Moto 360 2nd Gen. Review: The Smartwatch That Goes Big On Customization

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Moto 360 2nd Gen. Review: The Smartwatch That Goes Big On Customization

The first Moto 360 was said to be the most hyped smartwatch of year 2014. In a lot of ways, this was destined to disappoint. But, with the Moto 360 2nd Gen, the spotlight has slit and the company has been offered a room to breathe. However, with the main focus on customization yet no new exceptional features, can Moto 360 2nd Gen deliver something special?

 

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Build and Design

If you are a woman who’s interested in smartwatches, this 42mm Womens Moto 360 is the one you have been waiting for. Of course, this still fairly chunky at 11.4 millimeters and that could put off some, yet overall, it is a jewel-like and compact piece that looks just the right amount of your boyfriend’s watch.

The bezels of Moto 360 2nd Gen have been refined and the crown moved up slightly. Plus, the watch comes with stylish lugs either side of the body to attach the straps. Actually, these now differ between the models with the 2 styles tailored to women and men and to fit various width of 20mm, 22mm, and 16mm straps.

Motorola also mentioned the new level of Moto Maker customization. With different finishes, accents, and bezels in the customization tool of Motorola, they do not look like outdated. Moto 360 2nd Gen is available in silver, rose gold, and gold cases and bands.

 

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Display

Everyone knows that Moto 360 2nd Gen was considered as the first round smartwatch in the world without really having a fully round display. If you’re bothered by flat tyre in the previous year, you will be irked to know that this returns for a 2nd outing. Motorola hasn’t actually over-promised on the smartwatch display’s quality, yet it is quietly bringing this up to scratches. Moto 360 2nd Gen features 360×325 pixels for the 42mm model. For the 46mm model, it offers 360×330 pixels, yet does not dazzle when compared to the screens of Samsung and Apple.

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Fitness and Features

No one will buy the Moto 360 2nd Gen for a functional edge. There’s no edge in Android Wear, aside from the inclusion of the GPS on Sony SmartWatch 3. However, with the pro fitness vision of Motorola set firmly on Moto 360 Sport, there aren’t really some standout features on the classic smartwatch of the company.

What Moto 360 2nd Gen offers is a range of first party and classy watch faces that are made available for everyone. The granular customization of this smartwatch is also what makes it different from others. Its Moto Connect app allows you much about with the dock mode and watch faces on your smartphone, yet complements, instead of replacing the main app of Android Wear. Moto 360 2nd Gen also has an optical heart rate monitor in the body.

 

Battery Life

One of the things users like about Moto 360 2nd Gen is its wireless charging dock. It is really ideal for travelers, but the tidy and neat bundled accessory is almost the same to the first generation. In terms of battery life, it offers a 300mAh and can lasts for a day.

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  • All healthy relationships need space. Including the one with your phone. That's why there's the new Moto 360. It streamlines your mobile life by delivering the information that matters to you, giving you more time to do the things you love. With designs made specifically for men or women, it's easy to find the color, size, and style that fits you best. Because you deserve choice when it comes to what you wear on your wrist.
  • Updates, not interruptions: Stay connected and up to date by getting messages, news, weather, and more without constantly having to check your phone.
  • Men's and women's collections: Choose from modern designs made specifically for men or women, each one precision-crafted and built to last.
  • Classic round design: With edge-to-edge glass and an exceptionally thin bezel, you see more all the way around.
  • Quick-release bands for Moto 360 (2nd Gen) are designed to be swapped in seconds