The Moto 360 smart-watch to debut in July for $340 (249 EUR)?
posted by Luis D. / May 20, 2014, 9:35 AM
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.
I thought it was $340 usd while 249 euro was the uk price? Too expensive.
posted on May 20, 2014, 9:53 AM 1
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An apple fanboy saying something is too expensive?!?!?!
posted on May 20, 2014, 10:06 AM 24
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340$ 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
posted on May 20, 2014, 10:01 AM 3
Well you see how well that worked out for the Gear. How many times did Sammy drop the price on it?
posted on May 20, 2014, 12:33 PM 0
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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..
posted on May 20, 2014, 10:20 AM 4
The Galaxy S5 has been announced, released, and sold. The 360 is limited to the stock photos Motorola has made available.
posted on May 20, 2014, 11:49 AM 1
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Im throwing my money at the screen but nothing is happening
posted on May 20, 2014, 10:33 AM 4
Get ready to throw an arm and a leg.
posted on May 20, 2014, 12:34 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 20, 2014, 7:39 PM 3
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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.
posted on May 20, 2014, 10:34 AM 0
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The G Watch in the US will be $199. The 272$ is the 199 EUR price converted to USD.
posted on May 20, 2014, 3:44 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 20, 2014, 7:30 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 20, 2014, 10:38 AM 0
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