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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • EvanTheGamer

    If the Moto 360 is in fact really $250, I will throw a few hundys and some change at Motorola! Shit…$250 is pretty inexpensive for the next best smartwatch!

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/0e464fd4b9650443b99a88deba5ed60b/tumblr_mga3faftNp1rjv730o2_500.jpg

  • H.R. Pierson

    I’m buying one.
    To the the naysayers? This is the class of the class. Go pee in Someone else’s Cheerios.

    • 213ninja

      droid-life has a 20:1 hater to lover ratio….

  • 213ninja

    anyone complaining about the price of this watch is batshitcrazy.

  • Everyone that’s complaining is still going to get it though.

  • StankyChikin

    Too big…

    • nhizzat

      What watches do you own now? This isn’t any bigger than a G-Shock. Are they too big for your wrist too?

      • Of course his wrists are small. He’s a stick figure.

        • jimt

          Good point!

        • droidrazredge

          He just needs to use his wrist more and they’ll get bigger and he’ll be fine.

          • Yup. That’s why I have such big forearms.

      • StankyChikin

        Yep.. G Shock is too big

    • John Smith

      Big watches are in. See Panerai et al.

  • The Dude

    Smartwatches are a glorified notification tool, 99% of the time they are used because you can, not because you need to, and to avoid taking your phone out of your pocket. Unless you get 20 notifications every hour, its s gimmick. Are people really that lazy they have to say ‘ok google’ then tell their watch to dial or reply to someone rather than just use the damn phone in their pockets?

    The sensors won’t work reliably, and if you keep them on your phone battery will take a big hit.

    For $250 you can get a proper classy watch, or any number of tech gadgets which are 10x more useful and relevant daily.

    • John Smith

      I think smartwatches are a need for those with occupations where they can’t take out their phone or their hands are busy/dirty during their job all day (scientist, manufacturing, construction, stylist/salon, doctor, hooker, etc). Also for those who are trapped in meetings all day.

      • The Dude

        Could be, but then how are they managing so far? IMHO no one needs to see constant notifications all day unless its for work, and if its for work they’ll supply you with something. And if its a social notification you can and should wait till you are free.

        • nhizzat

          No one really needs a smartphone either.

          • The Dude

            For millions of people a smartphone is their only computer, esp in developing countries and even in countries like Japan/China. You could say most people don’t need a computer, electricity, fresh water etc but that’s a pointless debate.

            In no way shape or form is a smartwatch remotely close to the functionality offered by a smartphone, esp since its just an accessory and needs the phone to function.

          • M3D1T8R

            Fresh water? Aargue about the others on your list, but I’m pretty sure fresh water _is_ needed.

          • 陈 永超

            IMO it still does some what smartphones aren’t capable to do …

          • Chris M

            You could argue no one really needs a smartphone too. Whatever your pleasure. If you dont want it nobody is forcing you to buy it. You will not change the minds of anybody who wants to get it.

          • jimt

            Nobody needs a car either, by that logic. You could just walk, without shoes because you don’t need those either.

        • John Smith

          How did we ever survive without anything? For example Without Smartphones until just a few years ago? Without cell phones 25 years ago? Watch old Seinfeld episodes – if they had cell phones back then most of their (plot) problems would have been solved.

          The point is technology makes our lives easier.

        • John Smith

          For example – If I’m a trial attorney I’d like to get important notifications on my wrist while I’m in court.

    • nhizzat

      Glance at my wrist for the time and check notifications at the same time or glance at my wrist to check the time then pull out my phone to check notifications? Some people spend $250 on a watch on a whim, is this not a watch in the grand scheme of things?

      • The Dude

        If you have the disposable income, why not? All I’m saying is its not really a game changer like the actual smartphone or something like Chromecast were.

        Funnily enough, most men keep their phones in their pockets, and when I get a notification it vibrates (with different patterns even), I don’t need to pull it out constantly to check. Women who keep their phone in purses might, and ironically they will be the last segment to buy a techie watch.

        • SHunter

          All watches are purchased with “disposable income”. Its a timeless accessory. We don’t NEED watches anymore. Its simply an accessory/jewelry that people buy for looks and style; not because they need to tell time.

          • jimt

            Really? What if they don’t even have a mobile phone?

          • SHunter

            If you really wanted it and had no cell phone. Im not sure why you would cause you should be buying a cell phone first: BUT, if someone did buy the 360, it would still function as a device that tells time.

          • jimt

            You know for a fact that the time can be set without a phone? Do you work for Moto?

          • SHunter

            In the early videos they show it unpaired to a phone and BT is off.

          • jimt

            It never saw a phone?

          • SHunter

            Well thers this

    • 213ninja

      by that logic, your smartphone is also a gimmick. get a flipper and a proper laptop.

      peace.

      • jimt

        Or a Jethro Bodine phone (land line phone with a mile of cable on a truck) and a paper and pencil. To go more retro. Just to continue your great thought.

  • Godzilla

    Hell yes, i always said 200-250 was the sweet spot. Also, does anyone else feel like since the watch is very fairly priced, the new phone will be as well?

    • 213ninja

      based on the other wear watches, i assumed 250-299.99, not a penny more tho.

  • Boblank84

    Still can’t quite get over the black bar. I understand it would be difficultly to find a solution for third party apps, but if they could make a full screen watch face it would probably change my mind.

    • nhizzat

      This is my one issue with the watch

  • NexusMan

    Yes. I’m buying it if it’s $350.

    • jimt

      I’ll sell you one for $350. You mean $250.

      • M3D1T8R

        I think they’re saying they’ll still buy it even if it turns out to be $350.

        • jimt

          I’ll still sell him one for $350 that I buy for $250 if that is what he really wants. I’ll go higher if he wants but only if it makes him feel better. /s I will be buying one for me too at $250. I guess this was a leak price and could be wrong, who knows.

      • NexusMan

        No, I meant $350…I’m saying I’d not only spend $250, I’d spend $350.

  • hogasswild

    I paid $89 for a galaxy gear. That’s about how much I think these are worth. They are mainly a toy for me with no real purpose, less than $100 is an appropriate price IMO.

    • 213ninja

      i started there, got a gear 1 on a best buy deal of the day for like $125 i think.

      then i went from a gear 1 to a gear fit to a gear 2, and now i’m looking at this 360…..lol. to each their own.

      • hogasswild

        Exactly. But for $250, I’d rather buy a new Casio Pathfinder to replace the one I’ve used for six years. I feel that any f these watches are more disposable in nature like our phones are now.

        • jimt

          I love my two Pathfinders. Can not beat solar and atomic accuracy. What happened to the watch you have? I thought my first one died, it would not beep anymore. I bought a new one and then took the old one apart and fixed it. Did yours stop beeping?

          • hogasswild

            It’s just seen its fair share of active duty. It’s all scratched up. I could probably wear it for a few more years but wouldn’t mind an updated version. My dad usually takes the ones I wear from deployment, but I’d rather give him a brand new one this time.

  • MKader17

    I’m not saying $250 isn’t a reasonable price, I just unfortunately can’t justify that price.

    • 213ninja

      That’s very understandable.

  • matt pitzo

    At that price I will buy 2 to have choices

  • 6

    Wait for Apple. It will be better.

    • 陈 永超

      And much more pricey.

    • Godzilla

      and it’ll be from apple……….no thanks

    • nhizzat

      Better at what?

    • John Smith

      Apple will raise the bar.

      • nhizzat

        Perceived bar you mean

        • John Smith

          Android Wear is like the Palm Treo. iWatch will be like the iPhone. No I’m not an Apple fanboy – never bought a Mac or iPod or iPhone or iPad etc – but I respect what they bring to the table in terms of style taste innovation and functionality. You should too. Google&partners will copy and make better and consumers will win.

          • SHunter

            Please elaborate on the comparison of the Palm Treo to Android Wear…

    • jimt

      Probably have an apple button, to spare.

  • I’ve been prepared to spend up to $500… $250 is a steal!!

  • John Kitchen

    If VZW sells this, I’ll be able to get it for $162 (I can currently get the G Watch for $150). In that case, I will absolutely buy it. I paid $175 for my Citizen Eco drive

    • Aj Bastedo

      how?

    • M3D1T8R

      35% off? Lucky you! Can you get me one? I’ll pay you $200 for it, you profit the difference. Somehow I doubt they’ll get it though, unless it’s part of a Moto X package. I’ll have to buy my next device full price.. If the new Moto X is good enough, and they package it with this for say around $650, it will be hard to pass up.

  • 1n50mniac

    Instabuy day 1!

  • Damon

    I think most people are looking at this wrong. The way I see it, your gonna spend $300+ on a fancy watch that does nothing but tell time and your ok with it. But you wont spend the same amount of money for a watch like the Moto 360 that is aesthetically pleasing and a functional addition to your phone. If your in the market for a watch this is a win win.

    • Jprime

      But a standard watch will last a lifetime and this will become outdated and need to be replaced within a few years.

      • jimt

        At least when the battery goes belly up.

        • Jprime

          I look at it like this: I bought a watch for about 75 maybe 7 years ago. Its still the only watch I wear, and I do so every day. I replaced the battery for 5 dollars twice. It also doesn’t look dated, and never will.

      • nhizzat

        What guarantee is there that a watch you buy for that much will last a lifetime?

        • Kevin

          doesn’t need to be a guarantee, a smart watch will become inferior much faster than a basic watch.

      • ZxyLady

        I own many names brand high quality watches and they still don’t tend to last a lifetime especially if purchased in the last several decades, they don’t make watches like they used to. And they don’t LAST like they used to!

      • Damon

        Im sure if you took care of this one and really wanted to keep it forever you could.

    • 213ninja

      couldn’t agree more, i’ve been saying that since the gear1 dropped. if the build quality is nice, subtract the value of an equivalent regular watch and that’s how much your paying for the smart features….these aren’t by any means GREAT watches in the grand scheme of watch collecting; however, they are built nice…some comparable to a nice fossil, guess, diesel, even a lower end bulova or seiko in the case of the 360. look at how much those watches cost and subtract that from the price of your 360 and that’s what you’re paying for it to be “smart”.

      BOOM…free smartfeatures: http://www.bulova.com/en_us/watch/bulova/classic/96C113

    • 陈 永超

      It would change the industry of traditional watch…

  • markgbe

    yup. Exactly at top of my my price spectrum for it. Well done moto. Can’t wait!

  • hike15

    I really love this and want one, but am not looking to spend 250 on a watch that I’ll probably only use for 2-4 years, as compared to a normal watch which last indefinitely

    • ZxyLady

      um… I own a Skagen DKNY guess Michael Kors and several other watches just traditional watches that tell me the time and the date I’ve had my Skagen for a year and a half now admittedly I wear it every single day, but it’s already going down hill. .. but I have yet to ever see a watch even $10,000 Rolexes that will last indefinitely even with continuous watch battery replacement etc you tell me the brand of watch that you have that has lasted indefinitely and I will gladly take your side on this but otherwise I call BS I have never heard of a watch specifically lasting indefinitely

      • ZxyLady

        My point to my last post was that MOST people I know replace their watches every 2 to 4 years. That doesn’t mean they stop working, it just means they are needing to be replaced.

      • hike15

        I currently have four watched, two of which are fairly new and two are over 5 years old. Three of them still look brand new while the fourth is a 40 dollar Fossil watch which still looks pretty nice. My father also has a few watches which are probably older than me that he wears regularly. So it is possible for a watch to last quite a long time, and if it is cared for will last for years and years, whereas my issue with the smart watch is that even if I keep it in perfect shape, the software will most likely be outdated after all the surrounding tech (phones, bluetooth, apps) advances.

  • iluvthesoftsoft

    Only 29 percent of Android phone owners could even consider one. 4.3 and above!

    • Balthazar_B

      And how many hundreds of millions of Android phone owners are there? Pretty nice target market. Oh, and that 29% keeps going up week after week.

      • iluvthesoftsoft

        Well, from my perspective, it stinks. My carrier won’t upgrade my still very useful phone. It’s at 4.1 and not going anywhere. There are a lot of prospective buyers who are in my situation.

  • Yoderz

    It’ll be $199 by Christmas – if not sooner.

    • M3D1T8R

      Hopefully around Black Friday, at $200 I might buy one.

  • Verizon Wireless

    These will actually be $299 on America’s Fastest Network for only $15 a month (200 MB maximum). You can reserve yours on August 28th at verizonwireless.com . See store associate for more details.

    • TooMuchSax

      200 MB for what?

      • Verizon Wireless

        Thats correct! On Verizon you can rule the air!

        We have you covered!
        http://i.imgur.com/oSE11S6.jpg

        • TooMuchSax

          Nice photoshopping but that’s the AT&T CEO.

          • james

            Woosh.

      • jimt

        Just because it’s Verizon and they like to charge for data, if you use it or not. Mostly they prefer that you don’t on any plan. More for others that way.

  • Korlak

    I would love to buy this for the functionality but I would also love for them to release a bunch of watch heads to download. I love nice watches and I would gladly get this to have many different styles to use for many occasions

    • o0Exia0o

      They do have the ability to load different watch faces on to the screen.

  • TooMuchSax

    Too much money for me. Wish there was cross platform option.

    • Balthazar_B

      Wait for the Asus, then.Not cross-platform, but should be priced much lower.

  • deadpool19

    Get an awesome bleeding edge smartwatch for a modicum of 250? Nope. Not if I could get a used LG G2 or Nexus 5 or Moto X for the same price. Value for money varies for people.

    • Bryan Mills

      I wouldn’t buy a G2 now when a O+ is $349.

    • nhizzat

      Because those 3 items you listed fill the same niche?

  • $250 is not much when you look at prices of Seiko, Citizen, Fossil, and more traditional watches.

    • ClickFire_

      Bingo. People complain about the price not justifying it yet people dish out a heck of a a lot more for a watch that only tells the time And date. If you already wear a way h and plan on paying for a $200+ I don’t see why you wouldn’t consider wear.

    • kselby

      But a traditional watch lasts a lifetime, this will be outdated quickly. To me it is like comparing apples to oranges.

      • Royal2000H

        So because it’s more technologically advanced than a conventional watch, manufacturers should charge … less?

  • Steven Berger

    That is $250 for the leather band one, what about the metal one? Probably $300?

    • M3D1T8R

      Hopefully we still see a metal version.

  • joe

    200 yes 250 no

    • jimt

      Just wait.

    • nhizzat

      $50 more is too much when you’re already spending $200?

      • M3D1T8R

        25% more is quite a big difference, yes.

  • Gregory Martinez

    The watch looks great but I don’t like wearing watches and pulling my phone out isn’t that much of a hassle for me.

    • jimt

      Most guys I now like that don’t like putting things in their pockets either and rarely show up anywhere on time.

      • Gregory Martinez

        “For me”. Don’t care about your friends.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    You know it!

  • sean parmenter

    Me: OK Google, shut up and take my money!

    Moto 360: $249, here is the amount. Would you like me to take it?

    Me: Yes

  • JWells

    A wrist watch? Really? That is soooo 20th century!

    • jimt

      Just think of it as a time video interface with benefits.

  • shamatuu

    249 is asking way too much but it will still sell a bunch .Personally i just can’t justify it for a smartwatch in general that doesn’t have a killer app and features. I still think we are still a long way to becoming the number one thing. Same way for for flying cars. I don’t think we have the technology and right resources for smartwatches to become the norm. The future watches will look so much better compare to this year.

    • Ryan N

      Future anything will look better than current anything. You would never buy a single product adhering to that mindset. Just saying, for this year right now, this watch is a win.

    • nhizzat

      What about a regular watch that only tells time?

  • Ryan N

    This is like finding out that Santa really does exist!

    • jimt

      He doesn’t? 🙁

  • Pitahson

    My Bill me later (PayPal Credit) is ready….

  • Bryan Mills
  • Rashad

    Who voted no?

    • M3D1T8R

      Me.

      • Rashad

        Oh ok

    • mustbepbs

      Me. I see smartwatches at this point as something totally useless, and people are justifying the use as something “discreet” and “alternative to taking your phone out to not be seen as rude”.

      Well, newsflash, you looking at your giant computerized watch face is going to be the new stigma. Pretty soon it’s going to be seen as just as rude to look at your smartwatch when somebody is talking to you as it is when you take your phone out.

      • jimt

        I am getting it for the Heart rate monitor and will not care if someone watches me look at my watch. And a big display of heart beat is exactly what I want. Just the number like 160 would be great. Never mind all the other cool things this watch will do.

        • mustbepbs

          Do you have heart problems/are you old?

          • jimt

            I ride twenty miles a day on a bike and don’t want to kill myself, actually. I have the info on the phone now but need it more convenient to see. And yes I am older. Retired—eat your heart out. You do realize that your heart can only go so fast safely, even you?

          • Fooer

            I highly doubt their sensor is as good as a strap. I’m sure it’ll be fine if you are sitting stationary at your office, but for activities like biking or especially running where there is a lot of motion and gobs of sweat pouring off ya, I don’t think this’ll be a good alternative to a regular running / cross-training watch with foot pod + hr monitor.

          • jimt

            I guess I hope it works with lots of sweat to get HB as I ride, worst case maybe use both or display HB from the strap from the phone to the watch.

          • Fooer

            Yeah, the latter might in fact work. Not sure if there’s app support right now, but should conceptually be possible

      • nhizzat

        Remove the smart from smartwatch and your argument would also be valid. Why would anybody spend more than $100 for any watch? Why would anybody buy a Cartier or Patek Philippe when they could spend far less on a Casio or Seiko? Because they want to. Does that make more expensive watches totally useless as well?

      • ClickFire_

        There are far better reasons than “not being rude” he was only giving one example there are many more everyday use cases.

        I for one know If I had wear I would take my phone out a lot less saving time and battery from having to wake my phone unlock it just to respond to a simple text or email which I could do with google voice. I use google voice a lot I also have 2 kids and I know many instances and cases where I wish I had a smartwatch. The problem is people are trying to compare it to smart phones like its suppose to replace it or blow them away truth is it is meant to help get simple tasks done faster so you can focus more on work and those around you instead of pulling out your phone and possibly getting distracted. Also saves time digging in your work bag or pocket unlocking or waking your phone just to check notifications, text or emails etc.

        Its definitely not worthless its just not for everyone.

        • ZxyLady

          you exactly spoke my thoughts, I also like the idea of using it while you’re driving,, not to say looking at it or using it while you’re driving, but its a lot safer looking at your watch to check on that notification than it is the pulling out a cell phone at a red light, with a simple twist of your wrist to look down vs. Looking for and through your bag or looking in your pocket or whatever to actually check just a simple notification when most of the time at least for me, my children send me messages with no real purpose so a smartwatch is definitely much more my speed and safer for drivers I believe

    • TooMuchSax

      I voted no, that thing is accidents waiting to happen with people wearing it while driving.

      • jimt

        I wonder what the police will think of this. It is like holding a cell phone but hands free, I guess.

        • jamaall

          I’d say that it’ll be the same as a cell phone. If you’re caught looking at it, it’ll be distracted driving and you get a ticket. Shouldn’t be much of a problem.

          • nhizzat

            Rubber necking is also distracted driving but I have yet to hear of anybody being pulled over for that.

          • jamaall

            I mean, you have to be pretty dumb to get pulled over for looking at an electronic device. There are some roads that are obvious that you shouldn’t do it. And if you really have to, just glance and get to it later. Moto Assist will read my texts out for me and let me reply by voice, which has worked well… Until it stopped working a week or so ago.

      • Tony Byatt

        So are cell phones…I’m guessing you don’t have a cell phone…

        Then one must ask, why are you here?

        smh…

      • nhizzat

        Poor argument. Poor driving is an accident waiting to happen.

      • jimt

        Hopefully it won’t light up in your face at night by moving your arm. That could be a problem in a car.

        • ZxyLady

          The Moto360 is allegedly the only SmartWatch right now with an ambient light sensor which means it shouldn’t beven too bright in a dark car. As it will be light based to the same degree of other Android devices.

      • ZxyLady

        this smart phone won’t be any more dangerous than it in car GPS or DVD system it’s all a matter of driver not the technology and also not to mention that smart phones cause accidents more so than they should and this I believe will eliminate a lot of that if used responsibly

        • ZxyLady

          I do want to add that the reason that is my position in is because Android Wear uses Google now, Google now is voice activated therefore just by saying okay Google you can get what you need done you don’t even really need to touch or handle your smartphone let alone a Smartwatch

    • IncCo

      I prefer mechanical watches.

  • mcdonsco

    Require the metal band option before I’ll buy it though.

    Yes, I do realize I can likely get an after market band, but I’d prefer a factory matched band.

    • nhizzat

      Nato bands are where it’s at

  • Robert Froese

    Less than or equal to $200 would be impulse buy for me. I may wait until it comes down in price; tho the want is high.

  • Tyrone Biggums

    I can’t wait to see the price of a Moto X+1 bundled with the 360!

    • M3D1T8R

      If they can pull that off at around $650, it will be hard to pass up. Probably wishful thinking though.

    • Ramshambo2001

      Was thinking the same thing, contract is expired and I am ready for a new phone!

  • Dave

    I still can’t personally justify the need for another device that does what the phone in my pocket does, and loses value and needs to be replaced along with a phone every couple years. But, I hope you enjoy them and get great use out of them. 360 still looks sweet!

    • Ajmcnicol

      -Your sitting in a meeting and your wrist vibrates gently about a messege. You look at your watch to see who its from or read it and you just look like ur checking the time vice the rude taking your phone out of your pocket and starting at it.
      -your running or excersing and want to check your pedometer status or change tracks of a song..or enter a quick number for number of reps. Instead of taking it out of your pocket, or arm band, you just do it right on ur wrist super fast.
      -you phone is stuck on a charger cause its almost dead and ur in another room. You still have the watch.
      etc..etc..

      These arent meant to REPLACE…or even ADD anything new that your phone cant do. Its meant to make the things you can already do on your phone faster, or more fluid to your surroundings then taking a massive phone out every single time.

      • Bryan Mills

        Shhhhh. Don’t feed info to the ignorant.

        • Dave

          If having an opinion regarding whether to or not to own something is ignorant to you, you are an imperial fool.

          • MicroNix

            Don’t worry about Bryan or his 40 or so other alias names that “like” his comments. He’s an annoying troll that is so opinionated that it borders laughable. And if you get under his skin, he’ll use his 40 or so alias names to flag your comment as inappropriate so people don’t see it.

          • Bryan Mills

            If you think that, you’ve got a problem.

          • MicroNix

            Don’t think it. Everyone here knows it. And quite actually, out of the constant 240+ messages with every Samsung article, I believe you carry on a complete thread conversation all by your lonesome self. Quite pathetic actually.

          • Bryan Mills

            Never said you can’t have an opinion. It just said the reasons are ignorant.

        • Jon D.

          Shhhh I wish I could read an article and not see a commet from you. You’ve got to be the most annoying person ever.

        • Miily

          Coming from the dumb bitch himself. LOL!

      • Tony T.

        To most non-techies, this little extra functionality is not worth $200, much less $250. Until these things become a lot cheaper, they will not have mass adoption.

        • jimt

          The heart rate sensor is what won me over. Will be great when riding the bike to know what the old heart is up to.

        • LionStone

          You know how many non techies have smart phones?…

          • Tony T.

            Smarthphones have obvious and everyday functionalities. It’s far more powerful than a smart watch right now. If someone is buying a phone on contract for $200, I don’t think they will spend $250 on a watch that barely adds any functionality right now. So unless watches begin to add a lot of functionality and or drop in price, I don’t think they will have mass market adoption. I am a tech enthusiast and I’m not willing to pay that much… Somehow doubt Joe or Jill Schmoe would be willing to fork over the price of a phone on contract for a watch.

          • jimt

            You don’t have to sell your soul. If it’s not for you just say no.

          • Tony T.

            I know that lol I’m just saying most people pay around that price for a high end phone (because they buy on contract, obviously unlocked phones cost more upfront). I don’t care if people do buy the watches, I just don’t think they will be a huge hit, at least during this first gen. Maybe after they iron out some wrinkles and add more functionality.

          • jimt

            I can not fault what you are saying, except I need a heart beat monitor on my wrist, this one looks pretty decent and I have waited since the first sports bands, so in a way this is not first generation.

          • ClickFire_

            People already pay way more then $250 for a regular watch and a smartwatches offers a heck of a llotit more functionality and value so to say people won’t $200+ for a watch that does more than tell time you obviously aren’t thinking this through.

          • jimt

            Does the watch actually tell time if there is no cell phone or no data? I’m not sure. Probably not would be my guess.

          • 陈 永超

            Sure it will. Plus with backlighting, it works independently just fine like a traditional watch does(tell time and dates)… Only it wont last longer than a traditional watch ~ And it does more (pedometers, heart rate monitor, alarm vibration) than a traditional watch will ~ Peace

          • jimt

            I think it tells time by getting data from the phone and displaying it. Without the phone it becomes a dumb watch. It won’t know when you are in a different time zone and will probably gain or lose time at a rate much larger than hooked to the phone. This will mean it is not a great watch without the phone. Should the watch lose power and you then charge without the phone it will not know the time at all. You may not be able to set it even if you had another source of time. Just saying.

          • 陈 永超

            You wanna bet ? For a moto 360 ? Why does the watch constantly need the data from the phone in order to tell time… ?
            It has its own “processor” which any traditional watch doesn’t equipped…I have a nike fuelband which i use for 4-5 days without need to be charging or sync still manage to tell time and calculate movement until the battery runs out… Just simply saying the obvious …

          • Travis H

            the intelligence is strong in this one…

          • Tony T.

            Lol I love how people keep making this argument, seeing as how the same general demographic, that is most middle and lower class people, are not shelling out hundreds for a traditional watch either, plus if you are, traditional watches have much more premium materials… Smart watches have to make a sacrifice in materials since they also have to pay for the processors, screens, touch capacitors, etc even if the 360 has some nicer materials, you’d get a much more high end feeling traditional watch for the same price.

          • justinjjnj

            Keyword contract. Most people don’t have contracts. Even in the US contracts are being stopped because it’s providing free money to your cell provider. Plus, if you buy a Nexus 5 or Oneplus One, you can also buy a smartwatch and still spend less than you would’ve on an LG G3, HTC One M8, or S5.

          • james

            A lot. My 80 year old grandma has one and she doesn’t know how to use a desktop PC.

        • mustbepbs

          Agreed, although I’m a huge techie and don’t see the need or use for a smartwatch. It’s just a less functional smartphone that doesn’t work without another $400+ device attached to it, and it’s another device I need to charge every night that gets replaced every year for stupid amounts of money. As it is I already have a tablet and a smartphone and a smart TV and computers and a car with gadgets in it. Smartwatches are useless.

          • jamaall

            Have you ever thought like hey, this thing looks great?! That’s the only reason why people buy expensive watches. I could definitely use a smartwatch, but I’ve waited for the moto 360 because it looks good, and that’s why I’m spending the extra dough.

          • mustbepbs

            Nope.

          • 陈 永超

            It’ll works in Moto G or any devices running 4.3 which just cost below 200. Sir, it’s too premature of saying the watch need to be charging every night. Motorola has ability producing battery long lasting product. The smartwatch is just the beginning for Android Wear. There are a lot of potentials. Peace~

          • Michael Bassett

            I’m a huge techie.
            Smartwatches are useless.
            huge techie.

            huge techie. Kek

          • drparty

            Agreed. I’m a huge techie and I’m just not into smart watches at all. I think the maturation curve for smartphones has flattene out and all the engineers at the tech giants are just looking for the next big thing to do. I personally don’t get all the hype. Give me a longer battery.

          • 4n1m4L

            Wonder what the wireless n is for if it must be paired to function….

          • ZxyLady

            maybe you don’t realize that most people who want a SmartWatch already own a smartphone therefore it’s not really an extra expense, plus Smart watches are really am ACCESSORY, which means you can have it because you WANT it. And it adds functionally to your phone, so you still get functionality from it more so than a traditional watch.

        • ClickFire_

          A regular watch cost the same and in many cases a lot more and they only tell you the time and date. The added functionality alone is worth it.

          • yup

            Agreed. I view this as a nice looking watch for business casual wear. A nice watch is easily worth $250+ It’s just a bonus that it syncs with my cell phone. 🙂

        • chris_johns

          u know why i want this…bc ill have a watch i can change the face to match any outfit…oh and its nice looking and also has smart watch capabilities which are nice for when your out in a loud place and dont hear you phone go off but can see your wrist all the time…that alone is worth 250 for me…plus i love watches and 250 for a nice watch is a STEAL…although this is obviously no tag or zenith but im broke so its a win win for me

        • Chidoro

          or you can like the way they look
          $250 for a good looking watch is nothing

      • Dave

        I totally understand why, just to a lot of people it won’t be worth $200-300 every couple years additional on top of phones. I’m a techie but just personally can’t justify it. And that’s not ignorant Bryan, it’s a personal opinion.

        • ClickFire_

          A lot of people already dish out way more for a regular watch that does far less. Its actually very cheap consider the functionality your getting on top of a watch.

        • r0l

          There is likely going to be less of a reason to upgrade a smartwatch regularly vs a smartphone. Especially once we get past the first gen hardware.

          • Dave

            That’s what we say now, in a couple years I’m sure the tech will improve and make people desire new products.

        • Clift

          Someone explain to me why you would need to change your smart watch every couple of years. This seems like a fallacious assumption to me. The Bluetooth isn’t going to suddenly stop working cause you get a new phone, assuming you get a new phone.

          • Dave

            Just because there will be new styles, added features, improvements, etc. Just as people replace phones every few years, the desire will be there to upgrade or get the newest tech.

          • Clift

            Yeah but the argument being made is that it will be replaced in 2 years, not that it can be. I still know people using a galaxy s2. And the android wear smart watches will get their updates directly from Google so we assume they will stay reasonably up to date, negating some of the upgrade needs.

      • Joe

        Looking at your watch is rude too. There are also fitness wrist accessories that are cheaper and does those things. I guess if your phone is your life then that third thing is a life saver.

        • Elliot Kotis

          Or even the pebble, much cheaper, not as sexy but still gets it done.

        • Dylan

          I don’t understand why people think reading a message on their watch makes them look less distracted as compared to their phone. At least on my my phone I can swipe directly into the message and read it without fidgeting too much. I keep it in my notepad during meeting so I don’t have to root around for it. Same message on my smart watch may require a little swiping to scroll through the entire thing.
          …not that I get messages that I NEED to acknowledge in the < 2 hours I may be in any given meeting.

          • Carlton Crasher

            Haha looking at your watch means “when’s this gonna be over lol” looking at my phone is oh I’m taking notes on google keep! Baha

          • Adrynalyne

            That was my thought. Looking at your watch is just as bad as your phone.

      • Trysta

        These usage cases sound nice but if that is the usage case then I think that Android Wear is vastly over thinking things. I don’t need a color display to let me read a missed text. I don’t need a whole android operating system. I would want something VERY VERY cheap with LONG (multiple day) battery life for that kind of purpose (aka something that I would normally not use but which would come in handy maybe 30min a week).

        Don’t get me wrong. I think for what smart watches currently are, motorola would be doing an amazing job to bring out theirs at $250. I just think the concept needs to be revisited. A smart watch either needs to be able to do ALOT more or MUCH less and cost much less in order to be appealing to not only the average joe but clearly plenty of techies too.

        Just my opinion. I will watch from the sidelines with curiosity.

      • Adrynalyne

        Or you could just, you know, check after the meeting.

        • Yeah! Our better yet, drive your horse and buggy over to the sender’s house to hash it out face to face!

      • ClickFire_

        Great points. This is exactly what people don’t seem to get with Android wear. 90% of the people think its pointless because it doesn’t replace their phone or blow them away and bedazzle them. People need yo realize its a tool not a toy.

      • mcdonsco

        I have to agree with others on the rude front.

        When I’m with clients and I take out my phone, they assume its another client that I’m being just as attentive with as I am with them. When I look at my smart watch (sony sw2, pebble, pebble steel and lg g watch so far), they think I’m checking the time because I’m done with them and need/want to move on.

        As much as I love a smart watch for personal use and some business use, it certainly is “rude” and more so than a phone is today (check back in 5 years though when everyone has one).

      • Elliot Kotis

        For $250….$300 in Australia, some people just decide that they won’t use it. Get over it and enjoy it yourself.
        BTW you should be in an adevtising firm, just imagined that being pitched mad men style, good job. Hahaha

      • pyro74boy .

        When you’re in a meeting your supposed to be paying attention to the meeting not your phone or watch or anything else for that matter, I knew someone who got fired at my job because he was texting his girl friend back and forth. They even told us that unless you where using your device for the meeting that then and only then should you be looking at your phone so he knew better and told us all before the meeting started to put away anything that would distract or disturb others. So I still fail to see you’re point. And being that the battery on these devices only lasts a few short days before it needs to be charged then what you’re saying could just as easily happen to a smartwatch. I don’t need something that already does everything that my phone can do. Sorry

      • Razma

        it would be of great use in the car to have navigation on the watch, instead of having to have my phone sitting in my lap and looking down every couple mins

      • michael arazan

        So you are saying it is a $250 Remote Status Bar like on top of my phone screen buy your definition?

      • Justin Kos

        Personally I think its rude to check anything during a meeting unless your type of buisness is urgent enough to need to do it (Mine is not)

        When I work out, I don’t count reps everything is rep-till-fail. Don’t need that (For my specific training, yours may vary) I’m not interested in a pedometer, my nexus 5 can do that if I really wanted too.

        If my phones stuck on the charger I can go without an electronic device for an hour or so, it is not a big deal

        All in all, it is a cool device but the features don’t justify a purchase for me, your mileage may vary

      • Silky Johnson

        you’re*

    • markgbe

      If this was a wrist band or an ugly smartwatch i would be out. However, being a guy who likes watches, this is absolutely perfect. it will be a nice looking watch for me that does a whole lot more.

      • nhizzat

        Agreed. I’ve spent far more on a watch that does far less.

    • james

      Well only techies or just people with money to throw will get these, at least at first. If/when hardware and software makers start getting more imaginative with what you can do with them then maybe more people would pay for these. Right now, all of the reasons I hear/read to get a smartwatch are not worth paying $200+ for.

      • ClickFire_

        So you would rather pay $200+ for a regular watch without this functionality?? You makes no sense.

    • nhizzat

      What do you buy that doesn’t lose value nor needs to be replaced?

    • TSY87

      Actually, i think it will save on battery life. My g3 gets AMAZING battery life if the screen isnt being used so this will serve as a buffer to determine if whipping out the phone is necessary.

    • Ihavenewnike

      Well for me, I wouldn’t really use it the way I think I will. I still love my g shock given to me years ago for my birthday, so that is always on my wrist.

    • Koko

      Plus all the Android Wear watches will have the exact same functionality. I would wait until year end and buy the cheapest at around $99. That is if I wanted one.

    • Do you buy any type of watches? They do what your phone does and loses value.

      • Dave

        My watch cost $49 dollars and will probably last 10-20 years. The only thing it does that my phone does is tell time. I’m not bashing anybody for wanting one, just I can’t see any reason I can’t wait and reach to my pocket when time allows.

    • schoat333

      Agreed. Its just a waste of money. I would never bother.

    • Rojo623

      wow didn’t expect so many No responses at droid-life. figured this was an easy BUY NOW price.

    • Fooer

      Ditto, for that money I’d rather get a proper running watch with ANT+ and BT integration.

    • pyro74boy .

      WOW someone on here finally that I agree with for once I never expected to agree but I do. Great comment.

    • tdurden64111

      Dude, it’s a watch. I’m buying it to use it as a watch. I still wear watches. This watch happens to have other features as well as being stylish. I will say I will only get it with a metal band. While I hate metal bands on most watches, I think it looks really good on this one. On the rubber it looks awkward.

    • sonicyoof
    • Justin Kos

      100% with you, I like my smartphone because it consolidates gadgets into one device.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I’m actually hoping for a limited edition so I can shell out a little more.

    • jimt

      Just pay someone to put tattoos on it in white on the black band.

  • Justin Kos

    I don’t see a need for it, so no

    • nhizzat

      Best argument to not buy the watch I’ve read yet. Seriously.

      • jimt

        Yes, clear and concise.

    • 陈 永超

      It’s Ok. And you will. Peace~

      • Justin Kos

        Maybe / maybe not. I like the idea of multiple gadgets being condensed into my phone (media player gps phone ect) I was never a watch wearer and I just don’t ever see myself getting one.

        That said, the device is really cool, I love seeing new tech, as I am a tech lover myself.

        • 陈 永超

          Just a little heads up, for me it’s useful when u look at it’s an extension to utilize Google Now. It display info when there’s time u were not convenient using phone. Imagine u’re a runner, u can keep track your steps and your heart rate without using the phone. A cycler checking its navigation turn-by-turn. Or u’re in cooking session following recipes but u have no extra hand to hold the phone checking… It have a lot potentials yet to be unlock when u can develop apps into it.

  • XvierX

    My family is going to get it for me for my birthday which just passed a few days ago. Cannot wait. This will be my first smartwatch.

  • M3D1T8R

    Quite a few flaws (see my post on the other article). Will probably wait until it drops to $200. Or maybe for the next version.

    • Dave

      Yup.

    • mcdonsco

      eBay a month after release…unless its impossible to find in stores or online stores then, then eBay would be over msrp, but as long as its in stock in most stores, should be able to pick one up closer to $200 on eBay.

  • Jérôme Besnard

    I love the watch and I’m all for it. Just waiting for the next one, hoping to have all the kinks worked out and hopefully it will be thinner. I might change my mind and some friends rub their iwatch in my face…

    • jimt

      Thick probably means big battery so I think I like thick.

    • nhizzat

      My G-Shocks are just as thick. I don’t see that as being an issue.

  • OC joke incoming:

    I was willing to pay up to…360

    I’m out

  • bagheadinc

    I’d like to, but my fiancee would probably be less than happy if I did.

    • markwebb

      Overall, a watch is easier and far less expensive to maintain than a fiance. 😉 😉

      • sean parmenter

        Especially when that fiancé becomes your wife.

        • New_Guy

          …even more especially if that wife becomes an ex wife 🙂

          • jimt

            If you buy 2 you might be able to keep one.

          • New_Guy

            No Fault state, haha!

          • sean parmenter

            Heaven help you if that wife became the mother of your children, before she became your ex wife.

    • red014

      I’m willing to bet you just shelled out a few grand on a ring for her. If she doesn’t let you spend $250 on a watch, well then….

    • jimt

      Maybe you should buy two then.

    • Trysta

      If it is your money and you’re not missing important payments on a house, car or child buy whatever you like 🙂

  • Shamu

    Personally hoping for an Android Wear update alongside the 360’s release to address some of the OS’s issues

  • morteum

    I was going to pay up to $299 for it. Maybe even $349 if the reviews were solid. $250 is a great price.

    • jimt

      Probably $299 with metal band.