Motorola is all set to unveil its Moto 360 watch at a press event in Chicago on September 4th, but it looks like Best Buy has let the cat out of the bag. A product page for the Android Wear smartwatch has mistakenly gone live on Best Buy’s mobile site, and it lists the device with a $249.99 price tag. This is not the first time we’ve heard that the Moto 360 will cost $249.99. The fine print of the official rules for a Motorola contest this past May placed the smartwatch’s approximate retail value at the same price. Droid Life first reported on the leak earlier this afternoon.
Motorola’s upcoming, stunningly circular wearable has been a pretty leaky ship. We even got to spend some hands-on time with the device. But the one thing that’s been eluding us is the price. According a Best Buy product page, you’ll need to shell out $250 if you want a Moto 360 smartwatch. That prices makes sense compared to other smartwatch prices we’ve seen recently: it comes in about $50 cheaper than the $300 Samsung Galaxy Gear 2, though more expensive than any other Android Wear device, including the $230 LG G Watch and the $200 Galaxy Gear Live. Along with the pricing deets, we also get a pretty convincing spec rundown of the smartwatch. You can take a peek at Best Buy’s slip-up below (for when they inevitably delete it). Now that we have a little bit better picture of what the Moto 360 is packing (though nothing is certain), has Motorola delivered the smartwatch dream we’ve all been waiting for or do the benefits still not outweigh the costs?