The Motorola Moto 360: the best looking smartwatch yet?

The Motorola Moto 360: the best looking smartwatch yet?

Ready for more smartwatch action? Good, because it's coming thick and fast right now. Here we have the Motorola Moto 360, which shares the limelight with the LG G Watch as the first Android Wear smartwatches to be revealed.

And if we were to judge the two based purely on looks – and that's all we can do since no other details have been revealed as yet – we'd have to say the Moto 360 is one fine-looking wearable.

It appears to be what so many people have said the smartwatch market needs – a device that achieves its “smartness” without compromising on traditional watch design principles.

For starters, the watch face is round, which is quite a big deal considering how poorly suited the shape is to traditional mobile electronics components. Without any specs to go on we can't say whether the form factor has forced Motorola to compromise on specs compared to say the LG G Watch, but let's hope not.

Because otherwise the Moto 360 is a device we want to like. Motorola teases the likelihood of a variety of styles and looks being available when its debut wearable touches down – perhaps some kind of Moto Maker-style customisation facility for your wrist? – and clearly the specific feel of materials such as metal and leather has been something it's thought a lot about when developing the Moto 360.

The Motorola Moto 360 will be available in the Summer, and let's hope that's worldwide rather than just in the US like with other recent releases such as the Moto X.

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Dougal1709  Mar. 19, 2014 at 12:07

I'm not seeing any leather

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 19, 2014 at 12:54

I'm not seeing any leather it's leathR ®


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