Chinese listing has the Moto 360 being very expensive
posted by Michael H. / Jul 03, 2014, 10:15 AM
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.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
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.
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posted on Jul 03, 2014, 10:39 AM 0
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 Jul 03, 2014, 1:33 PM 0
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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 Jul 03, 2014, 10:42 AM 0
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Well 400 euros is a quite reasonable price for a good watch. We'll see how good this is going to be.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 11:00 AM 4
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Even at $450 USD... That would still be reasonable as soon as they keep up the build quality.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 12:43 PM 0
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 Jul 03, 2014, 1:32 PM 1
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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 Jul 03, 2014, 11:09 AM 0
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$450 for notifications on your wrist? No thanks.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 11:15 AM 6
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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
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 11:23 AM 1
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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 Jul 03, 2014, 1:46 PM 0
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