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Thoughts on the Moto 360 Smart Watch

Moto 360

Previously, all (most if not all) smart watches tended to have that square, blocky feel and design to it. While they may all seem pretty neat on features and what not, the design was merely bland and not very appealing to the human eye. I think the just-announced Moto 360 smartwatch changes that.

The Moto 360 smart watch, instead of having that square design on its face, it has a round design, which is in line with what traditional watches offer, and that is what most people want their future watches to continue to look like I have found.

The Moto 360 smart watch is initially going to launch in the United States and it hasn’t confirmed whether it will launch globally or not.

The Moto 360 will use Android Wear, a Google SDK developed especially for wearable devices, as the brains behind the device.

Although Motorola have not yet released the specs of its smart watch just yet, it has been giving off small tips here and there, one that the smart watch is going to have a secret charging method, which kinda rules out USB charging, because it’s not much of a secret then. If it is indeed wireless charging, it will definitely be more convenient to just place your watch at the end of the day, beside your bed, and know it will automatically charge on the “charging pad”, if that’s what they’ll call it. It would also be a “natural” move, because everyone leaves their watches on their bedside table at the end of the day, without plugging anything into it.. right?

The Moto 360 will be safe from water too, as it will be water resistant.

It is really cool to see that Motorola have tried to do something in the smart watch market, that actually tries to appeal to consumers, and it seems like it has put a lot of time and effort into designing this so-called masterpiece. I think if the final smart watch device is as good as it is said to be, even if the price is slightly above budget for some or even most people, they will still buy it, as it will be a premium smart watch and not some quickly whipped-up design and slapped on some 1930s software onto it.

Moto 360 smart watch

The smart watch will supposedly work with smartphones running Android 4.3 or later.

Jim Wicks, Motorola’s head of consumer experience design says:

“When we started to think about what we should do in terms of the design of the watch, we really went back in time. This is all about reinvention of the modern day timepiece. We decided if we’re going to do the Moto 360, we’re going to do it round.”

“Moto 360 is a reinvention of the modern timepiece,”

Another Motorola employee adds:

“Moto 360 begs to be worn.”

Motorola have kept most of the specs and detailed info as secret as possible, only revealing what it thinks is necessary and will gain traction for consumers. Below is a short video clip explaining Moto 360 in very basic terms, more like an advertising video, but here it is for your enjoyment anyway:

Until we know more, stay tuned!

For some very basic info (at the time of writing), please visit the official Moto 360 page at: http://moto360.motorola.com/