It’s an unlikely pairing: The world’s smartest looking smartwatch and the world’s stupidest mobile app. And yet they have indeed teamed up, because mobile app Yo has just announced that “Motorola is going to use the Yo platform to release their long awaited Moto 360 smart watch.” And yes, this promotion is just as awesomely stupid as you think it is.
“Potential customers have 24 hours to subscribe to Motorola’s Yo username ‘MOTOROLA’ in the Yo Index,” explains Yo. “Tomorrow, at 12pm CST, Motorola will send a Yo to all of their subscribers. That Yo will contain a link for an early chance to get the Moto 360. The first 20 people to click the link from Motorola will win a new Moto 360 as a part of Motorola’s first release of the watch.”
Along with Apple’s iWatch, the Moto 360 is one of two smartwatches that gadget fans are actually anticipating this fall. The watch has won wide accolades for its stylish design and it will be formally unveiled on September 4th alongside Motorola’s sequels to its Moto X and Moto G smartphones.
Of course, the lucky winners of the Yo-Moto 360 promotion won’t be the first to get their hands on the watch, as that honor goes to Google I/O attendees who should be getting their own copies of the watch any day now.