Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Motorola Moto 360 Price Cut, Rumors On The New Version

Motorola is giving out hints that the new version of the Moto 360 watch is coming out soon with a price cut on the first one. A few weeks ago, the watch went on sale for the low price of $149. An excellent price that will probably not change anytime soon.

Users who have been waiting for the watch to get a price drop can now run to the stores and get one for that price, which is great after its initial price made some look for cheaper alternatives. The best thing about the price drop is that it won’t change anytime soon and buyers can decide when they want to make the purchase.

Moto 360

The Moto 360 is one of the best watches out there and is still at the top as the most popular Android Wear device, even after its expensive initial price. The watch is different from the many out there, with a circular and sleek design and a bunch of great specs. The watch will remain a hot seller after its huge price drop.

A lot of Motorola users now believe that the company is getting ready to launch a new device after the price cut, many are also thinking about the price and the specs that will come with it. According to rumors going Moto 360 Watcharound the internet, the next version of the Moto 360 will feature a higher resolution display and different straps. The codename of the new watch is “Smelt.”

So with the word “Smelt,” which is the process heating and melting metal, the device will probably be designed with an all-metal build. The device is said to feature the Android Wear 5.1. Other rumored features are ARM v7 as the processor and 360 x 360 resolution.


The watch was a huge success last year, leading among Android Wear devices. A few months after its release, total shipments for Android Wear devices reached 720,000, which is 15 percent of the 4.6 million wearable devices shipped.

The first version of the Moto 360 is now at $149 on the official Motorola site, Google Store and Amazon. There’s one thing though, the price is only for the watch with the basic leather band variant. Those who want different versions like the metal band, will have to pay $50 more.

Now that the price drop is here, many are thinking whether they should wait a few more months or get it right away. Those that are not sure, should know that the price is pretty good for one of the best Android watches out there and should go for it, not only because of its great design but because of its great specs.

Things Confirmed For The Moto 360 2

A Motorola executive, Adrienne Hayes, SVP of global marketing, confirmed that the new Moto 360 2 will be smaller than the first version, which is good news for those who thought that the first one was too big. It will also come in two size models and the gold finish will return.

Do you own one of these? Will you get the new version when it hits stores or will you wait?

Sean Farlow
University graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Big fan of sports teams from South FL.


  1. Moto 360 is not made by Motorols (MSI). MSI is Motorola Solutions and it is a different business. You must correct this please.

  2. It’s code name is after the fish called smelt not the metallurgy definition. The original moto 360 was code named minnow

  3. Already bought the Urbane when it went on sale and the watch can stay on all day and includes WiFi!

    Had the Moto 360 and the horrible battery life with a screen that was off half the time just wasn’t good enough.

  4. (On the original moto 360:) “should go for it, not only because of its great design but because of its great specs.” Yeah nah, a 5 year old processor, combined with an LCD Display in a wearable with the smallest available battery, sounds more like a prototype made for simply creating a first smart watch prototype device for testing. Don’t get me wrong, the moto 360 is the single most beautiful smartwatch out there to me, but all of the hardware built in seems ridiculous and misplaced here. I really hope that the second model can sort that out with a real “360” display instead of that flat tire design, that uses an extremely powersaving OLED panel combined with perhaps a slightly bigger battery and a 2015-style processor, not 2010.


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