Video: Moto 360 vs. LG G Watch

Even though we have already reviewed both the Moto 360 (review) and LG G Watch (review), we have yet to do a full comparison of their specs, design, and performance on video. Since these are arguably the two Android Wear watches to consider at this time (sorry, Gear Live), thanks to either their price (G Watch at $179) or premium circular build (Moto 360), we are finally doing that today.

This isn’t a video that will talk battery life or viewing in sunlight, since we did that in each of those reviews, but we will instead focus on the design when compared next to one another, and also the performance of each when thrown through a variety of tasks. In this clip, you will see each device run through a series of voice actions, all of which seem to struggle at times thanks to the beta-ness that is Android Wear. It’s hit or miss from one command to the next between each wearable. That can’t be user error, right?  (more…)

Top Custom Watch Faces for Android Wear

Creation of watch faces for Android Wear is booming right now, even though Google has yet to release an official API for their development. Regardless, much like in Jurassic Park, developers will find a way. And for that, we would like to thank them.

We have compiled a showcase for a few of our favorite watch faces that are currently available for the Moto 360. While this list is somewhat short considering the hundreds of different choices out there, we hope this post can serve as reference for anyone who would like to go beyond the stock faces that Motorola and Google provide out of the box.  (more…)

Contest: Win a Moto 360 From Droid Life (Day 5 of 5)!

Day 5! The final chance to win!

No need for an introduction at this point, since we have already given away four Moto 360s. So here we go.

It is the same deal as the first three four days – simply fill out however many entries you would like in the Rafflecopter widget below, sit back in your chair, and wait for Monday morning at 9:00am Pacific to see if you are winning a brand new Moto 360 in silver/grey.

Let’s do this (again, again, again, again).  (more…)

Contest: Win a Moto 360 From Droid Life (Day 4 of 5)!

Day 4!

Our first three Moto 360 contests in our week of giveaways have been insane. Each grabbed well over 23,000 entries, which is mind-bogglingly tough to comprehend. We aren’t complaining, though – it just shows how awesome the DL community is. But you knew that. With that said, it’s time for day 4’s giveaway!

As a reminder, we are giving away a Moto 360 each day of this week, meaning that in total, you have 5 chances to win a new Android Wear device from Droid Life. Yes, we still love you like that.

It is the same deal as the first three days – simply fill out however many entries you would like in the Rafflecopter widget below, sit back in your chair, and wait for tomorrow morning at 8:30am Pacific to see if you are winning a brand new Moto 360 in black.

Let’s do this (again, again, again).  (more…)

Contest: Win a Moto 360 From Droid Life (Day 3 of 5)!

Our first two Moto 360 contests in our week of giveaways have been insane. Each grabbed well over 20,000 entries, which is mind-bogglingly tough to comprehend. We aren’t complaining, though – it just shows how awesome the DL community is. But you knew that. With that said, it’s time for day 3!

As a reminder, we are giving away a Moto 360 each day of this week, meaning that in total, you have 5 chances to win a new Android Wear device from Droid Life. Yes, we still love you like that.

It is the same deal as the first two days – simply fill out however many entries you would like in the Rafflecopter widget below, sit back in your chair, and wait for tomorrow morning at 8:30am Pacific to see if you are winning a brand new Moto 360 in silver/grey.

Let’s do this (again, again).  (more…)

Moto 360 Review

Motorola’s Android Wear watch, the Moto 360, is without a doubt the most anticipated wearable of 2014. There is good reason for that, of course. Thanks to its classic, round design, stainless steel body, and leather accessories, there aren’t any other smartwatches that can come close to the overall package promised.

Motorola took their sweet time getting it ready for retail after initially unveiling it in March, but the device is now available for purchase. Early reviews showed concern over battery life, limited quantities have been available for purchase, and Apple just got done unveiling their own watch, so we can imagine that you want our thoughts. Trust me when I say that there are plenty to share.

This is our Moto 360 review.  (more…)

Contest: Win a Moto 360 From Droid Life (Day 2 of 5)!

With over 26,000 entries in yesterday’s Moto 360 giveaway, it has become quite apparent that folks are interested in this device. So, without further ado, let’s give another one away to a lucky winner.

As a reminder, we are giving away a Moto 360 each day of this week, meaning that in total, you have 5 chances to win a new Android Wear device from Droid Life. You know, because we love you like that.

It is the same deal as yesterday; simply fill out however many entries you would like in the Rafflecopter below, sit back in your chair, and wait for tomorrow morning at 8:30am Pacific to see if you are winning a brand new Moto 360 in Black.

Let’s do this.  (more…)