Motorola hosted a live Hangout with Jim Wicks, the lead designer of the Moto 360 Android Wear-based smartwatch, and the discussion started with the inspiration for the product and moved to its specifics. Motorola wasn’t yet sharing that much about specs and details for the hardware, but the smartwatch actually works as Wicks used it on camera, proving this isn’t just an ambitious render, and that’s a big load of the minds of those looking forward to owning one.
Wicks was emphatic about the Moto 360’s roundness; he said round at least 1,000 times by my admittedly inaccurate count. The purpose behind this was to get users on board with the idea without having to sell them on something they aren’t used to. 85 percent of watches sold have a round face, according to Wicks, and that’s what people are looking for in a time piece. Wicks…
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