Rounding up: the blood, sweat, and tears behind Moto 360

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I want a brown strap for the Moto 360, but there’s none available at launch. “Patience, grasshopper,” Jim Wicks tells me, looking over a colorful sample book of leather swatches.

I get the sense that patience is a concept Wicks knows well. As Motorola’s senior VP of design, he’s overseen a near-total reboot of the company’s design language over the past two years, and the 360 seems like the ultimate embodiment of that: it’s simple, round, and beautiful. It just took a long time to get from…

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