Moto 360 standalone metal and leather bands finally available, but they will cost you


If you're one of the still few smartwatch appreciators, you, too, were probably disappointed to see that the classy-looking metal band of the Moto 360, with which Motorola marketed the wearable at least in the beginning, was unavailable for purchase initially. Thankfully, this is (finally!) no longer the case, and Motorola has made two new, standalone bands available for purchase: a leather and a stainless steel one. 

The two new bands are available in several colors – you've got a choice between a black, brown, or gray Horween-made leather and black/silver for the metal band. Both types, regardless of color, cost the same, but the number likely won't be easy to swallow for everybody – prepare to part with $29.99 for the leather option or the whopping $79.99 for the metal one. Yikes! At least you get a butterfly clasp with the latter, which we tend to prefer.

Unfortunately, the process of changing your current band apparently isn't that easy, for Motorola is advising customers to take the watch to their nearest jeweler for assistance. Obviously, you can still do it yourself and save a few bucks in the process. 

Check out our review of the Moto 360 and its latest rivals – the Asus ZenWatch and the LG G Watch R


source: Motorola

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27 Comments

1. AndroidLollipop unregistered

I will wait for next round of smartwatch evolution

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Maybe the next round of the Moto 360 will be more... ROUND?!?!? :D :D :D :D :D

4. AndroidLollipop unregistered

Also the OS and its usability should be further compelling to buy one. Let me waittttttttt.

5. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Beauty of Android: pay high, get less, sell low.

7. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

Best comment I have ever read on this site ! That's exactly what happened when I sold android phones before iPhone ! That mistake won't happen again

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Wait what??!! Pay high isn't accurate because that belongs to Apple. Get less doesn't work either because you get a lot more than 750p, 1810 mah battery, and 1gb of ram with almost every Android manufacturer. Sell low is right but only because of sheep like you. How did you get three green thumbs. You got 33.333333 percent out of a 100. That's a terrible score. Are ifans this hopeless these days? Sigh...

8. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

As usual, it's ok in phonearena's books for Apple to overprice their junk, but find anything that has to do with Android is expensive!! How is a premium metalic watch band expensive at $79.99? Add that the $249 starting price for the moto 360, and it is still cheaper than the STARTING price of the "revolutionary" Apple Watch.

9. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Your question contains the answer: Android.

17. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

What he's saying is, 80$ is not much for a premium quality band. Especiallly when there are way more expensive products like apple watch, who will sell the same band or maybe even lower quality, for twice as much. So moto 360 band shouldn't be tagged as expensive

24. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Posted a repeat by mistake

10. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Just buy the metal bands on Amazon the pebble steel bands work for the moto 360 and cost $20.00. Also you can put any band on it YouTube shows you how to install it.

15. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

That is what I don't get. You can choose from hundreds of metal bands and they are all way cheaper than $80

16. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

the pebble band looks thin and cheaply built.

11. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I'll wait for Moto 360 2. Better battery life and full 360 degree screen.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Motorola that's a freaking ripoff

13. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And the allegedly $5000 version of the Apple Watch isn't? $249+$79 is still cheaper than the cheapest version of the iToy which stands at $349

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If you're seriously comparing Motorola to Apple then you should just stop right now.

23. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Yeah, Motorola created the cell phone, not refined or tweaked, created. What has Apple created that was completely original?

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Hey Myx, still waiting on those answers from the other day.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What answers?

22. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

In the article on the MS fitness band. It was in fact Sniggly who asked the first question, which you skipped. But then you wanted him to answer your question first. But I know you won't. You'll either ask another question, ignore it, or ask what it has to do with the article, rather than answer. It's your M.O.

27. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And just like before, confronted with being proven wrong or that he's biased, Myx hides pretends like nothing happened.

18. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Mxy now you now we feel about Apple being a rip off as well

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh really?

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I was interested in this band before but I am fine with the leather one now.

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