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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 out of 5 stars

    Version 2 could be perfect

    Posted
    Vdub
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Moto 360

    Posted
    SuperBad
    • My Best Buy® Member
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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 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Smartwatch currently available

    Posted
    HallsDeeep
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Watch with Limited Functionality

    Posted
    dalvarado
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased the Moto 360 just over a month ago, and I at least didn't feel compelled to return it within the return window - there have been other products where I did; it simply wasn't useful enough to me. That being said, I think the Moto 360 is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to current functionality. Let me start off with the good parts. The watch itself is definitely a looker, and is well-constructed. While I did somehow manage to get a scratch on it in the first week, I haven't managed any since. I'll consider it a one-off fluke. The band, while not of the highest quality, is comfortable and holds up pretty well with my day-to-day antics. The battery life is pretty good (I'm generally at around 60% remaining after 12+ hours off the charger), and performance is suitably snappy. Now to the not-so-great: The screen isn't of the highest resolution, and it is easy to pick out pixels, especially when we're getting used to very high resolution phone displays. Moreover, the thing that makes me feel most ambivalent about this watch (and is not so much a knock on the watch as it is on Android Wear, the core OS) is the lack of functionality. Sure, being able to respond to text via voice on your watch makes you feel like James Bond initially, but the novelty eventually wears off. It's great for tracking your Google Now notifications, but those aren't always the most useful or productive. Some Android Apps have been customized to have additional Wear functionality, while others simply pull the notification from your phone. It's all convenient in practice, if not a little underwhelming. Having more Wear-optimized apps will be a great start. Even better would be adding a method of typing (I'm thinking Minuum would work here) or using set quick responses from the watch to respond to texts. There is a lot of promise in the Moto 360 and Android Wear, it just has yet to be tapped. While the experience isn't abysmal enough for me to try and ditch the watch, it's not necessarily compelling enough for me to give an outright recommendation. I would say if you want to be on the cutting edge with a cool gadget with tons of potential, give it a shot. Otherwise, you might be better suited waiting for a newer model with a better screen and more functionality, as I'm sure will eventually happen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good product with some flaws

    Posted
    rytyshy
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    I've only been using the watch for two days, but so far I have mixed feelings on the watch so far. Battery Life: Many articles are saying the recent firmware upgrade gives the Moto 360 significantly better battery life, but in my first days of use I am only getting about 15 hours on a charge with ambient mode off. Hopefully that will improve as the watch better calibrates its battery estimates (and I stop playing with the watch so much). Looks: The watch itself has a nice look, but the round shape is a bit "cartoony". Also, while the gray band feels nice to the touch, it has a cardboard look to it which I am not a fan of. Luckily the watch body's stainless steel matches well with the Pebble Steel band, which fits perfectly and definitely improves the look (see attached picture). Best Buy sells them for $20, a much better price than what Motorola is saying the cost of their steel band will be (closer to $80). Android Wear: Android wear is in it's infancy, and it shows. While notifications work well, the ability to interact with them varies by application. For example, GMail and Hangouts allow you to reply by voice, but the stock Email client gives the option to reply but it doesn't work. Also, there is no way to see a message once you have dismissed it. Finding the "launcher" is tricky, it is buried at the bottom of the options in the OK Google screen. A third party launcher is available, but it can get in your way and isn't ideal. I think Google will improve the features as they move to the L release, but time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    its not a watch. is a wearable disguised as a one.

    Posted
    DonC12345
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    Calling a "Wearable Device", a watch, is a big mistake, for now. The big question is, was dressing a "wearable device" up like a watch, really a smart idea? Yes and no. They have taken the idea of a wearable and added a wrist band that looks like a watch. they've added a display similar to a watch. So they call it a watch! The consumer hears the word watch, sees the wearable as being a watch, so they are going to treat this invention as what its called, a watch. The problem is, during most of human history, watches have been able to last for months with out a battery being replaced. With these wearables today, the battery life, if your lucky, might last a day. That’s unacceptable. As a result, reports of bad battery life flood the reviews and tarnish an otherwise great idea. So, what can we do? Well, until these "wearables" have the battery life to be worthy of being called a "watch", you treat it like a wearable and not a watch. Power management here is the key. most people with cellphones stopped using watches anyways, so turn off your "wearable watch" when you know that you don’t mind reaching into your pocket to look at the time. other times to turn off your watch could be in situations such as, -car rides longer than 10 minutes. most cars have clocks and it’s the same to look at a watch as it is to look at a phone in a car. -sitting for a long time in front of a computer. -in public places where you know the time can be seen easily. -at home, or in front of the tv (with cable) The key here is to think wisely and be creative. if you are the type that needs a digital smartwatch to replace a "real watch" then these "wearable watch lookalikes" just aren't for you at this time. But if you are like me, and can remember to quickly turn off the device and on when you need it, then its possible to get at least a full real 24 hours out of the latest and greatest, or even longer. anyways, there are some really great watch faces, 3rd party apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    so good

    Posted
    someguy
    • My Best Buy® Member

    this watch ended up being way better than i could have hoped for. I'm someone who has always worn a watch anyways, so this wasn't that difficult of a transition for me. I dont like pulling my phone out everytime i want to tell the time or to check a notification that ended up not being important anyways. Having this watch was the perfect solution for me to keep doing whatever i was doing without stopping too much. at first i was worried about the battery life that everybody was complaining about. However since i've gotten the watch, they've done several updates to the firmware and the battery now lasts a full day for me. Usually putting it on my wrist from 8am and putting it back on it's charger around 2-3am with about 60% battery left. Of course the first 2 days i got it, i was playing with this watch nonstop and the firmware hadn't updated yet, so after a couple of hours my battery drained about 30%. no battery issues now anymore. The Watch itself feels great on the wrist. it's incredibly comfortable and light but feels incredibly high quality. i wouldn't say i have thin wrists, but i dont have tree trunks either, and it looks natural to wear compared to other smart watches out there. Don't expect to use this watch as a phone replacement, that wasn't the point of me wanting a smart watch to begin with. However, i work a lot with my hands and they never seem to be free when i get a notification on my phone, having something on your watch to quickly glance at is such a life saver, especially when your phone (samsung galaxy s5 ) is tucked away somewhere and you need two hands to get it out and open the case and do the security code and...the watch is much easier. The voice recognition is a little off at times, but overall, for my lifestyle, i'd say that this watch has made my life slightly easier.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks great and works well

    Posted
    HasToBeWorthIt
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    looks nice on your wrist and with the updates to 5.0 does simple things better but doesn't have what the gear S brings to the table witch is a speaker to answer your phone calls example I was hearing music and I left my phone next to my sound link 3 and I was getting a incoming call and my watch said I can swipe to answer so I did and NOTHING! I has to run to my phone to hear my phone call so what's the point of swipeing to answer if you can't speak to the watch. Texting was the same thing you can only do voice commands and reply to your text message that way but most of the time it didn't write what I said to reply and you can't edit the text before you send it...it's also wait and let it send it or hit cancel and re say what you want to send out also if there people talking around you or noise around you forget even sending a voice reply text message this watch will keep listening even though your already done saying what you wanna reply and most of the time it would keep listen and then just stop and not write nothing down and with the Gear S you can use the keyboard to send out a text message and it has a speaker to answer calls and speak and hear the caller straight from the watch.overall this watch looks nice but it's just so you can quickly see your notifications hopefully the next Moto 360 can have a speaker to answer calls and maybe a keyboard to reply to text. Battery on it was ok it last longer then the Gear S because you do less on this watch then the Gear s I would say wait for the next Moto 360 or the Samsung Gear-A for a 150 would I get this watch yes if you didnt have a watch already I mean if your gonna spend 100 plus on just a normal G-shock watch then you might as well get the Moto 360 just know you would have to put it to charge every night and if your good with that then yes get this over any normal watch but if you want to do more then just look at your notifications then no I would wait

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great smart watch!

    Posted
    Jillsknitting
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    I debated a very long time, read reviews here and other sites and watched every youtube video before making my final decision. I chose this device because it offered the most when compared to others. I also chose it because of its modern look. I decided that I would continue to use my fitbit. for its accuracy for movement. I would compare the two to see how it stands up. Here is my opinion: I would not purchase this if you want it for exercise and movement. I believe the heart rate monitor gives consistent readings. The time spent moving feels accurate. The steps do not. I consistently have 1000 or more steps logged on the fitbit and on the S Health app on my phone. So... leaving that aside, I highly recommend the Moto 360- for all the reasons other than fitness. I love the ease of use for setting up google reminders. I love the notifications that I think are more consistent than just using my phone (I cannot always hear my phone or feel the vibration, even if it is in my pocket. The phone often changes to silent (I am sure I am accidently touching something), but I rarely do it on purpose. Now, I can see the message and decide if it can wait or if I want to answer now. I am starting to use the theater mode so that the watch does not turn on and off, on and off from just any wrist movement. The wrist gesture option is for moving through the messages. That's fine. It is just distracting to others (I teach) when it turns on from just moving my wrist, even a little. So, in all, the price was right and I like the look (round, black, black leather) and I am so glad I have this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I swore I would never buy a smart watch.. until..

    Posted
    Ghost

    I told myself years ago that I would never buy a smart watch. I told myself that THAT'S where I drew my line in terms of tech.. then I saw the Moto360. It's not just a piece of the latest geek tech to have, but it compliments almost any outfit. Of course I will revert back to my traditional watches when I'm going to formal occasions, but as a daily driver, it's flawless. Battery lasts me a full day, and then some, no problem, although I must say it does heat up quicker than I'd hoped. If you are planning on going on a trip without an accessible charge port, this watch won't last you more than 24 hours, but for regular everyday use, it's magical. Pros: - Stylish and adaptable, blends with almost all outfits - Intuitive design, easy to use - Lightweight, it's lighter than most of my analogs - Right size, for me at least - Premium Materials, feels and looks high end - Very quick wireless charging Cons: - Definitely not a battery sipper due to the older internals - Heats up quickly with regular/heavy use - The glass is not sapphire glass, like on most analog watches, which are the best at resisting scratches - Poor launch experience... - Just a hunch, but I feel this device will be outdated in a matter of a few short months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect "Watch" For We Geeks.

    Posted
    NavyMustang
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've been playing with my new Moto 360 non-stop for a day now. I'm not finding TOO much I don't like about it so far. Like many of the reviews, the battery does drain fairly quickly, but I think that once you get past the "wow factor" and stop playing with it constantly, your battery drainage will be better. I love this thing. I'm not all that disappointed with the battery life yet either. I've had it on for 8 hours so far today and I'm only down to 53% battery. That's manageable in my book. I wish the band was designed a bit differently so that it wouldn't -appear- to be thicker than it really is, but I'm sure Motorola had their reasons. My BIGGEST gripe it this: I am not at all impressed with the "OK Google" voice functionality. Oddly, I haven't seen anyone else complain about this, so perhaps it's just operator error. OFTEN (not ALL the time though) when I either say "OK Google" or tap the screen, the watch gives me a VERY small fraction of a second to start talking before the "hint screen" comes up. I do not WANT the hint screen to come up. When it DOES, you have to manually touch the watch to dismiss it. You cannot say "back" or "exit" to get back to the clock face or back to voice entry. Motorola, since I can see that you've been reading these posts, I'd really like to see the option of turning off automatic "hints" during voice command. (Thanks for listening!) Aside from that, this really is an impressive watch. It's obviously not perfect but, for a first-generation product, it is pretty solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I 90% Loved the Watch (but I returned it)

    Posted
    1Natural1

    I purchased my watch a week ago. Battery life was excellent (if you had the screen set to turn off when not looking at it). My biggest issue was a dead pixel between the 4-5 hour mark. I also felt like after the last update it was no longer as sensitive to turning on when I lifted my wrist up. Although you can also touch the screen to turn it back on sometimes touching the screen is inconvenient. It also had some serious issues when working as a music controller and moving between songs. It would usually take several minutes to start working and when it finally did work it would execute every press I made (so if, while trying to get it to change songs, I had pressed pause or the change track icon several times it would pause and start and move forward six tracks etc.) which wasn't all the helpful given that by the time it started working the song I didn't like was already over. Each issue on its own was not too big a deal (though the dead pixel was hard to un-see) but put together I just felt like for 250 it should have been better. Plus with a dead pixel after a week how many more would I have after a month? If you google dead pixel issues on the 360 you'll see that several watches seem to have that issue. I will admit that I do miss having all that functionality on my wrist. I will definitely buy another one - but I think I will wait for the second generation and hope for a better chip inside and better quality control on the screens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Design, Great Hardware, Young Software

    Posted
    AndroidRoss
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    The smartwatch is still a very confusing device. No company or person really knows what they want from one yet and Smartphones can already do everything you need in a small package. For me, a smartwatch must look good first, then tack on cool features. The Moto 360 is the best looking smartwatch to date. For males, the size is great. I can wear this around and people think it looks like an everyday watch. I once had a Pebble watch and many people thought it looked "geeky". Android Wear (the software this watch uses) is very young and not polished. There are moments of lag and I sometimes have to try touch commands twice to get a response. The Android Wear also focuses on phone notifications more than what the watch can do on its own. Every notification from your phone will show up on your watch. However, after a notification is swiped away, there is no way to look it up again on the watch. Viewing text conversations can only happen if you just received a text. There is no way to pull up recent messages. This watch has 4gb of storage, but I have yet to find use for this. I am hoping future updates to this device will allow the watch to work better away from the phone it is connected to. Overall, I love this watch for the design and the fact that Android Wear software is ever changing. The battery gets me through a full day all the time. I have owned the watch for a month now and for everyday use it gets the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Watch, Great Battery Life

    Posted
    Ender005
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    After my mishaps with the Samsung smart watch, and wanting to upgrade from my Pebble, I picked up this model and I have not been happier. The hardware is fantastic, and feels like you got your money's worth from it. The leather band out of the box is nice quality, and the watch itself is definitely made from quality materials. The charging dock is SUCH a better idea than Samsung and LG's clip-on charging systems and I don't have to worry about breaking the cheap plastic garbage that Samsung uses every night. I just sit the watch in its dock and it changes to a night-time bedside clock. I love it. The integration with Google Now and the Android system tray is flawless, and being able to send emails/texts etc. from my watch is great when my hands are full. The only reason for 4 stars is that there is indeed a small portion of the screen that is blacked out where the light-sensing diode measures ambient light and adjusts the brightness of the watch accordingly. I don't mind that much though since you get used to it, and the battery saving through this feature is great. I wear it all day at work from 9-6 and I still have a ton of battery life on it. I've had it off the charger for 3.5 hours at the time of this post and it's currently sitting at 91% power with ambient screen on and I get a lot of IMs / texts from friends throughout the day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The SmartWatch Worth Waiting For

    Posted
    Plingjago
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    Like many others, I have been waiting for this device since the day it was announced. I managed to be one of the lucky ones to get my hands on one in the first week. My first day, the battery died before dinner, largely due to updates and playing with it. I am now seeing a 6AM-9PM usage with mid-30s % of battery life left when it goes in the charger. Would I like more, Yes. I (like others) blame this on the 'old' processor and small battery. I was initially disappointed on the interface with the Samsung Messaging app on my Galaxy S4, but once I updated and activated Hangouts, I have seeing and receiving SMS messages better. If you are not a fan of Google Apps and Services, you may see some operational challenges with 3rd party email/messaging apps, but that is to be expected at this stage. The Stone Grey Horween Leather Watch band is gorgeous, but it is also like a SPONGE. I live in Florida and my first day of wearing it outside, the leather was discolored and stained due to sweat. I have substituted it with a Pebble Steel Band and it was well worth the $20. There are no available accessories (Bands/Cases or additional chargers available to purchase anywhere. PLEASE OFFER THEM ASAP. The battery life could be better, but the watch is nearly everything else I hoped it could be. I am looking forward to where the new 'Wearables War" is going to take us and what the Moto 360 2.0 will become.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Android wear is a useful concep and 360 is pretty

    Posted
    Sina

    I already like the smart watch concept, and 360 in general, with the way android wear is envisioning it seems very promising. I already really like my Moto 360. If I lose it I will be buying another one instead of upgrading m phone. That's how much I like the android wear concept. The battery life is good enough for android wear concept, however 30-40% more juice would have been better, because with the current Moto 360 battery life you will get into trouble for the days you will be using the watch heavier, for instance for its navigation capability. Android wear should improve too. At the moment there is no useful third party apps, except the Lyft app and the mini launcher. Hope android would get its own stock launcher in its upcoming releases. Also I wish the heart rate monitor app would have had better use for its data. Not sure how accurate and constant moto 360 gathers your heart rate data either. If it actually does gather the heart rate data, it would make sense for google fit app to also tell you how much calories you've burnt as a function of your heart rate and steps taken, that's how the upcoming Apple watch is going to do that. It would also make sense to add a battery saver mode on the watch, which would stop the heart monitoring and notifications pop ups when your battery is low, so your watch can get a couple of more hours of juice to show you the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great smart watch

    Posted
    icethegreat
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    I've had the chance to wear the Moto 360 for two weeks now. I can say that I am more than pleased with the watch. I was estatic when my watch was able to surpass everyone's claim of a less than a day battery life. I can say that with moderate to heavy notifications, ambient Off, brightness set to Auto, and with the Digital watch face, I was able to get just about 45 hours on the watch. This was more than necessary and quite welcome. The feel of the leather band is of high quality, better than what is avaible out of the box so far. The watch is not huge but I can understand how a male or female with a small or thinner wrist might complain (not a deal breaker). The watch is very light, light enough that you forget your wearing it after a while. Android Wear is in no way or shape a perfect smart watch OS. It feels very Beta to me but it does the basic things right or good enough. Will or can it improve? That is up to Google but as the market is already gearing to go to war over smart watch superiority (aka Apple Watch). I'm sure its a safe bet, the software will be on par in the near future. All in all, the Moto 360 is a great smartwatch but its still not 100% perfect. I feel version 2.0 will squash its current limitations and stigma: *antiquated internals (cpu, etc) *the ambient sensor which currently cuts the bottom portion of the screen (small and becomes negligible after a while) * "longer battery life" (which is not true)

    I would recommend this to a friend