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Motorola - Moto 360 Smart Watch for Android Devices 4.3 or Higher - Gray Leather-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1565 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Android Wear is limited, but the 360 is solid

    Posted
    Press
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    The moto 360 is definitely the best smart watch (android wear or not) on the market. Great build quality, and the recent update fixed battery life so that ambient mode is actually useful. The processor is a bit slow, and voice commands are not always read properly, but I'm hopeful that will be fixed in future updates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch!

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    Sofos
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    Great, nice looking watch to replace your regular one. Buy a stainless steel band from the pebble watch if you need one now. Wish had faster processor sometimes it lags a little bit. New firmware update gave a little better battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product w/some exceptions

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    Trayes77
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    Beautiful smart watch, android wear is still in infancy stage. Battery life is less than desirable compared to other android wear watches. Getting about 13-15 hrs per day. Antiquated processor which doesn't help with battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does not Live Up to the Motorola Name

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    FireWulf85
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    Don't let the title fool you. This is a great Google Wear watch, but it still doesn't live up to the name of Motorola. Pros: Great build quality Bright Screen Decent specs Was on sale when I purchased Cons: (-1 star) horrible battery life - only lasted 3-5 hours with lowest brightness and minimum settings. @@@@@@@@ -1 star) sensors taking up screen space Outdated processor Grainy resolution Spotty voice recognition All in all, its a decent smartwatch, but I ended up returning it after 4 days because of the terrible battery life. I wouldn't recommend it to someone who would heavily use it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A great start, but lots of compromises

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    KentuckyHouse
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    Pros: Beautiful design, the round face makes it better looking than other Android Wear watches, wireless charging is exactly how wearables should charge. Cons: Battery life is horrid. Processor is very outdated and can lag at times. The band attachment points are weak and can crack. Even though the watch takes standard 22mm bands, you have to use bands specified for the 360 because of the design of the attachment points.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Elegant Design

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    jdavison91
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    The Moto 360 is a very nice looking Android Wear smart watch that will look good in both business and casual settings. The road face allows it to blend more naturally with clothes such that it doesn't stand out as a geeky piece of equipment on your wrist. The ambient light sensor that takes up about 10% of the bottom of the screen is a bit of an inhibitor to the otherwise excellent aesthetics of the watch. The requirement to tilt the watch or press the screen or button to see the face can be at times a bit annoying, and the outdated processor seems to lag a bit at times. These are the reasons why I didn't give it 5 stars, but this is a great timepiece for technology aficionados, and is certainly worth the purchase if you are considering a smart watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    they tried

    Posted
    cs88
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    For starters I am a computer engineer and I enjoy everything related to new tech. I had the moto 360 for a week. From what I read the battery apparently is supposed to get better after a few charge cycles, well mine did not instead it got worse with every charge. I did not receive many notifications on the device, the battery after 12 hours of use was sitting at 2% or already dead. My screen was also defective 16 dead pixels. The heart rate monitor never got a reading but that really depends on how skinny your wrist is as the sensor most likely wont lay flat. The watch was gorgeous though, the faces looked nice as well. I really wanted to enjoy this but I am 99% sure mine was defective from the get go with the battery and the screen. The cpu inside is 4 years old (identical to the cpu in the moto droid 2) and my experience noticed lagged in doing anything. To me $250 is a steep price for a smartwatch when you can spend that on a nice seiko,citizen or any of the decent watches out there and not worry about it being dead or the screen being off. I was hype for this but this has put me off smartwatches completely. Truth be told until there is a proper low power arm cpu made specifically for smartwatches battery life will always be terrible they are shoehorning full blown smartphone/tablet cpus in these right now which is overkill for what these do. I uploaded a picture showing a small cluster of dead pixels(upper right) the rest were hard to get on camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent entry into android wear

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    Rebcon
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    The initial pricing on these things were little too high for what they are. But the recent drop to 149 was a good price so I jumped on it. I did my research and found out that this is one of the few that has built in WiFi antenna for the price and the only other circular design was the LG Urbane which was 349. The most recent update to 5.1.1 enabled WiFi on these watches where the watch uses WiFi instead of BT if the connection is lost so you don't have to carry around your phone all the time as long as both are connected on same network. The overall design and the performance is nice. People worry about outdated single core processor but I didn't have any issues. I think most of the performance issues were with earlier version of software. Just do the update and all is well. Yes, you do have to charge the battery every night but it won't die on you even during the heavy use. I usually have 35% left when I go to bed and that's around midnight. Takes only an hourbto fully charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best smart watch for next 2yrs.

    Posted
    Rebcon
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    The initial pricing on these things were little too high for what they are. But the recent drop to 149 was a good price so I jumped on it. I did my research and found out that this is one of the few that has built in WiFi antenna for the price and the only other circular design was the LG Urbane which was 349. The most recent update to 5.1.1 enabled WiFi on these watches where the watch uses WiFi instead of BT if the connection is lost so you don't have to carry around your phone all the time as long as both are connected on same network. The overall design and the performance is nice. People worry about outdated single core processor but I didn't have any issues. I think most of the performance issues were with earlier version of software. Just do the update and all is well. Yes, you do have to charge the battery every night but it won't die on you even during the heavy use. I usually have 35% left when I go to bed and that's around midnight. Takes only an hour to fully charge. This things will only get better but it won't receive a significant update for another year or two so buying something expensive now will just become outdated. You can't go wrong with this in terms of styling and price.

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Moto 360

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    SuperBad
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    I've been obsessed with wearables and trying to find the perfect one. I've used the Pebble, Gear Live, I've 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's much lighter than it looks. There have been complaints of it being bulky, but I've 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 don't 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've 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've 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're in a state that doesn't allow you to use your phone while driving. Also you're 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're 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've 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've 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've 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're 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