Say hello Moto – Hello Moto360 that is, with Motorola this morning announcing one of the first smartwatches that will support the Android Wear ‘wearables’ platform that Google has just announced.
It’s a bold new concept for smartwatches – it’s round. While other smartwatches have traditionally been square or rectangular, with the Android Wear SDK supporting round watch faces and notifications, Motorola decided to go round, in fact in the introduction video their designers talk about how it was the natural choice as it speaks to the classic design of the watch.
Moto 360: It’s Time
The Moto 360 will seemingly offer some personalisation options from watch bands to perhaps colour choices, with Motorola promising that the Moto 360 will arrive ‘in a variety of styles’ and from what we can see, these styles look good.
The Moto 360 will support all the Android Wear functions, from telling you the time, to keeping you up to date with notifications. Motorola is pushing the ease of use to get notifications with the Moto 360 advising ‘With just a twist of the wrist you can see who’s emailing or calling, what time your next meeting is or a friend’s latest social post’.
The Moto360 will be rolling globally in Summer 2014(read – this winter for us in the southern hemisphere) beginning in the US. For more information you can head over to the Motorola Moto360 micro-site and signup to a mailing list for updates. We’ll definitely be approaching Motorola Australia about the launch of the Moto 360 locally and will let you know when we have further information.