Moto 360 – sleek and slimmer 2nd generation smart watch

The Lenovo owned Motorola Company shall be launching its Moto 360- the second generation smart watch, in India, on 1 December, in New Delhi, the invites for which have been already sent. This smartwatch was initially launched globally in September, at IFA 2015, in Berlin.

The Moto 360 smartwatch comes in three variants, designed for both men and women and a third sports model- moto360 sport.  For men it is available in sizes 46 mm and 42 mm, whereas for the women it is available only in 42mm, considering their slimmer wrists. With an aircraft grade 316 L stainless steel body, it uses Corning Gorilla Glass to keep it scratch free and is also IP-67 certified , making it dust and water resistant., keeping it safe in worst conditions.

As for the other specs, it has two screen sizes, 1.37 inch with screen resolution 360x325p and 1.56 inch with screen resolution 360x330p. As per Motorola, the screen-to-case ratio is the largest as compared to any other smartwatch available today. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad core processors, it runs Google’s Android Wear OS for smartwatches, which means it is fully compatible with Android devices. The 42mm variant supports 300mAh battery which lasts for 1.5 days with the ambient off, whereas the 46mm works on 400mAh battery, which lasts for 2 days with the ambient off. The internal storage capacity is 4GB with 512MB of RAM. It has sensors like accelerometer, ambient light sensor and gyroscope. Connectivity wise, it supports Bluetooth and wifi.

Also it has an optical heart rate monitor at the back of the watch which works as your personal fitness tracker and uses sensors to track calories, steps and heart rate during various activities. U can even customize your Moto 360 with your own exact specifications of case size, finish, straps etc.

The men’s variant is available in black, silver and gold collection whereas the women variant is available in gold, silver and rose gold colors. Thus this smartwatch is not like a traditional watch but like a cake of technology wrapped to your wrist in leather straps.


By: Silky Malhotra

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