Motorola has officially unveiled its first smartwatch called Moto 360. The smartwatch will be available in a variety of styles globally in summer 2014, starting in the US.
Moto 360 will run Google’s Android Wear. The Android Wear project is OS designed to run on wearable smartwatch and is open to software makers to create apps for the watches. The thing to note here is that Moto 360 will have a round design unlike square dial seen in all other smartwatches present today.
Coming to features, Moto 360 will support “OK Google” feature that allows users to just say the command and do a voice search, send a text, get directions or even play a song. It will alert the user on who’s emailing or even calling, without even having to touch your smartphone.
Motorola’s CVP of Product Management, Lior Ron said in a blog post,
“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.”
The price details of Moto 360 has not yet been announced.