MOTO 360

Moto 360

MOTOROLA’S FIRST ANDROID SMART WATCH

Motorola announced its first smart watch in conjunction with Google’s announcement of Android Wear, the company’s new port of a modified form of Android and Google Now, which it hopes will serve as a platform for all sorts of wearable devices in the near future.

The Moto 360 boasts a circular, digital watchface powered by Android Wear that grants users access to notifications with, presumably, gestures, as the company’s official line mentions the need for a “twist of the wrist.” And like other Android Wear smartwatches, the Moto 360 relies heavily on Google Now’s voice command capabilities. Saying “Okay Google” will open up a variety of options.

“It’s time for a watch that looks and feels great and gives you the information you need, when you need it,” wrote Motorola’s Corporate Vice President of Product Management Lior Ron, in an announcement blog post.