The Lenovo-owned manufacturer has made the second-gen Moto 360 2 official at IFA 2015 expo, and followed by the new Moto 360 Sport variant of the Android Wear-powered smart-wearable.
Motorola’s new Moto 360 watches are sleeker, smarter, and more customizable than ever and is actually three distinct smartwatches. The latest model doesn’t look a great deal different from its predecessor on the face of things, but the most obvious change is the arrival of universal lugs that allow the use of standard bands, which means any watch band can be used with the new Moto 360. Motorola also debuted some new bands of its own, including metallic link bracelets and leather options. A new Moto Maker design studio is also present that allow wearer to customize their watch before your order it.
In four different flavors, the watch itself including an all-new Sport model that is encased in rubber with, you guessed it, a built-in rubber band that cannot be replaced. The Moto 360 Sport will also pack GPS capabilities, new ‘AnyLight’ display technology for improved visibility in sunlight as well as a special ‘Sport Mode’ button, and it’s unclear what that will actually do and does.
This new Moto 360 is a round and circular posing watch in a sea of squares and might become the poster child for Android Wear. 3 smartwatch variants are presently wrapped off; a men’s version in two sizes, a women’s version, and a dedicated sport version compatible with on-board GPS and outdoor-readable display. Buyers will be able to customize the appearance and finishes of their watches and Motorola says it has over 300 possible combinations of looks with bands, colors, bezels and sizes all in the mixup.
The rest of the segment is made up of classic model that’s 46mm large, same as first-gen, and a smaller 42mm option also available to bargain. The smaller model also comes in a package that uses smaller bands and has a variant aimed at Women. Prices range starts from $300 to $439, though, interestingly, Motorola hasn’t yet revealed what the new Sport model will cost. The men’s and women’s Moto 360s are available for preorder from Motorola’s website starting today and will begin shipping in a couple of weeks, and the Sport model follows later this year.
The original Moto 360 fans will notice that the new watch also features the now-familiar flat-tier problem, with the bottom of that roounded screen still flat in order to hide some internals that, according to Motorola, would make the watch bezels larger otherwise, disappointing battery life, and odd design details (such as those pesky internal strap mounts).
It’s a tradeoff! Given the cheaper materials, you would expect a cheaper product, but we and you’ll defer to Motorola here, do you?
Specs-wise, the new Moto 360 still uses LCD display like the original model from last year, not OLED display and what’s good here is that unlike last year’s model, this year’s model is IP67 water resistant which means you can wear it in shower.
If you really anxious in picking up one of Motorola’s new Moto 360 watches, then you should be able to within the next few weeks, pre-orders for the regualr models are already live on Google Play. Motorola isn’t telling us when the Sport model will be available to purchase.
The Motorola’s new Moto 360 include a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 instead of the OMAP SoC on original, a 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Features dual-microphones, wireless charging, a heart rate sensor, and an ambient light sensor and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but there is no NFC. For men it feature a 46mm body (same as original Moto 360) and a smaller 42mm body with 1.56-inch (360×230 pixels) display with roughly 233ppi and a 1.37-inch (360×225 pixels) display with roughly 263ppi respectively fit in a 300mAh battery (in 42mm) and a 400mAh battery (in 46mm).
Note: Just like all other Android Wear watches, this new Moto 360 is no different, officially supports to work with iPhone and Android devices.
In order to buy Moto 360 2 In U.S., will be able to pre-order the all new Moto 360 on Motorola.com, Google Play and BestBuy.com. Starting late September at Nordstrom, Best Buy and Verizon. Available in various countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia very soon. Price range from $299.99 to $429.99, if you are interested in the new smartwatch.