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Motorola Moto 360 priced and dated

Motorola Moto 360 priced and dated

Motorola’s Moto 360, first seen earlier this summer, has finally been given an official release date and slapped with a price tag. The stunning circular smartwatch will cost £199.99 and be up for grabs from early October.

At this week's IFA expo, Lenovo–owned Moto revealed that punters hungry for the Android Wear watch will be able to snag it from O2, John Lewis, Amazon and Tesco in just over a month’s time.

The watch made a starring appearance at the company’s launch event for its new range in Chicago last night. Its key feature is the round design, which, until LG revealed its G Watch R last week, made it the only round smartwatch worth talking about.

Available in grey or black leather colour options, Moto's watch's main features are really all down to Google's smartwatch software.

The latter’s Android Wear will deliver missives and notifications for a paired smartphone and offers access to the company’s Google Now service for timely reminders of calendar events, sports scores and other key personal information.

The Moto 360 is facing stiff competition from LG’s aforementioned effort, as well as new devices from Samsung and Asus.

Apple is expected to enter the smartwatch market next week, with the iWatch due to be revealed on September 9th.

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