By | June 12, 2014

The MOTO 360 is coming!

For those of you who are not in touch with technology changes, Moto 360 is a Smart Watch that is eagerly being awaited by tech junkies all over the world.

Here’s an excerpt from Android Authority, an unofficial blog of everything Android:

“Joshua Topolsky, the editor in chief of The Verge, is Jimmy Fallon’s resident tech guru. As a recurrent guest on Jimmy Fallon’s shows, Josh shows off new gadgets and sometimes demoes them together with Jimmy and his guests. Yesterday, Josh demoed a Lytro camera and Sony’s new VR headset, but what really caught our eye was the Moto 360 that he was so casually sporting.

So what is it that makes this watch stand out even before it’s commercially available? For one, it shows more than just time. It shows you the weather…it reminds you of your appointments…it shows you directions…it gets text messages on the face…and most importantly, it looks like a traditional watch when you’re not using it. Enough features to make you buy it? Wait…I forgot to mention the best feature of all…it is powered by ANDROID WEAR!  Android Wear is a project started by Google to extend the reach of Android to ‘wearables’ and more specifically, Smart Watches. So there you have it.

A unique feature of this watch is its circular face unlike all other smart watches, which have a square or rectangular faces. The Moto 360 with its metal body, bold design and a choice of customizable leather and metal straps will be gearing up to beat the much-anticipated iWatch from Apple. We just have to wait and WATCH (no pun intended).

The face is rumored to be a custom-designed OLED display, which has been known to save as much as 40% on battery life as compared to LCD displays…especially when displaying black backgrounds. Another advantage of a ‘smart’ watch is that this watch can be worn on either the left or the right hand. Rather convenient, don’t you think? There are no charging contacts or USB ports on the watch…so how does it charge the battery. Rumor has it that Motorola is using the Qi wireless charging method for remote charging. Though Motorola has announced that its watch will work with a variety of platforms, they have only announced that it is compatible with the Android 4.3/4.4 phones and tablets, which makes it an Android-only device for now. The sad part: No Camera. Price has been pegged in the range of $250 to $350 by various sources.

Essentially, we don’t know too much about the Moto 360 and as time passes more details will start appearing and I will keep you posted. Please keep checking this page for more updates. Rumored release date is sometime in July 2014. So WATCH out…the Moto 360 is coming!

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