Second maybe only to Apple’s iWatch, the Motorola Moto 360 may just be the most anticipated smartwatch out there right now. Among manufacturer-confirmed models, it might even take the top spot. While that round face, elegant design, and hot-off-the-compiler Android Wear software could add up to build one hell of a compelling wearable, will it be an affordable purchase? Rumors about specs like a sapphire crystal face had us worried that the Moto 360 might land with a lofty price tag, but a rumor this week insisted that the watch wouldn’t be any more expensive than currently available models, priced right around $250. Today that price is looking more believable than ever, as Motorola makes reference to the same price itself.
Every once in a while, an OEM gives us an early look at pricing details for a new product thanks to a contest it’s running. Even a very simple contest often requires pages of legal read tape, and buried within the rules we’ll often find a list of prizes with corresponding values. That’s just what Motorola’s doing now, offering users a chance to design a custom watchface for the Moto 360, with the smartwatch itself as a prize. In the rules, the company identifies the value of that wearable at $249.
Is it possible that the Moto 360 could sell for a little more or less than that? Sure, and retailers themselves may have the freedom to adjust things even further. But between that earlier rumor and this new find, we’d say that a $250 Moto 360 is looking like a very safe bet at the moment.