Items tagged with Moto 360

At the end of February, it was revealed that Motorola was in the process of extending its Moto Maker customization tool to the Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch. The Moto Maker has been available for the Moto X smartphone for quite some time now, and allows users to personalize the color of the body/buttons and texture (back cover) of their smartphones. The Moto Maker for the Moto 360 is now live and allows customers to choose from three case finishes (natural steel, dark steel, champagne gold) and nine different bands. Some of those options are going to cost you extra, however. You can choose between three leather band colors at no additional cost, but opting for a standard metal band or... Read more...
Motorola dazzled us all when it unveiled the Moto 360 nearly a year ago. With its classic, round shape (which was marred slightly by its flat-tire display shape, that facilitated the inclusion of an ambient light sensor), it was easily the best looking of the first generation Android Wear devices. LG tried to one up the Moto 360 with a fully rounded display on the LG G Watch R, but it featured a more “utilitarian” design and a thicker bezel. The upcoming LG Watch Urbane is a step in the right direction towards capturing the simplistic beauty of the Moto 360, but a new smartwatch from an unlikely source has just leaked ahead of the Mobile World Congress. The 42mm Huawei Watch takes the industrial... Read more...
Apple designer extraordinaire Jony Ive is never one to mince his words, and he sank his teeth into Motorola’s flesh earlier this month in an interview with The New Yorker. In the interview, Ive lambasted Motorola’s Moto Maker tool that allows customers to personalize their Moto X smartphones with a number of colors and textures. “Their value proposition was ‘Make it whatever you want. You can choose whatever color you want,’” said Ive “And I believe that’s abdicating your responsibility as a designer.” Let’s not forget that the Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch will be available in a number of finishes (dark/light aluminum, dark/light stainless steel, two gold color options) with numerous bands ranging... Read more...
Smartwatches based on Google’s Android Wear platform didn’t start shipping until the latter half of 2014, but since that time over 720,000 units have been sold according to Canalys. Customers were initially only presented with lackluster products like the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, but those offerings were soon joined by more attractive smartwatches like the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch R, Sony SmartWatch 3, and the ASUS ZenWatch. When it comes to a dominant player, the Moto 360 was the “clear leader” according to Canalys. Unfortunately, sales by vendor/model weren’t provided, so we don’t know exactly how badly the Moto 360 stomped its Android Wear competition. In addition, the stylish... Read more...
Who would have thought that bootleg watch faces would become a thing? Yet that is what is occurring as smartwatches continue to make their way to consumers. The Apple Watch isn’t out yet, but the need for consumers to customize the watch face of their device is growing as smartwatches like the Moto 360, allows them to customize the watch face. However, this has prompted luxury watchmakers to band together in order to remove watch faces from download sites.Users wishing to customize the look of their smartwatch can go to websites, such as FaceRepo, in order to download watch faces that are digital copies of luxury watches from companies such as Rolex, Cartier, and Tag Heuer. It’s a much cheaper... Read more...
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... Read more...
There's plenty of skepticism floating around the web on whether or not smartwatches can truly represent the next big thing in technology, but perhaps two things working in its favor are Android Wear and the Moto 360. The former is Google's optimized version of Android built specifically for smartwatches, and the latter is Motorola's take on the smartwatch category, which is rumored to be available in July. A French-language website tipped the summer release, adding that it will cost 249 Euros (that converts to around $340 in U.S. currency). At a glance, it would seem the Moto 360 is yet another overpriced wrist wearable in an unproven category, but this isn't just another smartwatch. Unlike the... Read more...
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