Moto 360 pricing, release plans get rumored

Just over two months ago, Google revealed Android Wear, its new platform for smartwatches, and alongside that came word of the first two Wear devices, the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360. While both wearables went official, we didn’t get full details on either, and in the weeks since we’ve been trying to put together more complete pictures of each. Today we hear a little bit about how Motorola’s offering might arrive, as a rumor attempts to identify both when the 360 might go up for sale, as well as what the smartwatch could cost you.

We already knew to expect the Moto 360 for release sometime over the summer, but just when? Well, we’re not quite sure where this info comes from (be it a retailer or someone with ties to Motorola directly), but a new report out of France claims that sales of the Moto 360 are slated to begin in July. It’s not clear if that’s just when Europe might get the 360 (as perhaps the US could get access first), so we’ll be curious to see if any additional source arrives to explain sales specifics in more detail.

As for pricing, we hear the 360 could sell for about 250 EUR, and while not a sure thing, the vagaries of international pricing have us expecting we could see that come down to as low as $250 in the US. This has been a big question for the Moto 360, as its decidedly premium appearance fueled rumors that the watch might pick up a similarly premium price tag; while $250 isn’t bargain-basement cheap, it’s also not outside the range of existing mass market smartwatches like the Gear 2. We’re still not sure how confident we should be in today’s rumors, but if they’re at least close to the truth, the Moto 360 is sounding like it could be quite competitively priced.

Source: Le Jorunal du Geek (Google Translate)
Via: GSM Arena

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