Moto 360 – The First Round Android Wearable

The Moto 360 is an Android wearable smartwatch, which is Google’s contender against Apple iWatch. Motorola launched this gadget last September 5, 2014 in the United States.

Contrary to the rumors that it will have sapphire glass, the LCD screen uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Nevertheless, this durable glass can protect your circular Android smartwatch. Furthermore, price will not be a concern since it is not as costly as the sapphire glass. It has higher resolution compared with LG G Watch, but slightly less than the Samsung Gear Live. Similar to other Android wearables, it has an internal storage capacity of 4GB and 512 of RAM.

Moto 360 has a dimmed screen that displays the time just like a regular watch. This energy-efficient device guarantees one-day battery life per charging. It has a unique charging facility that does not need a micro USB outlet. You can charge the device through the Qi wireless interface that involves placing it over a transmission pad. You will notice a purple back, which is the magnetic link for charging the battery. Hence, you can leave it on the charging stand at night to have a fully charged battery when you wake up. Furthermore, the screen shows the time while charging, so you need not worry about losing track of time. The back-up power of its battery is about two times better than the two Android wearable gadgets.

Aside from its own hardware, the smartwatch will work well with all phones and tablets on Android 4.3, Android 4.4 and Android L OS. Furthermore, it can connect with Bluetooth 4.0.

This certified water-resistant watch has a hardware enclosed in a steel case. It has an IP67 rate, which means you can submerge it in water at one meter deep for about 30 minutes. You can always wear it under a rainy weather or if you accidentally fail to remove it while taking a shower.

Moto 360 will notify you about e-mail messages, schedules, missed calls, weather, appointments and traffic alert. Equipped with dual microphones, it responds to voice control even when you are on the go. You can conveniently say “Ok Google” to check directions, reply to text messages, listen to music, set alarms, get temperature and create reminders. The device easily recognizes voice command in a quiet environment. However, you need to speak louder in noisy surroundings.

You will surely get alerts on thousands of new applications continuously developed on Android OS. This powerful device keeps you connected wherever you are. You will never get out of track because it automatically gives you directions and locations. In addition, your wrist movement can reveal alerts or calls.

The Android smartwatch has pedometer to measure the number of steps. Furthermore, it has a heart rate sensor that is very helpful in having a healthy cardiovascular system. The built-in application monitors attainment of your objectives on daily and weekly bases. This will track your heart status, which is very practical for busy people.

Moto 360 has the traditional designs of circular wristwatches made of durable materials with leather and stainless wristbands. This is the first Android watch in round, warm and casual styles. Likewise, it allows you to swap the leather bands to other preferred design. The manufacturer wants its buyers to enjoy the Android experience in a classic watch model. The leather wristwatch is available for only $249, while the steel band is $299. It is initially available only at the Best Buy site, Play Store and Motorola’s website. The company packaged it in a stunning white cardboard box.

Moto 360 is one of the most anticipated wearable gadgets in the market. Smartwatch enthusiasts are satisfied with the specifications and features offered by the device. Many satisfied buyers have given positive feedback about this Android Wear.