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Motorola plans 9 different straps for stylish Moto 360 smartwatch

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by Jamie Hinks
, 25 Mar 2014News
Motorola plans 9 different straps for stylish Moto 360 smartwatch

Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch will feature a glut of customisable features taking cue from the company’s Moto G and Moto X smartphones that came out last year.

Related: Moto 360 and LG G Watch headline Google’s newly launched Android Wear smartwatch lineup

The Android-based smartwatch will be available with any one of up to seven different leather band colours as well as two metal band options that marry up with the analogue clockface display, according to Tech Radar.

The leather band colours include grey, black, dark blue, brown, tan, teal and a number of black options, whereas the metal band comes in black and grey shades.

Further customisation can be applied through the Moto Maker module that adorns the back of the face of the watch and is similar in looks to the same modules that are included with the firm’s most recent smartphone releases.

When it comes to the face of the watch, it looks very similar to a shiny metal watch that is favoured by businessmen across the globe, complete with a digital face that features an analogue time display, the current date and a battery indicator.

On the right hand side of the face there is a physical dial with the left hand side playing host to a microphone that allows the device’s other features to be used. This will take advantage of the “Ok Google” option that can be used to find directions, send messages and various other things. The device also includes Google Now to give the user information before they’ve even begun to talk to the device using “Ok Google.”

Related: Moto 360 and the future of Android Wear: The key questions explained

Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch is a part of Google’s Android Wear project that extends the firm’s operating system into the wristwatch. The company has signed agreements with consumer electronics manufacturers, chip makers and fashion brands to sculpt a competitive lineup of devices, with partners including Asus, HTC, LG, Samsung, Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek, Qualcomm, and Fossil Group.

Image Credit: Android Community

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