Mar 18, 2014 04:57 PM EDT
The Moto 360 is among the first Android Wear smartwatches to be announced following Google’s official announcement of the Android Wear developer platform. The Moto 360 presents itself as a very high-end premium design. In a preview video that Motorola has released they explained some of the design decision in maintain the look of a classic timepiece but making it a smartwatch. We can see that there are options for a leather and a metal band while the body of the smartwatch appears to use high-quality material and finally gives us a mature look for a smartwatch.
The Moto 360 has all the features we expect from a smartwatch including alerts, notifications, updates and Google Now integration. We saw some of these features demoed earlier in the Android Wear video and it appears that the model of the smartwatch in question may have been based off the Moto 360. According to Motorola the Moto 360 has some of the following key features:
“Moto 360 keeps you on time and up to date without taking you out of the moment or distracting you, telling you what you need to know before you know you need it through subtle alerts and notifications. 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. Moto 360 also responds to your voice. Just say “Ok Google” to ask questions like who won the Stanford vs. New Mexico game or what time your flight leaves, or to get stuff done like scheduling an appointment, sending a text, setting an alarm or taking a note.” The release date of the Moto 360 isn't known yet, but summer of 2014 is the time to watch, particualrly around Google I/O.
Hear the design story of Moto 360, a modern timepiece, from the people who made it.
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