The Moto 360 smart-watch to debut in July for $340 (249 EUR)?

The Moto 360 smart-watch to debut in July for $340 (249 EUR)?
According to the French publication Journal du Geek (awesome name!), the coveted Moto 360 smart-watch will cost $341 (249 EUR) with a launch planned sometime in early July. It is not known where the exquisite smart-watch will be selling first, which regions the price reflects, and which countries the Moto 360 will reach.

If the probable $249 US price tag looks steep, you'll be able to opt for LG's Android Wear-based G Watch, which is far from sleek and fashionable, but it will be fairly cheaper. The G Watch will retail for $272 (199 EUR) in France, which gives a good all-around impression of its US price point ($199). Then again, we suggest you keep the salt shaker nearby, as the publication is quite light on details.

Motorola has been teasing the watch's design and functionality for a while, but has kept the finer details around it mostly for itself. Unfortunately, rumors say that the Moto 360 will face a limited launch due to yield problems. Manufacturing an analog watch is hard as it is, but fitting complicated electronics in something that has to look so small and sharp must be quite the trial.

via BGR

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41 Comments

1. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I will have one!!

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its a gorgeous, looks classic, and unique. Moto is doing good....go moto

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow, can't wait for this thing. The G Watch is not too shabby either...

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

If it does price at 200 USD, I think I'll get one :D

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I thought it was $340 usd while 249 euro was the uk price? Too expensive.

6. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

An apple fanboy saying something is too expensive?!?!?!

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lol...

15. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

lol yup

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

He's too delusional as always. When his precious iwatch comes out he will be the first in line buying the most expensive smart watch out there

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I actually bought the 5S a month after it was released.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You totally missed the point.

29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Is an apple fanboy saying a Motorola device is too expensive..

31. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

lol yeah you're right anything Apple release he praise and waits in like like all the other brain wash ZOMBIES

35. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao Zombies

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Umm go go gadget translate?

5. alexthe10

Posts: 21; Member since: May 13, 2014

340$ for a watch its not really expensive its just a few $$ more then my KennethCole but then again it is a first time for Motorola to sell a watch. What if its cheap. I mean i have a motorolo moto g And its far from cheap but then again Motorola has been making phones since for ever So they knew what they where doing. It looks sexy if the material is right im getting one

19. willard12 unregistered

Motorola MOTOACTV

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well you see how well that worked out for the Gear. How many times did Sammy drop the price on it?

38. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Gear was dubbed trash by people that were excited about it the moment it was announced. the 360 is turning smartwatch skeptics into believers by simply gazing upon it.

8. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

You usualy have 50 pics attached when ever talking about the Galaxy S5.. Why not at least 20 for this beauty?? Was kind of looking forward to them..

20. willard12 unregistered

The Galaxy S5 has been announced, released, and sold. The 360 is limited to the stock photos Motorola has made available.

28. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

stop making sense! it's not welcome here apparently.

9. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Im throwing my money at the screen but nothing is happening

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Seriously that money joke is getting old.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Get ready to throw an arm and a leg.

34. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If you think the iWatch is going to be any cheaper, I've got a bridge to sell you. And while their phones and tablets can be had with subsidized pricing, I doubt you'll see these being subsidized by carriers, simply because they can't charge for anything after the sale like a device that is connected to their network. I could be wrong, but I don't recall seeing anything sold at subsidized pricing that didn't have a 3G or 4G data connection, like WiFi or Bluetooth devices.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, you really need to proof read your article. "If the probable $249 US price tag looks steep, you'll be able to opt for LG's Android Wear-based G Watch, which is far from sleek and fashionable, but it will be fairly cheaper. The G Watch will retail for $272"... that being said, $341 USD may be a bit too much for me right now.

30. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

The G Watch in the US will be $199. The 272$ is the 199 EUR price converted to USD.

33. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You're apparently oblivious to the Euro/dollar conversion rate. Read the first paragraph again please. The 360 will be 249 Euro, translating to 341 USD. I was simply making an observation that the prices listed in the first paragraph of this article are contradicted by the prices in the second paragraph.

11. Joshua9007

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

I know that I wear watches every day, and usually pay somewhere between $150-$250 for an decent quality watch that only tells time (Fossil, Armani Exchange, Express, Michael Kors, ect.) I have a couple nicer watches, but I don't wear those every day so I won't consider their price for the point i'm trying to make. If the Moto 360 is really up to the quality of the other watches that I wear on a daily basis, looks as good wearing it as it does in the pictures, and functions well.... it will be worth a few more dollars than the other watches, and is really not that expensive when compared to what you are getting in return. Until now, all smart watches were for geeks that wanted an extra toy. They have limited functionality, can only be used with certain phones, and looked as geeky as the old calculator watches! This Moto 360 will appeal to people even if they are not tech-geeks, other people will probably think it is just a watch until they see it being used, and it will provide some extra functionality and notifications without cameras and extra features that are not necessary. I will be purchasing one and I predict that it will be a success for Moto.

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