Motorola's Moto 360 is one of the best smartwatches around and the firm has announced three new models with metal bands. Here's everything you need to know about the Moto 360 UK release date, price and specs. Also see: Best smartwatches 2014.

Motorola Moto 360 UK release date and price UK

The Motorola Moto 360 will be available in the UK from early October. You'll be able to buy it through O2, Amazon and Tesco, plus - we presume - Google Play. Also see Motorola Moto 360 vs LG G Watch vs Samsung Gear Live comparison review.

Motorola's Moto 360 costs £199 in the UK although the new models (see below) will cost a little more.

Motorola Moto 360 specs

Update: Motorola has announced a trio of new metal bands for the Moto 360. The 23mm light and dark metal finishes will be available mid-February while the gold model will arrive mid-March in 18mm. The new Moto 360s will be available for £229 at retailers in the UK including O2, Techdata, Amazon and Argos. The light metal model will be available exclusively through John Lewis from launch until the end of June.  

Moto 360 metal bands

The Motorola Moto 360 is an Android Wear-powered smartwatch with a classic round-face design. "Comfortable, familiar, and crafted with the finest materials, Moto 360 keeps you up to date without taking you away from the moment," says Motorola.

The Moto 360 cashes in on the current health- and fitness craze with a heart-rate monitor and pedometer. It also features wireless charging - with a 320mAh battery that lasts all day, you simply pop it on top of the supplied charging dock over night.

The 49g Moto 360 has a 1.5in (320x290, 205ppi) backlit LCD display, which is protected from damage with Gorilla Glass 3. Inside is a TI OMAP 3 processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

Other features of the Moto 360 include Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, IP67-rated waterproof protection and dual mics.

The Motorola Moto 360 wasn't the only smartwatch launching at IFA 2014. Also see LG G Watch R and Samsung Gear S.

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