Moto Maker for your wrist

You’ll be able to customize a Moto 360 watch next month

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Motorola plans to expand its Moto Maker customization order process, allowing people to design their own Moto 360 smartwatch. The new program will start next month, says Wired, which reported the news on Thursday.

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The customizing process will be similar to that for the Moto X, Motorola’s flagship phone. For the handset you can choose colors for the front and back and different access colors for the buttons, order custom engraving and choose a message to be shown at boot-up. Moto Maker for the watch is the same but with fewer options.

Customers can choose from three watch casings, for example, in either silver, black or champagne. Next is a choice of various leather or metal bands. Finally, buyers can customize a boot-up message on their 360. Just like with the current Moto Maker process, a high-resolution render will display the watch based on the selections.

I’ve always felt that phones were fairly personal so I appreciate the Moto Maker option the company introduced with its first Moto X in 2013. Watches are even more personal, though, so the custom order choices make even more sense with this product. And they help Motorola further differentiate its watches in a growing sea of [company]Google[/company] Android Wear competitors.

2 Responses to “You’ll be able to customize a Moto 360 watch next month”

  1. Doesn’t change the fact that it has a below par processor and short battery life. They could have used higher quality components and have received more speed for less power draw but Motorola was sitting on a warehouse full of old chips.

    That and every single one of their videos dribbled on about the design of the thing, leaving out any information about the engineering effort that went into this product. A whole bunch of faff, very Apple-like.