Poll: Will you pay $249 for the Moto 360

Poll: Will you pay $249 for the Moto 360
So, a new Best Buy listing has apparently outed the specs and pricing of the Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch. There were some surprises in the listing, like the Texas Instruments processor and Wireless N connectivity (both of which should be considered rumors until proven true), but the biggest news of all is in the listed price tag of $249.

Overall, the Moto 360 sounds like the device we've been hoping for. It has stainless steel design, a leather strap, a 1.5-inch LCD display, a heart rate monitor, and a built-in pedometer. If the Wireless N connectivity is accurate, that would allow for some independence from a smartwatch as well. The only real question left is with the battery life of the device. The battery capacity was not included in the listing, but there have been rumors of 2.5 days of battery life. With the ambient light sensor and TI processor, that kind of battery length could be possible, but we don't yet have confirmation. 

For comparison, the LG G Watch costs $229 and the Samsung Gear Live is listed at $199. With all of that info available, the question then becomes: will you pay $249 for a Moto 360?

Would you pay $249 for the Moto 360?

Yes, I'd even pay more than $249
19.14%
Yes, but $249 is my limit
25.38%
Maybe, I need to know the battery life first
20.02%
No, I wouldn't pay more than $200
22.85%
I'm not buying the Moto 360, no matter the price
12.61%

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42 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Not something people would look at, often. After a few days, of course.

31. sgodsell

Posts: 6740; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

How would you even know. I have several smart watches. They are great for looking at emails and text messages and Android wear is great for a quick response back using just your voice. You can cancel or answer a phone call with the watch. It is faster then pulling out your phone. You can get the latest weather, stocks, or events that you are following. I even added my Starbucks barcode on my watch. In order to bring it up, all I have to do is say "Ok Google, open Starbucks". I don't even have to touch the watch. People forget that the Nexus S when it came out in October 2010 it had a single core 1ghz CPU with 512mb of ram. Now the current Android wear watches have a SD 400 CPU running at 1.2Ghz with 512mb of ram. These are computers.

2. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

I miss option "No, I wouldn't pay more than $20".

17. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I was thinking more like 50-75. But h377 no,I would not come close to paying 250 for an accessory to my phone unless it was a projector.

3. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

If I had a android phone , I would definitely buy it ! No matter the price

4. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Considering it's the most featured / advanced and "premium" smartwatch coming to market. $250 isn't asking that much at all. I expected they would demand more. Kinda makes you think of the true value of the Gear Live & G Watch for almost the same price.

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Nah. The novelty will wear off after a few days.

6. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

First generation smartwatches no matter which platform they run on should not be more than $150 .

10. uzimafioso

Posts: 467; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Well you wont get a Casio Protrek for that. And this is a smartwatch they are selling.

28. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The materials alone probably cost more than that. So every company should take a loss on their first effort? That would only ensure no follow up product. Considering there are regular watches that go for more (sometimes 20 times that amount) and all they do is tell you time, why is it so hard for people to understand that they might sell these devices for $200+?

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

For $250 I rather buy a Burberry wallet.. PS - PA, why is the word GoUCCI banned?

8. scarface21173

Posts: 631; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Wait for the reviews and if good then yes probs be £199 in the uk

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Meh, not just moto but every other smartwatch currently is overpriced and useless. Who would spend that dollar for a notification watch? I would be more happy spending $100 on a regular and beautiful watch.

12. uzimafioso

Posts: 467; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Get a G-Shock if you want to spend that amount. Even Eminem rocks one. Plus it'll be durable as hell and you will never have to charge it. Just replace the battery after 3 years and it'll cost next to nothing.

24. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

The g-shock watch trend died a few years ago. The watches aren't that nice anyways to be honest.

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So you would buy a I watch when ever that thing will launch over price or not.

35. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol no, I think the whole concept of smartwatch is BS and impractical. I'm not an apple fan.

32. sgodsell

Posts: 6740; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its a lot more then a notification watch. If you were actually keep up with smart watches then you would clearly know Android wear does a lot more then just simple notifications.

11. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Not for more than $200. I'm hoping there will be a combo deal for a Moto X+1 and Moto 360. Probably the only way I could think if getting one.

13. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Apart from the round dial, there's nothing really interesting in this smart watch. The Gear LIve and Gear 2 smart watches are way better.

23. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The only thing "better" about the Gear Live and Gear 2 is that they're already out. We know nothing about the 360's features. And looks mean a whole lot. A watch is one of the few accessories a man can wear, and so it needs to look the part.

33. sgodsell

Posts: 6740; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

We actually do know that the Moto 360 will come with the same heart rate monitor like the Gear Live, plus a compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, The things that are different are the round watch face, its suppose to have a light sensor in the bottom chin, and have wireless charging. The last 3 items are not in the Gear Live. So for me I would pay $50 more for the round face, light sensor, and wireless charging.

25. bfuller2006

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Thats an opinion I held a Gear 2 (non neo) for about 2 or 3 weeks until I returned it back to best buy. I didnt really care for the lay of the tizen OS plus I had other gripes. ANDROID wear im not sure played with one.

14. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Might be better than other wrist based devices on the market but it's still light years away from what it should be and dumbphone hardware at 250 (or 100$ for that matter) is just a rip-off.

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

With all the leaks, it feels like I've already owned one of these for ages. It's just no longer interesting, at all.

16. Mrmark

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Well be getting it once it his fire sale! Jk

18. Locutus unregistered

Meh, looks like a gimmick. I'm waiting for Microsofts smartwatch which will bring true innovation and features. #MakeSwitch #WindowsPhone

34. sgodsell

Posts: 6740; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Oh like all the innovation that Microsoft has brought to Windows Phone? Innovation I guess means catch up to the others. Microsoft has all the answers does it. So whats the answer for their declining sales? So do tell great swami, what is Microsoft bringing to its smart watch platform that will be better then all the rest?

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I very well might buy it... but think about this, there are a lot of Chrome Books on the market that cost less than this. I wouldn't expect Motorola to sell it to us at cost, but $250 seems a bit much for the materials it took to make. Though yes, I know that they also have to make up for R&D... but still...

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i have one thing to say to the majority in this thread... don't knock it until you try it. i have the Pebble Steel and i make good use of it every day. it's practically fused to my wrist since it's water resistant so yeah, i think the Moto 360 would definitely be worth that price.

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