You’ll be able to customize a Moto 360 watch next month

Motorola plans to expand its Moto Maker customization order process, allowing people to design their own Moto 360 smartwatch. The new program will start next month, says Wired, which reported the news on Thursday.

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The customizing process will be similar to that for the Moto X, Motorola’s flagship phone. For the handset you can choose colors for the front and back and different access colors for the buttons, order custom engraving and choose a message to be shown at boot-up. Moto Maker for the watch is the same but with fewer options.

Customers can choose from three watch casings, for example, in either silver, black or champagne. Next is a choice of various leather or metal bands. Finally, buyers can customize a boot-up message on their 360. Just like with the current Moto Maker process, a high-resolution render will display the watch based on the selections.

I’ve always felt that phones were fairly personal so I appreciate the Moto Maker option the company introduced with its first Moto X in 2013. Watches are even more personal, though, so the custom order choices make even more sense with this product. And they help Motorola further differentiate its watches in a growing sea of [company]Google[/company] Android Wear competitors.

The new Moto X will go on sale for Verizon subscribers tomorrow

Motorola’s newest high-end phone will be available on Verizon, not that it was ever in doubt. The carrier announced Thursday that the new Moto X will cost $99 for the 16GB model on a two-year contract, or either $499 or $549 at full price, starting September 26. Your color options include a standard black model and a white phone with a bamboo rear shell, as well as the options provided by the Moto Maker customization service. The new Moto X is already available on AT&T, and the unlocked version should work fine on T-Mobile, but Sprint subscribers coveting the Moto X are probably out of luck.