Mobile Choice Consumer Awards: Motorola Moto 360 wins Best Wearable

Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2014

Mobile Choice Consumer Awards: Motorola Moto 360 wins Best Wearable

The Motorola Moto 360 is our favourite wearable gadget of 2014, thanks to its round face, metal body and highly customisable face.

Announced at the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards in central London, the Moto 360 took home the prize having seen off competition from the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear 2 Neo.

2014 will go down as the year the smartwatch finally came of age, and it’s not as if the Moto 360 was without competition - rivals from Samsung, LG, Pebble and others kept Motorola on its toes - but none offered the same premium finish and attention to detail as the Moto 360.

Android Wear isn’t perfect on the Moto 369’s round screen, but compared to the square and bulky competition - chiefly, the LG G Watch - we were more than happy to stand on the side of the 360’s traditional wristwatch looks.

Away from Android Wear, Samsung and its own Tizen software had a good year for wearables, launching the Gear 2, Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo. The latter offers much of the Gear 2’s feature set, but at a lower price.

A whole host of smartwatches are on the horizon - including the round-faced LG G Watch R, the Samsung Gear S and, of course, the Apple Watch. If 2014 was the year the smartwatch was born, 2015 will be the year we see it take its first steps.