It’s Christmas and you’re in the market for a watch with a difference. With its stylish good looks, comfortable feel and overall premium build, the Moto 360 is the Android Wear watch to beat.
The Moto 360 seems to outclass most contenders in the market when it comes to its design and aesthetics, offering the same features as its rivals, including a heart rate sensor, a pedometer, wireless charging and a very cool ambient light sensor.
Reviewers note that when it comes to wearables, fashion trumps function. That’s the mantra Motorola went by when it designed and developed the Moto 360, and judging by the enthusiastic response the watch received when it was unveiled earlier this year, it would seem that plenty of people agree.
The Moto 360 is undoubtedly the best-looking of the three between the choices of Android Wear watches (the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are the other two), with its first-class leather strap, chamfered glass and circular design.
All told, the smartwatch landscape is so new that we would recommend waiting to see if something better comes along. However, if you really must have one, the Moto 360 may be the best option right now, but it might not be relevant in just a few months. That said, if you want to jump on the Android Wear wagon now, the Moto 360 is your best bet.
Moto 360 Attributes
Sized for you
Men’s: 42mm case – requires a 20mm band
Men’s: 46mm case – requires a 22mm band
Women’s: 42mm case – requires a 16mm band
Works with Android™ and iPhone‡
Men’s 42mm and Women’s 300mAh battery – Up to 1.5 days of mixed use with Ambient off. Up to a full day of mixed use with Ambient on.
With included charging dock
Ambient light sensor
The screen automatically adjusts to the surrounding brightness
Heart rate sensor
Optical heart rate monitor (PPG)
IP67 dust and water resistant§
Stay in touch, even if your phone is beyond Bluetooth® range