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Moto 360 could be the designer smartwatch we've been waiting for

By Simon Thomas on 24th March 2014

Moto 360

Finally.. a good looking smartwatch has arrived


Motorola have unveiled a new smartwatch, called the Moto 360, that aims to "re-imagine the wristwatch for the future." Like the recently unveiled LG G Watch it runs on Google's new Android Wear platform, which is a version of Android that has been designed for wearable devices.


The first thing you'll notice about the Moto 360 is that it looks like a designer wristwatch with its circular design. It's built from premium materials and versions with both leather and metal straps will be available, but it remains to be seen whether they'll be interchangeable.


Moto 360 - Leather and metal


In terms of functionality it'll keep you up to date with all the latest notifications, including missed calls, texts, emails and social network updates. Voice control will make up a big part of the smartphones with Google Now at the core of the Android Wear platform.


Fitness and health features have also been listed as priority on Android Wear, while navigation and mapping will also be a major part of any new smartwatch running on the new platform.  The platform also promises to " open up the possibility of more cross compatibility between devices so using “OK Google” to open playlists on your phone, or cast media to a TV etc."



The Moto 360 will be available globally in variety of styles this Summer. An exact launch date and the price remain a mystery at the current time.


The Moto 360 will be one of the first devices running on Android Wear, but Google have also revealed that they are already on Android Wear watches with "Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung … Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm."


We're pleased to finally see a smartwatch that wouldn't look out of place alongside a designer suit. But are you impressed by the Moto 360? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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