Motorola is taking their sweet time when it comes to announcing the release date for the Moto 360. Compared to the other two Android Wear devices announced at Google I/O, Motorola is several months late and it looks like we will not get a hold of the Moto 360 until late September.
It is still our favorite Android Wear device coming this year, Samsung and LG have both shown their hand, but we still don’t know if any other Android manufacturers are looking to make smartwatches this year.
A new leak from Best Buy has revealed most of the information we need to know on the Moto 360, although the release date was sadly absent from the webpage, now deleted. The webpage appears to be a mistake from an employee at Best Buy, jumping the gun.
Specs on the Moto 360 are nothing impressive, it will feature a 320 x 290 LCD display, Texas Instruments processor, 512MB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, a heart-rate monitor and pedometer.
The design of the Moto 360 is really what intrigues people. Motorola will add stainless steel to the front of the smartwatch and plastic on the back, it will come with two different bands, metal and rubber.
Most of the design was outed in the Motorola Q&A done on Google Hangouts, about a week after the first announcement of the Moto 360. One issue, which did not come up on the Best Buy webpage, is how the Moto 360 will charge – we expect it to be with some form of wireless charging.
Price is a big factor for a lot of people, the Moto 360 will be a bit more expensive compared to the LG G Watch and Samsung Galaxy Live, priced at $229 and $199, respectively. The Best Buy webpage shows the Moto 360 priced at $249, $20 more than the LG G Watch.
Motorola should be announcing the Moto 360 release date and the Moto X+1 at their event on September 9.