Within two weeks, Motorola is set to unveil its unique looking and circular shaped smartwatch, the Moto 360. The company has sent out invitation of its 4 September event in Chicago to amaze people with the latest offerings that many have been waiting for. However, an American retailer has accidentally revealed some details on the Moto 360 ahead of its official launch.
American retailer Best Buy spoiled the surprise by accidentally advertising the smartwatch on its website under the Android Wear smartwatch section. The price tag set for the smartwatch was US$249 (about RM768), before Best Buy removed the product from its site.
That’s not before a screenshot was taken by DroidLife, where the page lists some major features of the smartwatch. Based on Best Buy’s ad, the Moto 360 is powered by a Texas Instruments processor with internal RAM of only 512MB. This device will measure 0.4 inch thick, built with a stainless steel body and a plastic back case. As with all Android Wear products, the Moto 360 is compatible with devices running Android 4.3 or newer. A vibration motor is also available for notifications, while the Moto 360 also boasts Wireless N WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
The Moto 360 is also set to compete against the Samsung Gear Live with health monitoring features of its own, including an optical heart rate monitor and pedometer built into the device. On the other hand, the Gear Live costs US$50 (about RM147) cheaper than the Motorola Moto 360, but Motorola will offer an extensive collection of straps for customisation of its circular shaped smartwatch.
Other than that, the smartwatch will also pack a 1.5 inch LCD touch screen display with a 320 x 290 resolution, measuring 205 ppi (pixels per inch) with an ambient light sensor at the bottom of the screen. The smartwatch will pack a Gorilla Glass 3 display, while also being waterproof at a depth of one meter for 30 minutes.
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