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    Moto 360 Smartwatch

    Moto 360 Smartwatch

    With the announcement of Google’s Android Wear, an operating system designed for smartwatches, many manufacturers are gearing up for their offerings, including HTC, LG and Motorola.   Specifically, Motorola has just announced its upcoming smartwatch, the Moto 360, the most sleek and elegant smartwatch around.

    The Moto 360 will come with a traditional round face and is made with premium materials, which will feel comfortable in hand. It will be available with leather and metal straps, with analog watch faces and much more. Additionally, it will also offer users with more customization options such as interchangeable bands.

    The 360 will be powered by Android Wear, which mostly relies on the Google Now technology, and responds to users voice. All the user has to do is say, “OK Googe”, and ask any question they would like, get reminders, schedule appointments, send a text, make call, take notes and much more.  The 360 should be able to connect with most Android devices running Android 4.3 or higher.

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    A month ago in Barcelona, Motorola hinted at a secret charging method for the smartwatch, but no additional details have surfaced. It could be Qi wireless charging, but it will not be charged via USB due to the unavailability of visible ports.  Additionally, there will be no camera on the smartwatch because Motorola feels its not required.

    Launch date for the 360 is expected to be this summer, globally. The company says that it will start with the U.S., with more regions to follow later. Price is also unknown, but we speculate it won’t be cheap. Motorola did mention that it will use premium materials for the watch.  More details to come.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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