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Will the world’s most beautiful smartwatch be horribly overpriced?

Moto 360 Pricing Rumor

While most smartwatches unveiled so far haven’t really garnered a lot of positive press, there has been one exception: The Moto 360, which by far has the most stylish design of any big-name wearable computer out there. However, GforGames flags a price listing for the Moto 360 on Chinese retailer Jingdong’s website that says the device will sell for 2,800 yuan, which is nearly twice the 1,500 yuan that Jingdong is charging for the LG G Watch or the Samsung Gear Live.

Translated into American dollars, this would give the Moto 360 a price of around $450, which seems extremely high compared to the G Watch’s $229 price tag and the Gear Live’s $199 price tag. Now, this could very obviously just be a placeholder price and we should treat this information as nothing more than a rumor for the time being. If Motorola really were to charge anything north of $400 for its smartwatches, however, I think we can safely assume that it won’t sell very many of them, regardless of how beautifully designed they are.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.