Last year Moto 360 shot to fame almost instantly as it was the first round smartwatch amidst wide array of ugly square models from rival manufacturers. It looked as if Motorola had finally got it right, but as the watch became official and available it was soon revealed that it wasn’t perfect (or even round).
This year Motorola make amends and launches different variants which should appeal to different section of buyers. There are two different sizes for men (46 mm and 42 mm), one for women (42mm with narrow strap mounts), and a sports edition for athletes.
Motorola also mentioned that there are different combinations of bands, bands, colors and sizes to choose from, but we doubt the availability of these customization options in India. The men’s version will be available in silver, gold, and black colors, whereas the women can choose from silver, gold, or a new rose gold color options.
Motorola is however insistent on the flat tire dial. The dial isn’t completely circular this time either. Motorola claims this allows it to keep the least screen to case ratio among smartwatches and most customers don’t mind the tradeoff.
Under the hood, there is Snapdragon 400 chipset with 512MB RAM and 4GB storage. Even with 360 X330 pixel displays, Motorola claims the new range of Moto 360s will last for 1.5 to 2 days on the 300mAh power unit.
The Moto 360 Sports edition has an “any light display” which adapts according to ambient light in order to maintain visibility. The silicone band has a special UV coating to keep away moisture and resists fading or staining. It also includes in build GPS tracker and heart rate sensor.