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The Motorola Moto 360 (1st gen) review and First Look

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The first version of this sleek smartwatch looks sharp, feels comfortable, and is ready to go whenever you are. The Moto 360 was announced last fall and the hype has been building ever since. Here’s what we think so far. With this product, Motorola made the bold move of introducing itself to the world by creating its own smartphone instead of simply licensing or partnering with another company.

With the Moto 360 (1st gen), Motorola has taken the original concept of a smartwatch and made it even smarter and better.

The Motorola Moto 360 (1st gen) review and First Look, the Moto 360 is a lot cheaper than Apple Watch, Pebble, Samsung Gear, and other competitors. We took the first gen Moto 360 out for a spin to see if it’s as good as everyone says it is.

Introduction

This year’s Google I/O was one of the largest tech gatherings in recent memory. From Android Nougat to Google Assistant, Google’s keynote unveiled several brand-new products and features to the masses.

Among them, Motorola announced the Moto 360, the company’s first smartwatch. Although we were impressed with Motorola’s new wearable, it still had some kinks that needed ironing out. In our Moto 360 (1st gen) review, we’ll discuss the hardware, design, and user experience, giving you insight into what the device is capable of, as well as what the pros and cons are.

In this first look at the new Moto 360, we put the wearable through its paces. The first-gen version of the watch has some key updates to the design including a slightly larger battery and an improved speaker system. The result is a device that’s easier to use and more comfortable.

Design and Build Quality 

The original Moto 360 received a lot of attention for its gorgeous display and design. The newer version (Moto 360 (1st gen) looks and feels very similar, but the overall experience isn’t quite the same. The newer version is still very attractive, but it doesn’t have the same “wow” factor that the first generation had.

DISPLAY IPS LCD Size1.56 inches PLATFORM Android Wear OS FEATURES Accelerometer, heart rate MP3 player Photo viewer Voice dial/commands BATTERY Li-Ion 320 mAh, non-removable. The Moto 360 uses a new-for-2014 round design. It is available in three different color options: silver, black, and white.

I chose to test out the silver version, but you’ll find that there are only minor differences in appearance between the other two color options and the silver one

Specifications

Motorola Moto 360 — General Information

BrandMotorola
ModelMoto 360 (1st gen)
TypeMotorola Moto 360 (1st gen)
Country of OriginUnited States
Special FeaturesAlways on display

Display & Resolution

Screen Size1.56  ″ inch
Display TypeIPS LCD
Digital Resolution (Pixels)320 x 290  Pixels
Pixel Density~205ppi
TouchscreenSmart Split Screen

Technical Data

Cellular NetworkN/A
Dial ShapeRectangular
Dial TypeDigital
CameraN/A
LoudspeakerN/A
ButtonSingle
Operating SystemAndroid Wear OS

Motorola Moto 360 — Features

WaterproofYes
Interchangeable StrapYes
Water-ResistantIP67 up to 50 m
Dust ResistantYes
Heart RateYes
SensorsAccelerometer, heart rate, gyro, barometer, compass, SpO2
Optical Heart SensorYes
Activity TrackerYes
VibrationYes

Network & Connectivity

WirelessYes
Wireless MethodBluetooth
Bluetooth VersionVer 4.0
NFCN/A
GPSN/A

Power

BatteryYes
Battery CapacityLi-Ion 320 mAh
Battery Life7 Days
Working Temperature-20°C~45°C
Charging MethodQi wireless charging

Physical Description

Color
Black and other colors
Band ColorBlack
Watch Dimension46 x 46 x 11.5 mm
Weight49 g
Body MaterialStainless steel
StrapQuick release, Silicon

Moto 360 Review: What’s New and How Does It Work?

What if you could walk into a store and buy a watch that looks great but has a built-in speaker that allows you to use it as a speakerphone? That’s what the new Motorola Moto 360 (1st Gen) does and it does it better than most other smartwatches on the market today.

It also does a lot of the same things that most smartwatches do: it displays the time, tells you the weather, alerts you to incoming messages, and provides fitness and activity tracking, all while displaying notifications from your phone. It can even play music through its built-in speaker and let you. there’s a lot more that it does.

How to choose the best Smartwatch

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To start, I will tell you that I’ve had the chance to test this watch since its initial release. And in my opinion, this is the best smartwatch available for Android users today. As it has become a standard for Android users, this Smartwatch has become an excellent companion for the majority of people.

This device will allow you to enjoy music without any physical connection and if you want to call someone while keeping an eye on your wrist, you can do that as well. This watch is very light and durable, as you can see in the picture above. You can easily wear it even during the day, and it doesn’t bother you to look at it.

This watch has a classic style, which is a good match for both men.

Motorola Moto 360 Watch Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Classic watch design
  • Always-on display
  • Ample fitness features
  • Customizable action button
  • Stylish
  • Great performance
  • 3ATM water resistance

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Short battery life
  • Google Assistant can be temperamental
  • No built-in sleep tracking
  • Chunky bezels
  • Expensive

Conclusion

In conclusion, the smartwatch is made with quality materials, but the design isn’t exactly something to write home about. The lack of a touchscreen, a high-resolution screen, or full functionality may be deal-breakers for some consumers.

In fact, the Moto 360 was not able to read out notifications and emails. This watch is still worth considering for Android fans who want a round device with a simple display and a decent battery life.

Motorola Moto 360 (1st Gen) Review and First Look | The Moto 360 is the only smartwatch out there that truly feels like a timepiece. And it’s the best-looking one too.

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