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MOTO 360 2nd Generation review: A premium design

The Editorial Staff

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The Moto 360 2nd Generation has come with higher pixel density from the previous one, making it one of the best smart watches.

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MOTO 360 2nd Generation review: A premium design
  • Style: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Price: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Functionality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pros:

  • Design is premium and has a beautiful look
  • Very comfortable to wear
  • Solid performance
  • IPhone now compatible

Cons:

  • Flat tire style, not for everyone
  • Battery life is awful
  • Limited apps don't provide much variety as in other smart watches.

Our Verdict:

Some people say the watch is a bit heavy and can be a burden to them but to us it is ...

A few years back, when the 1st generation Moto 360 was released, it was the best, most beautiful, and had the most functionality for the smartwatch saga.  It was also one of the most popular smartwatches out there. After that, most smart watchmakers tried to emulate the things Motorola had done with the Moto 360.

So Motorola had to make enough changes in the new Moto 360 to stay at the top of the smartwatch game, and fortunately, they did. Like the watch previous iteration, it also packs the Android Wear OS into its software and competes vigorously with Apple Watch and Samsung’s Gear S2.

Style and specs of Moto 360 2nd Generation

When it comes to smartwatches' style, they have always been a bit child-like and toy looking, but Moto 360 from the start has kept its style and design to the premium. To some reviews and smartwatch lovers, the round and flat tire looking shape of the Moto 360 2nd Generation is not what they like, but to us, it gives it a luxurious look and premium feel.

The 1st Moto 360 was a bit slow and underperforming. Motorola has addressed that issue and has thrown solid specs to the Moto 360 2nd Generation. It has Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor and 512MB RAM, and it is also waterproofed with IP67 ratings to it. The Moto 360 2nd Generation daily performance numbers are great; they have a solid OS performer and meets acceptable standards.

Display and battery life

The Moto 360 2nd Generation has come with a higher pixel density than the previous one. The expensive variant of the watch that is 46mm has 1.56 inches of screen size with a resolution of 360 x 330 and PPI at 233, while the smaller one that is 42mm has a screen at 1.37 inches with the 263 PPIs.

The Moto 360 2nd Generation battery is just as bad as it was in the 1st one. It only lasts a day on average use. The battery life is very inconsistent because sometimes it only has the battery working for a full day, and some days it goes beyond that.

Wearing and comfort

As Motorola has always been the company that offers more than enough options and accessories, they have done that too with Moto 360 2nd Generation. They have made many bands for the watch to choose from, and the quality of all the bands the top-notch and best quality.

In terms of wearing the watch, this is one of the most comfortable watches on the market. The bands fit the watch perfectly, and changing the band is quite easy. The leather option is the most amazing one when it comes to enhancing the beauty of the watch. Some people say the watch is a bit heavy and can be a burden to them, but to us, it is a nicely sized watch.

Apps

It might be an Android problem that the Moto 360 2nd Generation doesn’t have enough watch apps. That can make them the biggest player in the smartwatch biz, and like in their smartphones, there aren’t many Moto apps compared to the Apple watch. But overall, the apps on the Moto 360 2nd Generation work fine.

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