After many months of leaks and speculations, the Moto 360 Smartwatch has been unveiled at last. Motorola are said to be launching the Moto 360 in early October for around £199 in the UK.
Although LG may have beaten Motorola in the round face race by releasing their G Watch R first, Motorola have certainly made up for it in design and ingenuity. They also make the most of the Android Wear OS by keeping it simplistic and true to form.
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As well as featuring a heart rate monitor, the Moto 360 has a 1.5 inch circular face and has been designed in such a way that it will be compatible with all Android devices running 4.3 or higher.
The smartwatch is strong and durable with the body being made of stainless steel and the screen comprising of Gorilla Glass. The watch is also waterproof and boasts an IP rating of IP67 while still keeping itself small enough for day to day life.
You may be wondering about how the watch is charged, well in this day and age wireless charging is becoming ever more popular; even for smartwatches. The Moto 360 adopts this wireless charging feature too helping it to remain smooth and free of ports and pins that could get damaged or dirty. The feature also enhances its appearance and maintains the look of a regular watch.
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The strap for the Moto 360 is genuine Horween leather and has been made with regular sized pins meaning you can essentially use any watch strap you wanted. However Motorola has warned that some metal straps may interfere with the watches radio antenna located in the bezel; because of this Motorola recommend only using metal straps specifically designed for the Moto 360.
The Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch will be available from various retailers and operators such as: O2, Tesco, Amazon and John Lewis and will initially be available in two colour options: grey leather and black leather.
Source: Android Community