Moto 360 with metal and gold straps officially up for sale on Motorola's site

Well, after getting teased and treated to a couple of "leaks" on new Moto 360 variants, we're finally getting to see what the new choices will be. Motorola has just put all the new options up for sale on its website, and we expect that T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon will do it tomorrow, too.

The straps portfolio is now made up of two choices of 0.86" (22 mm) thick leather bands (black and "stone"), two choices of 0.9" (23 mm) metal straps (black and silver), and two choices of svelte, 0.7" (18 mm) metal bands (champagne gold and silver. As far as the actual watch casings go, choices now include light stainles steel, black stainless steel, "light finish" (silver-ish appearance), “black finish” (a bit shinier than black stainless steel), and, of course, champagne gold. Do note that the gold is just a finish, it's not that the actual casing is made of it.

The prices vary from $249 for the two leather-strapped versions, to $299 for the metal-banded ones, and $329 for the champagne gold set.

The “cognac” band we've seen on some screenshots seems to be missing, though, Motorola did mention it in its blog announcement, so we'd wager it will be made available soon. The manufacturer has also announced that it has partnered up with other brands and there will be a lot of 3rd party straps in the near future – such as stitched leather models, and various-colored silicone bands.

Motorola has also announced some new apps and new official watch faces. Users will soon be able to utilize a My Design app, which would allow them to customize anything and everything about their current watch face. Also, hopping on the fitness tracking bandwagon, Motorola will be releasing a Moto Body app that measures heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned – you know, all the things that are now hip among wearables. The new features should start rolling out to Moto 360 units via the Motorola Connect app in the next few days.

Are you a Moto 360 owner, or, if not, are you planning to get one now, with all the new bling that has been added to it?

source: Motorola (1, 2) via Digital Trends



1. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Looks so lovely but is so expensive. I could buy three fossils with one of these. Of course fossils doesn't have smartphones (yet). Please make these things at $150 price point.

7. Killaice

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 08, 2014

Actually been thinking about throwing one of my fossil bands on it and just buying a qi charger.

2. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The light stainleas steel looks uber sexy. Ill wait for the next gen though. Can't stand the flat tire

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I will for the 3rd gen and hope at that point there is some sort of battery break through.

4. mossman

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

I have the Moto 360 and I highly recommend it. Here are the key points: 1. it is a stylish watch, the most of any out there and, from what I can discern, more stylish than anything in announced development. 2. The black bar at the bottom is smaller than it appears in pictures. I'm not sure it would look good with a watch that didn't have a black background, but it's surprising how much it isn't a big deal to have it there - and the watch adjusts brightness to the environment automatically. 3. Generally speaking, concerns about the chip are overblown, and the battery is fine for a nightly charging cycle. Most issues in the reviews have been fixed with updates. I had the Gear Live before, and the Moto 360 performs about identical to that watch. Having said all that, I see two notable cons I have experienced with the watch: A. I have swiped to take a call on the watch only to have my phone/headset ignore the command. This has been an inconsistent issue, so sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't B. Voice commands normally record fairly quickly and accurately, but sometimes the watch gets hung up and does not hear my voice. And that is my 30 second review.

8. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I have the watch myself but I think android wear is just not ready for prime, it looks like a beta product, it can do things but less efficiently, it hangs constantly, the display does not want to turn on sometimes making it inconsistent the display quality looks terrible, comparing it to others it looks low res I may go for the zen watch but the issues with android wear will still persist. Battery life is OK on an 8 hour day it took me from 100 to 40%, the black bar is by no means small, it is quite distracting and cuts off useful information

5. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

That is the least gold "gold" I have ever seen. I thought the iphone had a bad definition of gold, but this is barely beige.

6. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

It's Champagne Gold.

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