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Exclusive: Moto 360 will be in Moto Maker and launch with the X+1

Exclusive: Moto 360 will be in Moto Maker and launch with the X+1

OK, so the second part of that exclusive info isn't really that much of a surprise. As we noted during the Google I/O keynote, the moment that it was said the Moto 360 would launch "later this summer", we assumed that meant Motorola was planning to launch its smartwatch with the upcoming Moto X+1. The more interesting info that we got from our source close to Motorola is about Moto Maker support.

Our source says that Motorola wants to release both the Moto 360 and the X+1 at the same time, and make both available through Moto Maker. But, it is unclear right now what options will be made available for the 360. There should be choices for either black (left image above) or steel (right) on the watch itself, but the question is in what wristbands will be available. Motorola wants to offer leather, metal, and a sporty rubber, but it is unclear if the metal bands will make it in time. This could mean the metal bands would be delayed until after the initial launch. 

Motorola only had the leather bands on display at Google I/O, and was very tight-lipped about the device when we did our hands-on. The 360 is certainly the best looking of the first Android Wear devices, but information is scarce. Our source didn't have any info on when the announcement and release would happen, but rumors have pointed to the same timeframe in August as the Moto X release last year. 

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posted on 28 Jun 2014, 11:41 10

1. ckoch125 (Posts: 187; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Hopefully moto maker isn't one carrier exclusive at launch this time

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:12 3

6. steedsofwar (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


I love the design of this watch. Even without the smart features it looks fashionable. Add the smart capabilities and it is the watch of 2014

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:45

13. express77 (unregistered)


Wish it would come free with X+1.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 13:32

17. UglyFrank (Posts: 333; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


That plain leather doesn't look too great but if they do a textured/worn/pebbled leather, im sold

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 14:10

19. grahaman27 (Posts: 345; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


It really couldn't be, motomaker has been expanding out to all the carriers and more countries. Motorola is in a great position right now.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 14:13

20. PryvateiDz (Posts: 31; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


I hope it's not either because that would be stupid. Then again, I'm riding on AT&T's network Aio/Cricket, so it probably wouldn't matter seeing as to how AT&T typically gets the exclusives for devices like this. However. depending on how T-Mobile's Uncarrier 6.0 move is, I might be switching back to them.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 17:50

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6141; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I blame at&t if they get another exclusive.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 17:59

23. vincelongman (Posts: 951; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I hope they introduce international shipping for moto maker
I don't if there's a $100 shipping fee, because it would still be much cheaper than the local phone where I live

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 18:05

24. rgxVOiD (Posts: 432; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Or stuck in one country

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 09:07

28. Goldeneye (Posts: 349; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Can't be exclusive, the watch doesn't have cell capabilities so is not carrier dependent, I can't see how would they "lock" a smartwatch.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 11:49

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2264; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Isn't the Moto 360 itself made out of plastic? At least it looked like that in the hands on.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:36 5

9. fzacek (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


No. The body is stainless steel and the band was leather in the hands-on...

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 13:58

18. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2264; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Ok if that's so then it's good.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:00 2

3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2675; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I'd the gorgeous black steel one, IF I would.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:20

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2675; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


*I'd get

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:37

10. fzacek (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Me too. It's just so elegant and beautiful...

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:04 4

4. garlic456 (Posts: 149; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


I really appreciate the moves Motorola is making. +1 for Motorola

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:10 5

5. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1713; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The Moto 360 is the best looking smartwatch I've ever seen. Hope MS can come up with one soon so I can buy it.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:13 1

7. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2675; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Hi there Grandpa :)

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 13:14 9

15. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1713; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Hi there kid. No school? Is that why you have posted 2159 times in 4 months?

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 19:46

26. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2675; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Problem?

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:40

11. fzacek (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I think I like the leather band the most. It's quite minimalist but also premium and fashionable. The metal one looks a little clunky, and the rubber band isn't as premium...

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 11:29

29. heyhi (Posts: 123; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


i'd pick the metal band....it looks more sophisticated

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:44

12. express77 (unregistered)


Is it going to be made by Google or Lenovo?

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 12:56 2

14. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2650; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Google still owns Motorola right now, and is still running it as a separate company, so it's made by Motorola.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 13:29 2

16. mistertimi (Posts: 71; Member since: 28 May 2014)


But your sources are almost always wrong PA lol...

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 17:51

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6141; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I have already started saving for the 360 unless Sony comes out with a better design.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 19:13

25. WinDroid (Posts: 69; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Moto X + 1 sub 500 dollars off contact on bundled with Moto 360 at sub 700 dollars and I will buy. Anything more and count me out.

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 03:23

27. ChinaAndXiaomi (unregistered)


Without Lenovo, Moto would have been dead

posted on 29 Jun 2014, 11:46

30. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2675; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


You mad bro/girl? Looks like Wendy's third account...

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 06:57

31. Gadgety (Posts: 64; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


The metal band is an upgrade, will be more expensive, and Moto must know that some people will buy the leather version if it's out first, even though they would prefer the metal wrist band.

Then they will upgrade to the metal wrist band version, once it's launched. I could be one of them. A steel watch + leather bracelet, and an all black with metal wrist band would be a nice combo.

posted on 30 Jun 2014, 09:56

32. Reynolds1 (Posts: 32; Member since: 17 Jun 2014)


The only GoogleWear worth buying

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