Moto 360 smartwatch available on Flipkart at Rs 17,999

Moto 360 smartwatch is available on Flipkart ecommerce channel at Rs 17,999.

Customers can start buying Moto 360 from midday on 3 October.

Motorola said the Moto 360 will initially be in limited stock. More stock will be available in two weeks.

Recent smartwatch trends

In a recent report, IHS said smartwatch makers hope to legitimize wearable products as a category by improving their usability, and the secret sauce in this effort is an upgrade in design centered on the use of flexible displays.

At IFA 2014, Samsung, LG, Sony, Asus and Motorola introduced proprietary offerings to get a head start on Apple, which unveiled its own smartwatches a few days later after the show.

Samsung unveiled the Gear S smart watch, which features a curved screen and a 2-inch super active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) flexible display that is large enough to accommodate a keyboard for the smartwatch.

LG announced the G Watch R with a circular screen. With a 1.3-inch diameter, this round display has 57 percent more area than a square screen. The P-AMOLED panel is less than 0.6mm thick and features 320 x 320 resolution, 100-percent color gamut, 300-nits peak luminance and unlimited contrast ratio.Moto 360 now on Flipkart

Like the G Watch R, Motorola’s Moto 360 also comes with round screen.

LG and Motorola models are powered by Android Wear as extensions of the Android smartwatch ecosystem.

Samsung Gear S employs Samsung’s Tizen operating system.

IHS report says wearable devices will need to strike the correct combination of price, performance, form factor and usability to reach the consumer mainstream market.

Until then, actual wearable products like smartwatches may take longer to gain traction before the market can take off.

Anand B
editor@gizmolead.com

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