Motorola today unveiled its highly anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch, with classic good looks boasting a round steel dial and grey/black leather strap, the watch is powered by Android Wear and features Corning Gorilla Glass.
The watch faces are changeable by a swipe of a finger and it is compatible with all devices running Android 4.3 and higher. With 4GB internal storage + 512MB RAM, Moto 360 comes with a pedometer, notifications centre, both social media and calendar and a Heart Rate Monitor.
Connectivity is via low energy Bluetooth and it comes with its own wireless charging dock. We have been promised that charge will last a full day’s mixed use.
The watch ‘wakes up’ if the wearer were to bring their arm up to look at the time or if they pressed the button on the side. As with other Motorola products, voice activation is a big part of the innovation and instead of talking back, the watch displays the information in response to questions suffixed by a voice trigger like 'Ok Google'.
IP67 certification makes it immune to accidental dunking up to 1 meter and splashes while doing the washing up. There is also an ambient light sensor to automatically adjust screen brightness so there won't be any ‘Beam me up, Scotty’ type situations.
A highly intuitive product, we cannot wait to try it out!
The Moto 360 is available in grey and black leather with prices starting from £199.00. The smartwatch will be available from O2, Tesco, Amazon and John Lewis from early October.