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When it first launched in 2014, we called the Moto 360 the “best Android Wear smartwatch currently available.” And yes, there weren’t many available at the time. But that doesn’t make this title any less significant. The Moto 360 was definitely the sexiest of the first generation of Android Wear devices, and was the first to feature a round display, which is notably an LCD — unlike most other Android Wear offerings.

Being a first generation product, the Moto 360 definitely has its bugs and kinks. The device has what many have called the “flat tire,” a section at the bottom of the screen that basically serves as its bezel. As we said in our review, though, there are only a few categories that really matter: Design/build quality, functionality, and battery life. And the Moto 360 is pretty much up to par in all three (except that darn flat tire. grr.).

Moto 360 Stories June 5

Moto 360 gets price cut to $299, a much more reasonable price for the Wear OS watch

Google’s Wear OS platform isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but for many it’s a solid option that opens the door to a lot of different hardware designs. For the past few months, one of my favorite Wear OS devices has been the 3rd-gen Moto 360 and, now, it’s getting a permanent price cut to $299.

Moto 360 Stories March 19

New Moto 360 w/ Wear OS now available from B&H Photo for $349

Wear OS watches have slowly been getting better over the past year, and one of the best examples has been the third-generation Moto 360 we reviewed early this year. Now that watch is available from B&H Photo as another buying option.

Moto 360 Stories January 17

Throughout the life of Google’s ambitions with smartwatches, perhaps the most iconic release has been the Moto 360. From its first-generation that caught everyone’s attention, to the second which, well — didn’t — the Moto 360 has been the one Wear OS watch everyone seemed to love. Now, in 2020, the Moto 360 is back, and it’s a serious contender for Wear OS’ best offering. Here’s what you need to know.

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Moto 360 Stories December 11, 2019

[Update: US pre-orders open] The Moto 360 is being re-released for 2019 w/ new internals, familiar design

Motorola has announced a brand new up-to-date model of the original Moto 360 smartwatch.

Moto 360 Stories May 25, 2017

Moto says Android Wear 2.0 is hitting the 2nd gen. Moto 360 ‘as early as today’

Android Wear 2.0 has seen a terribly slow rollout, and that rollout (apparently) continues today with the 2nd generation Moto 360. Android Wear 2.0, the first major revamp of Google’s smartwatch OS, and first went official all the way back in February.

Moto 360 Stories June 21, 2016

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Following Rick Osterloh’s exit and eventual hire by Google in April, Motorola’s long-time head of design Jim Wicks is leaving Lenovo for Northwestern University. Wicks was at the company for over 12 years and most recently responsible for the design of the Moto X and Moto 360.

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