The Moto 360 has finally been officially announced at IFA 2014 in Berlin, and Mobile Geeks were hands on get a first close up look at probably the most high anticipated smart watch to see light during IFA 2014. Catch our hands on video below.
If there is one wearable that has dominated the news in recent months, it’s the Moto 360 from Motorola. Anticipation levels have reached fever pitch for a device that should in theory represent Google’s vision for its Android Wear platform and wearable device development in general. The rounded, circular watch face of the Moto 360 has certainly caught the imagination of many geeks, ourselves included, who are keen for wearable designers to start producing digital, connected and intelligent devices that look and feel like things you would actually wear. This week we have seen the launch of two other major smart watch watch products with the Asus ZenWatch the Samsung Wear S – but for many, the Moto 360 is the one to look out for. The one we have been waiting for.
I the hype warranted? Take a look for yourself in the video below where Sascha gets his very first taste of Android Wear, Moto style!
The Moto 360 is available in two versions, with a choice of a black or metal frame. Both frames are actually made of steel and hold in place a circular 1.56 inch touchscreen with a (rounded) resolution of 320 x 290. In terms of the stylish looks we are looking for, Motorola have opted to include a watch strap from Horween, a Chicago-based maker of quality leather goods. In terms of internal sensors the Moto 360 incudes an optical heart-rate sensor and pedometer. A metal strap will also be available for around $80 with possible plastic options to follow.
In terms of weight, the Moto G comes in at 44 grams making one of the lightest around. The actual watch body however is not the thinnest, but in general it looks totally stunning.
The device ill be available for around €249 which is more expensive than the Asus ZenWatch we covered a day or ago.