The Moto 360 was probably the most anticipated Android smartwatch since its official announcement some months ago, and due in part for its unique display features. Regarded as the first circular smartwatch, consumer flocked to the launch of the new Moto 360 smartwatch. Now that the time has come and gone since the Moto 360 release, it’s time to reflect on all aspects including specs, features, and price.
Moto 360 Specs
With huge expectations, Motorola did it right when it launched the Moto 360. The specs are still some of the best, and looks to be a focal point for many upcoming Android smartwatches. While amazing, there were some imperfections as some of what was lacking will presumably be seen in the upcoming 2015 Moto Android smartwatch.
The current Moto 360 specs included improvements to the speed, memory, size, and functionality. The following are all the specifications on what most regard as the top Android smartwatch.
- 1.5” LCD display with screen resolution of 320 x 290 with 205ppi
- TI OMAP 3 processor
- 320 mAh battery
- Dustproof feature and waterproof design
- 4GB internal memory
Moto 360 Features
The Moto 360 features comes with much of what you would expect from a premium Android Motorola smartwatch including the top smartwatch OS. Featured on the Android Wear OS makes it compatible with all phones running the Android 4.3 operating system or higher. Below, are the rest of the features of the 360:
- Accelerometer, compass, gyro, pedometer, and heart rate sensors
- Black and silver color options
- Bluetooth 4.0
Moto 360 Price and Release
The Moto 360 price is comparable with other Android smartwatches, and in some regards is much cheaper. On launch day, the price was $249 in the US, and £199.00 in the UK. We are hearing about a price drop that would make it about $50 less here in the US, but this has yet to be confirmed as of yet. If the current Moto 360 rumors hold-true, we may see a drop by the second quarter of 2015.
The Moto 360 release date was featured in limited markets in October and most markets worldwide by mid-November 2014. The 360 is still selling at a really good rate, but it will be interesting to see how the new Samsung Gear S affects the overall sales of the Moto 360. With the Gear S being the first standalone smartwatch, it’s expected to become the best on the market. The new LG G Watch R is another smartwatch that is highly regarded, and currently being dubbed as one of the best as well.