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Google I/O 2014: Moto360 showed off

cjmagowan  —  5 years ago ( Jun 29, 2014 )    |    Mobile


Motorola showed off what seem to be the sexiest smartwatch to date. The Motorola Moto 360 design and build quality has earned a lot of praises during the Google I/O 2014 event just a few days ago together with Google’s unveiling of its Android Wear platform for wearable devices.

Moto 360 takes the round classic design of a watch with full smartwatch capabilities provided by Android Wear platform. The design seems natural to the wrist and could be mistakenly viewed as a regular wristwatch unless you look closer. It features a round touchcreen display trimmed in a full metal frame, this gives the Moto 360 a “premium watch aesthetics” and a luxurious look and feel while providing all the benefits of a smartwatch per se. Not only that, the Moto 360 is fitted with a premium leather strap for a full premium feel.

The Moto 360 demo unit during the I/O event however only showcases what it could do when the actual retail units will come out. As our friends in the blogosphere has added, the demo unit is running in Demo mode so they couldn’t tell how the unit will actually work in the real world. Also looking at the hardware, the Moto 360 doesn’t seem to show a port where users can connect into the device for either charging or transfering of data, this gave us an idea that the Moto 360 might be supporting a wireless charging mechanism and data transfers are all done wirelessly to some degree.

The Moto360 would be arriving late this year as Motorola is working round the clock to perfectly deliver the Moto 360 smartwatch to customers. Meanwhile units from LG with the G Watch and Samsung’s Gear live are now up for pre-orders and will be available sooner than the Moto 360.