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Sunday Poll: Buying the Moto 360 if It’s $250?

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Thanks to Best Buy going live with a Moto 360 listing a couple of weeks early, we may already know the most important piece of info for Motorola’s smartwatch – the price. Listed at $249.99, I would venture to guess that most of you are ready to throw down cash immediately. Or are you?

There was some worry that a $300+ price tag would accompany the watch, mostly due to the fact that it has been built with high-end materials, yet still packs in all sorts of features, like water resistance. If you compare the 360 to the Samsung Gear Live or LG G Watch, it certainly seems like Motorola could have charged a premium for it, especially with those currently available at $199 and $229, respectively.

$250, though, how does that sound? Are you buying if the Moto 360 drops in at that price?

Buying the Moto 360 if It's $250?

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  • Jim in San Diego

    I am buying it because I have a use for the watch I hike in the mountains every weekend and like the idea of putting the phone in my backpack, since I always wear a watch I can wear this in place of my timepiece.

  • Chidoro

    yep

  • FortitudineVincimus

    No buy for me.. I want a square watch, not round

  • Joe

    I definitely won’t be buying any of the first few batches of smartwatches. The features are so so for the price you pay for. Even with a 2 day battery life, it’s too short for a watch. I guess I’m just too lazy to charge something other than my phone. My current watch is solar powered (never replaced the battery in the 7 years I’ve had it) and syncs its time to the atomic clock in Colorado. Pretty good for $30 bucks plus tax.

  • Sporttster

    My vote would be a maybe. Need to look at it first….

  • ZxyLady

    I definition want this watch, I was doing research after I read a few of what posters said about not knowing its functionality without having a phone connected and I found on the Android Wear section of Google what it can do and I am truly amazed! clearly you don’t need a phone to be connected for this device to be completely and utterly useful hopefully this helps some people clear up some things…

    https://support.google.com/androidwear/answer/6056862

  • droidrazredge

    I was thinking at this price people would be throwing money at the Moto 360 based on it’s premium qualities and features but I guess I thought wrong. Perhaps it is costing more than people initially throught.

  • Raven

    I really want the fabled metal band version and would gladly pay extra for that, so I hope it goes on sale at the same time so I am not tempted to buy the leather version and then disappointed when the metal comes out.

  • Collin Chapin

    Yep. I don’t care how much it is…

  • pyro74boy .

    I’m not buying any of these Smartwatches every single one of them are gimmicks and just a huge waste of money. I don’t need something that can do everything my phone already does. EPIC FAIL on all of these gimmick smartwatches.

  • Justin Foster

    I’ll just wait until they slash 100 dollars off the price every other week and swear it’s a one time promotion every time like the moto x.

  • schoat333

    No, I stopped wearing a watch when I started carrying a cell phone, because my cell phone had a clock. I just don’t see the point to smart watches….

  • Clift

    Day one purchase for me. With the metal arm band

  • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

    Cannot unsee the chin. Without that, it’s insta-buy. Pass.

  • ckeegan

    All that’s left for me is color/material selection. So torn. I liked the black on black, but I prefer metal bands.

  • Alex Niehaus

    One of the main reasons I want this is because I need a new watch anyway, and the prices of most decent watches I’d buy these days are around $200, so why not spring for this? I understand it has limited functionality, but if I was going to buy a watch regardless I might as well get one that does more than tell the date and time.

    My main draw for the 360 is that it looks like a normal higher end watch and has a ton of different faces that I can switch to. I can’t say I’ll use it for what it’s really intended for a lot, but being able to change watch faces and have a bit of a techy side to it also makes it perfect for me.

    • frhow

      Im in the same exact boat and for the same exact reasons. The number of watch faces is basically limitless………

  • Elliot Kotis

    Want it, won’t use it, not buying it.

    PS I think you guys should take a hint from the AP polls, much more in depth.

  • ZxyLady

    I absolutely want this watch and I will be purchasing it for sure I do wish it had a couple of the little things that the gear 2 has but the gear 2 is just so darn ugly I think I’d rather have the beautification of the moto 360 than the functionality of some of the extras that the gear 2 has however maybe in the next iteration it will have some of the extra things that the gear 2 has

  • Anthony Watts

    I have worn a watch since I was 5 years old. I cannot ever see myself without a watch. I have seen people throwing thousands of dollars on a simple analog watch. This is a gorgeous time piece that does quite a few nifty extra things and the abilities are growing in leaps and bounds. For people who never wear watches I expect this won’t really intrigue then. For the vast majority of watch wearers this is probably an amazing accessory. If I can stand next to someone with a Rolex, have a watch face that looks better and then be able to check and respond to even one text message or do a simple search via the watch, I feel like my watch is a great investment. At a fraction of the cost. As I mentioned before… Watch wearers will probably be more interested than non watch wearers. It isn’t solely techies.

  • sski66

    Yup it’s under $275, so Ill be picking one up.

  • http://www.Jobsdhamaka.co.in/ Pankaj Soni

    I have been looking for something like this.
    Jobsdhamaka

  • Me

    If I was going to buy a smart watch, then yeah I would definitely buy this one. Hoping to see this bundled with not only this year’s X, but last year’s as well from $500-700.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Carter/59703168 Adam Carter

    I won’t be buying one, because I don’t feel I really need or want a smart watch, that being said I think the price is reasonable and if I did, indeed, want a smartwatch I’d probably buy this one.

  • Mark Mann

    Where’s the “I wouldn’t buy it if it was $2.50″ button?

    • Kev

      that means “No”

  • starnovsky

    Moto 360 is looking great, and $250 is a good price, but I don’t have a need for a smartwatch. So I’m buying a new G-shock to replace my lost one, a dumbwatch.

  • 陈 永超

    Wish it would launch globally ~ Or anyone would help ?

  • Patrick Crumpler

    I was thinking it was going to be higher. But really how much money do people want to spend on a watch with notifications and a few other perks.

    Am so getting one though. Happy to hear the price might be perfect.

    • Nikuliai

      WHATEVER IT TAKES!

  • Justin Halcomb

    $250 for a glorified notification watch… Heck naw!!! But $250 for a watch that extends it functionality beyond my smartphone… sure! Let me explain:

    Right now we are thinking too small. Yes it is initially advertised to pull notifications from your phone or tablet and show them too you as well as give you voice actions but what about outside your phone? How about closing and opening your garage just before you get or after you leave home or setting your home alarm system where applicable just by simply saying ‘OK Google set home alarm’ (something similar) or perhaps setting the temperature in your house? You’re away from home and you know its going to be hot out and you want your house comfortable when you come home so you can simply set the temperature while you’re out.

    Such functionality as this could well justify the price no it won’t replace your smartphone your smartphone will be used for heavy mandane task such as browsing, downloading, watching videos that sort of thing while your smartwatch becomes a tool for simplistic and convenient functionality for task that can take 2 seconds of your time instead of more. (But someone could say I have switches for the garage and my alarm system is near my door as I leave the house so I don’t need to spend $200+ on something I can do myself) All in all, its feature, its main feature is expanded functionality beyond your smartphone, simplicity and convenience.

    We are saying now who needs a smart watch for notifications but try thinking outside your smartphone it well justify the price tag of $250 (if price becomes official).

    • ZxyLady

      didn’t google just purchased a smart home link system to work with Google now? that’s what I was under the impression of, not to mention google has just invested in quite a few things that they could use to be able to do exactly that,, to be able to use your garage door or heater etc because they want Google now to be compatible with everything in your home that would make sense to be able to add that functionality to your smartphone and eventually SmartWatch great ideas by the way!

  • M3D1T8R

    Wasn’t there rumored to be a black version and a silver version? Black version with black band, silver with silver (metal) band would be nice.

  • jrbmed08

    I can see how these things are useful, but they’re not for me. I’ll just whip out my phone if I want to do anything I could do with a smartwatch. But I’m fairly cheap with these things and wouldn’t even spring for something like a Fitbit. That said, it looks like the slickest of all the ones I’ve seen so far.

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    No smart watch is worth $250 no matter who is selling it. Can’t justify spending that much on something that has to rely on a phone to work.

    • ZxyLady

      Fyi, you don’t need a phone to make this work with basic functionality, read: To do what a regular watch would do. But even without a phone, you can still tell the time, check your ‘today’ Calendar, use the stopwatch, set an alarm, use a timer, watch step count- pedometer, check your heart rate, change your watch face and other settings. That is definitely more than a traditional watch.

  • morgan boyle

    Think $200-$250 is very reasonable for this device. but it still falls into a very niche product. If prices drop to $150 i think the will sell well. we already have fitness trackers that that are nearly $150 (i.e. Jawbone Up24).

  • Varun Ammineni

    $250 is reasonable but for the same price we are getting high end specs mobiles like Xiomi Mi3 & One Plus One($50 more). So every smart watch should be less than $200. Then it makes some sense.

  • Michael Bassett

    LoL @ $250 the poll should be are you getting a Moto 360? Because I doubt anyone Moto 360 lover was holding out for $248 or less. #motohaters

    • M3D1T8R

      …what?

      • Michael Bassett

        You’re right, my comment was bad. The point was anyone wanting this thing cannot not buy it because it’s $250. Everyone was thinking it was $300-$400 so $250 is a must buy if you wanted it. If you wouldn’t buy it because it’s $250 then you weren’t going to buy it in the first place.

        • droidrazredge

          I totally agree with this comment. People that did think the watch was going to be $300-$400 were adamant about not purchasing one at that price; likewise, all the people that really wanted one would purchase one if it was lower than $300 but based on this poll and price, which is only 20$ more than the LG G watch, and Samsung Gear Live gives the impression that it is more than $300. I’m assuming the near 50% people did not want the watch in the first place.

  • JJ

    Quality, Trust, Service ( Samsung, LG)………… I stopped all Moto things along time ago….. 7 years ago………….

    • M3D1T8R

      Mother Korea loves you.