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Aug
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Luca Viscardi is one lucky, lucky, three times lucky guy. He seems to have gotten his hands on a Moto 360 for an extended amount of time and has been putting it through its paces. Thankfully, he has decided to share his thoughts along with many pictures with the world, so we can all feast our eyes on this much-awaited, droolworthy Android Wear watch. And from the looks of it, the Moto 360 won't disappoint.

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The most interesting pictures show the Moto 360's charging dock. It's a bit reminiscent of the Nexus 4's wireless charger in that it has a slightly round shape and places the watch vertically at an inclined angle. We can't tell if the 360 will be held by magnets or by simply sliding through that small opening at the bottom of the dock. What we can see, however, is that the Moto 360's charging interface is strikingly beautiful but the lower dimple on the screen (now appearing on the left) cuts the circle in an odd way. They should have designed the interface to account for the lack of a perfect circle on the screen. Sigh.

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Other photos show the back of the Moto 360, which is devoid of any charging pins and has the following inscriptions: Moto 360 - Stainless Steel 316L - Optical Heart Rate Sensor - Wireless Charging - Pedometer - Water Resistant IP67. That's as close as we have ever been to knowing the specs of the watch.

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The last bit of images have a side-by-side comparison with the LG G Watch, proving that the Moto 360 is unexpectedly shorter than its brethren (the Gear Live is about 1cm taller than the G Watch, you can imagine how that side-by-side comparison will look like). Size is one aspect of the Moto 360 I have been dreading so I'm pleasantly surprised by this photo. The only downside is that the 360 appears to be thicker than the G Watch.

Finally, Luca has also penned some thoughts about the Moto 360 following several days with the watch. He explained that he is able to get roughly 2.5 days of battery life on a single charge, as opposed to 1 day on his G Watch for the same usage pattern. Of course, that is based on pre-release software and hardware, the numbers may vary in the final product. He also noted that the band is replaceable and uses a standard mechanism, not a proprietary Motorola one (however, the pins are not clearly visible in the pictures). If true, this would definitely be another box to tick in favor of the Moto 360—you could get any band you want and won't have to be limited by the colors and prices offered by Motorola.

Luca Viscardi 12 via AndroidWorld.it

Rita El Khoury
Rita is a pharmacist by profession, a geek by passion. Her love story with Android started in 2009 and has been going stronger with every update, device, tip, app, and game. She lives in Lebanon, speaks three languages, and watches a lot of TV series.

  • DanieleMnn

    Thanks but no thanks, I like to have my wrists free of watches. Nice effort though, much better than LG and Samsung, but it wasn't that hard to do better...

    • Robert Firestone

      Then why even comment? This product is for people who don't mind watches.

      • DanieleMnn

        I'm sorry, I didn't see the "Comment only if you agree" sign.

        • ChrisM40

          Dont worry its common on here, you arent allowed individual thought.

          • MJ

            "I'm sorry, I didn't see the "Comment only if you agree" sign."
            No one was talking about if people liked watches or not.

            "Dont worry its common on here, you aren't allowed individual thought."
            It's still common for ignorant people to confuse people not wanting to waste time reading troll comments with the stiffing of individual thought. Narcissism and being clueless at it's finest...sigh.

          • DirkBelig

            +1 and ditto!

            @DanieleMnn:disqus - You're like a vegan who wanders into a discussion of who has the best hamburgers and whines, "I DON'T EAT MEAT! THIS IS STUPID!!" as if that has any bearing on anything.

            @ChrisM40:disqus - You're just an a-hole and a troll as well.

          • ChrisM40

            Im a troll because i disagree with you? Wow, how narcissistic of you. Sums up everything wrong with people like you.

          • DirkBelig

            No, you're a troll because you're a troll. There is no disagreement because you aren't making a coherent point; you're just trolling and patting yourself on the back for your bold pot-stirring from the safety of your mama's basement where she bring you rice krispie treats. Enjoy poop-socking, loser. You're dismissed.

          • ChrisM40

            How self important of you. If im in my mothers basement you much still be sucking your mothers tits.

          • MJ

            Ummmm... Trolling has nothing to do not agreeing with someone. You new to the Internet? People tried that argument like 10 years ago...

          • ChrisM40

            So what is it then? You mean this?

            In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people,[1] by posting inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[3] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion

            Not what im doing, im giving my honest opinion, I couldn't care less if anyone disagrees, which is more than I can say for those with the opposite view. Trolling is calling me names and endlessly arguing a subjective point, which is exactly what they are doing.

            If people disagree then fine, but dont start a long comment war, thats trolling..

          • MJ

            Holy Crap!

            DanieleMnn was the original troll. I was pointing out people don't like trolls which has nothing to do with your "independent thought" comment or disagreeing with someone.

            "...endlessly arguing" "...long comment war"? That's you and your 50 comments on this post which turned you into the troll.

            You have been feed enough so I will bid you a good day sir. I will not be reading your reply but I am sure you will. LOL

          • ChrisM40

            I replied to people attacking me. How is that trolling? 'Troll' is usually the attack used when someone cant defend their position.

          • ChrisM40

            Rubbish, you aren't allowed to make ANY criticism of any popular device on here.
            Thank god this isnt a Nexus branded device, if it was I suspect both me and Daniele would have been tracked down and shot by now.

          • Robert Firestone

            no by all means you can make criticism of it. Problem I have is the article was comparing the different Android wear watches and DanielMnn went off on a tangent. If you want to add in on why 1 product is better than another or even say the new Apple iwatch is better than its android counterparts than that is fine. Just dont add in empty comments that don't add into the subject of the article.

            another example. 2 nerds are discussing which is better Batman or Superman and I come in and say, "screw that, comics are stupid" It has no bearing on the discussion

          • ChrisM40

            It was important enough that you felt the need to reply. Remember that.

          • Robert Firestone

            yes but now we are discussing something that does not have any bearing on the article and discussing a side issue. I do find it important and interesting enough to try and correct people on common courtesy.

            your comments earlier on unisex watches and the 90% metal or whatever the exact quote were good comments. I disagree with that point of view but it added to the discussion.

          • ChrisM40

            She said it was a good effort but not enough to make her buy one, that what Moto need to do, make people who dont wear watches buy one. Its a valid comment since it points out their failure.

          • Robert Firestone

            ok fair enough point if that was the intent of her comment. I'll concede.

            It did seemed like she was trolling though since she was not more clear if that was her intent.

          • Robert Firestone

            even this comment is a good one even though I disagree
            "Not quite as huge as I thought, but still looks a bit toy like for me. I prefer the more industrial look of the G Watch. The 360 is just to simple, like a cheap fashion watch rather than a quality one."

    • Shaun Hammond

      Never owned a watch, but I think I could adjust for the obvious benefits.

  • ckeegan

    Just release it already!

  • Smash41

    I'm throwing money at my screen but nothings happening.

    • Zombie

      I guess today's Internet is yours.

    • HiDEFF

      lol, funny.

      • Mayoo

        Obligatory empty comment to show your name and leech the fame of Smash41 instead of only "up" his comment.

        • https://plus.google.com/+OllyPercival OllyPercival

          'fame'

          Ease off dude, some* people like making pointless comments on the Internet.

          *most

          • HiDEFF

            And you have to go and agree with Mayoo, smh. Go kick rocks, bruh.

          • Scott Hanson

            They mostly come at night........mostly.

        • HiDEFF

          Thought it was funny so I commented. I don't see that as 'leeching.' And I did "up" his comment cause again, I thought it was funny.

          Thanks for policing the internet, jerk.

        • George Millhouse

          get a life

  • Michael

    literally drooling...

  • Sébastien Laoût

    2,5 days with screen mostly-always off? He didn't tell if the screen is always on or not.

    • http://bit.ly/khouryrt Rita El Khoury

      Well, whatever his pattern is, he did say that he used it the same way as his G Watch, and the battery life was more than double.

      • http://mrmcpowned.com mrmcpowned

        Off topic, but I just noticed that you don't have an "AP Staff" tag on disqus.

        • http://bit.ly/khouryrt Rita El Khoury

          The badge shows up for me. You might need to refresh the page or it may take a while to appear for everyone.

      • Adrien Assadian

        And the G watch is always on.

        • http://bit.ly/khouryrt Rita El Khoury

          The G Watch's always on can be set off. So he may have set both to turn off when not in use.

          • ddpacino

            That's a system-wide option for Android Wear. All watches, I'm guessing, will have a toggleable always-on option.

      • ChrisM40

        I call BS on that, even with a reasonable amount of use I can get almost 2 days on my G Watch with always on. With off, its longer. Clearly thats not half.

        • SHunter

          you've never used a current gen moto then.

          • ChrisM40

            Whats that got to do with anything? The guy gave his battery life, I say I can get almost as much, so clearly its not double.

    • Andrew Thompson

      I've noticed minimal difference on or off with the G Watch. To me it looks like the more notifications you get (and how much you use it) affect battery vs just having the glowing screen.

  • http://skorch.co.uk/ Antony Derham

    The suspense is too much

  • anmolm97

    Wow Motorola, you really know how to do your marketing!!

  • ChrisM40

    Not quite as huge as I thought, but still looks a bit toy like for me. I prefer the more industrial look of the G Watch. The 360 is just to simple, like a cheap fashion watch rather than a quality one.

    • Walkop

      How on earth is the G Watch not a "cheap fashion watch"? Its almost ugly. Not even remotely comparable to the Moto 360.

      What's with the negative connotations you're throwing at the 360? It looks like an absolutely beautiful piece of hardware.

      • DirkBelig

        Look at other posts he's made; he's a troll begging for attention. Ignore him and he will die of his insignificance.

        • ChrisM40

          I have an unpopular opinion, thats fine by me, who wants to be one of the commoners?

          • DirkBelig

            It's not that your opinion is unpopular, it's that it's vapid, meaningless, incoherent and trollish, seeking only to get people to acknowledge your worthlessness. People who take a dump on the sidewalk get noticed too. No one thinks they're special. You aren't special. Contrary to your deluded self-regard, you are about as common as it gets. Your only distinguishing trait is being a troll and there's nothing unique about that. You merit no further reply.

          • ChrisM40

            And you continue. Rasher than insulting in a lazy, cowardly way how about you produce a coherent argument about why im wrong? No?

            You cant because its a subjective argument and you cant be right or wrong in a subjective argument.

        • https://plus.google.com/+OllyPercival OllyPercival

          You've really taken against this guy haven't you?

          I don't necessarily agree with his opinion - I think the 360 is very nice looking at the best of the bunch so far - but it's just that: an opinion.

          He's not expressing it aggressively or calling anyone names, just suggesting why it's not to his tastes.

          In contrast, your posts are mostly based around jumping down his throat and calling him names. You accuse him of being vapid, meaningless, incoherent and trollish but since his posts don't read like that at all it seems you've only taken against him based on his opinion.

          • ChrisM40

            Look at his posting history, loud-mouthed and aggressive on all the sites he visits. When someone has an opinion he doesn't like, he gets mouthy.

      • ChrisM40

        Ugly is appealing to some. The 360 is bland, its almost Apple Bland, and Apple devices are vile to me. The 360 looks dull, it doesn't look metal, the G Watch IS metal.

        Not everyone likes the same things.

    • Duane Westerhaus

      Sorry, I know I'm late to the discussion (I work nights and sleep during the day) but your comparison of a Moto 360 to that Fossil JR1354 watch, is like comparing a beautiful fashion model to a VW Thing!

      • ChrisM40

        Fashion models are shallow, over processed and fake, usually chosen by camp gay designers as what they see as femininity. Thanks for proving my point.

        • Duane Westerhaus

          Your welcome! 😋
          I still wouldn't strap a VW Thing to my wrist! A sexy model on the other hand... Well, either hand; it really doesn't matter!

  • sivkai

    Ugh.. I could live with the black bar on the usual screens, but the way it cuts into the battery screen is just horrible. Why Motorola, WHY?!?

    • https://plus.google.com/+OllyPercival OllyPercival

      Display drivers. Don't know a great deal about that aspect of the hardware but perhaps there's a technical reason they can't go elsewhere. Is the tradeoff for that beautifully thin bezel I imagine.

      • ChrisM40

        I would have prefered they had used more traditional strap mounting flanges like 90% of watches do, then they could have hidden it there. It would also make it look more expensive and less like a cheap casual fashion watch.

        • sivkai

          The mounting flange part might be too fragile to house display drivers?

          • ChrisM40

            Why? On most watches they are the strongest part, being almost solid metal.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            In order to house the electronics, it couldn't be solid, making it much less strong. It also would have been a real bear to machine, greatly driving up the cost.

            As for adding the flange as a mount point, it was a design decision. The whole idea seems to be "put as much focus as possible on circles to highlight the display".

          • ChrisM40

            Well I dont like it, being a pure circle makes it rather bland and uninteresting to me, but each to his own.

            Its unisex, I dont unisex, the sexes arent the same, although i do unsertand why they designed it this way.

          • joser116

            Well I think it's a simple and sleek design and adding the "flanges" ( the proper term is lugs) would make it look bulkier.

          • ChrisM40

            Its unisex, designed to offend no one, that I find offensive in itself. Its not lugs, the 360 has lugs, integrated ones, flanges are what the lugs are built into on most watches.

          • joser116

            You find it offensive?

          • ChrisM40

            Its trying to be unisex, that rarely works. Its treating the sexes as the same, which they arent. Equal yes, the same no.

          • joser116

            Calling it offensive is a bit of a stretch though.

          • ChrisM40

            Its the concept that bothers me. Its trying to be all things, but fails to be any of them properly.

          • joser116

            I think it's a good design. It's a simple circle.

          • ChrisM40

            Its just not masculine enough for me. These days its almost a sin to express your masculinity it seems.

          • joser116

            It's not a sin to express your masculinity. If you think that it's not masculine enough, that's ok. I personally think that it's fine and that it looks awesome, especially the dark one.

          • bigray327

            You're right.

          • joser116

            Lugs

          • ChrisM40

            The lug is where is the strap is mounted, its not the structure the mount is in. The 360 has lugs.

          • joser116

            Have you seen the images?

            In order to better talk about this, what do you mean by mount in your sentence "it's not the structure the mount is in"

            Lugs are the 2 "arms" that stick out from the watch. There are no lugs sticking out from the Moto 360 body

          • ChrisM40

            The flange is what the 'lugs' is pointing to in that image, the lug is specifically the strap mounting point, a subtle difference in this case i agree. The 360 had lugs, but they are integrated into the circle of the watch, it has no flanges.

            A flange is an external structure for strength or mounting of other hardware. The lugs of a watch are specifically the hole and the face around it, it need not be in a flange.

          • joser116

            The lug is the whole structure (there are 4) that sticks out.

            You can use flanges to describe them, but the proper term is lugs. If you look at the images, there are no mentions of flanges. The 360 doesn't have any structures that stick out from its sides.

          • ChrisM40

            I used it because it makes the distinction between what the 360 has and doesnt have.

          • joser116

            I think it could still be strong enough even if one of them was to be hollowed out to put the display drivers in it.

            Imagine the watch falling. I don't think the lugs will take much damage and I don't think the fall would make a dent to the lugs.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Like anything else, I'm sure it is possible. However, they decided against that course for whatever reason. All engineering is about compromises. They made what they felt was the best decision; time will tell if they were more right than wrong.

          • joser116

            Well I think the current design is perfect. I don't want them to add lugs. I can only hope that next time they could find a way to move those drivers under the display without much change in thickness.

        • bigray327

          I agree. Without lugs, it looks like a Swatch from the 80s. I'm drooling over this like everyone else, but IMHO the design is too girly for non-skinny-pants males like me.

      • sivkai

        No, I fully understand the need to have the black bar there (display drivers and all that good stuff you mentioned) but I can't understand why Motorola didn't create a better battery charging interface that works around the black bar. The way it cuts into the charging dial is very unnatural (unlike on other screens where the black bar actually integrates well).

        • https://plus.google.com/+OllyPercival OllyPercival

          Ah gotcha. Yeah I agree, the circle would look awesome if it were actually, well, a circle.

          All in all, this looks like an amazing device and I'm going to be annoyed if I can't pre-order in time and they sell out.

          • sivkai

            Yep, I hope to buy it as well. Once we get a date of release, I will dedicate that entire day to refreshing the Moto 360 site.

        • Labrat

          Agreed, hopefully they do something about it for final release.

          Not a show stopper for me, but definitely loosing a few points on what is a very high score.

          • George Millhouse

            uh no that is the final release

        • ThEGr33k

          All they need to do is not have the battery bar on the very edge of the screen, bring it in a few pixels... You would get what looks like a big bezel then though. Wait and see I guess. Won't put me off :)

          • mechapathy

            Or they could make the progress bar as long as the actual viewable portion of the screen. Now we've got two ideas that are better than the one they settled on.

          • David

            Third: a semi circle on the top (the right side of the image here), similar to half dials of some motorcyclesmotorcycles (think of a rev dial). It would go from 0° (bottom in image) to 180° (up in the image).

            Beautiful. Walks the very outer edge of the watch. Perfectly executed, no compromises in the metaphor.

            The full circle idea was dumb knowing you can't do a full circle. Design oversight that can be easily corrected.

    • BozzyB

      True. If you do a circular watchface you just can't cut off the lower part and display a charging indicator which gets also seperated by this area. Then do not even use this area by default for the GUI!! How rediculous is this!?
      Moto, you almost did it - but you failed.

      • sivkai

        I would add, in addition to not using the black bar area, they should somehow integrate it into the interface so that it looks part of the UI. They did that with the notification and home screen, so why not with the charging interface? They may have more than enough capable designers to achieve this.

        • kashtrey

          Preproduction software and hardware. It's possible it will ship that way, but they've demonstrated some good attention to detail so far, let's give them some benefit of the doubt.

    • Mike Reid

      I'm gonna call it the "Moto 300".

      There are 60 degrees missing, on the edge at least.

      I might wait for a true 360.

    • dark_funk

      I agree - here's a quick mockup of how I think it should look:

      http://i.imgur.com/6qahsq6.jpg

      • sivkai

        That's beautiful.

  • hairyback

    It looks really nice in these photos, but I would like to see it on his wrist, as the one floating around the web looks comically huge, like a wall clock strapped to the poor guys arm.

    • gloscherrybomb

      Did you follow the link? There are plenty of images of it on his wrist. And yes, it's huge.

      • kekkojoker90

        nope isn't huge. He have a thin wrist (told by him) and moto 360 isn't that huge

      • joser116

        All that matters is that it's smaller than LG G Watch.

        • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

          Which really isn't huge either. Which means this is fine.

          • joser116

            Not sure if sarcasm...

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            Nope, not sarcasm.

          • joser116

            Oh OK good

    • http://bit.ly/khouryrt Rita El Khoury

      Check the source link, there are many photos on his wrist too.

    • kashtrey

      Can we let that picture die already? We've seen much more RECENT pictures than that, with close to final builds that doesn't look anything like the size of that clearly labeled PROTOTYPE.

      • hairyback

        This doesn't look any smaller. Perhaps as Kekkojoker says, he has small wrists, but I will definitely wait to try it out before ordering over the internet.

        • ChrisM40

          I think he does have very small wrists. The G watch doesnt overhang my wrists at all, so judging by the comparison this wouldnt either. It wouldnt look huge on my average wrist like it does on his.

        • https://plus.google.com/+OllyPercival OllyPercival

          Those must be some tiny-ass wrists.

          I've got a few mm of wrist above and below my G Watch and the 360 is shorter. I've not got big wrists by any stretch of the imagination.

        • Chris Brown

          T-rex arms make it look bigger than usual.

        • Alex

          I had a LG G Watch in my hands today. If the picture in this post is legit and anything to go by, then I'd say you should stop posting that picture. The Moto is smaller in comparison and nothing that big.

        • kashtrey

          The G Watch is about 46mm in height. Looking at the comparison pics, I'd guess the 360 is around 44mm, which is a pretty standard (and one of the most popular) size but definitely not necessarily tiny. For another comparison, the Pebble is about 52mm.

  • http://pity.foo/ Mr. T

    SW2FTW!

  • Eduardo Mateos

    If the HRM is not only for tracking 24h, but it can be also used for sports (like the Mio Alpha and so), I'm 100% in!

  • godutch

    I still don't get how you can measure heart rate from a wrist, do you need to connect electrodes to your chest?

    • ChrisM40

      They are all horribly inaccurate and therefore mostly pointless..

      • Eduardo Mateos

        you can check many reviews in http://www.dcrainmaker.com of different products using this kind of technology, first introduced with the Mio Alpha.

        It works fine. Obviously it has to be correctly attached to the wrist or it will give wrong readings. But just as any other HRM with chest bands.

        • ChrisM40

          True, but they work differently to the way these work, these simply dont.

        • godutch

          People for instance with atrial fibrillation or flutters will have a heart rate of over 200 bpm but can have a pulse of 30-40 bpm

    • On oN

      You can check your heart rate with your fingers on your wrist, it's just the number of beats per minute. Heart monitoring (ECG) needs the leads on the chest

      • godutch

        No that's the pulse rate, it can be very different from the heart rate, especially when the heart beats very fast

        • kashtrey

          For the most part, for the average person with a healthy heart, they're pretty well correlated.

  • Gagan Deep Singh

    I'm in for this as and when it releases in India.

  • https://google.com/+LateefAlabiOki Lateef Alabi-Oki

    Is he violating any NDAs by posting this?

    • kashtrey

      Almost certainly, he'll probably be blacklisted in the future. Hopefully he gets enough traffic from this to offset that.

  • tardis 13

    Thumbs up on the side by side comparison. Seals it for me. I. Am. In.

  • archercc

    Yeah, unless this one is a hell of a lot more its going to make any others DOA. Its just a far superior design.

  • Detonation

    Looks really big still on his wrist in the source link pictures. Hopefully he just has a really small wrist.

  • @doc-tec

    I am a doctor.....pulse rate and heart rate are 2 different things and with these bands and watches only estimate pulse rate...eventhough both r equal to each other for normal people,it serves no gud in people with a heart disease affecting the heart rates and they r not too accurate too..but still these things ve just nw started to surface..hope they can improve their accuracy in coming years..All said...I am getting it as soon as it lauches in india...!!

    • Dan

      "I am a doctor", "r", "gud", "r"

      • PoisonApple31

        He must have been typing on an iPhone.

      • Guest

        He might be not an English speaking doctor

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        He clearly states he's from India

        • Dan

          I wasn't referring to english vs non, it's more that he declares he's a doctor but it sounds like he's texting with a middle-schooler. Without the preface of saying he's a doctor, who cares.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            because he's a non-native speaker, grammar errors are forgivable, let alone in the internet

      • https://plus.google.com/+OllyPercival OllyPercival

        He's got 'doc' in his username, he's definitely a doctor.

      • TheScientists

        Actually, the way that he writes is very much like physicians hand written notes; that is to say incomprehensible shorthand.

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    Honestly, the watch doesn't look much thicker (if it's even thicker) than my Citizen.

    • Michael Berger

      I love my citizen! Eco Drive FTW! This watch or something from the Movado Bold line will be my next!

      • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

        Honestly, I love my Citizen so much I don't know if I can give it up for a different watch. If I got a G Watch or 360 I would probably wear it every other day and the Citizen on the other days lol. Plus my wife bought me the Citizen for our wedding.

        • ddpacino

          As a fellow watch enthusiast, I have about 5 watches I rotate on occasion. If I am too comfortable wearing the smartwatch, I'll be torn between not going to want to go back to a "dumb" watch and wanting to wear the nice wrist jewelry I bought for myself.

          • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

            That's basically my issue. If I like it enough I won't want to go back to my old watch. That's how it was at first when I first got my Fitbit Force. I bought it because it tells the time also, unlike the Flex. Now I have finally gotten used to wearing it on my right wrist so I can wear my watch on my left. Do I feel a little dorky? A little bit, but it's OK.

          • ddpacino

            Yea, I wore my Flex with a traditional timepiece, one one either wrist. I'll admit that I felt a bit dorky at times lol, but also wondered if people knew what this bland black band was on my wrist. Someone at my old office knew, and she asked "Is that a FitBit?" when I ran into her at the cafe.

          • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

            Interesting, I have very few people notice what I have unless they actually own one themselves. One guy I was talking to kept looking at my wrist and he thought it was a smartwatch. I told him it was actually just a fitness tracker but it does show the time lol. I even had my watch on my other wrist, not sure if he noticed it at first though. I said, "THIS is my watch, this is my FitBit, I love it."

          • https://plus.google.com/+OllyPercival OllyPercival

            I absolutely have this 'problem' too. I like watches a little too much to settle on one every day but don't want to buy loads of smartwatches!

      • Romdude

        Moto X Eco Drive would so rock! With current battery tech though, you'll need two suns to power up that baby.

  • Oobiewan

    Looks decent, the first smartwatch i'd actually buy

  • Guest

    In my best Brad Pitt from 'Seven' voice: "what is the priiice? just tell me what is the price!"

  • http://gplus.to/bdbplatano M.e.Puente

    In my best Brad Pitt from 'Seven' voice: "what is the priiiice? just tell me what is the price!!"

    • CoffeeZombie

      There are two things I desperately want to know: 1) when can I buy it, and 2) what will it cost?

      And I really wish they would just go ahead and tell me what the answer to #2 is, so I know whether or not to stay on the edge of my seat about #1.

  • Andreas Andreas

    it still is too clunky/thick.. which makes the wearer being spotted as a nerd. so i'll be waiting for a slim/fashionable smartwatch.

    • ddpacino

      Baffling... I own a few watches that are thicker than the 360, and nobody calls me a "nerd" for wearing them.

      • ChrisM40

        How many of them are just a flat disc though? I have larger watches than the 360 to, but they are shaped better, have strap flanges, dials, and other parts that break up the shape.

      • Andreas Andreas

        coz you aint met me ;)
        in my opinion the design of the watch is supposed to be rather minimalistic/sleek which just doesn't fly with an above-average thickness.
        sure, i had a pop swatch too and i like diesel and fossil men's watches as well but they aim for a bold style in the first place so it's a great look. imho motorola's look feels off :/

        • ChrisM40

          Its trying to be unisex and thats its problem. Its too bland and feminine for those that like a harder edged classically mens watch design, but too big and thick for a womans watch

  • td

    I made a quick mockup in Photoshop. Something like this would be much better!

    • td
      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        This looks more like the BatteryWidgetReborn slapped onto Moto360 face

      • ddpacino

        Looks beautiful. Custom watch Roms will fix that, lol.

  • StormbladeX69

    Pure Sex Appeal!

  • Anfronie

    Cant wait to do a 360 and moonwalk to the checkout button.

  • remister

    I can't wait to wear double watches, one on each wrist.

  • http://twitter.com/savagejeep SavageJeep

    Might mention his page is in Italian. Still using the Translate function it has some errors.
    By fat the best one is: "While waiting to reveal all these secrets that relate to the new motorcycle 360," ...ahhh technology O_O

    • operator207

      Yes, "By fat"... :)

  • Samuel Borg

    I have a feeling this will ship with Android L along with the Nexus 6 and 8. It was promised for this Summer but alas :/

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Summer is still going though

  • Braden Richner-Mackey

    The more I see leaks, the more I feel it's going to be plastic. And I REALLY hope it isn't true.

    • ddpacino

      The underside maybe, but not the other shell. Stainless steel metal, bro.

      • id

        The underside can't be stainless due to wireless charging bro.

        • ddpacino

          Clearly could not fully comprehend my statement. Try rereading it.

    • Elislurry

      Did you read the article? Stainless Steel 316L

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

      Derp, you need to learn how to read. Stainless steel brah.

  • Kyle Riedemann

    The only thing I'm still worried about is USB debugging. I haven't tried debugging over bluetooth yet, but it seems like it would make building and running a more complex Wear app a pain, but we'll see. I think I'm going to use the 360 for personal use, and keep my Gear Live for development.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS
  • mwjii

    Ok,so now WHEN!

  • AbbyZFresh

    I want the damn watch already. I'm literally drooling at this article and pictures right now.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      don't we all

  • Andrew Thompson
  • http://www.nticipator.tumblr.com William Bouchardon

    Can't wait !

  • David Monostori

    The only reason i was looking at the Samsung watch, because of the heart rate monitor.
    I was waiting for the moto, so i can decide, but now, since the moto has it too its a no brainer.

    I'm more excited about this watch than for the next nexus phone...

    • Pedro Fernandez Ruiz

      me too, I already sold my nexus 5 and had HTC One M8 and the OnePlus. I can´t wait for this watch, also have Omate truesmart but I´m selling it because it doesn´t compare with Moto 360 :)

  • MeCampbell30

    Well, while this guy is leaking shit he might as well leak the Moto X+1 also.

  • Chris Brown

    This is awesome new info. I'm all in. But was put off slightly when the rumors started that it was actually plastic instead of metal. If it says stainless-steel on the back, it must be metal. Either way..I'm buying and wish Moto would announce release date and price soon. I'm so tired of waiting and cleaning up all this drool every time new info arrives.

  • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

    2.5 days of battery on a screen that's not eink? This is noteworthy.

  • Jon

    September 1st???
    the article possibly suggests a "launch" date?

  • Tony Byatt

    My max is $300...

    One thing I noticed is that since the sensor is apparently here to stay, they could have made better use of it visually by having the charging indicator go from one end of it to the other instead of acting as if it's not there...

    I know this may not be final but that's one thing I noticed.....

    • Anfronie

      Agreed. I hope they fix that and have the ability for the screen to time out and turn off while charging.

  • frafri

    I need this now !!

  • Hamza Zafar

    with every leak/ new review, it looks like the 360 will be out of my price range :'(

  • mike dunham

    I think it is a little premature to freak out about the charging display. The watch has not been announced for release and the article states that this is pre-release hardware and software. Put your torches away until it is at least officially announced for purchase.

  • elchuby

    this should not cost more than moto g :(

  • rasty++

    the light sensor / heartbeat .. in the half moon black

    • Anfronie

      The heart beat sensor is on the back of the phone where as the light sensor is in the bezel

  • valapsp

    puts the g watch to shame.

  • valapsp

    hey you display driver, f*ck you.

  • David Hart

    So what does the screen look like under the sun?

  • Matthew Fry

    That screen is damned beautiful.

  • Guest

    Have you ever written articles for this sight before? I hardly ever check who wrote the articles, but I've never noticed you before. I like your work though.

  • Ender

    Have you ever written articles for this site before? I hardly ever check who wrote the articles, but I've never noticed you before. I like your work though.

    • http://bit.ly/khouryrt Rita El Khoury

      Yes, I have been contributing a bit for the past couple of months. I'll be doing so more regularly from now on. And thanks :)

      • cns2007

        Your bio states your love for Android began in 2009. Was that with the Original Motorola Droid by any chance? Just curious.

  • Giovonni Fareed

    ohhhh just stop this madness & release the damn thing already... love my g watch but this sucker is going back to Bestbuy tomorrow ,,i need a moto 360 in my life

  • Gian Paolo Vecchi

    Mmh... Lg G Watch is 46.5mm, if Moto 360 is 1 cm less, photos are not correct. This is a 37 mm Rolex...
    http://i1012.photobucket.com/albums/af243/liujin86/IMG_2081_zps5e1bc19d.jpg

    • cns2007

      From where to where though? Just the watch face or is that inclusive of housing around it?

      • Gian Paolo Vecchi

        In front view crown is the larger part and that's 37 mm. That size of watch is usually for ladies or men with small wrist. I assume that Moto 360 is around 45 mm or a little more...

        • Joshua Hill

          The rumours for the last few months have been talking 45 - 50mm. It was only initial rumours that put it in the 30mm range. Personally Id like to see them release it in two sizes, roughly 37mm and 47mm.

      • Gian Paolo Vecchi

        The crown, that's the largest part... Sorry for being late, I thought I already answered before...

        • cns2007

          That's weird, actually you had answered before and now it's gone. But thanks again anyhow. :)

  • Bruno Oliveira

    I think the screen is not actually cut, which would ruin the design, rather there is a plastic on top of the screen, with a black dimple. Looks like that to me.

    • kpjimmy

      I think it's where the light sensor is located, which makes sense.

  • Arthur

    Is it safe to say this will just mop up all the Android Wear sales for the next year at the least? Till the 360 successor that is :) I want this bad

  • PatM53

    I'll just be waiting here with wallet open... 😐

  • nabooska

    SO SEXY

  • black

    This watch will never be released. It's all one giant tease.

  • Heimrik

    When are they ever going to release this damn thing!!!??? Aaaarrrrrhhhhhhgggg!!!!!

  • JG

    Has there been any indication on how well it (or the other two) do in sunlinght? I'd love to be able to just glance at it to see what time it is without having to find a shady place or having to twirl around to use my body to block the sun like I usually have to for my phone...

  • looneyhouston

    So if i smash my g watch on video will i get a free moto 360? #1+1fail

  • http://jonbp.co.uk/ Jon Beaumont-Pike

    The black strip along the bottom is a deal breaker for me, it would play havoc with my OCD

  • Guest

    Me: Ok Google, Terminal
    AW: $
    Me: OK Google, Make me a sandwich
    AW: $ Make it your self
    Me: OK Google, Sudo SU
    AW: #
    Me: OK Google, Make me a Sandwich
    AW: #Yes Master

  • JG

    Cheers! Thanks. Don't read Italian and Chrome for some reason was refusing to translate the article into English. As long as the 360 works well in sunlight, I really don't care about the square watches...

    Now we just got to wait till "later this summer" becomes now...

  • Steve Freeman

    I don't know why people are complaining about the charging circle being "covered" by the lower bezzle...as if that isn't going to be fixed my a custom interface within a couple hours of release.

  • Heimrik

    Why such a long wait for a release???

  • raj

    Why dont they just release it already the wait and these small hints are annoying me. I might even buy a g watch now... but it looks 5x better than g watch

  • Gnp

    I NEED THIS WATCH