It used to be that we'd rely on Twitter user @evleaks (real name Evan Blass) to inevitably post press shots of unannounced or otherwise unreleased products, along with with specs and other details ahead of schedule. But with online retailers jumping the gun
these days, we can see why Blass went into retirement
. Even Best Buy
is prone is the occasional goof up, such was the case when it posted a product page for Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch
Back in May, a French-language website claimed
the Moto 360 was headed to retail in July and that it would cost 249 euros (around $340 in U.S. currency). July came and went without a launch, and it now looks like the Moto 360 will launch during a press event on September 4. In the meantime, Best Buy's premature posting may have provided all the details we care to know about the upcoming wearable.
According to the listing, the Moto 360 will sport a 1.5-inch backlit LCD touchscreen with a 320x290 resolution and 205 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Texas Instruments processor, 512MB of RAM, built-in optical heart rate monitor (PPG), built-in pedometer, vibration alerts, voice activation, digital watch interface, Wireless-N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, stainless steel case and plastic case back, built-in lithium-ion battery pack, and compatibility with most devices running Android 4.3 or later.
The listing also reveals it will measure 1.8 inches by 1.8 inches by 0.8 inches and weigh 2.1 ounces. It will feature a waterproof design that can be submerged in up to 3.3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes "so you can safely wear the watch while swimming or engaging in other aquatic activities."
Assuming the listing was accurate (we say "was" because it's since been pulled, but not before Droid-Life
could grab a screenshot), the Moto 360 will run $250 at retail.