Motorola Launched Its Smartwatch Moto 360 For $250

The Moto 360 is the only round Android Wear watch we’ve seen thus far. Motorola launched this smartwatch along with Moto X 2nd Gen and Moto G 2nd Gen at an event in New Delhi, India. The shape is may be what stands out first, but the attention to detail in the design and manufacturing also is readily apparent. The sophistication of the button on the side adds to the looks of this smartwatch that has a circular dial that makes it look like a stylish regular watch. Moto 360 looks less like a display strapped to your wrist, and more like what you’d want a stylish smartwatch to be.

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The computerized Moto 360 watch screen is rumored to be a custom-made OLED display, which would make sense given its circular shape and need to conserve battery life. OLEDs consume as much as 40% less power when displaying black images as compared to LCDs; because they can turn off individual pixels. The opposite is true for battery-draining white backgrounds.

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The 360 has a big, round screen that goes completely edge to edge except for one small cutout at the bottom – that’s where the display drivers are. The screen feels big and bright, and is extremely responsive. This smartwatch is powered by TI OMAP™ 3 processor supported by 512 MBRAM. It comes with 4 GB internal storage. It operates using Android Wear OS that makes it compatible with smartphones running on Android 4.3 or higher.

The Moto 360 is available in US for $250 starting September 5th. It will be available in the UK from early October for £199.