Moto 360 prototype looks flippin’ huge compared to the LG G Watch

moto 360 prototype

In a piece titled “An Android Wear Design Story,” the folks at the official Android Developers blog are giving us a nice little behind the scenes look at developing for the upcoming LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360. Well that’s all good and dandy, the focus online is quickly turning to a prototype of the Moto 360 that’s gaining attention.

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While showing off the differences in layouts between the G Watch and Moto 360 — one with a square UI, and the other with a circular one — we’re treated to a nice comparison of each device, not only as it sits on the wrist, but in comparison to one another. The result is a surprising,  “Holy damn, that Moto 360 is one big ass smartwatch!”

Now keep in mind these are only prototype devices. It’s possible Motorola has shrunken down the Moto 360 considerably in the time between this prototype and the upcoming retail version. We just don’t want you getting your hopes up. After seeing this hefty Moto 360 XL, has this screwed up anyone’s opinion of the smartwatch?

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  • http://androidanthem.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    Nope, I still like it!

  • Marcos Peña

    Sooooo beautiful! o_O

  • Chrisrj8084

    It’s not any bigger than some of the big flashy regular watches like the G Shock and such. I’m still interested.

  • rickneworleansla

    umm.. Haven’t we already seen a much smaller version worn in the interviews given by Motorola. I don’t think they went back to the design team and asked for it to be made larger and less appealing? …I sure hope not anyway. I wont be buying this larger version. The smaller one we have already seen, yes.

    • MK2

      Possibly just looked smaller on a bigger arm.

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    I would probably still buy it… Big guys need big toys.

    • dancedroid

      FTFY: “Big *boys* need big toys”

  • steveb944

    Eww. It’s going to be nothing but a G thang.

  • Pixelinkers

    I’m thinking It’s huge due to it being circular. Those corners had to be made up for somewhere. Reason why I prefer square when it comes to smart watches.

    • Chimphappyhour

      Pretty much my thinking.

  • MK2

    I dunno, I’m a relatively skinny guy with relatively (who am I kidding) small hands. I’ll definitely need to try this thing on before I buy it.

  • http://www.greenless.com Lex Lybrand

    Bezel makes it a no go for me. Shame. The circular screen would have been so cool.

  • J Cav the Great

    Big is good.

  • MK2

    When is the damn thing coming out?

  • ratnok

    That looks nothing like any other photo/video of the Moto 360. Why should we believe this is the form factor when nothing we’ve seen yet confirms it?

  • JointhePredacons

    Dont idiots today love “big ass watches” ? Id prefer small and rectangular. Im waiting to see what HTC puts out. As ive said before, i wont be touching anything with the name “moto” on it. Might as well call it Fisher Price.

    • ratnok

      Good for you. Would you like a cookie?

      • JointhePredacons

        Yes, Oatmeal raisin please.

        • Yury H

          Oh god, you’re one of those people

          • T_Dizzle

            Hook me up with a peanut butter one while you’re in the kitchen.

  • SantaClausless

    Smartwatches needs to die… How useable is it if you can’t use it on a sunny day?

    • Wozn2

      Guess you have haven’t tried the Pebble Santa, otherwise you would know that it’s transflective display is extremely readable in sunlight (much more so than a phone)

  • Paul Guy

    They both look just as big, and just as stupid. Get back to me when smartwatches and fitness trackers are the same thing, and not made by Samsung (which needs a Samsung phone), and don’t look lame as all hell.

  • Andy H

    Holy hell… I like the style, but unless the guy in that video is a Hobbit, that’s too damned big. That looks more like a smartclock Flava Flav would wear than a smartwatch.

    • T_Dizzle

      Did you see him, I’m pretty sure he is a hobbit.

  • Dave Bush

    Are you sure that’s not a Nest on a watchband?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Love it! You, sir, have just been featured.

    • David

      thanks to dave im not letting google doop me into 2 purchases!

      • Andy H

        Don’t let them dupe you into it either. ;-)

        • David

          And i especially won’t let them dewp me

  • aranea100

    I remember in a video by verge I think moto 360 was on the wrist of a googler and it looked pretty normal sized.

  • Joshua Hill

    Originally the photos released made the device look well proportioned. Recent photos have had me thinking the watch face is too large. This just confirms it, I hope moto go with a smaller face for the final retail model.

  • shlk7

    What about the one on the designer’s wrist? Doesn’t look that big in there! What’s going on now Moto?!

    http://phandroid.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Motorola-Moto-360-e1398713738305-640×329.png

    • mmmmmbop

      Maybe there’s two versions. Classy and Nixon styles.

    • NexusMan

      Keyword: PROTOTYPE.

  • MRIANB

    I am ready to buy it.

    Ian B

  • Satwik Kamatmehbro

    I for one, actually love that huge watch! (b/c I have huge hands and wrists-woo!) :O take my money!! *pelts coins at them*

  • mitchellvii

    The watch is normal in size. The guy wearing it is just incredibly small.

  • mitchellvii

    The future of smart watches will be a transparent OLED over a standard mechanical watch.

    • andrew__des_moines

      Or eInk combined with Spritz…

  • Shelly Brian

    That looks more like a smartclock Flava Flav would wear than a smartwatch.

  • TDN

    I still would buy.

  • hotr0d

    Shut up and take my money!

  • http://batman-news.com LiterofCola

    I was hoping that it would be a nice big size.
    (Not what she said -__-)

  • Jason Yuen

    Better patent “wearable with circular design” before Apple does and tries to sue the underpants off Motoroogle.

  • androidscales

    Take my money moto

  • David

    Everyone calm down, obviosly this is just the model that pairs with the moto E.

  • KiwiBri

    doh..! the moto360 looks way too big… maybe I’ll consider the LG or see if Moto release a smaller version

  • TheJunkie

    They both look very big. I’m going to wait for more info on the iwatch. Hopefully it will support android.

  • Jay

    Holy sun dial Batman!

  • Aaron Mayeux

    that’s a wablet if i’ve ever seen one. i like big screens, i’ll take it!

    • bashdrew

      LOL. Does this come with a stylus?