A few months back Motorola teased its first Android Wear smartwatch. It quickly caught the world’s attention given that it has a beautiful round design that is unlike most smartwatches available in the market. Motorola was expected to officially unveil it at Google I/O 2014 and while other Android Wear manufacturers made their devices available for pre-order yesterday, Moto 360 launch was pegged for later this summer, an announcement that drew boos from the crowd. Nevertheless the company has now posted the Moto 360 official demo video online.
The two-minute long demo gives us a good look at the intriguing smartwatch. We’re offered a glimpse of the different watch faces, how notifications work and more.
The way the display works has also been detailed in this video. Moto 360 has an “always-on” display, much like the LG G Watch. So when its not in use it is dimmed down just enough to allow the user to view the time at a glance. Pressing a button on the side or tapping the screen wakes up the display. Other Android Wear features are also detailed in the video, including but not limited to cards, voice recognition and notifications.
Initially the Moto 360 will be launched with a small collection of watch faces but more will be added after the launch. Motorola hasn’t broken its silence on pricing and availability so we must wait a bit longer for that information.