Moto 360 pre-orders kick off in the UK thanks to O2

UK Moto 360 pre-orders have kicked off, with network provider O2 offering the round-faced smartwatch for a smidge under £200.

Although O2 has failed to offer up a precise Moto 360 release date, the Moto 360 pre-orders are letting wannabe owners secure their techy timepiece ahead of launch.

Previously Motorola has stated that the Moto 360 would hit the UK in ‘early October’.

While the Moto 360 will be available in both black and silver colour schemes at launch, O2 is currently only offering the darker hued option on pre-order.

The Moto 360 is arguably the most exciting smartwatch to date. The device has grabbed consumers’ attentions with its innovative round screen and more traditional watch styling.

Visuals aside, it is largely similar to existing Android Wear offerings, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live.

With the 1.5-inch display featuring a 320 x 290p resolution, the Moto 360 specs sheet is further enhanced by a TI OMAP 3 processor and 512MB of RAM.

There is 4GB of internal storage to reduce reliance on the synced smartphone, while an optical heart rate sensor and pedometer also sit within the IP67 certified water resistant body.

Although we were a little underwhelmed during our hands-on time with the Moto 360 recently, the manufacturer is confident of the watch’s success.

Motorola’s Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations, Mark Randall, even went so far as to brand all existing wearables ‘crappy’ recently.

Speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews recently, he stated: “We look at the 360 and we look at what everyone has done in that space. To be honest we think they are all pretty crappy.”

He added: “We think the IDs aren’t very sexy. We think people just don’t want to wear a lot of the devices that are out there today.”

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