Smartwatch Class – In our previous posts, we were actually more focused on reviewing the newer smartwatches that is going to come out or is already coming out. At first, we decided to do a review on the second generation only which is the latest smartwatch gadget made by Motorolla company. However, knowing the fact that the predecessor gained so much success in smartwatch area, we choose to write down a review on the Moto 360 smartwatch as a whole. Our review, as usual, will be more focused on its performance, the battery life, specification and little bit about the apps. Here are the review:
Moto 360 Review
Based on several reviews, Moto 360 is thought as the best smartwatch on the smartwatch market right now. Android Authority along with other online gadget magazine such as Tech Radar, Digital Trends, and many more uttered its admiration on this particular smartwatch in different ways. Now, we would like to show a review in Smartwatch Class’s way. Hope it’ll help you to decide whether you’ll buy it or not.
Moto 360 Specs
As we know that GSM Arena is one of the most trusted website to provide some specs information, we decided to look the Moto 360 specification on it.
Moto 360 is supported with 1.56″ display of LCD in which possesses 320 x 290 pixels along with 205 ppi density. Covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, you don’t need to worry about the safety of the glass.
On the chipset, the Motorolla smartwatch is motored with the chipset named TI OMAP 3 and assisted by 512MB RAM as well as 4 GB of built-in storage.
The battery for the first generation of Moto 360 is 320 mAh (we will talk more about the battery on the battery life section) with full day service and being charged with Qi wireless charger along with bundled cradle.
The Diameter of the smartwatch is made into two types. For men, you can get either 42 mm or 46 mm and for women you can wear the 42 mm size. You need to add a few bucks if you want to get 46 mm Moto 360. Both of them have 11.5 mm thick.
The case of the Moto 360 smartwatch is made in stainless steel with IP67 rating. For the band, you can have your own style because Motorolla provides you with some choices in choosing the band whether you want to use metal or leather band. However, the basic standard band provided was the 22 mm band leather based.
In term of connectivity, you don’t need to worry because it was supported with 4.0 LE, the newest version of Bluetooth. The newest Moto 360 2 is also worked with Wi-Fi connection.
Moto 360 is also supported with dual-microphone used for voice commands, optical heart rate monitor along with its pedometer, and Android Wear OS including the Google Now integration.
Moto 360 is a light smartwatch with 49 grams weight even we wear it with the leather band.
Moto 360 Design
Since its first launch, people has loved the design very much because it is made with round face. The minimalist design made this type of smartwatch becomes easily blend with people’s style.
However, using the round face design doesn’t mean it comes with no problem. Android Authority said that the round face design made some apps looked awkward. We can accept this problem because we all know that android wear is still under development. On the other hands, it is also mentioned that the watch strap is not pretty easy to be removed from its face, which is becoming a bit problem for those who often changes its band.
Luckily, Motorolla gives an option for its costumers whether you want to get the smartwatch in 42 mm or 46 mm. You can also use either 20 mm or 22 mm watch bands. Sadly, there is no option lesser than 42 mm for women who love smaller design. But don’t worry, 42 mm is still looked very nice on your hand and even looked nicer when you choose girly design.
Moto 360 Battery Life
As we had previously mentioned above, Moto 360 is held with 32o mAh battery in which it can stand up to full day use. The charger provided for this kind of smartwatch is in the form of dock in which you only need to put the smartwatch on its dock to have the battery charged. Well, for most travelers, the charging dock won’t be helpful but if you have a usual daily routine, charging the Moto 360 battery at night will be more comfortable using the dock.
The availability of Wi-Fi connection with the Moto 360 2 helps preserving the battery life because with it you can put off the Bluetooth connection for some times. In the meantime, you can also change the charging display color using the Moto Connect application.
Moto 360 Apps
Moto 360 is run with Android Wear platform which is still under development. However, the newest update of Android Wear is pretty amazing. There are many newer supporting apps along with more developed apps. What makes Moto 360 better from Samsung Gear S2 is the availability of the connectivity towards iPhone devices. Thus, iPhone users who don’t want to spend much money to buy Apple Watch can buy Moto 360 as a cheap but worthy replacement.
In term of best apps, Wareable.com has sum up several great applications intended for Android Wear based smartwatch including Moto 360 smartwatch.
Moto 360 basically has already owned a health and fitness tracker app which work very well for you who like to do some sporting activities. But if you want to use another app, Endomondo could be one of a great replacement. It provides a tracker for running, cycling, hiking, climbing and so on. For Golf lovers, Hole 19 can be your best assistant. It can provide you details on approximately more than 34,000 courses around the world. There are many other good apps such as Evernote, Interval Timer, and also Wear Audio Recorder. You can read the apps review on Wareable.com for more ideas about the apps for Moto 360.
Moto 360 Price
Motorolla has set up new price for the newest generation of Moto 360. If you see directly on Motorolla.com, the starting price is $299.99. With that price, you can choose your own style of design except some advanced design such as adding the size of the diameter or using more unique face design and color.
Compared to the other smartwatches such as Apple Watch, Samsung Gear S2 and Sony Smartwatch 3, Moto 360 can be thought as the most affordable flagship smartwatch with wonderful design and wonderful specs. If you want to get cheaper price of smartwatch with amazing performance, Moto 360 is the best one to put on your wrist. If you are Samsung users and you have plenty of money to buy smartwatch, you might be more satisfied buying Samsung Gear S2 and if you are iPhone users and you have lots of money. Why don’t you try buying Apple Watch? Though if you are a round face smartwatch lovers, just go buying the Moto 360. Because it is pretty much worth it.
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Moto 360 Smartwatch
Moto 360 is thought as the best smartwatch on the market now with its affordable price and wonderful performance. The round face design along with some options on it with many choices of bands make it pretty nice to wear on any people’s wrist. Some reviewers said that it still has some problems with its battery life but thinking about the price provided, We won’t think twice to buy it.