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Motorola announces winner of its Moto 360 watch face design contest

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Motorola announces winner of its Moto 360 watch face design contest
Back at the end of May, Motorola kicked off a contest that asked participants to design an original watch face for its upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch. Based on Google's wearables-focused Android Wear platform, the Moto 360 was finally made official yesterday during Google I/O.

Sporting a circular design instead of the standard rectangle/square that rivals have pretty much exclusively pursued, the Moto 360 was, from the get-go, a pretty interesting smartwatch. This allowed designers to create some incredibly attractive watch faces, but only 10 were allowed to the finals. Well, Motorola has finally picked the design it likes most, and we're certainly very supportive of its choice -- the winning face is definitely quite attractive. 

From what we saw yesterday, the Moto 360 does not sport that particular watch face (not that this is surprising, considering the timing). That, however, could easily change in the near future, as Motorola's rules strictly state that it will retain the right to use (or not) all submitted designs. That's a pretty clever approach, as the company easily saved itself a small fortune in design work. According to Motorola, some 1,300 designs were submitted, but it's one David Pascual who's getting his hands on an early version of the Moto 360. Congratulations!

source: Motorola via 9to5Google

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posted on 26 Jun 2014, 08:29 2

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

The perfect winner. Congrats!!!

A very minimalistic watch face which displays most of all things superbly with right colors.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 08:33

2. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)

Funny, just saw the 10 candidates, and immediately wrote this one off as the most ordinary/boring... Still, I see the functionality, but it's certainly the one that says "hey, look at me!" the least...

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 09:25 1

6. UglyFrank (Posts: 1940; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

But it is the most functional

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 18:26

11. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

It shows everything that you need in a way that is not too complicated. What you want in a smartwatch is easy, glanceable information...

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 08:45

3. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 217; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)

Not bad, if only chronograph dials were in there too.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 09:01

4. karamelakimo (Posts: 109; Member since: 26 May 2014)

sooooooooooo sexy
i love it

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 09:21 1

5. buccob (Posts: 2741; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Exactly what I thought would win... and I also loved #6

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 10:18

7. Brewski (Posts: 433; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)

Does anyone know where to get one of these when they do come out. Will there be brick and mortar stores or online order only? And what about extra wrist bands and accessories?

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 10:50

8. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4786; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Motorola's online store for certain, and carriers possibly. The only downfall for them is they won't be able to charge a service that goes with it, like a data package.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 11:35

9. neilmc1983 (Posts: 38; Member since: 17 Jun 2014)

looks amazing

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 11:54

10. OmarKS (Posts: 31; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)

Yes. I was hoping for that one. That one was the most stylish design to me...

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 18:27

12. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

This is a great design, with lots of easily glanceable information...

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