Moto 360 with metal strap available for pre-order from Verizon
posted by Paul.K / Sep 08, 2014, 9:38 AM
The Moto 360 was quite the anticipated smartwatch – the first circular Android Wear timepiece definitely had people lined up, money in hand, waiting for its release. The proof of that is the fact that it sold out on the first day of release – Motorola now says that "availability may be limited for a while".
Of course, it's perfectly possible that Motorola didn't release that many units – probably to test the market, since wearables are not exactly popular right now. Still, a sell-out is a sell-out.
Now, if you are one of the people who were taken aback by the bare look of the Moto 360's leather strap, and are now regretting your hesitation, you may be glad to learn that Verizon is currently accepting pre-orders for metal-strapped Moto 360 units. They are priced at $299, which may be a bit steep, but considering that a regular Moto 360 comes at $249 and buying a metal band separately costs ~$80, it's actually not that bad.
There are two models available – “black” and “white” (which looks like silver in the render) and Verizon's site says that pre-ordered units will be shipped by the 11th of November. This puts it past the release month for LG's own circular smartwatch – the G Watch R – which is supposed to become available for purchase in October. So if you are dead-set on getting a round Android Wear timepiece as soon as possible, maybe waiting for the G watch is your better bet.
source: Verizon via GSMArena
Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013
Still confused between moto and sammy. While moto is style statement Sammy always has some better optimized apps.
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 9:42 AM 0
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Looker, if only it was slightly smarter and battery efficient
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 10:04 AM 3
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posted on Sep 08, 2014, 10:44 AM 2
Imagine that same beautiful watch had the Apple icon engraved in it? The world would have gone crazy and hailed it the most groundbreaking award winning accolade stealing invention of the new millenium. Isn't that what the roaring 'success' of the OG iphone was attributed to? I am stomped by what motorola has produced. SALUTE!
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 6:50 PM 1
Posts: 53; Member since: May 12, 2014
What Optimized apps?? Both run Android wear and 360 is definitely a looker. By Apps did you mean the Tizen Gear watches? but they only support the samsung units so no use to other users
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 10:07 AM 2
Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013
if there's a reviewer i trust, it's this guy. read the review, i was definitely buying the 360 before reading about a bunch of lag problems, i'll wait for the 2nd generation or go for a gear s for now.
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 11:12 AM 0
Moto has done a poor job at managing their inventory for the 360 along with not having the metal bands available from day one. If pebble can do it then they certainly can. They have a billion dollar company as owners.
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 10:25 AM 0
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