Motorola's much hyped circular smartwatch, the Moto 360, has gone on sale in India. The Moto 360 is priced at Rs. 17,999 and it is being exclusively sold via Flipkart. Motorola's Moto 360 is on sale in the U.S and UK for $249 (or about Rs. 15,250) and £199 (or about Rs. 19,661), respectively.
The modern day timepiece - which runs Google's Android Wear - has been widely praised by critics for being simple and less clumsy compared to other rival intelligent watches in the same league.
The Motorola-made watch will be pitted against rival smartwatches from the likes of Samsung, Sony and LG. Like any other smartwatch, the Moto 360 depends on a companion smartphone for sending or receiving notifications about incoming calls, e-mails and messages.
The Moto 360 has a round face and syncs with any Android smartphone running Android v4.3 or higher. The watch can be controlled by voice or touch.
The company claims the watch has an all-day battery life, but it is said to be closer to 12 hours, and it is charged wirelessly.
The specifications of the Moto 360 are as follows: a 1.5-inch circular touch screen having a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels, TI OMAP 3 SoC, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of native storage, 320mAh battery, IP 67 certified, pedometer, heart rate sensor, and uses Bluetooth low energy to connect to your smartphone.
The Motorola Moto 360 is the first ever round Android Wear smartwatch. At Rs. 17,999 in India it's Rs. 3,000 more than the original LG G Watch and the Samsung Galaxy Live. Even though the Moto 360 will cost more, the watch is definitely the best smartwatch model , to date.
Many of us have already made our mind up. Here's why you should buy the new circular Android Wear smartwatch. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
The Moto 360 is a very different intelligent watch in respect of design. The device comes in two metallic colors: black, and a stainless steel. The watch is simple in design, with a circular watch face and a leather or stainless steel wristband.
The Moto 360 has the Gorilla Glass-covered 1.5-inch color touch screen. The display has a resolution of 320 x 320 and a pixel density of 205ppi. The Moto 360 is one among the few watches to get a circular screen.
The Moto 360 is very fitness focused. The watch can track heart rate and fitness data. Third-party apps will further enhance the experience.
The Moto 360 does come with the included charger and cradle for intelligent wireless charging. All you need to drop the watch in and it starts charging, while the screen flips to a bedside-clock mode.
The IP 67-certified Moto 360 is a water resistant and dust proof. That means it is totally protected against splashing of water.