Moto 360 Best Buy listing shows Texas Instruments CPU and $249 price tag
2. NoFanboy (Posts: 299; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)
The watch has been talked about so much, the appeal is kinda wearing off for me.
4. Scott93274 (Posts: 4390; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
I'm not a fan of Texas Instruments. I've read that they're to blame for the lack of support for my old phone, the Galaxy Nexus. Still a nice looking watch, and the price isn't out of my range.
5. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4026; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I wouldn't necessarily trust BB as a source for information. Many times hey screw up their specs on their products pages. No saying that they aren't right in his case, by I'm a little wary of putting my trust in them.
It seems odd that Moto would go with Ti since they exited the mobile industry, unless they only didn't want to deal with cellular radios, which a smartwatch wouldn't have.
6. Scott93274 (Posts: 4390; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
I somewhat agree with you... but the details on the watch are really specific, and I just don't see why they would make something like that up... unless they're complete idiots... which isn't too much of a stretch I suppose.
10. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
They are complete idiots. That's how I bought my GNex from them a week before it was released. If it's shipped to all the stores in advance, at least a few of the stores will put them on the shelf by mistake.
14. sgodsell (Posts: 3478; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
They still make arm processors and the omaps still. Just look at the BeagleBone's. With the current generation they are really low in power as well. So actually using a new TI arm processor could be really good on power consumption these days. Maybe those stories regarding the battery life are true. Where some people were getting 3 days out of a Moto 360.
7. kkmkk (Posts: 479; Member since: 06 May 2013)
smart watches are not even near good but at least this one in particular looks good
9. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
AFAIK, TI has left the processor business and is in the process of obsoleting existing such parts, so it seems inaccurate to me that a new product would use a TI SoC.
11. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
No it hasn't. Not by a long shot. It just stopped targeting smartphones. Good thing this isn't a smartphone.
15. sgodsell (Posts: 3478; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
TI has not left it. Just look at their OMAP line is still going. Not to mention look at the BeagleBone boards are still selling quite well. The BeagleBone Black is an awesome board for only $45. Their current generation of processors consume very little power as well.
16. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
TI hasn't been working on any new generation of its application processors. Ever since the Burr Brown executives took its helm, it seems to be focused more on linear devices than on digital ones...
12. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
They should update GNex prior to releasing anything.
13. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4026; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
If they are indeed returning, I'd imagine it's only to devices that have no cellular connection. That would take out smarphones and some tablets, but most smarwatches will only connect via WiFi and Bluetooth, both of which are part of a standard. Cellular bands vary from carrier to carrier, so there'd be a lot more involved keeping them up to date.
17. JunitoNH (Posts: 1691; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
This will be $199 in three months, for the holiday season.