Moto 360’s New Metal Band Variants Now Available in India

Motorola has made two metal-based Moto 360 smartwatch variants available to buy in India from the company’s exclusive online retailer, Flipkart. These are the first metal band variants for the Moto 360 to have been made available in the country.

The metal bands introduced are the Light Chrome Finish Stainless Steel and Dark Chrome Finish Stainless Steel bands, both priced at Rs. 19,999 (including the smartwatch). The company, to further sweeten the deal for consumers, has announced an extra 10 percent discount for State Bank of India debit and credit card holders.

Initially announced in November last year, the Moto 360 (Review) metal bands were unveiled alongside the leather bands, which are yet to be released in India.

To recall, the standard version of the Moto 360 smartwatch, launched back in October, is still available at Rs. 17,999. Notably, the additional 10 percent discount for SBI card holders is also applicable on the Moto 360 regular version.

Motorola back in March added the Moto 360 smartwatch to its Moto Maker program. The Moto Maker customisation option for the Moto 360 smartwatch was originally available in the US and allowed users to customise their watches before buying them.

For specifications, the Moto 360 is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher, and features a 1.56-inch backlit LCD display with a resolution of 320×290 pixels – translating to a pixel density of 205ppi. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Moto 360 supports wireless charging, and comes with a charging dock. It is powered by a TI OMAP 3 processor (exact chipset unspecified), coupled with 512MB of RAM. It features 4GB of built-in storage, and comes with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy connectivity. It sports a pedometer, and an optical heart rate monitor (PPG). It comes with an IP67 rating, making it water-resistant. Other features include a single physical button, a vibration motor, and dual microphones.

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