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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Version 2 could be perfect

    Posted
    Vdub
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I've been very reluctant to get into the smart watch game, and it took me a lot of waiting, researching, and a pretty decent sale before I decided to pull the trigger on the Moto 360. So far though, I'm very impressed with this watch, and the Android Wear platform, considering how relatively young the smart watch scene is. What sold me on this watch was the round face (I think the square faced smart watches look like 25 cent cracker jack prizes), metal band, water resistance, and customizable faces. I'm often asked by curious people if anyone really "needs" a smart watch. At this point, I can comfortably say "no". However, certain features absolutely become quite nice and easy to get used to, to the point where going back to a standard watch may leave you slightly disappointed. Specifically I'm thinking of notifications and activity tracking. My phone is usually on low or vibrate in some baggy pockets, so I often miss notifications/texts until I pick up my phone and manually look at it. Now, I never miss them because I feel a quite, faint, yet unmistakeable vibration on my wrist that lets me know I have a notification. From there I can either look, or choose to ignore it for now and take a mental note to look at it when I have a minute. And it's not just texts, it's all apps and emails. It's also very nice to be able to see who just emailed me, and if necessary, read the entire email text on my wrist, or just the first sentence or so and read the rest on my phone later. The activity tracking is admittedly not that necessary, but still very nice because it's significantly easier to use the built-in heart monitor on the Moto 360 than the one on my Galaxy S5. It's also very nice to have the pedometer feature because I used to use a clip-on one on my waist, which occasionally would get in the way, fall off, or I'd forget about it and accidentally destroy it through a washing machine cycle. Having these activity features built into my watch instead of all in separate clunky devices is a huge win. It's also pretty cool that when viewing notifications on my watch, I can tell it to open the relevant app on my phone with one touch and save a little bit of time manually opening it. Cosmetically, the unnecessary but extremely cool (and a main selling point to me) feature is the customizable faces. There are a handful of options built-in, but I only used each of those for an hour or so. Where you really want to go are the community-designed watch faces, of which there are hundreds. Some are downright awful, but there are many very impressive designs. They span from simple (basic digital or analog style), to impersonating real-world high-end designs (Rolex, Breitling, Invicta, etc), to car themed (Ferrari, Chevrolet, Aston Martin, etc), to game and movie themed (James Bond/GoldenEye, Zelda, Star Wars, Tron, Halo), to confusing yet awesome (very cryptic designs that take some time to figure out how to decipher). Basically, there is really a watch design for everyone out there. You can even design your own if you have the patience. You may need to download separate apps (some free, some not) to transfer over your custom watch faces. Customization is a huge plus here as well. Not just the customizable watch faces (which are incredibly awesome), but the fact that Motorola offers several variations of face and band colors and designs. Black, silver, champagne, gray, metal, leather, etc. Mixing and matching the physical design choices give you quite an array of choices. I settled on the black face and black metal band personally (I like not needing to worry about getting a leather band wet), but the other colors looked just as cool. I also have grown to love the nightstand watch this turns into when charging at night. It is very small and dim, so it doesn't hurt my eyes to look at in the dark, nor is it just generally annoying to have in the room. It also tells you the charging % too, which is nice, and charges surprisingly fast as well. While I would love a non-wired charging option too, such as a micro USB port, I've lived without it fine so far. Battery life isn't as limiting as I was worried about based on other reviews. My first day of using it, from about 7:30am to 8pm, I had 60% left on my watch battery with no charging in between. This was with very moderate use though, such as checking the time every half hour or so, and checking a handful of notifications throughout the day. You will absolutely need to plan on charging it nightly, but I doubt I will ever need to charge it mid-day to avoid an early battery death. However, this was with ambient mode off. I did try one day with ambient mode on (which leaves the face on very low brightness all day), and I had 20% battery left at the end of the day. So I could see ambient mode being problematic depending on how long your days are and how much you use the watch. I didn't want battery life to be a concern so I turned ambient mode off the next day. But improved battery life that easily allows for ambient mode would be a great upgrade for the next Moto 360 iteration. Initial setup was pretty easy. You just need to connect it to your phone's Bluetooth, install some firmware updates (which did take several minutes), and that was pretty much it. Needing constant Bluetooth connection with my phone was a little bit of a change for me. I usually keep Bluetooth off except when playing music to keep my phone's battery life better. So now that I need it on 24/7, my phone's battery life has gone down slightly, but not in a deal-breaking way. I also have to remember to keep my phone and watch within about 30 feet of each other to keep my watch 'on the grid'. I did need to resize it up one segment from its initial size (even with a below average wrist size), and resizing expensive watches has always given me anxiety. But I got through it with a five dollar watch resizer from amazon in under ten minutes with no issues. So why the 4-star rating? The one and only thing that really bugs me is the so-called "flat tire" design, referring to the black strip at the bottom of the watch face. It ruins a lot of potentially good custom watch face designs and is generally just hard to look past if you have any OCD tendencies. I believe they'll find a way to fix this design problem in the next version, and then this will really be perfect. However, I did find a way to almost forget about this problem by only using custom faces that lend themselves well to the black bottom. My current "Star Wars" face is mostly black so I hardly notice the black strip anymore. There are also other clever designs that use the black strip as scenery, a horizon, a cityscape, and so forth, to where it actually even looks intentional. So my bottom line on this, is if you can get it at a pretty good discount and look past the flat tire design, it's a very capable watch that I have really grown to love. However, from what I understand, there is a version 2 around the corner, so if you can wait (and are willing to pay more), it may be better just hold out for that one. *Summary* Pros: [+] Love the round face, an absolute must for me [+] Customizable faces are a lot of fun and give everyone an opportunity to find the perfect theme for them [+] Plenty of face & band colors, in both metal and leather [+] Water resistant, so I don't need to stress about being around water [+] Vibration is subtle, quiet, yet effective [+] Instant notifications that I never miss, unlike with my phone [+] Enough battery life to get me through the day easily with ambient mode off [+] Included wireless charger is high quality and charges very fast [+] Really liking the small, dim, bed-side clock the watch turns into when charging wirelessly at night [+] Metal band looks nice and wasn't too difficult to resize [+] Release clip on metal band keeps watch secured very well and makes it easy to release and remove [+] While some people say the face is too big, I think the size is perfect how it is. I hear the next one may be smaller, which would be disappointing to me. I really hope they keep a larger size option still available. Cons: [-] Obviously, pricier than nearly every other watch out there [-] Black strip ("flat tire") at bottom gets in the way of many otherwise awesome watch faces [-] Improved battery life would still be great to make ambient mode more feasible

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Looking Prototype

    Posted
    jdesurra
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I'm an early adopter, and I tend to be on the bleeding edge of technology. I have not owned a watch of any kind for about 10 years. The Moto 360 was the smartwatch I was most excited about when it was announced, and I ordered it the first day it was available. I've had the watch for about a week now and feel like I can give a fair review. The short version: this is a well designed prototype. It looks great, it's light, and if you really want a smartwatch, this is the one to get. However, it's definitely an unfinished, first-run product. The hardware is decent but not great, the software is ok but needs polishing, and the battery life is ... well, it's not good. Let's start with design. This is a great looking watch. I have had a number of people who have remarked how nice the watch looks and how well designed it is. I'm not big into fashion or design, but I do think the round watch face does make it look a little more classy than the square watch faces. The leather strap is well made and comfortable, and the watch is light. There are a number of times where I forget that the watch is on my wrist. Overall, it's a great looking watch that doesn't stand out (in a good way). One thing that has been noted is the "flat-tire" look of the display. The ambient light sensor is housed in a very small portion of the bottom of the screen that cuts off part of the bottom of the display. Is it annoying? Yeah, a little. It does cut off some of the watch faces, which is disappointing. Is it a deal breaker? Not for me. The watch looks just fine and for the most part, I stopped noticing it after a day. On the display, it is noticeably not high def. That may sound petty, but it doesn't look particularly sharp, and the colors do look a little cold and muted. I have an LG G3 which has the best display on the market, and the watch looks downright ugly when compared to that screen. Granted, it's not really a fair comparison, and in every day use, it's not a huge deal. Still, hopefully future iterations will improve the resolution on the watch faces (which I expect Motorola will). Functionally, it gets the job done and even with the lower resolution, it still does look ok. It could be a bit sharper. I've found that in everyday use, the thing i like most is being able to quickly respond to texts and notifications. With Android Wear, as long as you're using a compatible messaging program (Hangouts and Textra are two that are), you can read, reply, and mark texts as read straight from the watch. This has been incredibly useful when driving. I can activate the watch and send the text just with voice and without really needing to look at the watch. It does take some getting used to talking to your wrist, but ultimately the functionality is great. The fitness tracking with the heart rate monitor and pedometer is very good. The software still needs to mature. Aside from a few apps that have some functionality on the watch (flashcards with Duolingo, for example), it's essentially just a faster way to get your notifications. I expect that to change in the next few months, especially with Android L coming out, but be aware that if you're getting the watch now, that's what your getting. By far the most disappointing part of the watch is battery life. So far in my use case where I use the watch an average amount during the day (maybe once or twice an hour plus glances for the time), I have had to charge my watch at least once if not twice a day. Now, the good news is the watch charges really fast. In my experience, it's gone from about 15% to 100% in around an hour. So it doesn't take long to charge. But this is not an all day watch, even with ambient mode off (i.e. the watch face turns off when it's not being used). It's very easy to charge. I have a qi wireless charger along with the dock, and I keep one at home and one at work, and both charge the watch easily and quickly. But if you're looking for a smartwatch that lasts more than 12 hours, this is going to be a tough sell. Now to the ultimate question: should you buy this watch? In its current form, I'd find it very hard to recommend to a friend. Now, I actually really enjoy using this watch. I'm giving it a high rating because it is a good, above-average smartwatch. But with its current features and functionality, unless you're looking for a fitness guru or an early adopter, you will probably be disappointed. There's simply not a lot that this watch does yet. Again, that will probably change in a few months, but when you're thinking about a relatively large investment in a time piece, you may want to wait for either a price drop or the next iteration when they hardware will likely improve, the battery life will hopefully improve, and the software will mature. There's also the Apple Watch to look out for, and if you're an iOS user, that's going to be your only option as the Moto 360 and other Android Wear watches are only Android compatible. Now, if you're dead set on getting a smartwatch and you're an Android user, this is the watch to get. It's stylish, well designed, and does have some functionality that is useful if not must-have. I've been very happy with it so far and if you're a user that fits within its current limited audience, I think you will too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best smart watch now and later!

    Posted
    techhead
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is the best smart watch on the market now and months to come, hands down. Unless you're a die hard Apple or Samsung fan, if you have an Android phone, get this! PRICE: The Moto 360 can be had for $249. If this sounds expensive, put this into perspective: The older smart watches will cost you at least $149-199 (without any special discounts, deals, trades, and etc) and the new Samsung Gear S costs $349. The Apple watches WILL START at $349 when they come out and go up to $600 as things currently stand. Hopefully you get my drift! STYLING: Head-turner, head-turner, head-turner! Due to the round face, it turns heads every time, especially when people realize it's a smart watch on your wrist! You can change the watch faces on the fly and the majority of them are free! You'll blow your friends and family's minds when you change the look of your screen immediately. There are plenty of free screens for everyone! If you use the voice commands, it will REALLY make them drool! The styling will fool some people into thinking it's just an expensive regular watch until the screen lights up. All the other smart watches on the market except for the LG G Watch R are square watches, including the Apple Watch when it gets here and the new Samsung Gear S. This is as close to a real watch as you can get. Also, unlike the Gear S and Apple watches, you can switch bands out to ANY standard watch band, and you have bumper cases (pictured) and skins to protect and style your watch with. The light sensor bar doesn't even bother you like some reviewers said it would. I've never had an issue viewing my screen in any light setting as well. Don't be swayed by these harsh magazine reviews pointing out the Moto's flaws, it just won't bother most users in reality. FITNESS: Why spend $100+ on a fitness band and etc when this watch has everything you need in it. Walking, running, biking, gym, etc, etc, it has it covered. You can even use Google Maps through this, with turn by turn vibrating alerts for walking/driving, and etc. The vibrating direction change alerts REALLY help when you are not paying attention or want to zone out yet be notified of direction changes. Google Fit has me not missing my Samsung S Health App and etc (and I almost didn't buy this watch for that reason alone), and you can monitor your heart rate on the fly and it's pretty accurate when worn correctly at that. You also have Nike and a few other health apps. FUNCTIONALITY: It takes a few minutes to get used to the UI (user interface), but you'll quickly jump right in. The vibrating alerts are just right and can be customized and muted as well. It's very easy to use and you can dismiss the notifications from piling up on your phone through you watch. The voice has some flaws (what doesn't??), but works fairly well for the most part. This comes in handy when your hands are full and you need to do commands through your watch. It's a developer's watch, so you can tweak and edit things that you could only dream of doing on other smart watches. The processors are older tech, but honestly, I have yet to encounter any lagging and etc that bothers you. Everything has it's flaws, no matter what it is and how much it costs. This device has very few. It's worth every penny, trust me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Moto 360

    Posted
    SuperBad
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    I've been obsessed with wearables and trying to find the perfect one. I've used the Pebble, Gear Live, I have a couple of Fitbits and my Moto 360. I love this thing. It's no the perfect "Smart Watch" but it's a great starting point. It by far exceeds the typical wearable. Here are my lists of Pros and Cons. Pros: With the exception of LG G Watch R, the look of the watch is totally different from all other Smart Watches. It provides the look of a high end watch that will catch the eyes of a lot of people. It is much lighter than it looks. There have been complaints of it being bulky, but I have average size hands and I think it's perfect. But some high end watches have larger faces and that is an ongoing trend. The leather straps are very durable and soft to the touch. I do not wear this watch while doing any strenuous workouts but if there is sweat, there is no irritation from the watch or straps. The functionality of this watch is solely set on Andoird Wear. So far I have not had that many issues that would cause me to regret my purchase. It does what it's suppose to do. I get all my notifications on my watch. Txt messages, emails, meeting requests/ calendar notifications, stock updates, traffic, and the list goes on and on. You have the option to "mute" notifications if you choose. Of course these notifications come via your phone, so your phone would have to be within bluetooth range in order to use the additional features. The speech to txt and email is great. With the flick of the wrist and the phrase "OK Google" you can give it commands. I've txt message my wife plenty of times using the watch while driving. This is great if you are in a state that does not allow you to use your phone while driving. Also you are able to view the emails and txt messages from your watch. The only thing with the voice to txt/email is that you have to be specific if you have multiple numbers for a contact or if you have multiple contacts with the same name. There is a cool feature on here that uses your phone's navigation. It's also voice activated. The address does need to be part of a contact. But the turn by turn direction is a cool feature but not a deal breaker. The HR monitor and step counter is also a good feature if you use this as your primary fitness tracker. This function is a pro and con at the same time. By no means is this a fault of the Moto 360, but more on the side of Android Wear. There aren't any applications that allow the sync of this data to use it as part of a fitness tracking program. The application that Google uses is limited because it doesn't calculate caloric burn when factoring steps and heart rate. But once they get partnered up or develop something where you can better use the data, it'll be a great feature. But it's always good to see what your HR is if you are working out to see if you're in the correct zone. This feature is also voice activated by flicking your wrist and saying the phrase "OK Google". A great thing about this device is that you can always change the face depending on your mood. There are apps out there that allow you to create your own face as well. With the recent update, there are some really good faces to use. I'm currently using Pascual, which was the winner of the contest to develop the best watch face. If you want something more, you can download an app called Facer, which allows you to download more faces and create your own. I have a few and if I feel techie, I can use one of the cool digital faces. If I feel fancy I'll put on the Cartier or Rolex face (not actually released from Cartier or Rolex). There have been so many conflicting complaints about the battery, but I have not had any issues. When I first got the watch I was playing with it all day and of course that burned the battery. After I was done figuring out the features, I can get through the day with 61% battery life. This is still with good usage. I get emails and txts all day long and I check them from my watch instead of pulling out my phone. When I get home, I just turn it off and then turn it back on in the morning. I can get through the next day and just charge it when I get home at night. Now for backup I have a charge in my office. I use the PowerBot charger which is very convenient. That is the other good thing with the device, you can use an generic wireless charger. I picked mine up from Amazon for less than $8. Cons: Now for the not so good. It's not an HD screen. It would've been so much better if the resolution of the screen was higher. I would like to see more details on the screen. I do get the occasional disconnect from the watch and phone when they are right next to each other. It's not a big deal but more of an annoyance. I do have an app that notifies me if there is a disconnect from the phone and watch which helps prevent me from leaving my phone somewhere. But that doesn't always happen immediately. It could be an app issue or phone issue. The bottom of the screen is cut off for a sensor. Not a deal breaker but can be annoying if you are using a white face for the watch. It doesn't bother me at all. But I can see why someone would get annoyed. Unless you have the watch set to ambient, you will have to either flick your wrist to see the time or touch the screen. This is again not a deal breaker but there has been times of lag when flicking. There should be a snapdragon processor in here. For the price of the device, they should've use a faster processor to maximize the awesomeness of this. But you don't really notice the lag if you don't have much to compare it to. But also this would help with the power consumption. Overall I think this is a great Smart Watch. I wear it daily and would look froward to the next gen release. Also this watch can pair with most Android based phone. It's worth the money if you have it to spare. If at worst this is a nice looking time piece to have on your wrist that will turn heads.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best watch that is also smart

    Posted
    TheUltimateReviewer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As a watch, this thing looks beautiful. People seem to notice it fairly regularly and comment how nice it looks. So, it passes the fashion test if you plan on wearing this out to fancy shindigs. I make sure to wear nothing but short sleeves so that the watch really stands out. Also, when I'm talking to people face to face, I like to bring my hand up and pretend to rub my chin as if I'm seriously contemplating what they are saying but I'm just purposefully directing their attention to the watch on my wrist that is in their line of sight. It's made from very nice materials. For $250, you want something that doesn't feel like a toy, which this doesn't. And surprisingly for all the premium materials it's made from, the watch is very light. I've stopped wearing a watch for over 20 years because I couldn't find a manly watch that also didn't feel like I was weight lifting every time I wanted to see what time it was. I'm sure there is something out there, but I didn't want it to become a lifelong pursuit so I never bothered to embark on a holy grail search for one. But the Moto 360 looks very nice on my wrist and my arm doesn't get tired from lifting it every time I check it. Yeah, I'm weak but with this watch, it doesn't matter. Now, let's talk about the "smart" features. It buzzes to let me know when I receive a notification. If it's an unimportant notification, I can easily dismiss it away straight from the watch. I no longer have to struggle with trying to pull out my gigantic phone as it gets caught in my pocket nearly ripping a hole just to find out that there is a daily deal from best buy on microwaves. No sir, I can swipe that one away on my watch now and save wrestling with my phone for more important messages like from my mom reminding me to take my vitamins. And I'm a grown man already, but that's for a different review. I can control my music, Chromecast, and podcasts from my watch. Very sweet. I can make voice texts while I'm driv...um...walking so that I'm not engaging in dangerous and unsafe practices. Basically, it's allowed me to not have to pull my phone out as much during the day so that I can save my phone's battery for far more important business such as checking my Clash of Clans or how far I can launch my goat into the air in Goat Simulator. Battery life, oh man, sounds like I'm venturing into scary territory but ever since that fancy new update from Googorola, my watch far outlasts me. Typical day for me is 16 hours and the watch still has about 20% left. That translates to about another 5-6 hours so while I'm in bed after a long day, my watch can still go out clubbing my itself and be back home before I get up. So, for me, I'm very satisfied with the battery life of the Moto 360. Android wear is really helpful. The watch looks nice. It lasts as long as I need it to. Do I need to say more? I highly recommend this over any smart watch on the market so sell your Pebble, sell you G Watch and your Samsung bricks and choose the Moto 360. It runs circles around all of them. (Pun extremely intended)!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Watch, Excellent Styling, Impressive

    Posted
    bwshockley
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've owned the 360 for 4 days now. I'll start be talking about the battery, which seems to hang up most people. I have not run out of battery once. I have not had to charge during the day. I start my day taking it off the charger around 7am and put it back around 10:30pm or 11:00pm with plenty of battery life left (< 25%). This is during the first few days of use, when I'm constantly playing with it, measuring heart rates, trying new commands, new faces, etc. I do not use ambient mode - my screen turns off when not in use, which I like. It looks good in all black and responds nicely when I actually want to see the time. Now that that is out of the way. I will talk about the rest. Style: I love the round, simple style of the 360. I have black on black right now and will probably purchase more straps when available. The leather is soft, but sturdy. I have relatively small wrists for a man, but the watch looks great on my arm. I've already gotten compliments from strangers. The watch faces are customizable - i.e. choose the basic design, then you can change the background from white to black or vice-versa, and change the accent to one of almost twelve colors. Make it exactly the way you want it. Software: The Android Wear platform is great so far. I love getting messages on my wrist to quickly view a comment in a messaging app, or the latest score of the baseball game. I'm still learning all the different features, but I'm very happy with the main point of the watch - keeping time! I am not sure if this is specific to the Moto 360 or if other Android Wear phones do this, but on the watch face I chose, if you have a scheduled appointment at a specific time - the watch face highlights that region of the watch with white - showing when you have an appointment. As you approach that time - the minute markers highlight showing you how many minutes before your next appointment and they disappear as the time approaches. Finally, when you are in your appointment the region is highlighted again. Battery Life / Charging: I spoke earlier about battery and I won't go over it again expect to state: this has lasted me more than a full day each day I've had it without any worry of not making it. At the end of the day I place the phone on the wireless charger next to my bed and it's a nice night time clock. Ease of just resting it in the cradle without having to work a wonky adapter on it is great. Performance: I understand this watch has an older processor. I do not have a comparison watch to judge against, but to me the performance has been good. It reacts quickly to touches and swipes. Voice commands work well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Holy Smoke!

    Posted
    SAL001

    I bought the Gear Live first and thought that the Android Wear experience would be the same. Then I read that the Moto 360 has an older CPU than Gear Live, and that maybe things would be more zippy on the Gear Live. Regardless, the Moto 360 looked better online so I decided to order it in addition to the Gear Live. Let me tell you this thus far: 1) Holy Moly! Not only is it infinitely more beautiful in real life compared to Gear Live, it is just beautiful on its own. I already got one compliment from a non-techie woman on the elevator. 2) The stone-color band is a new model. I received mine with the latest OS 4.4W.1 Build KGW42N, which fixes many of the issues others had when ordering the original colors. The hardware is the same, so if you receive an older firmware you MUST let it charge completely and it will update. The update will fix the way the screen operates so battery will be better. 3) I was wrong about the CPU and possibility of being slower than Gear Live. I don't know if it is something Samsung did or what Moto knows, but the Moto 360 is immediate and responsive to my commands to open apps. Gear Live stutters and makes the experience useless. Now I hear that Moto will soon release a new update with the same version, but higher build #. This could further improve battery and performance. 4) The heart rate sensor hasn't failed me once. The Gear Live is hit or miss (mostly miss). 5) I read somewhere that you should let it go through several 0-100% charge/discharge cycles. Over about a week, the battery will improve dramatically. 6) I love the watchfaces that Moto has included, and can be customized from your phone. In fact, the app reports battery level of the watch so you know even when it is charging in its dock, but not in front of it to see status. 7) I am proud of Moto for a knockout 1st gen device that actually works, is beautiful, and was released before the fugly-square Apple Watch. Thanks! Now let's see what you can do in version 2!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Watch!

    Posted
    ethansigh

    This is hands down the best smartwatch to date. Besides being so difficult to get your hands on, there are so many fantastic things about the 360 I'm not even sure where to start. I'll keep this as concise as possible. Screen - Super bright, easily visible in direct sunlight (unlike most smartphones out there!), the rounded bezel is just gorgeous, and the small "flat tire" at the bottom is barely noticeable. The only issue is that the display is a little on the low side of pixel density, but not too big of a deal. Build quality - absolutely solid. Stainless steel feels great, horween leather is super soft and comfortable and still smells like new after 2 weeks of use Battery life - lots of complaints can be heard from everywhere, but if you leave ambient mode off, you can easily get battery life of up to 30-40 hours. I currently sit at 27% and have been off the charger for 28 hours. (granted 7 of those hours was idle b/c I was asleep; purposely left it off the charger to test battery life). Honestly, I feel a smartwatch should have battery life of greater than a few days, but if you don't mind charging it up every night, you will never need to baby the battery during the day. Performance - There was a tiny bit of lag when I first got it, but the update that came out last night (9/24) basically fixed almost everything. Now there are no bluetooth drops ever and zero lag. I expect future updates to make this watch feel even better than ever. This is really impressive for Moto to pull off, considering they're using a processor that is 4 years old. Usability - Android wear is honestly still unpolished. It feels a bit unintuitive at times, with google now cards not doing what you think they would do, with google search being your gateway to all the actions, and with only a handful of apps that currently support android wear. Of course, I fully understand that, as an early adopter, this is what to expect for a first iteration of anything android. That's why I have really high hopes for this 360 as time goes on. When google now works for you, it works amazingly. I love seeing how long it will take me to go somewhere right before I leave the house, I love the ability to set location based reminders, and I love being able to act on emails and texts without ever pulling my phone out of my pocket. The software and hardware may be in its infancy, but I am so excited for the future of my 360. Overall, I would 110% recommend this to anyone on the fence about it. Get it first and you will fall in love with it, I guarantee it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Almost Useful

    Posted
    DavidNYC

    Let's get a couple of things out of the way. I'm an Android geek from day 1, above average knowledge of computers and electronics, and usually -- but not always -- an early adopter. I am full-in on Google Now for a long time. I use a Nexus 5 phone. So, this watch is beautiful. I show it to 65-year olds who have Trac phones and they say "Wow!" The comments about battery life are nonsense; the first full day it ran out in eight hours because I was touching it like crazy. The first full work day, which included 20 minutes of working out with the screen on from an app the whole time and regular texting and notification checks during the day, I came home after about 16 hours of wearing it and it had 15%. And, the stutter and lag comments are true for those who are examining the phone and looking for stutter and lag. Yeah, I noticed it the first day when I was playing with it, but not once in the flow of a regular day. All of that said, it is not particularly useful. It is essentially, right now, a remote control for your phone. Android Wear is nearly beta. There are a few good apps that made certain activities more efficient and the fitness stuff is decent and accurate. Strangely, there's no natural sync with Google calendar, Keep is not much, and Maps drains the watch battery (and why would I need my watch to buzz and fire up a navigation notification when the phone it is tethered to has loudly and clearly told me what to do?) If a $250 purchase isn't a big deal to you, I'd say go for it. I had some extra money come in, so I didn't mind the cost. I like wearing it -- and I didn't own a watch previously or really ever. But know that you are a beta tester essentially. I strongly believe that once Android Wear is improved and app makers figure out how to extend the app experience on wearables and not just duplicate it in miniature, this particular device will really rock. Hopefully that is in the next three months, but more likely after the Apple watch market penetration inspires app makers to get to work. If you're on the fence, know that the next gen will be a killer -- especially if it priced at the more appropriate $179 or so -- and that may be the one to wait for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Features, Weak Battery

    Posted
    Bensontbjj
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    As may be obvious from the size of the battery that is the weak point of this device. I wear it about 14 hours and it has typically 10-20% battery left. With the lower range it will go into power save mode on the way home. The upshot on this is that since it is a small battery the built in Qi charging can add 50% in a matter of 30 minutes. I purchased a no name Qi charging little hockey puck off ebay and charge it if it looks like I am going to struggle. I have noticed a increased battery usage rate when my paired phone is also having a difficult day with battery life as well. This may be caused by my usage that day but I don't have any real data to show that. There are thousands of watch faces you can add to this device including some apps that allow you to design your own as well as go through their extensive library. I bought some aftermarket watch bands but make sure that you are getting 22mm bands with the relief cut in it for the 360. I bought a leather one for mine with it and for my wife without and was able to easily cut the relief in the band to allow it to fit. I also found a metal band that looks absolutely fantastic on this watch for a much more reasonable price also online. These are definitely a first gen device but it typically stays connected without the crashes that I would have anticipated with a new device and connection to the phone so I am extremely pleased with that. Each update to the watch they roll out it adds more functionality. Soon to be enabled is wifi so that if your phone is on the same wifi network you will still get notifications to the watch when you are out of bluetooth range. I really use the voice reply on the watch for emails, social media threads and texts a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    1st Gen Wonder

    Posted
    devortex
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Beyond a doubt one the best watch purchases I've made in years. I have more watches than I'll admit to in print... Bad news : Battery life sucks- On at 6:30 am and at 50% by 8:30. It took a while to get that range. I keep the faces to low power (thank you Intellicom app!) and wifi to home at nights. Not really a go to for all day adventures as an activity tracker. Not completely able to use any 22mm band (tiny groove in the middle why?) and the spring coils are evil little demons. Messing with the band will more than likely cause the infamous cracks on the back. The heart rate monitor makes me wish I had my fitbit back or maybe I'm heartless. It doesn't report monitoring unless you activate the app. Again miss the fitbit but only when I want to track activity levels because... The good part: This is a watch collector must have! The silver/stone combo is the ultimate neutral. On my girly wrist, it doesn't come off too manly and on husband's it looks just right. I like big ole chronograph watches so there wasn't a moment of "Gah! What is Big Ben doing on my wrist?!" Some reviews said it looked odd from the side and yup, it does now that you mention it.. but that angle is not a common position so okay.. I wish the band was more flush with the casing so I needn't worry about the back cracking.. But it gets compliments almost daily. The leather is study and has worn to a nice weathered look. Which is way better than the black strapped ones. I know people with the black band it looks crinkled and ready to replace within a few months. The UI is very intuitive. I love all the geeky things it can do. Everything from running my car radio, buzzing me to turn left, finding my phone and replying to texts without digging for the phone in my purse. Notifications are more subtle in meetings. Paring this to my old HTC m7 and now Galaxy s6 edge was easy. Yes, I now match outfits to watch faces, this might stop someday but until then I've got a great watch to play with at a great price point. Tech geek is more than appeased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Moto 360

    Posted
    Javier
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Introduction: The Smartwatch market is about to get very interesting 2015. With the impending release of the Apple Watch, and CES kicking off within days of this review, the Smartwatch market will see many companies trying their hand at good Smartwatch design. The Moto 360 managed to not only be one of the first Smartwatches available, but also the best looking, by a long shot. Without further ado here are the points that stood out. Build: Currently, most Smartwatch manufacturers are sticking with plastic as the go-to material. Motorola on the other hand has decided to go with the ideal material, metal. The body of the Moto 360 is absolutely beautiful; polished aluminum, and glass. It doesn't get much better than that. In addition to the high end materials directly on the watch, Motorola also included a very comfy and high end Horween leather strap. This altogether gives the Moto 360 a premium look and feel. Nothing on the market can match it at this point. Display: The display leaves much to be desired. It is a good starting point, but pixels are easily discernible. Consumers are accustomed to today's Retina HD and Quad HD displays, so seeing the Moto 360's display for the first time can be a bit jarring to pixel sensitive eyes. If pixel count is an after-thought for you, then ignore the criticisms.  Software: The Moto 360 in it's current state features a pretty stable Android Wear 5.0 which also includes the almost perfect Google Now, custom watch faces, apps, Google Fit, Motorola's fitness software, and notifications. It is meant to be more in sync with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and at the same time give the user more options when customizing the look and feel.  Battery Life:  The Moto 360 has never been a champion of battery life. The luxury of having a beautiful time piece around the wrist comes at the cost of battery life. Even with the display off a majority of the day, you would be lucky to get more than a day and a half of use per charge. This may be ok for some, and a deal breaker for others, but it depends on your expectations. Comparably, the Pebble Smartwatch is advertised to last five to seven days on one charge which is great.  Extras:  In the box, the Moto 360 includes a nifty inductive charging base station, power adapter, and some literature. Inductive charging makes charging the Moto 360 a cinch! You simply lay the watch in the cradle and it begins to charge (a nice aside, while charging, the watch can double as a night stand clock).  The Moto 360, and it's companion app from Motorola include a suite of fitness applications to take advantage of the included pedometer and heart rate monitor. The software is designed to analyze your movements and heart rate periodically to give you a overview of your general activity. The software is relatively easy to use, and helpful.  Conclusion:  The Moto 360 is easily the most beautiful Smartwatch available today, by a long shot. Considering most Smartwatches today run some variant of Android Wear, the only decision left to the consumer is what form factor they prefer. Considering this is the only Smartwatch suitable for a professional environment, this will probably be the go-to for most prospective Smartwatch shoppers. The design, material choice, price, and software make the Moto 360 a no brainer when considering the competition. But for the general population, Smartwatches remain a gadget for only the truest of tech enthusiasts. 

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Smartwatch currently available

    Posted
    HallsDeeep
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My Moto360 was ordered through Best Buy on Friday. It arrived on Monday after the weekend. I immediately tried to set it up and ran into the issue that caused another reviewer to claim the firmware was damaged. This is incorrect. What it needs to do (like any other device) is charge. It was my fault for wanting to play with it immediately. So I placed the device on the charger and it charged surprisingly fast. The other reviewers are correct that it charges at roughly 1% per minute. After it charged, it downloaded a software update. It would not allow this to take place earlier due to low battery and rightfully so. Initially, I noticed a fairly rapid drain. My guess is this was the device getting its software straight. However, after that battery loss became more acceptable. It made it through the day without a problem and still had about 30% left. That was with me sending test messages, playing with the heart rate monitor, using it to start music on my drive, trying out the navigation end, etc... The watch did everything and allowed me to check emails, texts, Facebook messages and more without having to pull my phone out of my pocket. I have an S5 and I didn't notice any extra drain on that devices battery either. Now I'm sure if you get 500 emails a day and 500 texts, etc... you may have difficulty getting through a day. But in my experience with normal use so far, the battery hasn't been the issue many people made it out to be. I took it off the charger and left for work about an hour and a half ago and I'm still at 93%. I love the watch so far and it doesn't hurt that it looks absolutely incredible. I look forward to future updates and functionality, but it was definitely worth the wait.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it! Better than expected

    Posted
    BroncosFanChris

    First - battery life. It's fine. The first day I was using the watch, learning about all the apps and capabilities. The battery was ready to charge by the time I went to bed. Every day after that, I used the watch in a more normal manner. I use it to text every now and then, check my heart rate, and have notifications turned on. I've consistently had around 30-40% charge remaining when I went to bed. I love the charging cradle. When you cradle the watch, it goes into this display that serves as an alarm clock and stays lit. This is way cool! I got rid of my big bulky alarm clock and now use only the 360. It's just the right brightness in the cradle - not too bright that it's distracting at night. No problem connecting to my Moto X. Phone and watch stay connected at decent distances. When you do walk too far from your phone, the watch automatically connects back when you get into range. When you mute the ringer on your phone, the watch will vibrate when you get a call. Another way cool feature. Sometimes I turn my ringer off when I'm in a meeting then forget to turn it back on. I used to miss calls, now I don't. Nice! Now, Best Buy's website for weeks has been saying "unavailable in your area" when I try to see if it's in a local store. I was in Best Buy last week looking at a monitor, and just on a whim went to look at smart watches. Lo and behold, they had TWO Stone Leather watches in stock, even though the website didn't indicate this. I recommend calling or checking in your local store - they may have one. I wanted the black band, but they only had stone. But, I LOVE THIS COLOR! It looks very sharp with the aluminum frame. When my leather band wears out or is looking dirty, I'll eventually get a metal band. But, I'm pleasantly surprised how good the stone leather band looks. I had a huge panic attack - I was stupid and clumsy and dropped my watch from above waist height on our porcelain tile floor, and it make a huge 'whack' sound. I thought for sure the face was cracked. It landed on the watch, not the bands. But, no damage, no adverse effects. Whew! So, it's pretty durable. The watch is pretty thick - sort of like my Ir0nm@n watch. So every now and then I bump it on something. I plan to get one of those military grade screen protectors and see how that works. Overall, VERY HAPPY. The round face makes this watch THE watch to get over anything else out there. It looks very stylish and fits right in with a suit and tie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best watch ever

    Posted
    MatD
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    The watch is a winner. The recent firmware updates have greatly improved the battery life. In fact, I've been using mine regularly all day and still have 45% battery at 10:00pm. After reading other reviews, I adopted the method of checking the watch, glancing at emails and messages, and briefly scanning over GPS directions instead of treating the watch as an equal to my Note 3. Instead, use this device as a time saver to interact with your phone, and you'll be pleasantly surprised by its battery and usability. The Android Wear ecosystem is still in its infancy, but it's already proven an exceptional experience. More work has yet to be done for 3rd party apps, but this will improve once the Wear APIs are released. So far though, it is an impressive debut into the wearable realm. The look and functionality of this device actually convinced me to leave my beloved iPhone. While the Apple Watch isn't yet available, it does not appear to appreciate what a smartwatch ought to be, a quick tool for glancing at your phone's notifications and activities. The Card based design is beautifully intuitive and glance friendly, and a quick tap on the screen prepares the watch to listen to a command without needing to shout out "OK Google." A single push button on the side provides a way to trigger settings, power options, or just turning off the display. No squinting or turning of a crown required. Regarding the screen, my job requires heavy driving and a lot of viewing of the watch outdoors or in the car. Rest assured, the screen can be read with clarity and ease. I have not run into a situation yet when I couldn't read the display, and my eyes are terrible. The watch looks great, wears comfortably, and is amazingly useful. No typing and no clicking get in the way of you using the device quickly. The swipes can take some getting accustomed to, but they are so intuitive and the card design so efficient, you should have no problems incorporating it into your daily routine. I do wish a speaker were included, offering pairing options with the audio from your phone, but the drain on the battery probably nixes that idea. Other than that, this is a gorgeous and intuitive device. This device is not just for early adopters, Motorola released the first smartwatch truly ready for the masses. If you are an Android user or considering making the switch to Android, you should definitely consider purchasing the best Android accessory available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Design beautiful, battery life not so much

    Posted
    silverhairedmember
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this a few days ago and wanted to test it out before I actually made a review. I have the stainless steel with gray band. The watch looks amazing. The screen of descent quality. The interface of Android Wear seems to be fine. Its responsive. It works well when it works. The issues I have with it start with what everyone is having issues with, the battery is horrible. It last barely 11-12 hours in the day with light use. If you actually use it then you're gonna get less. maybe 8-10 hours of use. Now with that said the little battery charges pretty quick. With in an hour to and hour and half its back up to full charge. Which is great but I don't want to have to charge it before my day ends. The charger isn't that bulky to take with me but I really don't want to have to take it with me. As far as everyday use. It disconnects about 3-7 times a day. Which at times can be a little annoying. But the voice commands work well. People complained about it turning on when you move around. I see it do this every once in a while but not that often. I even took to the gym and I didn't see it turn once. During other stuff like in class or at work, i didn't really have this issue either. The watch is lightweight and feels great on my wrist. Its just having any other watch on. I think the light sensor could work a little better. It doesn't register as quickly as it should. I think it also needs an option to only turn on with the push of the button. This would definitely save on battery life. Honestly, I think Motorola probably could easily have a update tweak that could fix this battery issue. If it could be pushed out till like 16 hours of battery life then it would be fine. I could get through the day and be fine. Would I recommend everyone to get one? No. If you in the market to get a smart watch anyways, yes it definitely a good choice. It just needs some fixes to address the battery and connection issues then this would be THE watch to get. Come Motorola I know you have to have something up your sleeve your working on to bump it up a little that's all we're asking!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Motorola Customer Care

      The device needs to download a software update after initial setup, and this does eat a lot of battery. However, after the update is installed, the battery life will improve. Also consider that anytime you've got a new piece of tech, you're probably going to be using it / playing with it a lot more than you would once you've had it for a while and gotten used to it. Give it a few days, even a week, and then see how you feel about it.MotorolaMobility

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great First Gen Device

    Posted
    burtonvdp

    Ok, lets get this out of the way now. Its a first generation device and there will be issues. I'll use the iPhone as the shinning example. There was plenty of things that were not great about that device but the possibilities were overwhelming. This is a companion device! Yes you can see the time and take your heart rate but its really designed to show you your notifications and allows you to interact using voice commands with your phone. The Good: All of that out of the way, I'm really digging the notifications and the ability to reply via voice to text messages. I'm also addicted to Facer (Facer Android)..... There are hundreds of watch faces and you can tweak them to your liking. Its like having a new watch every day. The things looks good on the wrist and isn't that big.... I have medium hands and wrists and this thing fits fine. The outer bezel is the same size as my Pulsar once you take into account the strap handles. So it feels exactly the same size on the wrist (It fit fine on my wife's wrist as well). Being able to make up for some of the short coming by installing apps is pretty nice as well. I use Lockable to keep me from accidentally bumping into google now voice commands. Notifications on the wrist are turning out to be more subtle and less intrusive than grabbing for my phone! The Bad: Battery life isn't there yet... I can squeeze an entire day out of the device on my normal schedule but during my 20 hour traveling days I will have to reach for a charger. Time will tell but right now Im not betting on it. The lack of a more portable charger is a little annoying as well. I know I can get a small Qi charger but I dont know if Moto will support that. Software is a great first step but it needs refinements. No lock screen? Given this type of device is the most apt to getting bumped I was a little surprised there was no option for some sort of at a glance but locked screen..... Since once its open it can jump directly into voice commands. It was a bit annoying at the gym, every time it did that it silenced my music. It could not reconnect once and I had to boot, boot and more boot to get it working. I haven't had that problem since though. Fitness apps and whatnot a bit of a joke right now... Its counting steps as I sit in my chair (I didn't expect it to be great). Overall: Its a fun device that adds style to an ecosystem that has been getting old and stale. I believe these devices will help that person who wants to see their notifications but doesn't want to pull out their phone or hold it to their nose all day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Android Wear Smartwatch

    Posted
    JaMRaM
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    Loving my Moto 360 so far. I do not typically wear watches, but for some reason, I need to wear my 360 all the time. I have received numerous compliments, especially from iphone users who thought it was the iwatch, later to find out its android and then wishing the iwatch was round instead of square like most of the other smartwatches. Battery life is much better after the last 2 updates. I can get through the whole day with a lot of notifications (email, text, hangouts, google now cards etc). Do I wish the battery life was better, of course. But do I need it to last more than a day, nope. I don't wear my watch to sleep so its easy enough to place it on the wireless charger at the end of the day. The charger is definitely the best smartwatch charger currently out there. Again, It also would've been nice to have the fastest and most recent processor out there, but even with the TI processor, I hardly have any issues with connectivity, lag, receiving notifications or even replying to texts. It is actually pretty accurate when it comes to responding to hangouts and text messages using the watch. In fact, I hardly have issues in places with a lot of loud background noise. Yes, I need to put the watch closer to my face, but that doesn't really look any more weird than talking to your watch in the first place. If you want the better battery and faster processor, go ahead and get the LG gr, but no way you're gonna spend less than $300 on that. That's another great thing with the 360, is the 249 price tag. Well worth it in my opinion. Not so sure about spending 300+ on the LG or Iwatch when it probably does the same thing but just a little bit faster with just a little bit more battery life. Overall, I completely recommend this to anyone that likes Android, likes new technology and likes to wear watches that not only look nice but have multiple uses. I remember walking into a fancy watch store at the forum shops in Vegas and seeing these expensive watches for 1000+. I asked the lady working there, can these watches show you your text or email notifications or can you change the watch face to whatever picture you want? She just laughed and then asked what watch I had. Another thing that I like about the watch is not having to use my phone most of the time. I have terrible signal at work, but I can just leave my phone at my desk where I get some signal, and walk around my classroom receiving my notifications. It saves the battery on my phone and it's a whole lot better than taking my phone out every time I get a notification. Yes, you can do this with any smartwatch, but does it look as good as the 360? Doubtful. Also changing watch faces with the Facer app is even better with the sleek look of the 360. The step counter does not seem as accurate, but I have a Fitbit anyways so I do not really use the 360 for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Watch...Okay Battery

    Posted
    Alantef
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I love this watch....i know this review is early but i received this about a week ago from Motorola...very nice looking watch...does everything you want it to do BUT i don't like the battery life it last just about the same as any other phone out there (less than a full day)...my phone seems to out last it only because it gets the random middle of the day charge....when i cant do the same with the watch because i refuse to carry the wireless charging dock around with me (which is awesome) i work in retail and to give everyone an example...leaving the house at 8am at 100% at about noon its at 75% with normal usage of swiping away random livingsocial and groupon email notifications and such at around 3pm its dropped to an average of about 45% due to answering text messages and relying more on the watch for everything because phone is more likely charging or not near at about 7pm its other 10% or less (but im on my way home anyway) only thing that sucks about that is if i ever had plans for dinner or anything after work i know this watch couldn't make it but when this watch is on its on....looks great..no issues..just hate the battery..its taken a few hits as well...the gorilla glass seems to be okay just wish it was sapphire glass only because it a higher quality..i would grab this watch if your in the market...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best smartwatch available.

    Posted
    InvaderC1
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've been following this watch for some time, and after the initial reviews I was hesitant about the battery life. However, after using this watch for some time now, I'm convinced that it's a good bet for what is still a very new field of devices. Also, with the update released recently (9/26/14), the battery life and responsiveness have both increased tremendously. The watch works well with notifications, and it's generally unobtrusive. Also, I was worried about this watch being huge from other reviews, but holding it up to my old watch, I found it to be pretty reasonably sized. I wear cuffed shirts for work on a regular basis,and it fits under my sleeves now problem. Pros: -Very lightweight -Battery can now last well over a day of moderate use. If you use it heavily, it should make it well over a work day, and likely 10-12 hours. -Very responsive after update, and I'm noticing no lag. -The voice recognition was great, and I've found myself using my watch to respond to texts. Cons: -Battery isn't like a pebble, so you should charge it every night, maybe two. -Notifications seem to be tied to cards on google now, so if you dismiss them from your watch, you won't see the update on your phone within an hour or so, depending on what it is. -Face support. Facer is an excellent app for finding new watch faces, but there are only 10 faces or so stock. Overall, I would recommend this for anyone interested in a smartwatch. It is a beautiful piece of hardware that functions as a timepiece and an adjunct to your smartphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend