Just the other day we reported on the new Moto 360’s pricing and availability in Canada being at the end of September and already Best Buy Canada already has the smartwatch listed for pre-order on their online store, although Best Buy is showing a delivery date “as early as October 16.” While taking pre-orders for the new Moto 360, it looks as though the first generation model – the ones still in-stock – are all being sold at a sizable discount and the sale goes through September 17. This sale extends for online purchases as well as in the store, so if you are looking to upgrade from another brand or if this is your first time venturing in the smartwatch market, the original Moto 360 is a great buy.
Motorola heard the cry of people with smaller wrists and the new Moto 360 now comes in two sizes – the larger 46mm watch face and the smaller 42mm diameter – the larger size is consider for men, the 42mm size is a men/women size with the women’s version distinguished by the finish and watch band. Motorola also recognized the need for a sports style watch for the person that likes to work out and has a GPS equipped exercise-focused model called the Moto 360 sport…however, Best Buy does not list that model as of yet. The 46mm Moto 360 in all black model with metal band is the most expensive at $499.99. The all-stainless 46mm model with a Cognac colored leather band is $429.99. The 42mm black and silver models with a black leather and cognac leather bands, respectively, will cost you $379.99. The two women’s models – silver with a silver band at $429.99 and a rose-gold colored watch and leather band at $399.99.
The new Moto 360 is powered by the latest Android Wear 3.1, which not only allows your Moto 360 to communicate with Android smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher, but also the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.2 and above. A wise move for Android Wear, as it really opens up tens of million potential Apple customers to use an Android powered smartwatch and not be stuck using an Apple Watch. The new Moto 360 can be customized a number of ways through the Moto Maker processor, however, Canadians will not be privy to the Moto Maker…at least not at first, but Motorola left the door open for the future.