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Moto 360's $250 price makes it an even more exciting smartwatch

By Simon Thomas on 27th May 2014


Moto 360


Motorola are yet to officially announce the Moto 360, but it's already become our favourite smartwatch on account of its premium design and that unlike a lot of other smartwatches it looks like a designer watch you might purchase from a jewellery shop.


The price of the Moto 360 smartwatch has now been revealed by Motorola themselves. They declared the $250 (~£150) price of the new smartwatch in the terms and conditions of a competition in the US where the smartphone is being given away as a prize. 


That price relates to the US and in the UK we always have to pay a bit a more, while the version with the metallic strap will undoubtedly cost extra. But even so, that seems like a great price for a premium smartwatch. especially when you consider the Samsung Gear 2 currently retails for $370 (or £300 in the UK).


Update: Motorola have now issued a statement commenting that "“We want to make clear that the ‘Approximate Retail Value’ (ARV) indicated in our rules is included for tax purposes only and should not be interpreted as the suggested retail price of the Moto 360 when it becomes available for purchase.”

So basically the price for the Moto 360 still remains a mystery, but the fact that Motorola took the time to issue a statement suggests to us that it could priced significantly higher than the $250 stated in the competition.


What will you get for the money?


Well, the specification of Motorola's smartwatch remain elusive, but we do know it'll come pre-loaded with Android Wear which is a new version of Android that is optimised for wearable-tech. A Moto 360 teaser-video has also been released which we've posted for you to checkout below. 



You can be pretty sure it'll be capable of delivering the latest notifications, answering calls and making texts but at the current time it's unclear whether it'll be capable of connecting to all Android devices, or just those made by Motorola. We'll bring you more details about the Moto 360 as soon as hear more.


In the meantime you might be interested in reading our Samsung Gear 2 Review.

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