Android Wear is at a funny stage in its development. The OS, developed by Google specifically for wearable products, has already appeared in two retail products - the LG G watch and the Samsung Gear Live. And reviews of both suggest its a decent product but not quite there in terms of the accessibility of the technology and sheer useability.
The Motorola 360 is therefore a real proof of concept. With a few extra months to refine any of the perceived issues from the LG and Samsung launches, it should be an altogether slicker affair, complete with a round screen and better aesthetics that might just help to make it the first truly essential wearable for the technology obsessed.
Previous leaks have suggested it will be water resistant and feature a heart rate monitor and pedometer but the first real news is finally filtering out, and (surprise, surprise) its from a leak. US retailer Best Buy listed the revice with a retail price of $249 before it was quickly taken down.
Confirmed specs online included the previously mentioned fitness stuff, and its also set to house 512MB of RAM. The technology is in line with what we've seen in the other recent wearables but the price is a little higher - you can get the G Watch and Gear Live from Google direct for €199. And we would expect the Irish price for the Moto 360 to be around €249.
That's not too pricey, especially for a better looking device, and consumers would be best advised to wait for some reviews in the wild before putting down their cash.
Expect an official annoucement on the Moto 360 very soon.