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Motorola’s 360 smart watch rolls into Australia Oct 31

Motorola had taken its time getting its round Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch on sale in the US, and while Aussies have had to wait even longer, October 31 marks the date the initial wait is over.

Unfortunately, the wait will continue for some, as Motorola informs us that its Moto 360 will only be available in “limited quantities”, so if you want to be one of the first to get one, you’ll have to get your order in quick from your “preferred retailer”.

Set to cost A$329, Moto’s watch while come in two styles - stainless steel black with black leather band, and stainless steel silver with stone leather band.

A steel band version will arrive in “early 2015” for A$359, around the same time a famous crunchy company with a watch is set to arrive, while will make competition fiercer than ever.

All three models are “specifically designed to help you manage your daily tasks with a flick of your wrist".
Naturally, there are also health sensors built-in, including a built-in pedometer and heart rate monitor.

As the first round smartwatch of the modern era and the first to generate real excitement, the biggest challenger to the 360 is the forthcoming Apple Watch, but Motorola is a company with tenacity, so we’ll have to see how it all turned out one a few years down the track.

Until then, full specs are here, but unless you get an order in the minute telco partners kick off sales in Australia, you may well be asking the question, “Android Where?!”

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