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Motorola to sell smartwatch for Rs 17,999

October 03, 2014 15:31 IST

Handset maker Motorola on Friday said its smartwatch, Moto 360, will go on sale today in India for Rs 17,999.

 

The smartwatch will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting from mid-day today, Motorola said in a statement. Inspired by the classic wristwatch, the Moto 360 features a round design.

It has a feature called 'voice control' which allows users to send texts, set a reminder, check the weather, and ask for directions. Users can also keep track of steps and know their heart rate with the built-in pedometer and heart rate monitor, it added.

 

The smartwatch is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher and is powered by Android Wear operating system.

With a 1.5-inch display, the device has a 320 mAh battery, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage.

Smart wearables, as a category, is growing globally with the likes of Samsung, LG and Apple coming out with their smartwatches across various price points.

 

Apart from smartwatches, many firms like Sony, Adidas and Goqii have introduced smartbands dedicated to healthcare or athletics with support apps like pedometer and heart rate monitor to help monitor various bodily functions.

Samsung's Gear Live is available in India for about Rs 15,900, while LG's G Watch is priced at Rs 14,999.

Photograph: Courtesy, Motorola

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