The original Motorola 360 was launched with much fanfare and was declared as the Android wear to look out for in 2014. But eventually, the watch disappointed us. Now let’s have a look at our Moto 360 2nd Gen review and analyze what has improved and what is still the same on the new Motorola Smartwatch!
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Moto 360 2nd Gen: Design and Display
Yes, Motorola 360 2nd Gen is still round in shape. But what has changed is the glossy look and sleekness which can make any women go Gaga over this watch. If you are a woman who has a fetish for men’s watches and time to time love to wear oversized watches, Motto 360 is the thing to go for. Though it is still heavy and bulky with 11.4mm, but still looks lovely on your hands. It has really evolved into a proper watch as compared to last year’s circle on a band. And not just beauty, the new watches have been tailored to suit each and everyone’s requirement to the most. There are numerous customization options available now as compared to previous device’s limited options. Now you can have hello kitty or your favorite flower background and even your favorite picture. The crown has been moved up slightly, bezels have been refined and there are stylish lugs as well.
When it comes to display, the pixel count has been improved to 360 x 325 for the 42mm model and 360 x 330 for 46mm but doesn’t dazzle enough as compared to existing smartwatch competitors. The backlit LCD can be rated as okay, not as great as AMOLED.
Moto 360 2nd gen review: Features and Fitness
Moto 360 is not really known for its functionality. Even the last model bombed due to same reasons. But Moto 360 2nd Gen has packed quite a lot of features to allure users. There is a range of classy watch faces going with your mood and easy to download as well. And since many android watches are being designed as round, you get many options for customization. Moto 360 2nd Gen again has included heart rate monitor on the side of the watch. You can get spot readings of your bpm, but not accurate readings in first go. We recommend taking a second reading as first reading will always be too high. You can also glance at your daily fitness tracker, steps, activity and after 14 days a complete analysis of the activities. Moto Body also lets you sync your watch with Google Fit and lets you keep a track of your activity using the app. With daily dashboards, goals and graphs for calorie burn, steps and heart activity, the Moto watch really makes you feel like you are wearing a fit bit tracker which includes daily free tips and motivational reminders to complete your goals as well.
Here’s our Moto 360 1st Gen vs Moto 360 2nd gen comparison review:
Moto 360 2nd gen review: Software and Performance
Now last year’s Moto watch was branded as incompetent and lazy, not working properly and being very moody. But this time, Moto watch makers have learned their lesson. There is a significant improvement in Moto 360 2nd Gen with Snapdragon 400 and Qualcomm technology which has improved the battery life as well. There’s still 4GB storage and the device is water resistant as well.
Moto 360 2nd gen review: Battery
The Battery charging option of 360 2nd Gen comes in a cute little form of wireless charging. You can even choose the color of the charging display in dock mode via Moto Connect app. The battery is a 300 mAh unit on the 42 mm Moto 360 and lasts for a day with the ambient screen turned on and 1.5 days when turned off.
Here’s our Moto 360 2nd gen review video, in case you want to have a closer look:
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