Motorola unveils Moto 360 smartwatch powered by Android Wear

Motorola Moto 360With Google having just announced its new Android Wear operating system for wearables, Motorola wasted no time today announcing its latest smartwatch. The Moto 360, billed as “a truly modern timepiece,” comes with a round face and styling reminiscent of traditional watches.

The wristwatch has been through several evolutions since it first became a popular fashion accessory more than a 100 years ago. From mechanical to electronic movements, analog to digital faces, the wristwatch has been reinvented several times over, but the basic design has endured for a century because of its elegance and usefulness ‘at a glance.’ Our vision for Moto 360 was to celebrate that history as we reimagined the wristwatch for the future.

Powered by Android Wear, it will bring you your notifications and updates via the Google Now interface that Google just announced. Like the Moto X, it will respond to a “Ok Google” voice prompt, allowing you to ask a variety of questions and perform actions such as scheduling an appointment, sending a text, setting an alarm or taking a note.

The Moto 360 will come in a variety of styles and promises to be made of “premium materials.” It remains to be seen if Motorola will use Motomaker to bring those variety of styles to users.

Motorola will kick off its Moto 360 global launch this summer in the U.S.

Source : Motorola