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Motorola Unveils The Moto 360 Smartwatch on Google’s Android Wear

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Motorola is an early partner for Google’s new Android Wear smart watch SDK, and that’s not surprising given that the company was Google-owned until Lenovo began the procedure of buying it in January.

The new Moto 360 has a round face, which is one of two options for Wear devices (square is the other) and features the “OK Google” voice control highlighted by Google for its new spin-off mobile OS.

The hardware features “subtle alerts and notifications,” and Motorola is selling it as a premium, fashion-first advice that uses high-end materials in its construction. It’s coming in a variety of styles as well, and should launch this summer beginning in the U.S.

Already with just two products officially unveiled, consumers have a look at a couple of different approaches to how Android Wear OEM partners might differentiate themselves. LG’s G Watch looks focused on being essentially a straightforward notification window, with emphasis on utility, but the Moto 360 seems like it’s designed more with the fashion-savvy crowd in mind, as a way to convince those reluctant to give up their classic, analogue wristwatches to get on board the wearable movement.

source: techcrunch.com

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