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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

    Love the watch

    Posted
    JayC
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    Love the look and feel of this watch. The screen very responsive. The only thing is that the vibration isn't as strong as the pebble watch. But still love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Main problem: Weak vibration

    Posted
    faubelgobble

    My biggest gripe with the Moto 360 is the weak vibration. What this does is make it so I never know when a new alert from a text/call/email/reminder comes in. I would have to constantly check the watch and shake it to "awaken" it. 2) Battery life: Didn't have a problem with battery life. Just wanted it to last a full 24 hours. 3) Watch ambient light: To see the watch face showing the time and date (which is a normal watch function), you need to allow the ambient light to keep the display lit all day. This drains the battery a ton. For the above reasons, I returned the Moto 360 and went back to my Pebble...then bought the Pebble Metal and love it. Not even close to being as cool and flashy as the 360, but I still prefer the function of it much more. Hoping Google makes a great Nexus Watch soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Purchase

    Posted
    Rico9803
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    I really enjoy this purchase and it would have been 5 stars if it wasn't for 3 issues listed below. 1) Battery life is not great, even after the update. 2) Light sensor on the bottom is a little distracting. 3) The watch vibration could be a little stronger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    Posted
    JayC
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    Love the watch. Looks good. Works very well. The only bad thing I can say is that the vibration sometimes isn't strong enough to notice. But still love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only watch I wear now.

    Posted
    Gi1es
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    I wasn't sure that I would like it before I bought it. Even after the purchase I was thinking I would return it. After a few days I put on one of my other watches and found myself looking at it when my phone would go off. I found that I used it a lot more than I let myself believe. With that being said it is now the only watch I wear, unless going to a formal event. I keep my phone on silent so it wont bother anyone and the watch will vibrate when something comes through. As a plus it measures your heart rate and steps throughout the day. This is hands down one of the coolest and most productive things I have bought for my phone. People will either be amazed or laugh at you :) It no longer bothers me either way now.

    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: 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

    out of the smart watches.. this is the best one

    Posted
    RAYZOR
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    I found my search for the perfect smartwatch for my needs to be exhausting because there's up and downs for everything. I found the moto to be a great smart watch because it has a sleek design, customizable wristbands and the android wear OS is a highly supported interface that works with more android software than I even thought it would. Once you start using this device you realize that you look at your phone less and unless you have a complex conversation you will use this watch. It is a great music player as a standalone, as well as controlling your phone from afar (saves battery this way). battery life has improved with the newest rolled out lollipop update, and the battery lasts me for a solid 15 hours with normal use. . meaning I respond to texts. . get alerts all day with the vibration on. Obviously the down side to this watch is the lack of built in speakerphone, so you can't take phone calls directly on it. However, you can dial and answer your phone remotely, so if you place ur phone on a cradle near you but you don't want to reach over. . you can make it much easier this way. Other down side is that the voice function isn't perfect. . but is very good. . and you only have a couple seconds to catch a typo in your email or text replies before it gets sent. . which could make some EMBARRASSING ones go through at times. I like the find my car app, and the turn by turn directions on my wrist. . makes driving and navigating without carrying my big phone in my hand. the vibration alert is hard to miss so you never have to worry about missing out on phone calls, emails, texts, and other alerts on your phone. I love this device and wouldn't go back now that I've bought into the smart watches.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid option for a smart watch

    Posted
    earlyadopter

    I purchased the Gray moto 360 the first day of release (i.e. - within the first 15 minutes and before it sold out. @@@@@@@ I have been very pleased with the watch so far. I do not have a defective one - poor battery life, stuck pixels, etc. Mine functions as described. The battery life has been adequate for a full day use for me (7am to 11pm) almost without exception. Of course, if I navigate with it for several hours and interact with it most of the day, it would probably be only 11 hours or so. My typical usage includes vibrating notification, visual notifications, updated temperatures through 1weather, and a few google voice responses or searches throughout the day. Compared to the other android watches out there, this is the only one that I feel comfortable wearing with clients. It's a very attractive and surprisingly light and comfortable watch. The facer app allows me to apply several luxury watch faces, like Panerai Luminor, Rolex, etc. Though it isn't perfect, I'm highly satisfied and will enjoy this until the next generation of smart watch is ready. For today, there is no better option for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile and convenient!

    Posted
    Elenwe
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    I love this watch! It looks great and its convenient when you have a phone the size of the Nexus 6. I love the leather band it comes with as it makes it super comfortable. Sometimes I forget I'm wearing it. I'm a HS teacher, so checking my phone throughout the day (let's face it, we're all addicted) doesn't set a good example for the kids. This watch lets me know silently through a short vibration that I've gotten a new email, FB update, text, hangout msg, twitter, Instagram, etc. As long as its just text, I can read the messages. I can send messages and emails just by talking to it, hands free. This has come in handy when I'm running late or need to ask a quick question while I'm driving. I don't even have to look at it, just say who I'm texting and the msg. It even let's me know when I'm supposed to turn when I'm following directions from the GPS on my phone. You can customize which app notifications you want to know about. It only takes a quick swipe to remove it from your screen. To look at the time/bring your watch to life you just have to tilt your arm towards you like you normally would. The watch knows and so will light up. Like other less expensive watches, of course, it tracks your steps, exercise and heart rate. You can set goals for yourself and it will remind you throughout the day and week to work on them while telling you how close you are. Also, battery is great! I put it on around 7am and put it on the charger around 8 or 9pm and still have about 40% life left. I definitely recommend this watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best smart watch now and later!

    Posted
    techhead
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    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're 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've yet to encounter any lagging and etc that bothers you. Everything has it's flaws, no matter what it's 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

    Version 2 could be perfect

    Posted
    Vdub
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    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've 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've a minute. And it'sn't 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's 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'd 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've 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's. 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