News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday March 19, 2014.
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Motorola today hosted a Google Hangout broadcast to answer selective questions about the Moto 360 smartwatch that it announced yesterday. The answers were very selective because Motorola declined to shed light on the things that matter most to consumers, price and availability, but the company did answer a couple of pertinent questions.
Motorola confirmed that the Moto 360 will not go the way of the Samsung Galaxy Gear and only work with smartphones from the manufacturer. The watch will instead work with any smartphone running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or later. There will also be a splashproof coating and a unique charging method yet to be revealed. When astute viewers noticed that the 360 has no charging ports, Motorola promised to reveal more closer to the watch release this summer.
The Hangout doesn't show much, but it does offer some insight to the inspiration for the Moto 360 and some comments about the user interface. You can view the video below.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.