifications muted. The notification shows there with abbreviated text. You swipe it up from the bottom to see the full notification.

        • RGiskard

          Incorrect, and this has been covered many times before. It is a blank space because screen connectors, etc. are there. The black space at the bottom of the 360’s screen has nothing to do with notifications.

          • Diablo81588

            It’s actually the ambient light sensor.

          • RGiskard

            As well as the screen hardware… That’s why I said “screen connectors, etc.” The point is that Greg’s statement that the black space is a notification area is misleading and everyone should understand what they are getting in to. I have no problem with the dead space, personally.

    • Bryan Mills

      $249 confirmed. Shipment is on its way. Looks to be a large batch. 200+. Most stores will be receiving that.

      Can’t find a release date though.

      Time to go troll the Samsung experience guys hahahaha

      • PeeperCreeper

        What’s the chance I could go in with the SKU and have someone pull one out of the back for me when the shipment comes in?

        • Bryan Mills

          The register would most likely stop the sale. You could try, but them blue shirts don’t like to have fun.

          • NexusPhan

            Shipped already??? Seems early. Hopefully that means it’ll actually go on sale September 4. Or is this just how the retail world works.

      • Lars

        Sucker. Ms, Mills, that watch is going to look huge on you tiny princess wrists..

        • NexusPhan

          It’s going to look identical to every other 46mm watch out there which, in my opinion, is exactly the size a smart watch should be. Any smaller would be too small. It’s already quite a bit less screen space than the G watch and Gear.

          • Ryan N

            have you seen the side by side? doesn’t really suffer from lack of space.

            http://www.lucaviscardi.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/20140805_160843.jpg

          • NexusPhan

            Really dude? Do you have something against Motorola? You posted the wide angle shot that purposefully distorts the view that should never be used for a size comparison. Try this one. The Moto 360 is smaller, without a doubt. I think both are perfect sizes for a smartwatch.

          • Ryan N

            nothing at all against motorola. I have a moto x and will grab a 360 on launch day. just saying that the screen space isn’t second to the g watch. and you’re right, a less than perfect picture. this one is more accurate.

            http://www.lucaviscardi.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/20140805_160858.jpg

          • NexusPhan

            I totally agree. I was originally telling Lars that the 360 is not any bigger than what’s already out there and that making it any smaller would have been a mistake on Motorola’s part.

          • CapnShiner

            Are you trying to compare screen size or overall face size? If you ignore the bezel, it looks like the 360 actually has more screen real-estate.

          • NexusPhan

            Just saying that its not too big as is. If Moto had made it any smaller than what it is they would have compromised screen size.

          • Gasaraki

            The actually screen size of the watch on the left is tiny. You’re the one trying to hide that fact. The top and bottom bezel is thick while the Moto360 is edge to edge.

          • NexusPhan

            Please do a better job of reading my f*cking posts.

          • michael arazan

            The LG watch looks like a dog collar compared to the Moto 360

      • Godzilla

        Pre-order online?

        • Mech_Engr_09

          No douche

        • bboyairwreck

          what up bionic

      • Jkdem85

        I’ll pay you triple right now if you can get your hands on one to sell me…

        • Dave

          You’d pay $800 for a watch that does what your phone does, a couple weeks early?

          • Jkdem85

            We’ll first off I don’t think he could get it.
            Second off yep, I have a tech problem, a great job, and no kids.
            Oh and then there is eBay where I could easily get that back, would probably sell for ten times face value right now

          • mcdonsco

            I think you’d be astronomically lucky to even come close to breaking even on that.

            Less than 30 days until people can get one for $250 and you think someone (besides you) would pay $750+ for one?

            Might as well light hundred dollar bills on fire for fun.

          • Bryan Mills

            You’ve obviously never ventured on Ebay when people have gotten items early.

          • mcdonsco

            Of course I have, yes they are priced much higher, but 3x higher with less than 30 days (18?) to general availability? I don’t think so.

          • Lucki

            I had a friend who was selling iPads for $800 over retail AFTER they were released, just because they were sold out for the first few weeks. He had gotten his hands on 5 of them at the retail price. Made a pretty penny.

          • ryan

            I sold call of duty black ops 2 for 350 each a week before launch. People will buy it.

      • Ryan N

        does 205ppi seem low to anybody else?

        • NexusPhan

          Definitely a little on the low end. Could be the consequence of the round display technology not being good enough yet. Hopefully it still looks okay in person.

          • Ryan N

            agreed. I’m not watching any movies on it or anything. at normal watch viewing distance it should be fine.

      • Jeff Schroeder

        I can’t wait to check rss tomorrow to see how many we’re getting haha

        • Ryan N

          keep us posted.

          • Jeff Schroeder

            They pulled the sku too. I checked yesterday and nothing came up 🙁

        • waleed300

          Good to see another bby employee on here, can you check 2780 for me if you don’t mind lol.

          • Jeff Schroeder

            They must have pulled the sku… Doesn’t even say it’s inactive. When I searched it said nothing found. Someone made a boo boo the other day…

      • Marc

        Didn’t you just get done saying you work for a credit card company? Now you work for Best Buy? cough.

        • Marc

          nvm, wrong person

      • William_Morris

        I sincerely hope this means trolling everyone’s most hated troll, the HTC EVO 4G/Sprint lovin— I mean Samsung Galaxy Nexus/Verizon lovin— I mean Sammy loving Richard Yarrell?

      • Can’t you lose your job for that?

      • Daniel Garcia

        So is the SKU still dead or have their been any updates?

    • pratyush997

      subbed

    • mike1

      Picked one up at Best Buy a few minutes ago. Charging it up now.

      • Bryan Mills

        If anybody comes to me..

        I plead the fifth.

      • Jens Knutson

        Pics or it didn’t happen.

      • Godzilla

        Bull. Pics or it didn’t happen

      • Oh?

        • Jaxon Wright

          he be trollin Kellen…….I think

          • Alex Bradley

            He might be honest here. Some stores get new product way in advance and if it can’t be brought up in RSS for them to check the street date and it lets them ring it out without getting the warning to not sell it yet, he could have bought one.
            I used to work at a Best Buy and would have to train the newbies to not sell any new product without checking its street date and if they can’t find an established date, not to sell it. Some people just didn’t care enough to check and would sell the product anyways until they established a blocker in POS for product sold before its release date.

      • Joseph Pojunis

        I want this to be true, but it isn’t.

        • tharealoc

          Depending on the competence of his local BestBuy….who knows.

          • Dave

            Best Buy was selling the Galaxy S4 4-5 days before launch where i live. Never know with them.

          • Kevin Guinn

            I’ve gotten things early there a few times in the past. The Galaxy Nexus for verizon a week early was a highlight for me.

      • mcdonsco

        Pick or it didn’t happen…I’m calling troll.

      • hyperbeatser

        bs

      • Derek Traini

        It’s been awhile..

      • Dan

        subbed

    • atg284

      Do you know if they will be coming to the physical stores or will it be only sold online through Bestbuy.com?