Google wants to win your wrist and the Android Wear-powered Moto 360 is still part of the plan.
At Google’s I/O 2014 Keynote address Wednesday Google didn’t say much about Motorola’s smartwatch, originally revealed in March, and Motorola hasn’t released an official list of features. And unlike for the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, both of which will be available July 7, we don’t have a Moto 360 release date (or even a price).
So, despite the Moto 360 still being one of the first watches to arrive running Android Wear OS, there are still many unanswered questions.
Google did, however, demonstrate many of the features that will be available to these devices, including voice commands for sending texts, getting directions, and music playback. With the smartwatch you’ll also be able to receive and dismiss notifications, accept or decline calls, and dictate notes and reminders.
It’s the boldest and most stylish smartwatch of the bunch. According to Google, the round design is meant to appeal to both genders while ditching the sharp corners that can dig into your wrist. Promises aside, the shape is an improvement over the square designs that we normally see and it makes the Moto 360 look like a regular fashion watch from a distance.