Moto 360 2nd Generation is now official
After all the dust has settled Motorola have officially announced their 2nd generation smart watches, the Moto 360 (2015) and the Moto 360 Sport. Motorola have stuck to their guns and have come up with a gorgeous looking time peace, with enough upgrades for people to move away from its predecessor and grab the new one.
The Moto 360 2015 has been mad, keeping in mind the hands of men and women. This means that men get two sizes for the watch 42mm and 46mm for those who have larger arms, while the women get a 42mm variant, but the design is more petit. The best part about the new design is the two metal lugs on each side of the watch making band/strap changing a whole lot easier. Another change to be noted is that the side button has been switched from the 3’o clock position to 2’o clock now.
The smart watch itself is made from air-craft grade stainless steel with the edge-to-edge display being protected by Gorilla Glass. Lastly, the watches thanks to Moto Maker can be designed in the way you want it to be, with various colors and bands to choose from. Not only that, you can now even change what design bezel you want. Below is the entire list of changes available at this point.
- Watch Sizes: 42mm, 46mm
- Case Colors: Silver, Black, Gold
- Bezel Treatments: Chamfer, Micro Knurl
- Bezel Colors: Silver, Black, Gold
- Bands: Silver Metal, Black Metal, Gold Metal, Black Leather, Cognac Leather
- Watch Size: 42mm
- Case Colors: Silver, Black, Rose Gold
- Bezel Treatments: Peak, Micro Etch
- Bezel Colors: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Bands: Silver Metal, Gold Metal, Rose Gold Metal, Blush Leather, Grey Leather, Blush Double Wrap
The Moto 360 2015 comes with the highest screen to body ratio (71%) out of all the other smart watches in the market currently. The display is as gorgeous as the original Moto 360, with an upgraded display, making for outside viewing a whole lot better.
- Men (46mm): 1.56-inch diameter, 360 x 330 resolution for 233ppi
- Women (42mm): 1.37-inch diameter, 360 x 325 resolution for 263ppi
The flat tire is back, but has been reduced quite a bit (though personally that has never bother me), according to Motorola it is necessary to achieve the optimum screen to body ratio. Other specs include:
- Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz Quad-Core chipset
- 512MB RAM + 4GB storage
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE and WiFi 802.11 b/g
- Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Vibration Engine, Dual Microphones.
- 400 mAh battery (46mm) and 300 mAh battery (42mm)
- Wireless Charging
On the software front the Moto 360 is after all an Android Wear device, will run the latest Android Wear OS, with all the goodies that come with. The Moto 360 will run on all Android Smart phones running Android 4.3+ and iPhone’s with iOS 8.2 or higher. Considering all the specs, the Moto 360 2015 is a great option to buy and will hold its zone against almost all of the new 2nd gen smart watches yet to be released. The Moto 360 will be available at a base price of $299.99 and can go up to $449.99. It will be available in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, with pre-sales beginning in the US as soon as today at the following places: