Motorola has officially introduced the Moto 360 smartwatch that has a design that ‘begs to be worn’.
In its official blog, Motorola shows off its new smartwatch that veers away from the usual square/rectangular form factor that we’re currently seeing and instead went with the classic rounded shape. In the promo video of the Moto 360, Head of Consumer Experience Design Jim Wicks stated, “This is all about reinvention of the modern day timepiece. We decided if we’re going to do the Moto 360, we’re going to do it round.”
That they did, and the result was very pleasing. The company has managed to merge the old school look with today’s technology — making the rounded screen project the classic look of a wristwatch so it looks like an ordinary timepiece on the first glance, but don’t let it fool you as it functions on Google’s Android Wear and comes packed with all its features.
“With just a twist of the wrist you can see who’s emailing or calling, what time your next meeting is, or your friend’s latest social post.”
According to their blog, the Moto 360’s iconic design is made from premium materials that feel comfortable and familiar on your wrist, meaning it’s just like wearing an elegant watch that can do a lot more than tell time.
The Moto 360 will be available in different styles to match your personality and will be available in summer which is around the end of June and onwards. It will come initially in the US and will eventually be up for grabs globally.
If you want to know more about Google’s Android Wear and what it could do side-by-side with the Moto 360, we have an article on that.