The Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch is arguably the most stylish piece of technology to sport Android Wear. Google introduced the new OS for accessories in June at the annual conference. Two other gadgets were presented as well. However, none of them is available for sale, as Google, LG, Samsung and Motorola, all worked on perfecting the OS and hardware compatibility.
Google wants to impose a standard with the smartwatches, something that it did not manage to achieve in the smartphone world. Various OEMs wanted to impose their services by adapting Android and adding another layer of apps. The process lead to deep fragmentation in the Android world, a striking difference when compared to the iPhone experience.
Nevertheless, there are differences between the three expected smartwatches to be launched this fall. Now we have a first set of specs that will serve as a comparison standard for many subsequent products.
Motorola Moto 360 comes with impressive specs
Motorola sent online invitations last week to an event taking place on September 4. Motorola Moto 360, along with the next generation flagship smartphone, X+1, the critically acclaimed Moto G and a Bluetooth headset were hinted in the invitation.
Motorola seems to have spent a great deal of efforts in the preparation of this event, but on Monday the company received a misfortunate news. Best Buy, one of the future Motorola Moto 360 dealers, released the specs by mistake. The tech dealer took the info down soon, but Droid Life managed to store the information, including the sale price.
So the final Motorola Moto 360 specs are these. The smartwatch will have a 1.5 inches display. The backlit LED display will be a touch screen with a resolution of 320 X 290 pixels. That will mean a density of 205 ppi. The display will be protected against scratches by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer. The devices will come with a heart monitor sensor, and a pedometer, among others. The OS will be supported by 512 Mb of RAM and a Texas Instruments processor.
The 2.1 oz devices will be waterproof, according to Droid Life. The lithium-ion battery is not going to be swappable. The whole system comes packed in a steel and plastic casing. A great addition is the vibration option, so from now on morning alarms will have a different taste.
So would you pay $249 for the new Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch?