(IFA 2014) Moto 360 Announced by Motorola
The Motorola made Moto 360 is arguably the most anticipated Android Wear release this year. When the device missed the Google I/O Android Wear launch, there was an audible sigh in the hall. However, the Moto 360 has finally made it to the shelves.
The device comes with its 1.56-inch circular display which is one of its hallmark features as it was the first Android wear device that was announced to have a round face. The smartwatch comes with a detachable metal or leather band in silver or black and touts 24-hour battery life.
The Motorola made Android wear touting Moto 360 runs on a Texas Instruments made OMAP 3 processor clocked at 1.0 GHz with 512 MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The circular LCD display carries a resolution of 320 x 290 pixels and runs on Android Wear. The smartwatch is powered by a 320 mAh battery which is rechargeable via Qi enabled induction charging.
The smartwatch is also the the first Android wear device released with an ambient light sensor which allows the screen brightness to be adapted to the users surroundings. In addition, the device comes with a pedometer, optical heart rate monitor and dual microphones. The Motorola made wearable is also able to respond to certain gestures such as raising the wrist to the face which turns on the screen. The screen is also toggled by the single button on the side
The wearable was first criticised when leaks revealed that the watch face would not carry a full circular face, but would instead have what many referred to as a “flat tyre” face. However, Motorola has clarified that the design choice was made to enable an overall slimmer bezel for the device. One decision we can definitely appreciate.
The Moto 360 retails for USD$ 249.99 (RM 800) for the leather version and is available via BestBuy, Google Play and Motorola in the United States only. However, Motorola confirms that there are plans to bring the device to the international market soon. The stainless steel version will see a release later in the fall and retail at USD$ 299.99 (RM 960).
Source: Motorola via PocketNow