Moto 360: Reviews, Specs, Apps, Features & News

Moto 360 goes official, To go on sale in the US from today for $249

Moto 360 goes official, To go on sale in the US from today for $249

After months of teasing, Motorola has finally unveiled its first Android Wear running smartwatch — the Moto 360.

The circular watch is a “classically-designed, modern timepiece” and will be available in black and silver colors with a matching user-replaceable leather band. 

Moto 360 images leak out ahead of Motorola’s September 4 event

Moto 360 images leak out ahead of Motorola’s September 4 event

On August 14, Motorola sent out invites for a media event taking place on September 4, where the company promised the reveal of the Moto X+1 (the new Moto X), the Moto G2, and more information regarding the Moto 360 Android Wear-based wearable. A new series of leaked images has surfaced showcasing the Moto 360’s main unit, sans a strap to wrap around a wrist, and pocketed into a familiar wireless charging cradle.

Motorola is giving away 20 Moto 360s through a contest with Yo

Motorola is giving away 20 Moto 360s through a contest with Yo

There are a lot of applications out there in the world, and quite a few of them geared towards messaging. There’s one, called Yo, that was released in June that’s very, very simple. And now Motorola is using the app to potentially give out 20 Motorola Moto 360s.

Moto 360 lands on Best Buy’s website, offers $249 price tag but no release date

Moto 360 lands on Best Buy’s website, offers $249 price tag but no release date

Motorola has all but confirmed that they’ll be divulging new information regarding their wearable, the Moto 360, on September 4 with an event in Chicago, but that hasn’t stopped people from wanting to know more now. Thanks to Best Buy, a few key details have leaked out well in advance.

Motorola sends out press invites for the Moto X+1, G2 and 360 launch event

Motorola sends out press invites for the Moto X+1, G2 and 360 launch event

Motorola has just sent out press invites for an upcoming event in Chicago on September 4th, where it would be unveiling four new devices.

The “Moto Launch Experience” invite  is filled with taglines like “Chose To Discover”, “Choose to Have Fun” and “Choose a new experience.”

Leaked Moto 360 images give us a look at its charging cradle

Leaked Moto 360 images give us a look at its charging cradle

We have already seen the Moto 360 in leaked images and even in an official hands-on video from Motorola itself. However, up until now, it was not clear as to how the Moto 360 would be charged especially since it does not come with any kind of physical charging port.

Thanks to today’s leaked images of the smartwatch from Italy though, this mystery has finally been solved. 

Moto 360 will feature an ambient light sensor

Moto 360 will feature an ambient light sensor

The first batch of Android Wear smartwatches — the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch — are already available for sale across all the major retailers in most markets of the world. However, they feel like unfinished products with many major and minor hardware and software niggles and shortcomings.

One such missing feature is an ambient light sensor on these devices, which means that the user has to constantly manually adjust the brightness for the screen to be visible in direct sunlight and indoors.

Minuum keyboard is headed to the Moto 360

Minuum keyboard is headed to the Moto 360

As our smartwatches become more ubiquitous, which companies are banking on happening sooner rather than later, there are obviously going to be new and exciting ways for us to interact with them. While most wearables are meant to work as an accessory to our smartphones only, we’re starting to see some rather curious input methods begin to crop up for the small devices.

Moto 360 revealed to indeed feature wireless charging, according to FCC documents

Moto 360 revealed to indeed feature wireless charging, according to FCC documents

Motorola may have the Moto X+1 on the way, but with Google I/O right around the corner all eyes are on the device that’s going to go around people’s wrists. The Moto 360 is certainly one of the most hyped devices coming this year, and some new details could very well make it even harder for people to wait.

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

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.