After selling out its Moto 360 watch in two hours earlier this month, Motorola Mobility announced the Apple Watch competitor would be back in stock Tuesday. In a company blog post on Sunday, the manufacturer also said it would begin offering pre-orders for its new Moto X (2014).
Motorola said that limited quantities of the Moto 360 would be available on its site. The manufacturer, formerly owned by Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL), says the sale will being at 11 a.m CDT, or 12 p.m. EDT.
The updated Moto X (2014) features a 5.2-inch, 1080p screen and more powerful hardware than its predecessor. Motorola has also swapped out the plastic body found in last year’s model with aluminum, a lighter material also used in the iPhone and HTC One, to give it a more for premium feel.
Early reviews for the Moto 360 have largely praised the device’s design, but not its battery life, as the watch requires nightly charging. Some users said the device had trouble lasting all day.
That criticism may be somewhat muted by the fact that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook revealed his company's new Apple Watch must need nightly charging.
The Moto 360 first went on sale Sept. 5, selling out in a couple of hours on BestBuy.com, Google Play and Motorola's own website. The company said it would ship the watch to Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE:BBY) stores as early as Monday. Motorola will also begin selling its Turbo Charger ($15) Tuesday, which it says is capable of giving its Moto X (2014) eight hours of battery life after 15 minutes of charging, and its Moto Hint ($150) bluetooth earbud.