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Chinese listing has the Moto 360 being very expensive

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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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posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:39

1. smallworld (Posts: 504; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Future flop.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 13:33

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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 16:44

22. Bjray (Posts: 187; Member since: 29 May 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:42

2. MikeG77 (Posts: 415; Member since: 24 Nov 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 17:48

23. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

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

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:44 5

3. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

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

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 13:31 1

16. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

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

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:00 4

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:04 1

12. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Quality prestige looking watch, with Ceramic materials.

Just like RADO

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:43

14. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

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

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 13:32 1

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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 18:50

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

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:09

5. Scott93274 (Posts: 5431; Member since: 06 Aug 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:12 2

6. hmd74 (Posts: 489; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:12

7. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)

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

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:15 6

8. promise7 (Posts: 891; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

$450 for notifications on your wrist? No thanks.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 13:05

15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

But remember this beats GOOGLE GLASS when it comes to price

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 23:24

27. Reynolds1 (Posts: 34; Member since: 17 Jun 2014)

And practicality

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:23 1

9. Muzhhur (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

I rather a Citizen watch with atomic timekeeping 26 cities, saphyre cristal and eco drive for the same Price.

This one I like much

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:44 2

11. tschlicht (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:16 1

13. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1615; Member since: 30 Jul 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.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 20:00

28. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

too much "bloatware"...lol

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:29

10. nctx77 (Posts: 2411; Member since: 03 Sep 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 13:41

19. tettech (Posts: 69; Member since: 18 Dec 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 13:46

20. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 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...

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 18:58

25. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

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

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 14:44 1

21. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 20:13

26. wkm001 (Posts: 143; Member since: 04 Feb 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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