Motorola reveals 10 finalists of its Moto 360 Watch Face Design Contest

Motorola reveals 10 finalists of its Moto 360 Watch Face Design Contest
Last month, Motorola kicked off a contest that asked designers to create a watch face for its upcoming Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch. The first phase of the contest is now over, and Motorola selected 10 final designs (from a total of more than 1,000 submissions). In the second phase of the contest, the designs will gave to gather votes on Google+, and the one that gets the most of them will win. Motorola will offer a Moto 360 smartwatch to the winner, and $50 Google Play gift cards to each of the other 9 finalists.

The 10 final designs “may be used by Motorola at its sole discretion as a watch face for the Moto 360” - so we might see it on the commercial version of the smartwatch. All the designs are included in the slideshow below (and, of course, you can let us know which one you like best). 

The Moto 360 might cost $249 when it launches later this year. Before that, LG’s G Watch will most probably become the world’s first Android Wear device, as it’s supposed to be released in early July.

source: Motorola (Google+)



1. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Out of these I would go for 7. That one is just too sleek!

26. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Mine is 3 & 6, so cool & awesome.

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

3,7 or 8

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I really like 3 but 4 is also pretty good. They are easy to read and show a lot of things, especially 3...

28. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Same here. I don't need an overly complicated clock face.

4. bored_guy147

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 11, 2014

7 or 8

5. Angst

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I only see 3 as the one that is not too busy but yet still useful. The others seem to either get caught up in uni-functionality or such a flashy display that it's easy to miss what is being displayed without giving it thought at what you're seeing.

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

There should be a number 6 on the bottom of 4's clock face. Also, what will happen when the hands on 4's clock face get down to the icons? Will it look messy and will the hands go in front or behind the icons? Let's hope they figure something out to make it look good...

7. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

They all look great, hard to decide which is best.

8. tyger11

Posts: 291; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Shut up and take my money! I haven't bothered to wear a watch ever since I started carrying a cellphone - but for THIS, yeah, I'll start wearing a watch again.

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

3, 4, and 7.

10. downbeat4

Posts: 94; Member since: Dec 03, 2010

1 & 9 #BOOM

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

3,4 or 5 for me. If it's software, why not all of them?

12. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Just release a kit for consumers to make their own.

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why can't they let the consumer choose the one they like? Can't they have multiple clock faces loaded onto the watch so that each person can choose their own?

14. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

2 and 3 for me

15. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Great job to all the finalists, they look great!!

16. Brewski

Posts: 691; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Yes, yes, yes, yes please! I want one of these.

17. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

3 or 10. The rest might as well be any old watch face

18. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Easy, #3.

19. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

The winner just get a 360?!

20. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I love the simplicity of #7.

21. lanhvantho

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

22. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

3 looks pretty detailed....

23. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

1,3,5,7 and 10 are all beautiful .. but 5 and 1 are my favorites..

24. gtrxman

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

I SO want this watch. Total Geekdom, but the Moto design is just so right. You could spend a few hundred on a decent watch, or you could spend a few hundred on this and it does so much more.

25. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

where's casio? are they gonna sit around and let these phone makers take over the watch market? they've been making semi-smart watches for decades

27. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

None of these designs really seems all that great. Interesting, different, yes. Something nice to use every day? Not so much. I concur with those who have already requested the ability to make your own watch... that is really the ticket that would get me to buy one of these. Not because I care about a smartwatch. But because I get to design my own watch.

29. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Sorry this may sound noobish, but I haven't heard an explanation for the why the bottom of the display isn't a full circle?

30. Yaldabaoth

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

#3, but what resolution would it need to look good?

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