Tech retailer Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) recently leaked details regarding the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch. The highly anticipated gadget was listed on the store’s website under a tag that says “coming soon” but soon removed the item off the site. Tech blog Droid Life managed to obtain a screenshot of the page along with price and specs.
Motorola’s upcoming watch – Moto 360
Motorola has yet to unveil the latest line of smartwatches but fans are speculating the gadget will debut on September 4th during a special press event in Chicago. Motorola remains mum on the device’s details.
According to Best Buy, the Moto 360 will retail for $249.99. It will feature voice-activation, LCD touchscreen with resolution of 320 x 290, Gorilla Glass, Bluetooth 4.0, optical heart rate monitor, and pedometer. The watch will run on Android 4.3 or later versions. The phone is also water-resistant. A representative for Motorola Mobility declined to comment on the Best Buy snafu.
It is important to note that Best Buy doesn’t always get pre-sale items right. This means there is a possibility the prices and device specifications vary heavily. It could also mean Motorola may make last-minute changes like price modification.
The future of high-tech watches
The smartwatch is a hot item in the mobile market right now. Although there are many different high-tech watches on the market right now including Samsung Gear and the LG G Watch. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is also rumored to launch the iWatch later on this year. Smartwatches were designed to work with smartphones and to simplify the mobile experience. Although these gadgets have yet to become as widely adapted as the smartphone, there is still a lot of leeway for the watch to become a part of everyday technology. Many are also speculating Apple could transform the whole smartwatch much like it did with the smartphone.