Motorola Goofs Up Moto 360 Giveaway, Sends Congratulations to Many Unhappy Entrants

Yesterday, it was announced via Twitter and Facebook that Motorola was to hold a giveaway for the Moto 360 via the Yo app. All you had to do was add Motorola on Yo, send a Yo at them, then wait during a specific period this afternoon for them to Yo you back.

Before the giveaway went live, it was stated that only 20 people would win the Moto 360, but thanks to what we are assuming is some type of minor goof, it appears that hundreds of entrants, if not more, were sent links saying they had won the Moto 360 (pictured above).  (more…)

Comparison: LG G Watch R vs. Moto 360 vs. Samsung Gear S

Last night, the tech industry was treated to two new smartwatches from LG and Samsung, the G Watch R and Gear S. Both will go head-to-head with the Moto 360, a watch that is easily the most anticipated in the history of smartwatches, thanks to its round display. It’s a good time to be a smartwatch watcher.

We aren’t sure what has taken Motorola so long to release the 360 or provide us with official details on its features, but in that time, LG managed to create and unveil their own round watch, while Samsung attempted to do the same. The Moto 360 should still hit store shelves before either of those, though, so we wanted to put it up against the other two, to help you decide if it is still the watch for you (most of you are saying it is) or if waiting it out is the better option.   (more…)

Wednesday Poll: LG G Watch R or Moto 360?

Now that the LG G Watch R, LG’s new round smartwatch (pictured above), is official, we can’t help but ask for your opinions on it. More importantly, we want to know how you think it stacks up to Motorola’s yet-to-be-fully-revealed Moto 360. Both are made of premium materials (stainless steel and leather), both look much more desirable than the rest of the Android smartwatches on the market, and both look like real watches first, smartwatches second.

The G Watch R packs in a P-OLED display and will arrive in Q4. The Moto 360 carries an edge-to-edge, almost infinity-like display, coupled with stainless and chamfered edges, but should be here much sooner than Q4.

As of tonight, with the unveiling of the G Watch R, which one are you leaning towards?

LG G Watch R or Moto 360?

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Motorola Hosts Moto 360 Giveaway Via Yo App, Mentions $249 Price Again

Next week, Motorola is set to announce availability and official pricing for the Moto 360, but before that takes place, the Chicago-based company is holding a contest via the silly “Yo” app, available for both iOS and Android devices.

With Yo, you add friends (and now companies apparently), and send a “Yo” message. That’s it. No other text or images are allowed. Just “Yo.” Once you add “MOTOROLA” as a contact in the Yo app, during the promotional period (August 27 at 3:05pm CT to August 28 at 3:01pm CT), you must send a Yo to your Motorola contact. 20 eligible entrants will be selected to possibly win a Moto 360 smartwatch.

Easy enough, right?  (more…)

Monday Poll: Which OEM Would You Rather Purchase a Round Smartwatch From?

2014 was looking like the year of smartwatches thanks to Android Wear’s unveiling, but now OEMs are trying to make it the year of round smartwatches. The first and only notable smartwatch was the Moto 360 from Motorola, but new info from LG and Samsung has them both looking to introduce round watches in the upcoming future.

Given that consumers will now have multiple choices in this space, we would like to know which OEM you would prefer to give your hard earned money to. While we know exactly what to expect from Motorola’s premium smartwatch offering, LG and Samsung’s are a bit of mystery, but might feature a tad more plastic when compared to the Moto 360.

Below in the comments, feel free to give us an idea as to how you chose between the three OEMs.

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LG Will Unveil a Round Smartwatch at IFA, Takes Dig at Moto 360 in Teaser

Rumors of a new LG smartwatch making its debut at IFA in Berlin over the first week of September popped up a week ago. Those are no longer rumors, as LG unveiled an official teaser this morning for its latest smartwatch that will indeed be shown off at IFA. And guess what? It will be a round smartwatch. Call it the G Watch R or G Watch Round or whatever you feel like, one thing is certain – the Moto 360 now has a competitor in the round smartwatch space.  (more…)

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

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?

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

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.  (more…)