Motorola, a company that is in the process of being sold by Google to Lenovo, has announced the Moto360. The device appears to be a direct competitor to the Pebble and Samsung’s Gear smartwatch products.
Interestingly, Motorola is saying that the watch will be available in a variety of styles come this summer. This follows the trend Motorola set with the Moto X, which had various customization options. It’s likely that the Moto X will go through a similar “build to order” process.
This is the first announced smartwatch that will be powered by Android Wear, which was detailed this morning.
Moto 360 keeps you on time and up to date without taking you out of the moment or distracting you, telling you what you need to know before you know you need it through subtle alerts and notifications. With just a twist of the wrist you can see who’s emailing or calling, what time your next meeting is or a friend’s latest social post.
Moto 360 also responds to your voice. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions like who won the Stanford vs. New Mexico game or what time your flight leaves, or to get stuff done like scheduling an appointment, sending a text, setting an alarm or taking a note.
Most importantly, Moto 360’s iconic design, featuring a round face and premium materials, feels comfortable and familiar on your wrist. It’s everything you need, with a look that you want.
Moto 360 will be available in a variety of styles globally in Summer 2014, starting in the US. To learn more about Moto 360 and stay up to date on product news, click here.