Motorola’s smartwatch Moto 360 based on Android Wear OS is expected to be launched in July and will be priced at $349, according to a French tech blog Le Journal Du Geek.
Motorola did not reveal details about the exact pricing and release schedule for Moto 360. Motorola had released it first wearable device in March powered by Android Wear which is specially designed for smartwatches. The company’s Moto 360 website only mentions “coming summer 2014 in a selection of styles” suggesting its arrival. The Moto 360 cannot take pictures or calls but has a host of Google services and features. The smartwatch also has a unique design and the bands can be customized, a feature that is unavailable in Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear 2.
According to the French website, Motorola will reveal more details about the Moto 360 during Google I/O conference on 25-26 June in San Francisco. The Moto 360 will have a round OLED display with sapphire glass and has a new charging method. Rumors also suggested that Motorola might launch its latest flagship smartphone Moto X+1 and is likely to be sold as a pair with the smartwatch.
Meanwhile LG is set to launch its Android Wear based smartwatch at an event on May 27 along with the much speculated LG G3, the company’s latest flagship smartphone. LG’s G Watch will the first Android Wear smartwatch in the market and Moto 360 will be released later. The LG G Watch is expected to be priced at $299 and the device could get a launch date sometime in June 2014.
When Google revealed its dedicated operating system for smartwatches in mid-March, Motorola unveiled its Moto 360 for this summer, with the same Android Wear OS, while LG had also announced its smartwatch G Watch at the same time. Very recently, we have also seen a teaser video of LG G Watch, but it failed to provide more details about the wearable to viewers.
No one knows, what Lenovo has in its mind about the smartwatch, since it has acquired the smartphone division from Google for $2.91 billion in January-end.