Motorola Moto 360
Motorola’s first shot at the smartwatch market went pretty well by accounts with the original Moto 360 becoming the most successful Android Wear smartwatch to date. Well, Motorola are back with the second generation Moto 360 and it could be one of the best sounding smartwatches we’ve come across!
First things first, the look of it is stunning. We always loved the clean look of the first Moto 360 and for us, barring maybe the Apple Watch, the new incarnation will be the best looking thing on the market.
The updated version comes in two sizes – a 46mm and a 42mm. Both 360’s are manufactured from aircraft-grade 316L stainless steel and scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.
But the personalisation options are where the new Moto 360 will really shift sales with bands that can be swapped in seconds and Joes will also have the option to totally overhaul the look and make-up of their device with the Moto Maker program.
Not that Joes will care too much, but for Janes, there’s also a new collection designed specifically for women. The case is a bit smaller with more elegant lugs and the peak-shaped bezel feels a bit more feminine.
One of the main criticisms of the original Moto 360 was its lack of punch in the power department. The new version shouldn’t suffer the same label as it comes with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU and 512 MB RAM, which is apparently more than enough to power along the Android Wear OS.
That all important battery life is also getting an improvement. The 42mm will get a 300mAh, which should provide 1 and ½ days of battery, while the 46mm will get 2 days of battery with a 400mAh. Just like the original, the Moto 360 also charges wirelessly.
The smartwatch also has two mics, in-built WiFi, an optical heart rate sensor and is naturally dust and water resistance. Motorola also say that the screen to case ratio is the highest of any smartwatch on the market.
But that’s not all! Motorola have made the smartwatch available in a sports model. The Moto 360 Sport is actually very similar to the other model – the only major difference is it comes with a heart rate sensor and GPS. Nothing major but all important if you’re on the market for a fitness wearable.
We love the sound and look of the new version and we’re struggling to think of even one little criticism! The Moto 360 smartwatches will be on sale in the UK later this month with prices starting at £229.