Aug 17 AT 1:27 PM Alex Wagner 9 Comments

Moto 360 makes its way onto Best Buy’s website with $250 price tag, spec sheet in tow

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There are a lot of mobile fans that are excited for the Moto 360, and apparently Best Buy is included in that group, because today the retailer prematurely put up a product page for Motorola’s Android Wear offering with pricing and spec information.

According to Best Buy, the Moto 360 will cost $249.99, a price that sounds about right for the device. To compare, the Samsung Gear Live costs $199.99 and the LG G Watch is $229.99. In exchange for your $250, you’ll get a Moto 360 with the following specs:

  • Compatible with most devices with an Android 4.3 or later operating system: For wide-ranging use.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology: Enables wireless syncing to select devices for hassle-free connectivity.
  • Voice activated: Allows you to use spoken commands to operate the smart watch via the built-in microphone.
  • Vibration alert: Discreetly notifies you of important events.
  • 1.5″ backlit LCD touch screen: With 320 x 290 resolution and 205 ppi makes it easy to navigate features and provides easy-to-read visuals. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 construction offers durability, and the adjustable brightness allows custom use.
  • Built-in optical heart rate monitor (PPG): Helps you achieve or stay within your ideal heart rate range.
  • Built-in pedometer: Measures the number of steps taken, so you can easily monitor your fitness progress throughout the day.
  • Digital watch interface: Provides crisp, clear readouts of the time and date. Built-in alarm and calendar features help you stay on schedule.
  • Waterproof up to 3.3′ for up to 30 minutes: So you can safely wear the watch while swimming or engaging in other aquatic activities.
  • Stainless-steel case and plastic case back: Offer durability. The adjustable-length Horween leather band and metal buckle closure deliver a secure, comfortable fit.
  • Built-in lithium-ion battery pack: Provides long-lasting operation. The battery-strength indicator lets you know when the battery needs to be powered via the included dock and charger.
  • Texas Instruments processor: Helps ensure fast, efficient performance.

All of this information seems to be in line with what a lot of us expected from the Moto 360. Of course, we’ll have to wait for Motorola’s Sept. 4 event before we get the official rundown on the Moto 360, but you’re probably safe to begin counting out your 24,999 pennies now.


Sources: Best Buy (1), (2)

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  • yorkshire_geek

    Looking forward to the price drop already. Wonder if it will take as long as 6 months?

    Also, I wonder what will be the hardware revision, the charging ports, strap…..

    This is version 1.

  • trwnh

    249,999 pennies? That’s over ten times more than it should be. I’d check the digit count again… ;)

    • Brooks Barnard

      Didn’t you hear? Pennies are now worth a thousandth of a dollar…

      I fixed the post. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • aranea

    The Bestbuy page is down. I wonder if they’ll have it in store to check it out.

  • we chinese own motorola

    very nice iconic chinese design

  • cruzz563

    I’m concerned about the TI processor. Didn’t Texas Instruments get out of the mobile processor business. Therefore wouldn’t that mean that soon, there wouldn’t be any driver support for this processor? Another concern is about the age of the processor, is it an older chip, due to TI’s exit?

  • jamal adam

    Currently throwing my credit card at my screen but nothing is happen. I guess I’ll try again later. In a more related statement, the price is pretty great and I can’t wait till Moto reveals it in all its glory next month. Also, there appear to be rumors of a new version of the G Watch being introduced at IFA.

  • Brian Poole

    “Stainless-steel case and plastic case back: Offer durability. The adjustable-length Horween leather band and metal buckle closure deliver a secure, comfortable fit.”

    So no more metal band?

    • Odie

      Maybe there will be different variations? Metal band version to cost $300?