Moto 360

The MOTO 360 is Motorola’s new RAZR

The MOTO 360 is Motorola’s new RAZR

Getting wearable critics cooing is difficult, but Motorola seems to have struck a nerve with the MOTO 360. The circular smartwatch may, at its heart, be simply another Android Wear device, yet its enthusiastic embracing of a new form-factor and the technologies to enable it have already cast a shadow over models from LG and Samsung. For once, buyers are planning to hold out and wait for the Motorola option, something increasingly rare in a market dominated by Apple and Samsung. In fact, you have to go a long way back in Motorola’s history to find anything similar: back to 2004, and the RAZR V3.

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Why I’m Waiting for the Moto 360 (and You Should, Too)

Why I’m Waiting for the Moto 360 (and You Should, Too)

At the Google I/O conference this week, the search company showed off Android Wear, the latest Android iteration and the technology that it hopes, will carry it to the top of the wearable marketplace. To help it get the platform there, Google has enlisted the help of three companies – Samsung, Motorola, and LG. All three of the firms have built hardware, but two of the companies – LG and Samsung – are actually offering their products right now.

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Official Moto 360 video: round watch, not a round screen

Official Moto 360 video: round watch, not a round screen

The Moto 360 is a gorgeous piece of kit, we’ll give it that. A classic shape that reminds us of a simpler timepiece, the 360 is hotly anticipated. The cheers at I/O when Developers heard Google would ship them one once they came available was enough to remind us this one is already a winner. Is it really round, though? Sort of.

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Minuum bends its way onto the Moto 360

Minuum bends its way onto the Moto 360

The company trying to put a keyboard everywhere you look is t it again. Minuum, who have dedicated themselves to being on every platform possible, have vowed to bring their minimalist design to the classic, minimalist Moto 360 smartwatch. It won’t be the keyboard you’re used to, though.

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Wireless charger for the Moto 360 hits FCC

Wireless charger for the Moto 360 hits FCC

The Moto 360 is expected at Google I/O this week, at least to make an appearance if not be part of a giveaway. Many questions have circulated about the incoming wearable, which has captured our imaginations with its classic round face. A new FCC filing gives us many more details on how it will charge, or at least what capabilities it has.

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Moto 360 design contest finalists revealed

Moto 360 design contest finalists revealed

Android Wear is open source, and Motorola wants design to be as well. The company recently held a contest to discover who could come up with the best face design for their new wearable. The ten finalists have been revealed, and we have to say — deciding a winner won’t be easy.

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Rumor suggests iWatch display will be OLED, made by LG

Rumor suggests iWatch display will be OLED, made by LG

If you’ve been patiently awaiting the “iWatch”, you’re not alone. Millions of potential smart wearable users are patiently awaiting what may come from Apple. As the device apparently takes shape overseas, rumors begin leaking about its size and hardware. What we’re learning is that it will be an interesting device, especially when compared to the Android Wear devices we’ve seen.

 

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