After months since the announcement of the Moto 360, Motorola’s own Android Wear smartwatch is finally hitting the shelves, and ready for purchase for $249.99.
While other smartwatches like Pebble have been out on the market for quite some time, the Moto 360 seems to be one of the most anticipated watches to finally be released, mostly because of its stylish design in comparison to the other Android Wear devices. The watch is the first of the Android Wear wearables to feature a circular watch face, with more companies following Motorola’s lead.
Besides the classically cool yet modern design, the watch boasts some high quality features, such as scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, a stainless steel case, and a Horween leather band. Inside the watch comes the standard OS from Android Wear, however one unique difference Motorola has included is Motorola Connect. It works as an accompanying app, that lets users provide more personalization, such as including height, weight, and age for better fitness tracking purposes, face customization, or limited location tracking for lost devices.
With the watch comes a wireless charging deck, making charging the watch as simple as putting it down. Now that the watch is out, users have been able to test out the battery on the Moto 360, and the results have been less than satisfying. While Motorola claims the battery should last the entire day on a single charge, many testers have found that it needed more than one charge to last the entire day, which isn’t what you might want from a device that’s supposed to stay on your wrist all day.
As more devices come out, particularly Android Wear devices, the Moto360 will have a lot to stand up to, but for now the device seems to be the device to have….for now.