Hot on the heels of Google’s announcement of the Android Wear smart watch platform, Motorola has announced the first product that will use the Android-based software. It’s named the Moto 360, and this thing seriously has us salivating.
The Moto 360 features very elegant design and, if they’re to be believed, exceptional build quality that could rival any premium watch on the market. Motorola’s calling it “a truly modern timepiece,” one that can deliver the information you need, only when you need it.
The aforementioned Android Wear will enable the Moto 360 to deliver updates from the important areas of your life right to your wrist, including social networking notifications and messages, information about local places, giving you the ability to place calls and control your music, getting directions and seeing notifications from all your various apps and more.
Near the top of Motorola’s list of goals with the Moto 360 was to make a watch that was equally as beautiful as it is geeky. You’ll get the best of both worlds with its combination of a circular, trendy design, and premium interchangeable wrist straps. There are just a couple that we know of so far (seen in the gallery above), though Motorola did say there would be a nice variety of them once they’re available.
You can watch some of the engineers involved in the project speak about the device in the video above. They all seem most proud of their attention to detail and their commitment to quality materials, something that hasn’t always been guaranteed in the early batch of smart watches currently available.
As for when they will be available, the only word they’re giving us is summer 2014, and that the device will most certainly be rolling out on a global scale. We also don’t have word on pricing yet, but we imagine all the relevant details will make their way to the forefront before too long. Let us know how you feel about the Moto 360 below!