Jun, 25 2014

We’ve finally been able to get our grubby little paws on the Moto 360 smartwatch. It’s one of three of the first Android Wear smartwatches, though it won’t be headed to Google Play later today like the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live (hands-on) will. So what’s up with this thing?

Beauty, that’s what. Immediately we can tell you that no smartwatch has quite the same good looks that the Moto 360 does. We don’t know if it’s due to the natural circular build or just the fact that Motorola designed it so well, but it looks and feels like something we would want to wear in a wrist as a fashion accessory as much as a smart utility.

Motorola still isn’t revealing much about the watch’s innards, though there shouldn’t be many surprises under the hood. It’ll contain hardware necessary to run Android Wear to the best of its ability.

Speaking of which, we were able to get a rather swift look at the UI in action, with one of Motorola’s product managers taking us through various bits of the UI on her wrist. It looked about as smooth as you could ask for on a device that doesn’t necessarily concern itself with excruciating power.

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We’re saddened that this won’t be on the way today, but Motorola says we won’t have to wait too long as they look to have these in your hands (or on your wrist, rather) by the end of this summer. Take a look at the photos and hands-on video above.

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