Report: Motorola backed off plans to offer a value priced version of the Moto 360

Report: Motorola backed off plans to offer a value priced version of the Moto 360
While Motorola has introduced the 46mm, 42mm and rugged Sport versions of the Motorola Moto 360 (2015), there is one model that didn't make the final cut. A value-tier version of the Moto 360 (2015) was allegedly being planned by Motorola. The latter put the kibosh on this version of the watch, and apparently no reason was given for this decision.

Imaan Naeem, an Industrial Designer for the Lenovo owned manufacturer, produced a concept version of what this value-tiered Moto 360 (2015) might have looked like. Naeem's images show a lone button on the timepiece, placed at 2pm. That matches where you will find the button on the three models of the Moto 360 (2015) that were unveiled last week.

Other features on the concept include a colorful ring around the display, and a spring-loaded bar that makes it easy to change bands. This version of the Moto 360 would have be marketed to younger smartwatch buyers and probably would have been priced at around $300. 

You can take a look at Naeem's concept version of the low-priced Moto 360 (2015) that Motorola supposedly killed off, by clicking on the slideshow below.


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9 Comments

1. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Looks better than their top tier

2. qolamreza

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

300$ affordable, :)

3. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

All of the smart watches are overpriced.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2443; Member since: May 06, 2009

After I bought a Pebble for $50, then bought a clearanced out LG G Watch for $50, I would tend to agree. I have a hard time fathoming spending more than $50 on a Smartwatch.

4. joey18

Posts: 643; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

I want the top one gold color

5. drkarim

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

this is better than what they announced :D

6. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Umm... they already start at $299 so I'm gonna guess that's why they "put the kibosh" on the "value" project. Leather is way better/classier at the same price.

7. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Perhaps they can't made it cheap enough for the target market. That kind of ('cheap' looking) watch can only sell for $119-149 because it will compete with last year model.

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol that looks way better than the top tier. Nothing offensive about this one besides the flat tire.

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