Moto 360 unveiled by Best Buy weeks before release

After all the mystery of Motorola’s latest not-so-revealing reveal last week, online shopping mogul Best Buy has published a listing of the Moto 360, complete with feature list and price, nearly two weeks before the smartwatch actually goes on sale.

It seems that the specifications are consistent with previous rumours, as well as the US$249 price tag. The screen, coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 3, is a 1.5″ 320×290 LCD, with a density of 205ppi. Motorola makes use of both stainless steel and plastic in its construction, while it’s also waterproof, but not extensively so — around one metre for half an hour. Google Voice while scuba diving is out of the question then.

Internal power comes courtesy of Texas Instruments SoC, with 512MB RAM, a wireless 802.11n radio and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

The customary heart rate monitor also features, alongside a built-in pedometer, ambient light sensor and haptic feedback. For its small footprint, it weighs a hefty 60g, and measures just 10.1mm thick, which is around the depth of a standard Android phone. And speaking of Android phones, the Moto 360 will work with Android 4.3 and above, which pretty much leaves most devices in the dust, or the obsolescence drawer.

Best Buy has since pulled the page, which suggests that someone is either awful at doing their job, or it was a deliberate marketing ploy disguised as a gaffe. Either way, thanks to Droid Life, we have a screenshot.

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Andy Walker, former editor


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