Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch will not break cover until Summer this year, but it’s already the hot favorite among smartwatch enthusiasts and fans in general. This is largely due to the circular shape and the premium materials believed to be used in its making. But according to a new report, the smartwatch could be made of plastic and not stainless steel as a Motorola executive claimed not too long ago.
While it is possible that Motorola changed its mind at the last minute to speed up production or perhaps even cut costs, we don’t think it will be a massive setback for the company. The smartwatch is already pretty bulky with its 13.5 mm exterior, thanks to the Qi wireless charging coil embedded inside, so using stainless steel would make the smartwatch even heavier.
In comparison, the two Android Wear smartwatches available in the market today are made using a mixture of plastic and other similar materials, keeping them light on the users’ hands. We’re not sure if Motorola will actually take the plastic route as the report suggests, but we won’t be surprised if they did.
Source: TechWeb – Translated
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