Chinese listing has the Moto 360 being very expensive

Chinese listing has the Moto 360 being very expensive
It is really annoying to not have a full set of information. We know just about everything there is to know about two of the three Android Wear devices that are launching the platform. There aren't any questions left about the LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live. Unfortunately, most people really want the Moto 360, and that's the one we still don't know much about.

As far as the internals, we expect the 360 to be very similar to the other two, but it is really the price that has everyone worried. Unlike LG and Samsung, Motorola is going for a premium look and feel with the round face. There have been rumors of sapphire glass and wireless charging, all of which could add to the cost. That makes a new pre-order posting from China a bit more worrying, because it has the Moto 360 listed for 2,800 yuan, which converts to about $450. The same site has the LG and Samsung Android Wear devices listed for 1,500 yuan. 

Of course, this could mean nothing. It could just be a listing set on the high side to capitalize on the excitement around the Moto 360. The same listing also puts the weight of the device at 250g, and almost everyone says the 360 feels lighter than the LG and Samsung Wear devices, which are in the 60g range. Remember, Motorola itself put the value of the 360 at $249 in its watch face contest, although it did later deny that would be the retail price. And, we've seen listings in Europe that put the price in the $340 range. So, it's hard to say what the price will be, but any number over $300 gets us very skeptical. 

source: Jingdong via G4Games

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27 Comments

1. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Future flop.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm happy rocking a Pebble Steel. Unless I see something else that can top it, I don't foresee myself adapting to another watch anytime soon.

22. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

I respect your opinion about keeping your Pebble. But it is a fact that Android Wear + Moto 360 absolutely dominates the Pebble series, it's in a whole nother class.

2. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

I figure it will be $350 but even at $400 im buying a 360 as i've been very happy with my Moto X.

23. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I want one very badly. But couldn't possibly justify over $250

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's asain market. I want u.s. Price tag

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's a what market? I've never heard of asain before.

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Well 400 euros is a quite reasonable price for a good watch. We'll see how good this is going to be.

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Quality prestige looking watch, with Ceramic materials. Just like RADO

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Even at $450 USD... That would still be reasonable as soon as they keep up the build quality.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If they want it in the hands of many consumers then they'd have to price it to where it's more accessible. Otherwise Motorola run the risk of facing the same lukewarm sales the Moto X had. They can learn from that and Samsung's mistake when they first released the Galaxy Gear.

24. engineer-1701d unregistered

no f ing way 300 USD max, I just got shipping confirmation for my galaxy live, if android wear is good I would pay Mac of $300

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

We shall see, the wait isn't too long now. And as much as I wanted one a few months back, I had to ask myself how a smartwatch would make my life better, and I couldn't come up with an answer that would justify me spending my money on one... At least it looks cool, lol.

6. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

For that price...i'll wait for it's next gen :D

7. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Display mate : samsung galaxy S5 has the best display ever....the most accurate colors...!

8. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

$450 for notifications on your wrist? No thanks.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

But remember this beats GOOGLE GLASS when it comes to price

27. Reynolds1

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

And practicality

9. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I rather a Citizen watch with atomic timekeeping 26 cities, saphyre cristal and eco drive for the same Price. This one I like muchhttp://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/watches/watch-detail/?model=AT8020-03L

11. tschlicht

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

I think that watch has everything but the time on is, as far as I can tell.

13. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Thankfully moto isnt selling the 360 to people like you farhad. The point of a 360 is to be a premium smartwatch that can look like a premium analog watch when not used as smartwatch.

28. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

too much "bloatware"...lol

10. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I absolutely agree that this watch will be $450. With the materials and engineering, it won't be any cheaper. If you want cheap, go buy one of those plastics ones.

19. tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I hope someday smartwatches are capable of voice command. It would be nice to send a quick text message without the need to pick up my smartphone while driving.

20. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That Chinese site is BS. There is no way that the Moto 360 weighs more than four times what the other watches weigh when it feels lighter than them. And that high price is to be expected since the Moto 360 hasn't even been released yet. It will be much cheaper when it is available to everyone...

25. engineer-1701d unregistered

at io they said it feels like the same as the others

21. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Wait...250 grams?! That's like duct taping an s5 AND a 5s to your wrist. Clearly, the info is a placeholder or for a knockoff.

26. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

The most I'm going to pay for a phone accessory is $249. If it is more expensive than that I'll buy one second hand on swappa like I do my phones.

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