Motorola is all set to launch the Moto 360 officially on September 4th at an event in Chicago, but someone at Best Buy seems to have hopelessly jumped the gun and published detailed specifications of this Android Wear watch, complete with the pricing.
There have been a lot of leaks and rumors surrounding the Moto 360, some of which indicated a $400 pricing, but as per Best Buy’s listing, the smartwatch will be priced at a relatively affordable figure of $249.99. Droid-life was the first one to catch this boo-boo from Best Buy, and the page has since vanished from the portal.
As for the specifications, most things match with what we have been hearing for a long time. The Moto 360 comes with a 1.5-inch backlit LCD touch screen, with a 320×290 resolution, 205ppi, and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. Like the Samsung Gear Live, the Moto 360 will carry a Heart Rate Monitor and will be water resistant up to 3.3 feet. Surprisingly, the watch is powered by a Texas Instruments chipset inside, along with 512MB of RAM.
Moto 360 Specs & Features
- Compatible with most devices with an Android 4.3 or later operating system – For wide-ranging use.
- Bluetooth 4.0 technology – Enables wireless syncing to select devices for hassle-free connectivity.
- Voice activated – Allows you to use spoken commands to operate the smart watch via the built-in microphone.
- Vibration alert – Discreetly notifies you of important events.
- 1.5″ backlit LCD touch screen – With 320 x 290 resolution and 205 ppi makes it easy to navigate features and provides easy-to-read visuals. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 construction offers durability, and the adjustable brightness allows custom use.
- Built-in optical heart rate monitor (PPG) – Helps you achieve or stay within your ideal heart rate range.
- Built-in pedometer – Measures the number of steps taken, so you can easily monitor your fitness progress throughout the day.
- Digital watch interface – Provides crisp, clear readouts of the time and date. Built-in alarm and calendar features help you stay on schedule.
- Waterproof up to 3.3′ for up to 30 minutes – So you can safely wear the watch while swimming or engaging in other aquatic activities.
- Stainless-steel case and plastic case back – Offer durability. The adjustable-length Horween leather band and metal buckle closure deliver a secure, comfortable fit.
- Built-in lithium-ion battery pack – Provides long-lasting operation. The battery-strength indicator lets you know when the battery needs to be powered via the included dock and charger.
- Texas Instruments processor – Helps ensure fast, efficient performance.
What’s missing though, is the mention of Qi wireless charging feature along with a charging cradle which was widely rumored few days back. But the mention of a plastic back still keeps our hopes intact. Also, there is no mention of the battery capacity, but we expect the Moto 360 to last much longer than the Samsung Gear Live and LG G watch.
So what do you think about the pricing and features of Moto 360? Let us know through the comments section below.