The Moto 360 smartwatch is expected to be made fully official at the Google IO developer conference later this week. We already know some of the details on this new smartwatch, and are expecting to find out the full specifications on the Moto 360 at Google IO.
This new Android Wear smartwatch will come with a round display as can be seen in the photos, the device is said to feature a sapphire display, which will mean it is much more durable.
The majority of Swiss watchmakers use sapphire glass in their watches, the material is very scratch resistant when compared to things like Gorilla Glass and other glass used in electronic devices. The display on the new Moto 360 is said to be an OLED display.
As yet we do not have much information on what hardware will be inside the new Motorola Moto 360, it will come with Google’s new wearable version of Android, which is called Android Wear, specifically designed for smart watches and wearable devices.
The Moto 360 is expected to be compatible with not just Motorola smartphones and tablets, but also smartphones and tablets from other Android manufacturers, as the device was developed when Google owned Motorola, so it is expected to be compatible with a wide range of devices.
We are also expecting this new Android smartwatch to be dust and waterproof, although there are no details as yet on whether it will come with full water resistance so it can be used for things like swimming like you would a normal watch.
Recently we saw the 10 final designs for the Moto 360 watch face, the final design is expected to be decided on before the launch of the device.
With regards to how much the Moto 360 will cost, we are expecting this new smartwatch to retail for $249 in the US, and £199 in the UK.
Google are also expected to showcase some other new smart watches at Google IO, this will include the new LG G Watch, which is another Android Wear device, and there have also been rumors that Samsung may debut a new Android Wear device at the event. We should have more information on all of these new Android Wear devices later in the week.
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