May 21 AT 1:40 PM Alex Wagner 8 Comments

Moto 360 could be priced at $249, Motorola document suggests


Earlier this year, Motorola teased its upcoming Android Wear-powered Moto 360 smartwatch, talking up the device’s round display and its support for devices running Android 4.3 or higher. Motorola has also said that the Moto 360 will launch this summer. One detail that everyone wants to know is how much the thing will cost when it does arrive, and while Motorola hasn’t made any official pricing announcements, today that detail may have been accidentally outed by Moto.

Motorola today announced the Moto 360 Design Face-Off contest, which tasks entrants with creating a watch face for the Moto 360. In a document that lists the official rules for the contest, Motorola says that the winner will receive a Moto 360 that has an average retail value of $249.

That $249 Moto 360 price tag isn’t official quite yet, but I could definitely see it becoming the real deal. A recent leak suggested that the LG G Watch could come in with a price tag of around $300, and Motorola has shown with the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E that it’s not afraid to get aggressive with its hardware pricing.

Would you buy a Moto 360 if it launched at $249?

Via: Moto 360 Design Face-Off contest

Source: Motorola official rules

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  • Andrew

    For $250,I’d buy 2!! I CAN’T WAIT for this watch. I love wearables but have yet to buy one. Just graduated college & my Bday is in July… Perfect timing! Haha

  • tmoore4075

    Heck yes! A nice looking watch, that can be an accessory to my phone? I’d do it in second. We were all worried that it would be priced too high but this seems an alright price. With someone new, you have to price it right, or people might not buy it.

  • uzunoff

    Although I do expect the price of the watch to dip with time. 250$ is not a bad price at all for that type of functionality

  • Gregory Curtis

    Depends on the battery. Needs to last as long as the Toq.

  • twatts723

    Motorola is usually good about pricing their stuff a little less than everyone else. I bet if they got this watch down to $199.99, they’d kill everybody

  • mattcoz

    Absolutely! I was fully expecting the 360 to cost more than the G Watch, so if it’s less then the decision is simple.

  • duffguy123

    The smart watch wearable never interested me much as they looked like those Wal-Mart watches back in the day. You know, the ones that had a timer, an alarm, and had a light so you could check the time in the dark.

    This watch caught my eye because it was round while all of the smart watches I knew of were square. It just looks classier than the square design. When I described this to my friend, who is picky about stuff like this, he sounded very interested in buying one as opposed to a Samsung Galaxy Gear.

  • Eli Gaffke

    It looks great. Battery life and ruggedness are a huge concern for me. I would never spend that much on a ‘dumb’ watch, but that price seems pretty good.