Moto 360 with metal strap available for pre-order from Verizon


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

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11 Comments

1. aryanfr1

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.

2. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Looker, if only it was slightly smarter and battery efficient

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

How is it not smart? Do you want a phone on your wrist? Do you want a camera? Do you want IR universal remote? Do you want a speaker phone on your wrist? If you said yes to any of those then get a Samsung Tizen smart watch. Not to mention they only support select Samsung smart phones only. Also Tizen apps are HTML5 and JavaScript and they reside on Samsung's store. Android Wear apps reside on the same Google play store. Not to mention Android Wear allows existing Android phone and tablet apps to add Android Wear functionality without actually creating an app for the Android Wear watch. Tizen requires apps to be created in order to add functioniality to the Tizen watches.

11. steedsofwar unregistered

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!

3. TouchWiZSucks

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

5. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

He was talking about the Gear S ... I think.

4. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

MOTO for the look!

9. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/09/moto-360-review-beautiful-outside-ugly-inside/2/ 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.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

8. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Marketing strategy good sir. I don't think it's poor inventory management. I think it's the good ol' apple iPhone sold out, it's a HOT commodity routine. Supply and Demand.

10. bfuller2006

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

well just put in my preoder for this hope i like it. I owned a Gear 2 didnt really like it.

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