The Motorola Moto 360 price has been inadvertently confirmed, with Motorola revealing the Android Wear smartwatch will set wannabe owners back $249 (£147).
Although the round-faced Moto 360 has been formally unveiled, Motorola is still to offer many concrete details or specs on the upcoming LG G Watch rival.
Now, however, the American manufacturer as accidentally confirmed the device’s cost, with the Moto 360 price to be $249.
Motorola revealed the 360 price via a competition surrounding the timepiece. Offering eager consumers the chance to win a 360 simply by designing a face for the device, the competition’s terms and conditions list the Moto 360 as featuring a $249 “approximate retail value.”
Although a direct exchange sees this US fee convert to £147, given the customary price hike for UK launches, we can see this being closer to the £200, or even the £249 marker once it makes the trip to our fair shores.
If you happen to be travelling stateside later this year though, you might just be able to snap up a Moto 360 for less than £150.
Earlier this week, leaks out of the European supply chain hinted that the Moto 360 would cost €249 on the continent, a price which converts to a little over £200.
One of the most eagerly awaited wearables of the moment, the Moto 360 looks set to take smartwatches to a new level, bringing the techy wrist wear closer in line with traditional watches.
Building the hype around the 360 launch, Mark Randall, Motorola’s Senior Vice President of Supply Chain recently spoke out on the watch’s current rivals.
Speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews, the Motorola Senior VP branded all existing smartwatches “crappy”.
“Moto 360 is a really cool device that we think solves a lot of problems that no one else has solved in the wearables space,” he told us.
“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 people just don’t want to wear a lot of the devices that are out there today.”
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