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Motorola kicks off watchface contest, hints at $250 price tag for Moto 360

According to the official rules for a new Motorola watchface contest, the upcoming Moto 360 has an approximate retail value of $250.
May 21, 2014

There’s been a lot of excitement around Motorola’s upcoming smartwatch, the Moto 360. Armed with the power of Google’s Android Wear platform, the watch’s most intriguing aspect is its unique rounded design.

This leaves us wondering, when exactly can we get our hands on it, and how much will it cost? While we know that the watch is due out sometime this summer, the pricing continues to allude us — at least until today. Motorola has kicked off a special contest asking folks to send in possible watch face designs for a chance to win several prizes such as a $50 Google Play card. One lucky winner will also get their hands on a Moto 360. Curiously enough, Motorola lists the approximate retail value of the grand prize as $250, likely citing the price for legal reasons.

For a watch with a very unique design, $250 seems like a very reasonable asking price in our humble opinion, and isn’t that surprising considering Motorola’s expertise at delivering big experiences in relatively low-cost packages. Now keep in mind that just because the ARV is set at $250, doesn’t mean Motorola will sell it for that price. For all we know, the actual retail price could end up slightly higher or even lower. That said, it does give us a pretty good idea of what to expect.

What do you think, interested in the Moto 360 if it is in fact priced around $250? For those interested in learning more about the contest, you’ll want to head here.