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Motorola Provides New Details on Moto 360

by Todd Haselton | March 19, 2014March 19, 2014 12:30 pm PST

Motorola announced the Moto 360 smartwatch yesterday, one of the first devices that will run on Google’s new Android Wear smartwatch operating system. The company fielded a few questions on YouTube today, including where it will launch.

Initially, the device is going to launch in the United States – and while the company didn’t confirm that it will launch globally, it said that that’s certainly the intent. The firm did not name specific launch markets that it’s considering, though its Moto G and Moto X are available outside of the U.S. and we presume Motorola will use its new parent, Lenovo, to expand even further.

Motorola touched on a few other questions, too, but didn’t provide any real answers. It said it won’t reveal how much the price will cost just yet. Likewise, the company would not discuss battery life but said that power management has been a huge focus in the development of the Moto 360. The company said everyone was sharp in noticing that it doesn’t have any visible charging port on board, and said it will share exactly how the device is charged at a later date, but we’re going to guess it’s probably wireless.

As for software support, the device will work with smartphones running Android 4.3 or later, so you won’t have to worry about having an Android 4.4 KitKat device in order to use it. It will, however, work on both the right and left wrists, and the software will flip depending on the wrist it’s worn on. It should be safe in the shower, too, thanks to water resistance, though it won’t offer a camera.

Unfortunately it sounds like a lot of the Moto 360 information is going to be piecemeal until a later date. We’ll keep you in the loop as we hear more – Motorola says it will hold additional information sessions down the road.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...