News: Moto 360

The Moto 360 makes smart­watches seem a good idea, at last

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It looks like a watch but does so much more: meet the techy time­piece with style

Smart­watches to date have tried to ex­press their tech­no­log­i­cal prow­ess through ap­pear­ances as much as in­ter­faces, mean­ing they tend to look hi­lar­i­ously fu­tur­is­tic but not like some­thing you’d ac­tu­ally choose to wear. The Moto 360 is dif­fer­ent, de­signed to look like a stylish time­piece, but one with hid­den tal­ents.

For one, those aren’t real di­als above, it’s a screen dis­play­ing Google’s An­droid Wear (left), the new op­er­at­ing sys­tem tai­lored to the de­mands of wear­able tech. It tries to pre­dict your ac­tions, too, alert­ing you to rel­e­vant no­ti­fi­ca­tions, show­ing live map di­rec­tions and let­ting you dic­tate texts. Avail­able with both metal and ma­te­rial straps, Mo­torola says app de­vel­op­ers are leap­ing on board and have un­til sum­mer to deliver. Clock’s tick­ing, guys… moto360.mo­torola.com, out win­ter

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