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Moto 360 to be much thicker than Android Wear rivals?

Sam Loveridge


Motorola Moto 360

The Motorola Moto 360 design thickness could be a lot larger than originally anticipated, according to a new report.

The Moto 360 may be a lot chunkier than we expected, with the device measuring up nearly double the thickness of its Android Wear rivals.

While the exact specifications and dimensions of the round faced Moto 360 have yet to be revealed, new information on the Android Wear watch has now surfaced.

Thanks to the Moto 360’s wireless charging capabilities, the watch will be a whopping 13.5mm thick. That makes it considerably chunkier than the 9.9mm LG G Watch and 8.9mm Samsung Gear Live, which are already quite large timepieces, especially for women’s wrists.

The source also claims that the Moto 360’s face diameter measures up at 48mm. This is puts it around the same size as the corner to corner diagonal of the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch.

What’s slightly more worrying is that the source claims that the Moto 360 will be made from metal effect plastic, rather than the premium materials we’ve been promised.

“If you can close your eyes and you can feel the grain and you can feel how authentic it is, then we have the right leather. It’s the same with metal, there’s just a quality that you can feel,” said Motorola’s Design Trends and Materials, Leslie Hicks when the Moto 360 was originally announced.

There’s no further information from the source, including what parts of the Moto 360 could be made out of metal, so we’re holding back the disappointment for now.

We’ve been promised great things from the Moto 360 in terms of materials, including a sapphire coated OLED display and decent specs.

The Moto 360 release date is supposedly happening sometime this summer, but with August already upon us, we’re rapidly running out of summer.

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August 1, 2014, 11:57 am

So far Motorola 360 proves to be the worst kind of marketing bullshit attempt in the Android Wear landscape. Yes, it looks exciting, yes we are all waiting. But the toddler-like marketing ("mommy, watch!" then run away), no substantial facts, and just empty promises and "awesomes" and imaginative wording, started to disqualify this product due to massive hype. Now the rumors of plastic body and a massive size? Good luck...

Prem Desai

August 1, 2014, 12:34 pm

I don't think the size will put people off. It's how 'cool' the device is and what it delivers that really matter. If cool enough, people will even wear a rucksack sized watch (slight exaggeration).

The recent state of the headphones market for portable players goes some way to prove that ....

Brian Hoffman

August 1, 2014, 3:31 pm

I don't know if I'd believe these rumors. There are side by side videos on YouTube comparing the LG G Watch and the Moto360. The Moto360's diameter is noticeably shorter in length than the length of the LG G Watch which per listed specs is 46.5mm. Also, in the side by side comparisons the Moto360 is slightly thicker than the LG G Watch but it's hard to tell if it's actually 3.5mm more thicker. It doesn't seem like it. It's also been mentioned by Motorola during interviews that it has a stainless steel casing. If you do your homework it's pretty easy to point out the flaws in these latest set of rumors.


August 1, 2014, 4:03 pm

The source is a poorly translated chinese article from a non-reputable site, but no one seems to care about that...


August 1, 2014, 4:16 pm

I agree, these rumours don't match up at all with what was shown off at Google I/O which was supposed to be production hardware
and such a huge step back from what they've already shown off would be a disaster

Basel Kader

August 2, 2014, 11:18 am

lololol, you are so right, I see people in the train all the time wearing those massive dustbin sized head phones. they look more like ear muffs. The other day I saw someone wearing it in the car.... while driving!


August 2, 2014, 1:56 pm

At what point are they going to release this thing? We have been promised for months now. We are getting tired of "coming soon" and "Summer 2014". Get it on the market or I will be looking elsewhere.

Lord Humungus

August 2, 2014, 5:06 pm

At the point now where I'm done hearing rumors and reports. It was once reported the 360 was going to cost over $500. I find it amusing that there are now "Moto 360 killers" on the horizon when no one has even seen the 360 yet.

Prem Desai

August 2, 2014, 10:08 pm

Lol. You seem to be chomping at the bit ...

Hold your horses until at least next year. One thing I have learnt the last few year is never buy generation 1 of any device. It's never ready and they had based it on nothing.

If you feel you have to have this as soon as it's released, prepared to be disappointed - that way, any decent features will be a bonus.

Not sure where else you were thinking of looking, but there's really nothing out there.

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