Google just introduced Wear, a brand new implementation of Android for wearable devices. The initial focus is on smartwatches, and the first OEMs to launch Wear-based devices are LG, Samsung, Asus, HTC, and Motorola.
LG already announced the G Watch, due in the next quarter, and now it’s time for Motorola to attempt to dazzle us with the Moto 360.
The Moto 360 will be voice-enabled, feature deep Google Now integration, and a fitness component. Besides that, the device looks like a beautiful conventional timepiece, with a round watchface and even a mechanical button on the right hand side. With the Moto 360, Motorola says it wants to “reimagine the wristwatch for the future” and continue with the basic wristwatch design that “has endured for a century because of its elegance and usefulness at a glance.”
While the company doesn’t provide many details on the technical aspects of the Moto 360, it does hint that users will be able to wake the device with a simple flick of the wrist. From there is voice controls: “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.”
The Moto 360 will be available in a variety of style worldwide starting this summer, but the US will get it first. No info on pricing just yet.
For more details, or just to gawk at the beauty of a truly classy smartwatch, head over to the official Moto 360 page.