Best Buy Lets Cat Out Of The Bag On Moto 360 Watch Price
The smartwatch industry is becoming increasingly competitive with the upcoming release of several new wearable tech devices by key players such as Apple with the iTime (more popularly known as iWatch), Timex with the IronMan One, and Motorola’s Moto 360, to name a few. Fans and gadget geeks are left somewhat in the dark on the details of these upcoming gadgets, as understandably these companies want to keep the specs, including pricing, under wraps until their official unveiling. However, we are getting a glimpse into the details and Motorola’s Moto 360 watch price due to a seemingly unintentional slip up from Best Buy.
Motorola 360 to Retail at $249.99
We knew the Moto smartwatch would be one of the top contenders for iTime, Apple’s soon to be released smartwatch, as both are sure to be top of the line in both functions and style. The price point of the Moto 360 has been something that the tech world has been curious about because an affordable price might give Motorola the upper hand over Apple, since we all know that Apple devices certainly don’t come cheap. Motorola was all set to reveal more information on the Moto 360 in September, but Best Buy beat them to it when they posted a new product page that listed the smartwatch at $249.99.
Other key features were listed on the product page, although the availability was just listed as “coming soon”. At 1.8″ wide and 0.4″ thick, it’s large, but so are most other smartwatches, and its round face gives it a softer feel than it’s square competitors.
Moto 360 Features
Here are the features as listed on Best Buy’s page before it was pulled (but you can scrolldown for screenshot):
- Compatible with most devices with an Android 4.3 or later operating system
For wide-ranging use.
- Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Enables wireless syncing to select devices for hassle-free connectivity.
- Voice activated
Allows you to use spoken commands to operate the smart watch via the built-in microphone.
- Vibration alert
Discreetly notifies you of important events.
- 1.5″ backlit LCD touch screen
With 320 x 290 resolution and 205 ppi makes it easy to navigate features and provides easy-to-read visuals. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 construction offers durability, and the adjustable brightness allows custom use.
- Built-in optical heart rate monitor (PPG)
Helps you achieve or stay within your ideal heart rate range.
- Built-in pedometer
Measures the number of steps taken, so you can easily monitor your fitness progress throughout the day.
- Digital watch interface
Provides crisp, clear readouts of the time and date. Built-in alarm and calendar features help you stay on schedule.
- Waterproof up to 3.3′ for up to 30 minutes
So you can safely wear the watch while swimming or engaging in other aquatic activities.
- Stainless-steel case and plastic case back
Offer durability. The adjustable-length Horween leather band and metal buckle closure deliver a secure, comfortable fit.
- Built-in lithium-ion battery pack
Provides long-lasting operation. The battery-strength indicator lets you know when the battery needs to be powered via the included dock and charger.
- Texas Instruments processor
Helps ensure fast, efficient performance.
We’re excited to see Motorola’s new baby, and with it’s sleek design and quality reputation, the Moto 360 smartwatch is sure to pack a punch. We expect Motorola to announce the Moto 360 launch during their September 4th press conference in Chicago. Stay tuned, as we’ll be posting information as soon as we have it.
Estimated Availability Date: September 4, 2014
Estimated Price: $250