Moto 360 Release Date, News: Motorola Messes up Smartwatch Give Away

Motorola recently messed up their Moto 360 giveaway.

According to the Verge, Motorola teamed up with Yo to hand out Moto 360s to the first 20 people who took part in a contest.

Unfortunately, in Yo’s notices, it sounded as if the people receiving them had already won the smartwatch, which led to angry complaints on Motorola’s Google+ page.

Yo told the Verge that: “Yo is a communication platform.

“Anyone can use Yo to send out notifications with links and use it the way they see fit.

“We are not running campaigns for businesses but we welcome everyone, including businesses, to use our platform and leverage it to communicate with their friends, family, customers or whoever they want.”

Motorola has since apologized via a series of tweets, and announced a new contest.

The Moto 360 is rumored to have a 1.5-inch backlit LCD touch screen, with a 320×290 resolution, 205ppi,  Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3, 512MB of RAM, a Wireless N connectivity, and a Texas Instruments processor.

The watch’s dimensions are 1.8×1.8×0.4-inches, and it weighs 2.1oz.

Stainless steel and plastic are said to be the materials used in smartwatch’s construction.

The smartwatch will also have an ambient light sensor, a heart rate monitor, and is water resistant for up to 3.3 feet for 30 minutes.

Other features include Bluetooth 4.0 technology, voice activation capabilities, vibration alert, built-in pedometer, and a built-in lithium-ion battery pack.

The Moto 360 will run Android 4.3 operating system, which can be updated in future.