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