Motorola has given the strongest indication yet of pricing for the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, disclosing the approximate retail value of $US 249 in the terms and conditions for a competition it’s running.

Motorola is running a watch-face design competition at the moment, where the grand prize is the Moto 360 itself. As we’ve found ourselves in running competitions, you’re (usually) required to disclose the approximate value of prizes being given away, and because there’s a Moto 360 up for grabs, the value has to be disclosed.

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While there’s some room to move, of course, Motorola would be in a bit of trouble potentially if it advised a value of a prize in its terms and conditions and then went to retail the product for a vastly different price.

This puts the Moto 360 squarely within the “shut up and take my money” realm, and I suspect a lot of readers will be thinking along the same lines.

Source: Motorola (via Google Drive).
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I think anything under the Gear/Gear2 pricing for a good smart watch would be a “shut up and take my money”. I’ve been impressed with Motorola’s offerings since the RAZR HD/M. The Moto 360 will more than likely be my smartwatch of choice. Not for the least part being that it’s not a humungous chunk of a thing being sported on my girly wrists.


If it has an integrated heart rate monitor for $300-320 then I’m keen as a bean. I know it’s a completely different use case but that’s the kind of area some of the better activity watches come in. For something more usable for an office bitch like myself, I’d be in the “shut up and take my money” realm.

Craig Muldoon

That’s still at least $300 here, not quite “shut up and take my money” price. More like “I’m interested, let’s see what its like, but if I bought it I would likely have early adopter regrets”.


Well the last nice watch I bought was $300 dollars, I think for what it is and depending on final build quality it is worth it.