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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: 3 out of 5 stars

    just an ordinary smart watch

    Posted
    scott
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    The watch retails at 250 so I had very high expectations. I was dissapointed in the fact that the moto 360 did not include a standalone music player or offer internal storage. In a nutshell, it does come in handy and the UI is not horrible considering I get all my notifications ,etc.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So handy

    Posted
    JSbury
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    I use this watch to control music, navigate, and hands-free text. It has pretty incredible voice recognition, even in loud places. Currently a small bug with the music player I use, but overall, I'm thrilled with the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too new

    Posted
    GMedic
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    I really liked this watch at first. Very well made, sturdy and elegant. However I found that most of the watchfaces and apps that I tried to load, such as Music Boss were not optimized for it they attempted to show a square screen where this is round so you lose part of the controls. Also the controls are a bit swipe heavy and clumsy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice accessory to have.

    Posted
    MooseMouse
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    The Moto360 is a nice smart watch to have, it really keeps my hands free when I'm busy doing things or I have my focus on other tasks and I can't reach for my phone. I can just read text from my phone on my Moto360 and then reply from there. I was surprised the watch picked up my voice very well, I can use an inside voice at about a foot away and the smart watch can pick up my voice. At first I thought I would have to be shouting at my wrist like a fool to get anything. Battery life is okay-ish... Frequent usage of the watch will drain it in one day or less depending on how often and what you're using it for, but if you leave it on in standby you can get around two days of battery life. The only downside to this watch is that I sometimes get an error when trying to read my blood pressure and then I have to readjust my watch, there'sn't a camera, there's no sound, and if your watch happens to drain out of battery life when you're out doing things you can't do anything about it unless you happen to be carrying around the unique charger for the Moto360.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Posted
    MJL11
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    use this everyday, and I don't think I could live without it. Sounds a bit extreme, but I used to wear a watch everyday until the one I had broke, and I never cared to repair it. This mixes two things that I wanted - Style and Wanting to have a device that partners with my phone to easy access. What it won't do: -conduct phone calls through the phone. -browse the web via a dedicated browser -type with a dedicated keyboard What it will do: -Show all notifications that you receive on your phone. -Be able to dismiss these or reply with a quick message via voice. -Control music from almost any music player on your phone. I've found this to be very useful while in the car, or at the gym. -Useful for many health features. Heart rate, pedometer, and calories. -And of course Tell Time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Function and fashion in one

    Posted
    Siege
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    I have an original Galaxy Gear, Galaxy Gear S and a Asus Zenwatch. My Moto 360 is by far my favorite. It is honestly the most comfortable of the bunch. The voice recognition is seamless, but the touch interaction does take a little getting use to. The only other real negatives? It drains the heck out of your phones battery and if you use it a lot, chances are it won't make it past 10-12 hours. However, if you keep an extra charger handy (I keep one on my desk at the office) it shouldn't be a problem since it charges lightening fast. One last thing to mention. While all of the promo picture show it as a "bedside" clock when it sits on its charger, I wouldn't plan on using it as a travel alarm. It doesn't have a speaker so no audible alarm and its vibration is the equivalent of an annoying mosquito. Besides a few minor things its a great device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best "Watch" I've ever owned

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    Pezzman77
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    I've no complaints with the Moto 360. Be advised, the battery takes a few days to settle in. I was initially concerned because I couldn't even get through half the day, but after a few charge cycles I now get a good 16-17 hours. I did have to turn off the ambient screen setting though. Other than that, it works awesome. I do have a Moto X though, and I've heard it can be a little quirky with other android models. In my opinion it is far more beautiful than the e-ink screen rivals. New app controls have been trickling in and I anticipate it will be compatible with more and more. If I had to find one flaw, it does not have enough control over the phones music. So far the most intuitive it gets with regards to music apps is iHeart Radio. I'm hoping some of the other music streaming services get on board.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returning watch

    Posted
    Mrlgordon
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    I bought a defective moto 360. Very glitchy. Constantly going dim randomly when your checking on the notifications or doing anything. No audible sound for alerts, only a very weak vibration. The battery life is very good after update. Cosmetically, it's a beautiful watch! I put the pebble metal band on the watch and it took it up a notch. Stutters a lot from the old processor that's built into it. The screen resolution is really bad. Some watch faces look washed out. I think motorola spent too much time working on the external features besides the internal features.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great **watch**

    Posted
    jmarneusa
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    I picked up my Moto 360 on Saturday and feel like I have spent enough time with it to give a honest review. Generally, I really like it. It is comfortable, works as advertised, and enhances my phone experience. The important thing to remember is that it is a watch, that has smart capabilities. I have it paired with my Samsung Galaxy S5 and have not experienced any issues with connectivity or notifications. Battery life: Managing the screen brightness is the key here. The standard settings within the watch allow for 5 brightness levels (+0) but I have found that the Wear Mini Launcher app lets me dial back the brightness even more using an Android-like brightness slider. The lowest setting is still plenty bright for my daily grind. I have found through using this method that after 12 hours I have 65-70% battery remaining which is more than manageable. I will use exercise for the context of practical use. My biggest disappointment is the lack of fitness app support. I had to stop using MapMyRun because it still does not have an Android Wear app. RunKeeper's app is not perfect though, since it does not allow you to select a pre-saved route from the Android Wear interface, only allowing you to start or stop an activity. While running I can see my run stats on the screen, and I use my Jaybird Freedom bluetooth headphones with no issues. I can control music from the watch pre, and post workout as long as I start Play Music before I place the phone in my armband. You cannot open Play Music from Android Wear. For during workout music control I use the buttons on the headphones so this is not a problem. The biggest complaint is the microphone and "Okay Google" integration. It is tricky and you have to say your command at the right time... I am completely happy with my purchase and it has met my expectations as a watch first, smart device second. I am looking forward to seeing how this platform develops...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A step in the right direction!

    Posted
    drklbc
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    In my opinion, this is the best smartwatch available in today's market! I have read many reviews and have taken them into consideration. . So here's my review based on a 5 day run with it... Out of the box is a well-built high quality smartwatch that looks and feels like any regular time piece out there. First thing you'll notice is the beautiful circular design with a great leather band that's lighter than one would think. I fought the temptation and allowed it to charge fully before playing with it. After charging I immediately downloaded Moto Connect and Andriod Wear app onto my HTC M8... the apps doesn't do much but is needed for basic functions. Day 1. Ambient ON = 9 hours 30 minutes. Day 2. Ambient ON = 11 hours. Day 3. Ambient ON = 12 hours 30 minutes. Day 4. Ambient ON = 5 hours @ 51%, updated firmware, Ambient OFF = 3 hours @ 81% Day 5. Ambient OFF = 16 hours. I leave my place at 5:30am and usually get home around 8:30pm... So I am nowhere near the charging dock... With moderate incoming emails (30ish a day), somewhat heavy texting, listening to music roughly about 5 hours a day, the Moto 360 beautifully displays all with great ease... I don't need to pull out my phone because Google Now is voice activated via the 360! I can only wait to see it slowly transform as it gets updated and age into what could be the best smartwatch! Worth it if you can find it. lol. Thanks. XOXO.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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'll 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Great Looking Prototype

    Posted
    jdesurra
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    I'm an early adopter, and I tend to be on the bleeding edge of technology. I've 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've had a number of people who have remarked how nice the watch looks and how well designed it's. 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's 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've 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've 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've 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's 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's 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