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Motorola Unveils Gold, Silver Moto 360, Highlights New Software Coming Soon

by Jacob Kleinman | November 6, 2014November 6, 2014 7:00 pm PDT

Last week a gold-colored Moto 360 briefly appeared on Amazon before the page was pulled offline. Now the gold smartwatch has made its official debut on Motorola’s website, though you still can’t buy one just yet.

The “Champagne Gold” Moto 360 is listed as coming soon and priced at $329.99 for the smaller 18mm device. For now there’s no larger gold option on Motorola’s website, though Amazon’s leaked listing did mention a 23mm variant. There’s also an 18mm “Light Finish” stainless steel option “coming soon” for $299. Additionally, Motorola took the opportunity to introduce two new 23mm metal-band Moto 360 models, which are available today. For $299.99 you can order the device in either light or dark tinted stainless steel. Both options look pretty nice.

On the software side, Motorola said that it’s going to roll out a new Moto Connect software update in the coming days that will allow you to tweak the watchface background image and style of the tick marks and watch hands. It will also include a new watch face from the winner of the company’s recent watchface competition, which you can check out in the gallery above. Finally, Motorola will also introduce a new “Moto Body” app that will track steps, heart rate, distance, calories burned and push users to achieve goals.

Overall, the Moto 360 is a pretty great device. It’s probably the best Android Wear watch on the market today, though LG’s G Watch R is a solid competitor. If you’re interested, these new metal options look pretty great, though they certainly don’t come cheap.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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