Our first taste of Motorola’s smartwatch of tomorrow might come in at just $249. That puts it in direct competition with Samsung’s Gear line, though, as we’ve seen, the Moto 360 look like a much more capable experience, offering the kind of capabilities we’ve been waiting for in a wearable.
According to a watch-face design contest being held by Motorola, a retail value of the company’s upcoming smart watch is pegged at $249. On first impression that price is a little hard to swallow, though it’s on a par for existing wearables, and certainly affordable for the next-generation of smartwatches we’ve been promised with Android Wear. The Pebble Steel starts at $249, while Samsung’s Gear 2 is priced at $299.
Motorola hasn’t officially announced a price on its upcoming wearable, but it’s not hard to imagine this being right on the money. The Moto 360 is one of the nicest looking wearables we’ve seen, and promises to be a truly next generation smartwatch with Android Wear onboard. If priced right, it could become a huge part of the mobile market.
Motorola has plans to release the Moto 360 later this summer, so we aren’t all that far off from seeing the price. But, more importantly, we aren’t that far away from seeing if smartwatches will finally become a staple of the consumer appetite.