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Moto 360 2nd Generation Review: A Premium Design

Moto 360 Smartwatch
4.6 Editor
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•Design is premium and has a beautiful look
•Very Comfortable to wear
•Solid performance
•IPhone now compatible
•Flat tire style, not for everyone
•Battery Life Awful
•Limited Apps don't provide much variety as in other smart watches.
The Moto 360 2nd Generation has come with higher pixel density from the previous one, making it one of the best smart watches.

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 smart watch saga.  It was also one of the most popular smart watches out there. After that, most of the smart watch makers 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 smart watch game and fortunately they did. Like the previous iteration of the watch, it also packs the Android Wear OS to 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 the style in smart watches, 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 smart watch 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 when it came was bit slow and underperforming. Motorola has address that issue and has thrown solid specs to the Moto 360 2nd Generation. It has Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor and 512MB RAM, and it is waterproofed also with IP67 ratings to it. The Moto 360 2nd Generation daily performance numbers are great, it has a solid OS performer and meets acceptable standards.

Display and battery life

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

The battery life in the Moto 360 2nd Generation is just as bad as it was in the 1st one. It only lasts a day on average use. The battery life also is very inconsistent to the extent that 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 are top notch and best quality.

In terms of comfort of wearing the watch, this is one of the most comfortable watches out in the market. The bands fit the watch perfectly and changing the band is quiet 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.


It might be an Android problem that the Moto 360 2nd Generation doesn’t have enough apps for the watch. That can make them the biggest player in the smart watch biz, and like in their smartphones also, 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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