One of the devices we’ve been waiting for, the new Moto 360 collection of Android Wear watch from Motorola is finally official. As expected there are 2 different sizes and now there’s a women’s collection.
Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Watch Specs:
Display: 42mm version: 1.37” (35mm), 263 PPI (360 X 325 resolution ) / 46 mm 1.56” (40mm), 233 PPI (360 X 330 resolution)
Processor / RAM: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 400 with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU (APQ 8026) Adreno 305 with 450MHz GPU/ 512 mb RAM
Memory: 4 GB Internal Storage
Battery: 300 mAh on 42mm version (400 mah on 46mm version) / Wireless Charging dock
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 / Wifi
OS: Android Wear
Features: IP67 certified water and dust resistant
New Features of Moto 360 (2nd Gen)
Design and Customization
With customization in available in the Moto Maker design studio, you can take your tech style to the next level. Choose from 2 sizes. The men’s collection comes in 42mm, and 46mm. The women’s 42mm size is specifically designed for smaller wrists. You can also choose different bands, bezels. I quickly fell for the women’s collection, which offers stylish 16mm bands. As you can see the button has been moved to the 2 o’clock position. Motorola claims this is to helps less accidents (touching the button by mistake) happen.
“Taking further inspiration from the traditional watch world, Moto360’s case design now features lugs specifically tailored for men and women,and polished bezels in new styles. With newq uick release bands, you cane asily swap between leather and metal bands ins econd stomatch your look for the day.”
From the Moto 360’s men’s collection you can choose from silver, black, or gold cases and bezels. They can also choose from 5 different bands (silver, black, or gold metal, and black or cognac leather)
From the women’s collection you can choose from silver, gold, or rose gold cases and bezels. They can also choose from 6 different bands (silver, gold, or gold rose metal, blush or grey leather, or blush double wrap)
Live dials are great little shortcuts on the main watch face to give you quick access to information when needed.
Keeping with one of the original features wearables have to offer, Moto Body uses the many sensors the Moto 360 has to give you information on your moves and hopefully helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Moto 360 Sport
For those who are more geared toward fitness, check out the Moto 360 Sport. With built-in GPS, and heart-rate monitor you have everything you need when working out. Store your music and pair to bluetooth headphones to keep your gym playlist with you during worktouts. Moto 360 Sport isn’t available yet, we’ll update when available.
Pricing and Availability
Moto 360 will be available in various countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Starting today in the U.S., you can preorder your own Moto 360 on Motorola.com, Google Play and BestBuy.com. It will be available starting in late September at Nordstrom, Best Buy and Verizon. Availability and ship times vary by style.
Prices vary by design and range from $299.99 $429.99. We’ll share more details on Moto 360 Sport availability soon.
The New Moto 360 Collection (2nd Gen) – Press Release
[learn_more caption=”The New Moto 360 Collection (2nd Gen) Press Release “] Any watch can tell the time but what about one that can give you time? The new Moto 360 Collection — with more styles, more features and more battery — offers countless design possibilities to suit your tastes, plus new experiences that will free you up to do more of the things you love.
Designed around you:
The original Moto 360 was the first smartwatch that actually looked like a watch. With the second generation, we’ve refined the classic and timeless design and created a watch collection specifically designed for men, women and fitness enthusiasts. Taking further inspiration from the traditional watch world, Moto 360’s case design now features lugs specifically tailored for men and women, and polished bezels in new styles. With new quickrelease bands, you can easily swap between leather and metal bands in seconds to match your look for the day.
The first modern watch you customize yourself:
You’ve got unique style… so should your watch. You can customize your Moto 360 in the Moto Maker design studio. Now, choose from additional bezels, colors, materials, even a new double wrap band. Then get your personal creation in just a few days.
Apps that make life easier:
Powered by Android Wear TM , Moto 360 gives you complete control right from your wrist so you can stay in the moment, without constantly grabbing your phone from your pocket or purse.
Get notifications and important info at a glance. Respond to messages with your voice. Start your car with the MyFord mobile app, then lock the front door with the Kevo app. Hail a cab to get to the airport with Lyft, then show your boarding pass at the gate with your Delta app. All without ever reaching for your phone. Plus, Moto 360 is WiFienabled, keeping you connected even if your phone is out of BluetoothⓇ range.
The new Moto 360 exclusive Live Dials also make it easier for you to dive in with shortcuts right on the watch face to the apps you use most.
Choose a better health and wellness experience:
Moto 360 features Moto Body, a holistic experience that helps you lead a healthier lifestyle. Ever wonder how many steps you’ve taken in a day or how many calories that trip up the stairs actually burned? The new watches feature incredibly accurate sensors, so you can track your heart rate and the calories you burn. And that translates into valuable feedback and coaching to help you improve and stay fit.[/learn_more]