Motorola says the Moto 360 is sold out, expects limited availability for a while


Motorola started selling its Moto 360 earlier today, and it looks like the smartwatch is already a hot seller. That, or Motorola didn’t have too many units in stock to begin with. In any case, the company informed the world that the Moto 360 is now sold out at Motorola.com, and “availability may be limited for a while.” The device is also out of stock at Google Play Store. As you may know, the new smartwatch was launched via Best Buy, too, though right now you can’t order it online - you need to check brick and mortar stores to see if there’s any stock left.

Priced at $249, the Moto 360 is more expensive than the other Android Wear smartwatches currently on the market, namely the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch. However, it’s the first to feature an (almost) round display, and it’s quite good-looking - so it’s understandable why some customers may prefer it to the other options. It’s good for Motorola that it finally released the 360, because LG is getting ready to launch an Android Wear smartwatch with a round display, too: the G Watch R.

Have you bought a Moto 360 yet? Or do you intend to get one? Let us know in the comments!



sources: MotorolaTwitter

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25 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That fast? Holy sh...

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Either it's poor supply and demand planning or Google and Motorola are really clueless. There's no reason why it should be severely limited right now. No excuses really considering Google is a billion dollar company.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17489; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Right, but when it with the iPhone is because more people want it than exist.

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You can't do that with Myx. He'll tell you that this article isn't about Apple so it's not relevant. Apparently he can't focus on more that one thing at a time. If you want to distract him, just jingle some shiny keys in front of him and he'll lose his train of thought.

13. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Mxy has a point. I tried to buy one and it was sold out in all three retailer in ten minutes. Considering this is the smart watch that most of us were waiting for and the delay, there's no reason why they should sell out so quickly. Piss poor planning in my opinion especially since they could have easily added a pre-order option a month ago.

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Seeing as how smartwatches haven't exactly been doing as well as planned this wouldn't be Google or Motos fault for releasing in a limited number first. Apple for example has all the stats from 7 years of selling the iPhone and still screw it up almost every year.

17. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Its called hyped marketing, many companies do it to draw attention to their product, I remember Microsft doing it with earlier model Surface.

19. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

They did mention that they were going to have trouble making so many round screens at once. It's so new that they will not be able to keep up with demand for a while. It would probably be dumb of them to buy more machines, hire more workers, open up more factories, etc. The hype would die down and all of their investments would go to waste. So, it's probably the most cost effective way to release their product while keeping the supply chain reasonably limited. They have people that are good with numbers.

22. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Or the March - September delay between intro and launch. If they're still trying to ride the hype wave, it's probably a mistake. Certainly when LG have their round R device circling in the wings.

2. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

who cares really!! its way overrated. when they get there battery life together we can talk.

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

just go buy the iWatch

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I hope you got your Moto 360. You've been drooling all over it in the past articles.

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I wish it was already sold out. I'll wait till January after the holidays when everything is slowed down

7. Busyboy unregistered

I knew it. I find it funny how everyone hypes up stuff then when it gets released they get upset. OPO, LG G3, and now this. SMH

14. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

The battery on the G watch is great and lasts me all day with battery life to spare, the Moto 360 is going to be essentially the same. When I get my hands on one I'll judge it for myself.

3. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Only thing stopping me is battery life.

5. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Is this a marketing stunt? Just going by what the Fanboys say when Apple does it :|

8. justttclassified

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

... "That, or Motorola didn’t have too many units in stock to begin with."

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

The battery life is horrible, like it is in most other smart watches in its category with oled screen, heart rate monitor, android. etc. But the design is SO DAMN GOOD that I can forgive that.

10. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

My hope is android wear 2.0 will miraculously help out battery life. Props to moto for selling them out so fast, but I would guess supply was pretty limited.

15. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

I was lucky enough to have one ordered. Unfortunately estimated ship date 9/19.

24. arthur.wright

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Me too :(

16. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

I was really looking forward to the moto 360, I'm disappointed with the battery, I would rather have a watch which lasts longer then a day at least. I'm going to wait until the next wave of smartwatches.

20. DelusionalSc

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

I just ordered one off the Google play store so it looks like they still have some for now.

25. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Motorola.com said mine would ship by the 19th.

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