Moto 360 release date: Best Buy leaks smartwatch's full specs, price

Best Buy has confirmed that it accidentally leaked specs and price details of the unreleased Moto 360 smartwatch.

The company removed the page on Monday (August 18), a day after the Moto 360 price and specs were divulged to the public.

CNET was able to capture the listing before it was taken down.

According to the page entitled: "Motorola – Moto 360 Smart Watch for Select Android Devices – Silver/Gray)," the device costs $249.99 and features an 1.5-inch backlit LCD display with 320 x 290 resolution and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The smartwatch listed in Best Buy also sports stainless-steel casing, voice-activation system, optical heart rate monitor, pedometer and Bluetooth 4.0 technology.

The listing did not however indicate the exact date of availability of the Moto 360, which is expected to get a proper debut early next month.

Moto 360, Motorola's entry to the smartwatch battleground, is expected to be officially launched via the "Moto Launch Experience" event that will be held in Chicago on September 4.

Motorola runs the risk of hosting to less live attendees since the event is going to happen one day after Samsung's "Unpacked" event, which is set to showcase Galaxy Alpha and other new flagship devices ahead of the IFA 2014 consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Germany.

The Android-powered smartwatch was first seen during the Google I/O Developers Conference, alongside LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live.

At the outset, it is clear that Motorola is aiming to fuse functionality and fashion in this round-faced watch with interchangeable bands.

Industry pundits are eager to see what comes out of the successive events that will be held early September.

There are also reports that Apple, Inc., will hold an exclusive media event on September 9, which many believe will be the platform of the iWatch and iPhone 6 introductions.

Going into the holidays, smartwatches could set a new trend in the booming wearable tech market.

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