Moto 360 goes on sale, sells out in hours

Motorola's highly anticipated smartwatch, the Moto 360, finally went on sale over the weekend in the United States. Unfortunately the wait will be prolonged for many, as the device sold out within hours through Motorola.com, Google Play and Best Buy. The Moto 360 went on sale for USD$249.99.

Motorola's highly anticipated smartwatch, the Moto 360, finally went on sale over the weekend in the United States. Unfortunately the wait will be prolonged for many, as the device sold out within hours through Motorola.com, Google Play and Best Buy. The Moto 360 went on sale for USD$249.99.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Motorola confirmed the wearable's availability may be limited for the foreseeable future.

 

The Moto 360 launched to a mixed reception from American publications. The Wall Street Journal provided the most critical look at the device:

"The Moto 360 tells the time better—and looks better—than any other smartwatch. But right now it's telling me that it's not the time to buy one. Smartwatches still need improvements, both in hardware and software."

Whereas tech publication The Verge was more enamoured with Motorola's new gadget:

"If you’re buying a smartwatch today, spend $249 and buy the Moto 360. That’s an easy call. But buy it knowing that this is only the beginning, that looking good is only the first step toward being great."

An Australian Motorola representative confirmed the Moto 360 will see a local release later this year, but was not able to provide specifics. Australian pricing has yet to be confirmed.

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