The Moto 360 finally became available last Friday, after being teased for most of the year. And it sold out quick, not that we were surprised. Motorola is currently selling the black and silver versions for $249. The steel versions will be available later this fall for about $299, and yes the bands are interchangeable. The Moto 360 has popped up as in stock back at Google Play earlier this week, and now it appears to be in stock again at Best Buy as well, for $249. Which isn’t a bad price at all for the Moto 360.
I’ve been using the Moto 360 for about a week now, and I really like it. Those early reviews (and I mean super early, they only had the watch for about 12 hours) about bad battery life were semi true. What they didn’t both to tell you is that if you turn off Ambient Display, it’ll last at least a full 24 hours or more. I can normally get around 15 hours and then have around 40% left. So no it’s not as good as the LG G Watch, but the G Watch does also have a larger battery – 300mAh vs 400mAh – and the Moto 360 has a brighter and more clear display than the LG G Watch. So if you’re worried about battery life, just turn off ambient display. It’s not a big deal to me because if I’m not looking at the watch, why does it need to be on?
It’ll probably be sold out again really fast, so if you’re looking to get your hands on one, you’ll want to act quickly. As they are backed up for a few weeks in most other places. At the rate that Android Wear smartwatches are coming out, if you don’t like something about the Moto 360, just sit back and wait. We’ll probably see another half dozen or so smartwatches before the end of the year, all running on Android Wear.