Tuesday , May 22 2018

Motorola outs Moto 360 pricing in competition rules

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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).

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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4 Comments on "Motorola outs Moto 360 pricing in competition rules"

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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.

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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
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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”.

chris
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chris

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.

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