Moto 360 at Best Buy Site – $249

The Moto 360 may be scheduled to be announced on September 4th in Chicago, but that hasn’t stopped Best Buy from revealing it today on their web site. According to Droid Life, It showed up on the site with a complete spec listing.


Here are the features listed at Best Buy:
Compatible with most devices with an Android 4.3 or later operating system
For wide-ranging use.
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Enables wireless syncing to select devices for hassle-free connectivity.
Voice activated
Allows you to use spoken commands to operate the smart watch via the built-in microphone.
Vibration alert
Discreetly notifies you of important events.
1.5″ backlit LCD touch screen
With 320 x 290 resolution and 205 ppi makes it easy to navigate features and provides easy-to-read visuals. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 construction offers durability, and the adjustable brightness allows custom use.
Built-in optical heart rate monitor (PPG)
Helps you achieve or stay within your ideal heart rate range.
Built-in pedometer
Measures the number of steps taken, so you can easily monitor your fitness progress throughout the day.
Digital watch interface
Provides crisp, clear readouts of the time and date. Built-in alarm and calendar features help you stay on schedule.
Waterproof up to 3.3′ for up to 30 minutes
So you can safely wear the watch while swimming or engaging in other aquatic activities.
Stainless-steel case and plastic case back
Offer durability. The adjustable-length Horween leather band and metal buckle closure deliver a secure, comfortable fit.
Built-in lithium-ion battery pack
Provides long-lasting operation. The battery-strength indicator lets you know when the battery needs to be powered via the included dock and charger.
Texas Instruments processor
Helps ensure fast, efficient performance.

The $250 tag is less than most expected, including me, for such a premium device, compared to the Android Wear offerings that we’ve had so far. As previously rumored, it combines a stainless steel and plastic body with a leather band. The watch has a 1.5-inch backlit LCD touch screen, with a 320×290 resolution, 205ppi, and Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. It is also listed to be water resistant with an ambient light sensor and heart rate monitor.

All in all, pretty much what we were expecting, except for the price, which is a nice surprise. Looks awfully good to me. What do you think?

Sources | Droid Life/Best Buy

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