Motorola Moto 360 1.56-Inch Smartwatch for Android - Dark Metal (1st Generation) Discontinued by Manufacturer
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- Quality craftsmanship - Finely crafted with stainless steel, genuine Horween leather and scratch-resistant glass
- Timely updates at a glance - Get both the time, and what that moment means to you
- Responds to your Voice - Just speak to get the info you need
- Tracks Health and Fitness - Moto Body tracks your steps, distance and calories burned along with your heart rate
- Works with your AndroidTM phone - Pair with any smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher
- Doubles as an activity tracker
- Works with Your Android 4.3+ Phone
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From the manufacturer
Responds to voice and gestures
Voice control makes it easy to get things done, even when your hands are full. Send texts, set a reminder, or check the weather, all with just your voice
Timely updates at a glance
Moto 360 displays timely notifications based on where you are and what you’re doing, so you always stay on track. Weather, flight alerts, traffic and more, all powered by Android Wear
Moto Body is the built-in activity tracker that inspires a healthier lifestyle. Track your steps, calories and heart rate throughout the day. Then receive coaching advice to help you reach your fitness goals
Always on, at a glance
Ambient mode keeps always-on apps like maps, fitness, or to-do lists running in full screen, helping extend battery life while keeping your details at the ready
An app for everything
Moto 360 features Android apps, putting a universe of fun and productivity right on your wrist. Your options are nearly endless, and always growing
Send a smile (or something else)
Go beyond ;) and draw emojis directly on your Moto 360 screen with your finger, from coffee cups to to a thumbs-up
- Product Dimensions: 46mm diameter by 11.5mm high
- Operating System: Android Wear
- Display: 1.56” 320 x 290, 205ppi; Baclit LCD; Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Battery: 320mAh, Wireless charging with charging dock
- Processor: TI OMAP 3
- Memory: 4GB internal storage +512MB RAM
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
Moto 360 is a modern timepiece powered by Android Wear. Comfortable, familiar, and crafted with the finest materials, Moto 360 keeps you up to date without taking you away from the moment. Glance at your wrist to see updates or just speak to get the info you need. Because it's time a watch told you more than just the time. features a 1.56" LCD touch screen that displays alerts from your compatible Android device. A Bluetooth 4.0 interface helps simplify wireless pairing. Product Features Quality craftsmanship Finely crafted with stainless-steel, genuine leather from Horween and scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla glass. Responds to your voice Just speak to get the info you need using the dual microphones. K. Doubles as an activity tracker Track your steps and heart rate with a built-in pedometer and heart rate monitor. Works with your Android phone Pair with most smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher. Bluetooth 4.0 technology Pairs with your smartphone through the latest Bluetooth technology. Sensors Include a pedometer, an ambient light sensor and an optical heart rate monitor (PPG) for versatile use. Mobile notifications Let you view alerts from your device simply by looking at your wrist. A vibration option provides discreet alerts. Built-in microphone Allows clear hands-free communication. 1.56" LCD touch screen With Corning Gorilla Glass 3 construction, 320 x 290 resolution and 205 pip makes navigation simple and clearly presents visuals. Stainless-steel case With a plastic case back and a leather watch band creates a stylish, yet durable, design. All-day battery Go all day and recharge on a dock at night. 4GB internal storage and 512MB RAM Help ensure fast, efficient performance. What's Included: •Motorola Moto 360 Smart Watch for Android Devices 4.3 or Higher •Wireless charging dock •Wall charger •Quick-start guide
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So far though, I'm very impressed with this watch, and the Android Wear platform, considering how relatively young the smart watch scene is. What sold me on this watch was the round face (I think the square faced smart watches look like 25 cent cracker jack prizes), metal band, water resistance, and customizable faces.
I'm often asked by curious people if anyone really "needs" a smart watch. At this point, I can comfortably say "no". However, certain features absolutely become quite nice and easy to get used to, to the point where going back to a standard watch may leave you slightly disappointed. Specifically I'm thinking of notifications and activity tracking.
My phone is usually on low or vibrate in some baggy pockets, so I often miss notifications/texts until I pick up my phone and manually look at it. Now, I never miss them because I feel a quite, faint, yet unmistakeable vibration on my wrist that lets me know I have a notification. From there I can either look, or choose to ignore it for now and take a mental note to look at it when I have a minute. And it's not just texts, it's all apps and emails. It's also very nice to be able to see who just emailed me, and if necessary, read the entire email text on my wrist, or just the first sentence or so and read the rest on my phone later.
The activity tracking is admittedly not that necessary, but still very nice because it's significantly easier to use the built-in heart monitor on the Moto 360 than the one on my Galaxy S5. It's also very nice to have the pedometer feature because I used to use a clip-on one on my waist, which occasionally would get in the way, fall off, or I'd forget about it and accidentally destroy it through a washing machine cycle. Having these activity features built into my watch instead of all in separate clunky devices is a huge win.
It's also pretty cool that when viewing notifications on my watch, I can tell it to open the relevant app on my phone with one touch and save a little bit of time manually opening it.
Cosmetically, the unnecessary but extremely cool (and a main selling point to me) feature is the customizable faces. There are a handful of options built-in, but I only used each of those for an hour or so. Where you really want to go are the community-designed watch faces, of which there are hundreds. Some are downright awful, but there are many very impressive designs. They span from simple (basic digital or analog style), to impersonating real-world high-end designs (Rolex, Breitling, Invicta, etc), to car themed (Ferrari, Chevrolet, Aston Martin, etc), to game and movie themed (James Bond/GoldenEye, Zelda, Star Wars, Tron, Halo), to confusing yet awesome (very cryptic designs that take some time to figure out how to decipher). Basically, there is really a watch design for everyone out there. You can even design your own if you have the patience. You may need to download separate apps (some free, some not) to transfer over your custom watch faces.
Customization is a huge plus here as well. Not just the customizable watch faces (which are incredibly awesome), but the fact that Motorola offers several variations of face and band colors and designs. Black, silver, champagne, gray, metal, leather, etc. Mixing and matching the physical design choices give you quite an array of choices. I settled on the black face and black metal band personally (I like not needing to worry about getting a leather band wet), but the other colors looked just as cool.
I also have grown to love the nightstand watch this turns into when charging at night. It is very small and dim, so it doesn't hurt my eyes to look at in the dark, nor is it just generally annoying to have in the room. It also tells you the charging % too, which is nice, and charges surprisingly fast as well. While I would love a non-wired charging option too, such as a micro USB port, I've lived without it fine so far.
Battery life isn't as limiting as I was worried about based on other reviews. My first day of using it, from about 7:30am to 8pm, I had 60% left on my watch battery with no charging in between. This was with very moderate use though, such as checking the time every half hour or so, and checking a handful of notifications throughout the day. You will absolutely need to plan on charging it nightly, but I doubt I will ever need to charge it mid-day to avoid an early battery death. However, this was with ambient mode off. I did try one day with ambient mode on (which leaves the face on very low brightness all day), and I had 20% battery left at the end of the day. So I could see ambient mode being problematic depending on how long your days are and how much you use the watch. I didn't want battery life to be a concern so I turned ambient mode off the next day. But improved battery life that easily allows for ambient mode would be a great upgrade for the next Moto 360 iteration.
Initial setup was pretty easy. You just need to connect it to your phone's Bluetooth, install some firmware updates (which did take several minutes), and that was pretty much it. Needing constant Bluetooth connection with my phone was a little bit of a change for me. I usually keep Bluetooth off except when playing music to keep my phone's battery life better. So now that I need it on 24/7, my phone's battery life has gone down slightly, but not in a deal-breaking way. I also have to remember to keep my phone and watch within about 30 feet of each other to keep my watch 'on the grid'.
I did need to resize it up one segment from its initial size (even with a below average wrist size), and resizing expensive watches has always given me anxiety. But I got through it with a five dollar watch resizer from amazon in under ten minutes with no issues.
So why the 4-star rating? The one and only thing that really bugs me is the so-called "flat tire" design, referring to the black strip at the bottom of the watch face. It ruins a lot of potentially good custom watch face designs and is generally just hard to look past if you have any OCD tendencies. I believe they'll find a way to fix this design problem in the next version, and then this will really be perfect. However, I did find a way to almost forget about this problem by only using custom faces that lend themselves well to the black bottom. My current "Star Wars" face is mostly black so I hardly notice the black strip anymore. There are also other clever designs that use the black strip as scenery, a horizon, a cityscape, and so forth, to where it actually even looks intentional.
So my bottom line on this, is if you can get it at a pretty good discount and look past the flat tire design, it's a very capable watch that I have really grown to love. However, from what I understand, there is a version 2 around the corner, so if you can wait (and are willing to pay more), it may be better just hold out for that one.
[+] Love the round face, an absolute must for me
[+] Customizable faces are a lot of fun and give everyone an opportunity to find the perfect theme for them
[+] Plenty of face & band colors, in both metal and leather
[+] Water resistant, so I don't need to stress about being around water
[+] Vibration is subtle, quiet, yet effective
[+] Instant notifications that I never miss, unlike with my phone
[+] Enough battery life to get me through the day easily with ambient mode off
[+] Included wireless charger is high quality and charges very fast
[+] Really liking the small, dim, bed-side clock the watch turns into when charging wirelessly at night
[+] Metal band looks nice and wasn't too difficult to resize
[+] Release clip on metal band keeps watch secured very well and makes it easy to release and remove
[+] While some people say the face is too big, I think the size is perfect how it is. I hear the next one may be smaller, which would be disappointing to me. I really hope they keep a larger size option still available.
[-] Obviously, pricier than nearly every other watch out there
[-] Black strip ("flat tire") at bottom gets in the way of many otherwise awesome watch faces
[-] Improved battery life would still be great to make ambient mode more feasible
UPDATE: I've lowered my Star rating because the black metal band has started rubbing off on my wrist... I will include a photo.
The watch was probably downloading lot of updates etc. + I was playing with it a lot hence battery didn't last long. With normal use of 12 hours, 40% battery is still left when I remove it in the evening. Good battery backup considering that it has to vibrate several times a day for call notifications.
This watch is cool. Pairs easily with any android phone (I tried with three).
It comes with a wireless charger - I missed to note that and spent $30 on a new wireless charge and now I have two of them.
The box also includes 4 extra links in a small envelope. If you need more, you can contact Motorola to send extra links. They are free.
Battery life is okay, on first day, it needed another charge in around 6 hours probably because it needed lot of updates and I kept on playing with it. Next day it was on for around 8 hours and still 28% was left. I am sure it will improve with time.