WATCH: First official demo of the Moto 360 smartwatch running Android Wear

Saqib Shah
June 26, 2014

Although it wasn’t officially unveiled at the Google I/O conference today, the Motorola Moto 360 is the Android Wear smartwatch that most of us are (impatiently) waiting for.

Instead Google gave us the comparatively lacklustre Samsung Gear Live, basically a Gear 2 that runs on Android Wear, and the LG G Watch, another large rectangular-faced smartwatch. Both of which are available to pre-order now.

To the chagrin of the attendees at the event, it was announced that the Moto 360 will be available later this summer.

So, in the meantime, we have the first official demo video of the new OS running on Motorola’s sleek round-faced smartwatch.

Although the video shows much of what was already unveiled of the Android Wear SDK at the I/O event, it comes with the added benefit of viewing some of the new stuff Motorola’s device boasts.

For example, at the bottom of the device’s face is a small black bar. It’s unclear whether that’s a sensor or just some sort of limitation of the circular display.

Nonetheless, it’s good to see the device close-up and in functional form. Even if it just makes us want to get our hands on the Moto 360 even more.


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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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