Lead designer of Moto 360 talks smartwatch style and function

By Adam Zeis on 19 Mar 2014 03:09 pm

Earlier today, Moto 360 lead designer, Jim Wicks, sat down to talk a bit more in depth on Motorola's upcoming smartwatch. The Android Wear device is due out this summer, and from what we've seen so far it looks like an awesome little device. Details are still sparse on this one as far as specs and pricing go, but we did get to find out a bit more about what went into the design of the Moto 360.

Wicks says the choice to go with a round watch was to keep with what consumers want, not to make consumers change what they want. A round face also allows for more usable surface area than a square one would.

The Moto 360 uses high-end materials like a brushed stainless steel bezel and genuine leather band (which is changeable). "You need to have that level of quality if you're going to put it on your wrist and qualify as a daily object."

Still no word on charging method either, though the Moto 360 does lack a USB port — so that leaves the options open at this point. Battery life is unknown as well, but it has "been made a priority" for Motorola.

Oodles more to come soon, but if you have 20 minutes to spare, check out the video above for a bit more into the design of the Moto 360.

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Lead designer of Moto 360 talks smartwatch style and function


We know that it has a microphone, but does it have a speaker?

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My functionality question is will it be possible to receive notifications from multiple phone simultaneously. I carry 2 phones and would love that to be possible

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