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Motorola Moto 360 rumoured for July release priced around £200

The Motorola Moto 360 release date has been rumoured, with the Android Wear powered smartwatch tipped to hit retailers in July.

Suggesting that the round-faced smartwatch could be less than two months from receiving an in-store launch, new reports have claimed that a July launch could be joined by a €249 (£203) Moto 360 price tag.

Citing unnamed sources, French site Le Journal du Geek has claimed that the Motorola Moto 360 release date will be held on an as yet undisclosed date in July, with further details to be announced during Google I/O next month.

With Motorola still to announce any formal Moto 360 release plans, and given the less than official source of the reports, we must suggest these claims are taken with the usual pinch of salt.

However, if accurate, the Moto 360 would hit retailers within weeks of the rival LG G Watch, a device which will become the first Android Wear smartwatch to land following a May 27 launch event.

More importantly, the claimed price tag – just a couple of quid over the £200 marker – would see the desirable 360 cost only marginally more than the square fronted G Watch which is expected to land around the £179 mark.

Despite the manufacturer remaining coy on finalised Moto 360 specs, Motorola has been outspoken on its dislike of rival smartwatch offerings.

Speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews last week, Mark Randall, Motorola’s Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations stated: “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 added: “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.”

Highlighting areas in which he believes the smartwatch market needs improving, Randall stated: “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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