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Friday, 5 September 2014

Moto 360 Smartwatch With 1.56-Inch Circular Display Officially Unveiled

Moto 360 Smartwatch With 1.56-Inch Circular Display Officially Unveiled

AAKASH CHANDRA 

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Motorola at its September 5 event in India has finally showcased the Android Wear-based Moto 360 smartwatch in all its glory, and put up all its specifications. While the company hasn't yet provided India pricing, it has detailed US pricing to $249 (roughly Rs. 15,000). Motorola says will be made available in India later this month.

The consumer electronics giant announced the Moto 360 will be available from Friday in black leather and a limited edition gray leather with suede finish in the US, starting at 12:00pm EST for motorola.com, Google Play (US), and through Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com. 

The Moto 360, which is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher, features a 1.56-inch backlit LCD display with a resolution of 320x290 pixels - translating to a pixel density of 205ppi. It features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

(Also see: Moto G (Gen 2) With 5-Inch HD Display Launched in India at Rs. 12,999

Motorola's first smartwatch features a diameter of 46mm, and is 11.5mm thick. It weighs 49 grams with the leather strap. It will be available in two models. One with a light stainless steel case + gray Horween leather band, and the other with a dark stainless steel case + black Horween leather band.

Motorola notes that customers will be able to buy a metal band for the Moto 360 later this fall, priced at $79.99 (roughly Rs. 4,800). Leather bands will also be available independently at $29.99 (roughly Rs. 1,800). 

(Also see: Moto X (Gen 2) Unveiled With 5.2-Inch Display and Snapdragon 801 SoC

It features a 320mAh battery, and Motorola says it will be sufficient for all day (mixed use). The Moto 360 supports wireless charging, and comes with a charging dock. It is powered by a TI OMAP 3 processor (exact chipset unspecified), coupled with 512MB of RAM.

It features 4GB of built-in storage, and comes with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy connectivity. It features a pedometer, and a optical heart rate monitor (PPG). It comes with IP67 rating, making it water-resistant.

Other features a single physical button, a vibration motor, and dual microphones.

The Moto 360 smartwatch was unveiled alongside the Moto G (Gen 2), and Moto X (Gen 2).


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