If you have been reading up on the upcoming Motorola-made Moto 360 smartphone, you should also be knowing that earlier this year, Motorola asked designers to submit face designs for the upcoming smartwatch.
With the entries pouring in, the company was surprisingly overwhelmed by 1,300 entries. The field has now been snipped down to just 10. And needless to say, there are some designs that really take the breath away.
The judges had taken 1,300 submissions and created a list of 10 finalists, based on the design aesthetic, feasibility, and originality. "The result is a mix of modern and analog designs, with some truly unique approaches," The Verge wrote.
"All of the top 10 entries won't necessarily end up shipping on the Moto 360, but Motorola hints in its rules that any entry could be used as a watch face in future."
There are some lovely designs featured, and they vary from analog cool to impressively modern. And while the list has been shortened to 10 watch faces, we have selected a host of 5 that are even better than the others.
So let's take a look at the top 5 smart watch faces for the upcoming Motorola Moto 360.
This here is designer Will Rodriguez's entry for the Moto 360 smartwatch concept. This one mixes a disc design with modern outlook. While the color customization in the background takes care of the minutes, the hour is placed on the disc in the foreground. You can also see several widgets
This is Pawel Hanusowski's take on the watch face. Apparently, the design looks like a radio readout for the month and day, that has been designed precisely per the user's needs. Overall, it's quite a subtle approach.
Designer Jason Wang makes full use of the both digital and analog concepts of watches and merges it into this new design. And the outcome is a radar like concept. There are two arcs in the design, and while the upper one shows the hour, the lower one represents the minutes. And the cool radar effect makes it quite attractive.
If splicing the hour and minutes section with compass and timer options is the flavor of the season, then no body does it better than designer Jose Azua. The watch's zipper-like appearance is also a bonus.
This one comes straight out of an Ian Fleming-inspired James Bond movie. While the watch face concept may look basic at first, David Pascual's display concept shows off a host of stuff such as notifications, connectivity and more. This is one is an absolute gem of a design.