Almost every one of us that is interested in Android Wear and smartwatches have been keeping tabs on the Motorola Moto 360. The Moto 360 promises to be the first round faced Android Wear smartwatch, and was teased to come ‘later this summer.’ To that end, today Best Buy put up, then quickly took back down, their listing for the Moto 360, including price and most specs.
The highlights for Best Buy’s Moto 360 listing include a $250 price tag, a 1.5-inch 320 x 290 resolution 205 ppi display, heart rate monitor, waterproofing up to 1 meter, Gorilla Glass 3 on a stainless steel case with leather band that is all powered by a Texas Instruments processor.
Considering all of the additional features and the somewhat premium build, including the round watch face, the $250 price for the Moto 360 seems very much in line in with the $200 and $229 prices for the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch, respectively.
Perhaps the biggest surprise for many is the listed Texas Instruments processor. While TI and Motorola have worked together in the past, most recent Motorola devices have shipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, as have competing Android Wear powered smartwatches. We know that TI has been innovating in other areas of mobile, it will be great to see what they can do in the Moto 360.
We expect Motorola to announce the Moto 360, and hope that they will also start selling the round faced smartwatch, during their press event at their headquarters in Chicago on September 4th. The event should also see the announcement and launch dates of the next version of the Moto X, which has been referred to as the Moto X+1 and the next version of the Moto G, perhaps to be named the Moto G2 or, less likely, the Moto G+1.
I’ll leave you with the Moto 360 specs list as found on the only Best Buy page we can find that hasn’t been taken down yet. But before I do, even though we’ve asked you before, will you be jumping on the Motorola Moto 360 at $250?Click image to enlarge.