The long wait is finally over and the eagerly awaited Moto 360, Motorola’s elegant round smartwatch has been released for sale. Although the Motorola Moto 360 was announced long back, its major details and pricing was not revealed. Well, now the smartwatch has been put up for sale and all its particulars are available.
The Motorola Moto 360 sets itself apart from the other currently available smartwatches due to its round shape. Moto 360 is the only round-shaped Android Wear smartwatch available in the market today. However, this exclusivity will be short lived considering that LG’s round-faced G Watch R is poised to enter the arena soon. Word is that Samsung is also planning to make round smartwatches.
The features of the Moto 360 are almost as expected and the device is priced at $249.99. Last month, Best Buy had accidently revealed the price tag and specs of the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch and it seems that they had the details right.
Let’s have a look at the specs:
Display: 1.56”, 320 x 290 resolution, 205ppi, Backlit LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cover for protection
Processor: TI OMAP3
Memory: 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
Sensors: Pedometer, Optical heart rate monitor
Battery: 320mAh, all day battery life (mixed use), wireless charging with charging dock provided with it
Compatibility: Smartphones running Android 4.3 and above
Dimensions: 46mm diameter, 11.5mm height
Weight: 49g (Leather band model)
Available in 3 models:
* Light stainless steel case with gray Horween leather band
* Dark stainless steel case with black Horween leather band
* Light stainless steel case with stone Horween leather band
Motorola Moto 360 has a single physical button on the side, vibration motor and dual microphones. The smartwatch is IP67 certified and can withstand submersion in water for 30 minutes at 1 meter depth.
Metal band option will be available later in the fall for $299.99. Those buying Moto 360 now will have an option to buy the metal band later for $79.99. Separate leather bands will also be available for $29.99. The Moto 360 can be purchased through Motorola’s website, Google Play and Best Buy.