Moto 360 custom configurations coming to Moto Maker next month

Even if you’re not carrying a Motorola smartphone yourself, it’s hard to deny how much fun it can be to play around with the company’s Moto Maker web tool, giving you the opportunity to custom-configure a handset of your own design. While the Moto X is the model basking in the Moto Maker’s spotlight, it’s far from the company’s only hardware that’s eminently configurable, and over on the smartwatch side you have your pick of plenty of Moto 360 design options, from case color, to size, to alternate straps. Right now, though, it’s not quite as graceful a shopping experience as the Moto X enjoys, with default bands you may not want, and alternates sold separately. That’s all about to change, as we learn of plans to give the Moto 360 the Moto Maker treatment, starting next month.

That development will finally empower shoppers to choose their Moto 360 options à la carte, selecting just the size, finish, and band options you want – and not getting anything you don’t. And just like how you can pre-configure certain Moto X software options with Moto Maker, the tool will let 360 shoppers set a first-boot watchface of their choosing.

Motorola will be introducing a new single-link band option as Moto Maker Moto 360 sales begin. And while it’s not saying much in specific about where things will go from here, the company sure seems to suggest that additional options will be arriving in the future. Especially with the Apple Watch about to descend on the market, anything like this that Motorola can do to keep eyes on its own smartwatch offering sounds like a smart move.

Source: Wired
Via: Android Central

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