We were already pretty sure the Moto 360 would be pricier than existing Android Wear smartwatches, but a fresh Best Buy listing appears to confirm all we need to know about the much anticipated device. How does $249 sound?
We already got our hands on Motorola’s gorgeous wearable, and we’re pretty sure the company is going to talk about it at its Sept. 4 event. But some Honey Badger over at Best Buy seemingly doesn’t care about those formalities, and instead let slip all the juicy details. Beyond the price, pretty much every last spec is listed, too.
According to Best Buy’s Moto 360 landing page, the wearable will sport a built-in optical heart-rate monitor, pedometer, a Texas Instruments processor, 512MB of RAM, and be somewhat waterproof up to 3 feet for up to 30 minutes. This is a luxury item, and not an action sports wearable, so durability was never really expected. In addition, it’ll also sport a 1.5-inch 320×290 screen with Gorilla Glass 3, and support Bluetooth 4.0 technology.
In terms of size, the listing says the Moto 360 is 1.8×1.8×0.4-inches, and weighs in at 2.1oz. It’ll be compatible with Android 4.3 and later when it launches, though it’s still unclear how long the battery will last during a normal day’s use. There’s still no official release date listed, but Motorola’s recent activity has hinted that the wearable will be available soon; if not on Sept. 4, shortly after.
While Android Wear devices haven’t yet taken the wearable market by storm, the Moto 360 might just be the device to do it. We’re only a few weeks away from hopefully having a final version of our own, but until then, better make sure you set aside $249 .
Thanks for the tip, Brian.