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Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear and features detailed in new trailer

Motorola has released a new demonstration trailer for the Motorola Moto 360, ahead of its release in late summer.

Cathay Bi, part of Google’s Product Marketing team, has provided those not lucky enough to head out to Google I/O a quick look at what the Moto 360 will offer later this year.

Unlike its Android Wear rivals, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, the Moto 360 has a round race and has been “designed to look and feel like a traditional wristwatch”.

Motorola states it has built the 360 using “beautiful materials”, including stainless steel for the casing and leather for the watch strap.

To turn it on you either press the button on the right hand side of the face or touch and hold the screen. From there you are presented with your chosen watch face, which here is a classic analogue time face.

The Moto 360 does offer a set of custom watch styles that complement the round face for you to choose from though, a few of which are quickly shown in the demonstration video.

The notification card is displayed along the bottom of the display, with only the most important showing at one time. If you swipe that notification up, you’ll be given more information.

When you continue to swipe up, you’ll be presented with additional notifications that are in the queue, including flight times, calendar reminders, weather, and events.

Notifications can be dismissed by swiping from left to right, but by swiping in the other direction you can get even more information or interact with those alerts. Bi uses the weather notification as an example, swiping left to reveal the five day forecast and left again to give her the option to open the weather app on her Android phone.

She also demonstrated that “OK Google” voice commands can be used at any time with the Moto 360 to ask questions and search the web, no doubt among other commands.

Read more: What is Android Wear? A guide to Google’s smartwatch OS

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