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. 



1. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

6. steedsofwar unregistered

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

13. express77 unregistered

Wish it would come free with X+1.

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

19. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 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.

20. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 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.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I blame at&t if they get another exclusive.

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 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

24. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Or stuck in one country

28. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 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.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

18. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

*I'd get

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

4. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

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

5. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hi there Grandpa :)

15. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

26. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014


11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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...

29. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

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

12. express77 unregistered

Is it going to be made by Google or Lenovo?

14. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

16. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

25. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 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.

27. ChinaAndXiaomi unregistered

Without Lenovo, Moto would have been dead

30. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

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