Everyone makes mistakes, even multi-million dollar technology retailers, and someone at Best Buy is likely getting called on the carpet today. A recent report posted on the Business Insider website just minutes ago on August 18, 2014 is reporting that Best Buy accidentally leaked an extensive list of anticipated features for the secretive Motorola Moto 360 Google-power smartwatch heading onto the market in early September.
Not only that, but the price was also leaked at a whopping $249.99, slightly less than the Samsung Gear 2 but a bit pricier than the Samsung Gear Live or the Pebble Steel models. This comes as no huge surprise because Motorola itself accidentally leaked this same price information back in May of 2014. But the extensive list of anticipated Moto 360 features is what is drawing significant attention.
The Best Buy Moto 360 webpage was pulled from the site almost immediately but not quickly enough because we were able to get a quick glimpse of the long anticipated digital gadgetry.
According to the website Dumb Out on this same morning of August 18, 2014, the Moto 360 will have a 1.5” 320 x 290 backlit touch screen display covered in a specially designed and highly durable Gorilla Glass. The Google-powered smartwatch will not only tell time but will also include an optical heart rate monitor and pedometer for its wearers.
Here’s what else we can expect to see once the smartwatch is released to the public:
- 1.5” 320 x 290 backlit touch screen display
- Durable plastic body with a stainless steel rim
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 construction
- Built-in heart rate monitor helping the wearer to maintain the ideal heart rate during exercising
- Built-in pedometer measuring the number of steps taken throughout the day or for tracking the wearer’s jogging and fitness program
- Processor made by Texas Instruments
- Compatible with most Android 4.3 or later devices
- Bluetooth 4.0 technology, allowing for easy connectivity and wireless syncing to multiple devices
- Voice activation technology with a built-in microphone
- Built-in alarm system, vibration alerts, and calendar options for efficient scheduling
- Lithium-ion battery pack with a battery strength indicator and warning system
- Waterproof for up to 3.3” and up to 30 minutes
Rumor has it that the Moto 360 by Motorola is slated to be made available through Best Buy and other retailers near the date of September 4. But we have long known about the expected price tag of nearly $250 for several months. Back in May, Motorola accidentally posted that the winner of a design contest for the watch face of the Moto 360 would actually win one of the first watches off the showroom floor,