Motorola has just peeled the lid off of its smartwatch project, the Moto 360. While rumors of Motorola’s smartwatch have been few and far between lately, one thing is for sure; Motorola’s smartwatch takes the design of wearable devices to a whole new level. The Moto 360 will be powered by Google’s recently announced wearable platform, Google Wear. Google Wear is an Android-centric platform with a heavy use of Google notifications and voice commands, as well as other Google Now features.
While we still don’t know a lot about the Moto 360, Motorola has just announced a live Hangout with Jim Wicks the lead designer on the Moto 360 project. That Hangout will take place tomorrow, March 19th at 11:00AM PDT. You can sign up for the event by heading here.
The Moto 360 will respond to voice commands, akin to the Moto X. Users can simply say “OK Google” to get the smartwatch’s attention, and then query the wearable device. Pretty neat, and something we’ve yet to see on a smartwatch.
The Moto 360 will be available in a variety of styles beginning in Summer 2014, and will roll out worldwide.
Check out the video below to see the Moto 360 in action, and be sure to attend the live Hangout tomorrow for more information on what’s looking to be one hell of a smartwatch.