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  1. Rob

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    How much do you think the Moto 360 will cost? I'm going to guess $299 because it looks like a super premium watch. In reality I'd consider paying much more, especially as an early adopter, maybe up to $500 if the features/specs/etc.. fall in order.

    This is a watch that anyone can wear without seeming like an uber geek. Most people wouldn't even be able to tell its a smartwatch. This is the opposite of the Google Glass "Glasshole" phenomenon... it just fits in perfectly.

    I think the Samsung Galaxy Gear was $300 when it launched and I'm predicting the LG G Watch will be closer to $199 or $249, but it'd make sense for the Moto 360 to fall into that range.
     

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    Well. I like it but I can't swing 500 bucks for a watch. I'm not sure I can swing 300 :( So i sure would hope to see it more around there then 500.
     
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    I'm hoping $199 but I highly doubt it. That phone looks expensive.
     
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    A premium watch like that. If its under $300 it will knock Samsung out of the game.
     
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    Aren't the Pebble watches $250? I'd expect something really competitive/expensive that drops in price quickly like the Moto X did.
     
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    I think half the problem with these watches will be their life expectancy. A $300 watch could potentially last you a lifetime if looked after. Inevitably like most of our smart phones; batteries loose their charge, screens crack and lets not start on water damage.

    I'd love one of these but at the same time I'd rather cough up for a real watch.

    I'm guessing $400 in the US and
     
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    Hopnig for about 199.00.

    No more than 300.00 though. my limit =/
     
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    I'd pay $300 and possibly up to $400 for it if it ends up being as good as it looks.
     
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    I'm definitely with you on that note, Phases. No way can I spend $500 on a smartwatch.
     
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    I'm hoping for no higher than $300. Anything higher than that, they would be pricing themselves out of the market in my opinion.
     
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    I paid $200 for the GALAXY GEAR (THX to a T-MOBILE snafu on accessory discounts) & $300 for the QUALCOMM TOQ (currently $250,original price $350).

    Still have the TOQ & while I'm quite pleased w/the performance/features/battery life,I'm somewhat burned-out getting the latest & greatest on opening day,or,soon thereafter.

    Trust me,if your think the proverbial "NEW CAR SMELL" fades quickly from a smartphone,it's gone in a flash w/a smartwatch.Wait a month or so after initial release & the inevitable price drops.As w/all tech,it'll happen soon enough,especially when more mfgs jump on the smartwatch bandwagon.

    I'd say $200 is my ceiling for one of the new breed of (ANDROID) smartwatches,& that's only if any of 'em have a lot of added & useful features not found on the TOQ.
     
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    It's probably impossible to guess the price. If Motorola decides to win the market (and they might as well try it) price should not be more than $200. If they try the Apple strategy of "exclusivity", (which is a possibility too) price will be much higher.
     
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    They announced a sapphire display on Friday and that adds to the cost. Figuring my plastic Pebble is $150 and the steel version $250, I don't see how the 360 will be less than $250. I'm willing to bet it'll be $300+.
     
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    I'm afraid you're going to be correct. I can do $200. I'll force myself to do $250. But $300 is out.

    But on the other hand, the LG G looks like it will be more of a bargain. Is that a nice way of saying "cheap?" LOL. I would expect that to be in the $99-$150 range.
     
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    I'm not sure about price drops

    The Galaxy Gear was still selling at $299 for a bit, even after the unveiling of the Gear 2. I'm thinking that prices on these things isn't going to drop as quickly as some might hope.

    The question of longevity has been raised. I'm thinking that, if manufacturers want wearables to ever be anything more than a small niche, they will either have to make these things long lasting (ignoring planned obsolesence), or drop the price point considerably.

    $500 (as some have suggested)? I can buy an antique gold watch, which actually has intrinsic value and will continue functioning damn near forever, for that price. Pricing any smartwatch (other than maybe special "premium" editions) at that level pushes the device way out into nicheville. Especially when it'll be outdated within a year or three
     
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    Can believe no one is betting on $360. I'd pay it.
     
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    That would be a fairly obvious marketing trick...
     
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    price on gear watch was lowered because nobody was buying it and not because of the announce of gear 2. It's no wonder because most smart watches make you look like a tool. Put on a suite and walk in the office wearing GoPro 3 on your head. Same impression smartwatches are making on people.
     
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    You completely miss my point: the price really HASN'T dropped, for the most part

    Online retailers are still selling 'em for anywhere from $199-350. US Cellular DID drop their price to $150 recently... since they want to get rid of their Galaxy Gears in anticipation of the Gear 2
     
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    So I had a dream last night I was at the store and the 360 was $266 and the LG G was $246. So I thought for the extra $20 I might as well get the 360.

    Take that for what it's worth :D
     
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    My dream last night was a bit different. Rob and Steve (our owner and Android Developer) were at my house and for some reason smoking pot in the bathroom in secret.

    I woke up and was like double yew tee eff. I would have rather drempt about the 360!
     
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    Tonight may we all dream of smoking pot in Phases' bathroom while playing with our new 360 :D
     
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    Don't think I really want to spend any quality time in Phases bathroom, thankyouverymuch
     
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    I want this watch badly. But let's face it, it's a watch. If the functionality is basically the same and the LG G watch costs $99, while the 360 is 200+, I'm going with the G.
     

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