Motorola Moto 360 (2015) and Moto 360 Sport are the new smartwatches of Motorola running on Android Wear
Last year, the round smartwatch Motorola Moto 360 became one of the most interesting gadgets on the arena for wearable tech. Needless to say, the anticipation for the new generation of the smartwatch line of Motorola was big. The Lenovo-owned company took the stage of IFA 2015 to present the new Motorola Moto 360 (2015). The new device sports a similar design to its predecessor with some nice improvements for a more appealing look.
For instance, Moto 360 (2015) comes with a watch face with edge-to-edge display. The bezel is around 3mm slim. The timepiece is outfitted with extended lugs for a better comfort of users. Speaking of comfort, Motorola is offering the Moto 360 (2015) in two sizes – a bigger device for men, and an elegant smartwatch for women. The larger timepiece is with a display with 1.56-inch diameter, 46mm casing and a resolution of the screen 360 x 330p. The women model is provided with a 42mm casing, 1.37-inch display with a resolution of 325 x 360p. Both variations feature LCD screens. One of the characteristics of the Moto 360 (2015) is the easy-swap mechanism for the bands of the smartwatch called “Quick Release Bands.” Speaking of bands, the smartwatch comes with different options for straps, like genuine leather and stainless steel. The processor tucked behind the watch face is with four cores 1.2GHz with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip and 512MB RAM. It has 4GB storage on board.
The device runs on Android Wear. There is an optical heart rate monitor, ambient light sensor and accelerometer. The panel of the Moto 360 (2015) is with IP67 certificate which makes it resistant to splashes, but not completely waterproof, so don’t test it under water. The men and women variations diverse in terms of batteries and color options. The men’s model comes in black and silver and gold bezels, cases and bands, along with black and cognac leather bands. The women’s model will be available in silver, rose gold or gold cases and bezels and bands, and grey and blush leather bands and blush double wrap strap. The larger smartwatch works with a 400mAh battery while the smaller variant is powered by a 300mAh. The prices of the Moto 360 (2015) start from $299.99 off-contract.
Motorola unveiled a special variation of the smartwatch for the active users named Motorola Moto 360 Sport. It is provided with a built-in GPS. It is outfitted with a new “AnyLight” hybrid display that makes it visible under direct sunlight. It is water and dust resistant and can survive up to 30 min under up to 3 feet of fresh water.