Motorola giving some Moto 360 fans on Twitter the chance to purchase the smartwatch before anyone else


Moto 360 bezel

Motorola has been hard at work promoting their upcoming smartwatch — the Motorola Moto 360 — these past few days. Wednesday, we saw Motorola kick off their Yo contest where the manufacturer gave out 40 Moto 360s to lucky winners and it seems they were only getting started.

We’ve been receiving reports that the official Motorola account on Twitter has been busy notifying select users on Twitter of a “sweet opportunity” headed their way. Motorola’s tweets seems to follow anyone who has recently tweeted the hashtag #moto360, where they’re then asked to DM Motorola with the email associated with their Motorola account. If that sounds a little fishy to you, here’s how it played out for one Twitter user:

Motorola Twitter DM Moto 360 early access

We did some digging on Twitter and sure enough, found this was not an isolated incident. Motorola spent a large portion of their day yesterday replying to just about anyone expressing interest in the Moto 360 over the past few weeks. Once Motorola receives a DM with the user’s email address, the conversation picks up there with Motorola notifying these Moto 360 fans of a chance to buy the smartwatch before it’s officially available to the general public. Here’s the email they’re sending out to a few lucky fans:

Motorola Moto 360 early access email

Motorola was careful not to provide any kind of firm release date or timing for the Moto 360, only telling fans to continue checking their inbox over the next few days for a followup email where they’ll then only have a few hours to participate. We imagine that wont be too much longer as Motorola has a big event planned for Sept 4th in Chicago where the Moto 360 (along with a handful of other devices) will officially be unveiled unto the world.

While it doesn’t appear that Motorola notified anyone else after yesterday, there’s no saying if they wont do so in the future. While I wouldn’t go rushing to tweet out any #moto360 hashtags, it certainly couldn’t hurt. Cheers.

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Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Wow, is Motorola trying to sabotage the Moto 360? First they run a ridiculous contest using the absurd app Yo, which they botched. And now they are emulating One Plus’ stupid priority purchasing tactics? Motorola’s marketing department clearly needs help.

    1. Exactly! If they do not release this on the 4th I’m going to be royally pissed. This teasing crap is turning negative for the people that want it most.

      1. Not sure how making sure that people who want it so bad that they are actively expressing their want and desire for it on social media, get a chance to get it before it sells out, is “teasing…the people that want it most.”

    2. This is HARDLY “emulating One Plus,” get a grip. Are you kidding me? LOL.

  2. I don’t care. Let me in.

  3. Cue the increase in Twitter posts praising the Moto 360.

    I hope this just means that these people will be able to order it early next week, and then it will be available for everyone else just after the announcement. Will be sad if the release date is still some way off or if there will be limited availability.

    1. I’m sure, they can order it just before it goes on sale. It’s just securing they get 1st in the cue before its sold out. I’m confident it will be up for sale next week.

  4. Watch them set a release date of “the holidays” for the damn thing…

    1. um, no. If not available for release immediately next week, it will at least be put up for sale to order.

  5. Ewwe, why am I staring at a nasty mole?

    1. to prove they don’t use photoshop

  6. I think they’ve left out too late…. LG and maybe even Apple are going to beat them to it. There’s teasing and there is painfully slow and this has been too long a wait. They had first mover advantage with a lovely design but now everyone is catching them up before it’s even released.

  7. Love the Moto360 promo, but how the lack of Moto X+1 promo in comparison doesn’t mean a delayed launch for the phone.

  8. 3 hair mole to represent the moto 3_60. Awesome!

  9. Just like OnePlus?!

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