Motorola reveals the 10 finalists for its Moto 360 design face-off

After Motorola officially unveiled the Moto 360, alongside the announcement of Android Wear itself, the company announced that they would be holding a competition for designers to bring to life a custom watch face for the upcoming smartwatch. The competition has now been whittled down to 10, and Motorola has revealed the finalists prepared for a final surge of votes.

The competition was open to those who wanted to bring a custom watch face to the Moto 360, and Motorola offered up cash prizes, as well as the chance to win a Moto 360, for the effort put forth. Of course, the design that gets the most votes and wins the top spot, that will be added to the watch face selection on the Moto 360 when it launches later this year.

So, here are the final designs:

Paul Stringer’s watch

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A car speedometer style watch face with the Hours on the outside and Minutes and Seconds on the inside. When the Second hand gets to the end it flys back to the beginning (very much like a tachometer). The Minute and Hour hands also do this when reach the end of their respective gauges. It also includes the AM/PM Indicator, Time in a digital format and then date.

Jason Wang’s watch

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…themed, but only subtlety so; analog fun, but still purely digital. Again, the face bears a passing resemblance to an old radar, but only in aesthetic, as functionally it’s very distinct. The smaller arc on top represents the hour, and the larger arc below represents the minute. As arcs, they can be read easily at a glance from any angle. A second hand sweeps over them.

Jose Azua’s watch

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ANGLES | 360 #Moto360 (Compass & Timer app addition), sorry guys added last minute compass face.

Pawel Hanusowski’s watch

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Radio like readout for the Month and Date accompanied by some red accents. #moto360 #moto #motorola #design #moto360designface-off.

Tyler Alilicocks’ watch

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Another last minute one.

Will Rodriguez’s watch

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This disc design concept takes a modern approach to showing the time. Minutes are shown through the larger disc in the background (which can be color customized) and the hour is shown through the foreground disc. It also displays notification icons for sms, email and health alerts as well as a basic weather widget. #moto360

Dave McCarthy’s watch

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A scarcity nowdays, very few manufacturers have seemed to get the smart-watch design quite right. With the Moto360, Motorola decided to take a very classy, and minimalistic approach, so I decided to do the same. Keeping it feeling truly like a watch, the only things on it are the time, date, and a battery indicator. Hope you all like it! #Moto360

David Pascual’s watch

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Displays calendar events, allows for user defined notification widgets, and provides status information for basic watch functions (charging, alarm, bluetooth, and wifi connection.)

Aramis Negron’s watch

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Displays calendar events, allows for user defined notification widgets, and provides status information for basic watch functions (charging, alarm, bluetooth, and wifi connection.)

Layton Diament’s watch

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My “Vanishing Hour” watch face concept. As the minute hand makes its way around, the hour is dimmed while revealing the minute marks.