Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Quick Overview and Tour!

You have a super difficult decision to make over the next few days, assuming you are at all interested in buying a smartwatch. The Huawei Watch is looking all sorts of promising, even with its massive price tag, but now you also have the new Moto 360 (2nd gen) to consider. Not only that, but there are multiple Moto 360 sizes to choose from, along with up to 400 combinations of bands, colors, and other options through Moto Maker. Seriously, this is a tough call.

To hopefully help get you on the right path, we spent some time with the new Moto 360 (2nd gen) and captured our first impressions on video. Below, you will see each size, a couple of the configurations, and also a whole bunch of images of the device on wrist and with different finishes that are new to Moto Maker.

Here are the full specs as well.

Let’s go!  (more…)

Moto 360 Sport Quick Look

Today’s semi-surprise announcement from Motorola was the new sport version of the Moto 360, dubbed Moto 360 Sport. As the name suggests, this is a Moto 360 made for fitness fanatics who want a watch that doesn’t need to be paired at all times with their phone. This is a watch that can be taken for a run and sweat on, yet still manage to track every single step and stay clean, thanks to built-in GPS and its specially made silicon band.  (more…)

Video: Moto 360 (2nd Gen) vs. Original Moto 360

We’ll have much more time for full comparisons later, but since we spent some time with the new Moto 360 (2nd gen), we thought we should at least show you how it compares to last year’s original Moto 360.

There aren’t a ton of differences, but Motorola did upgrade this new watch in a number of ways over the original release. For one, the watch body now has lugs. Whether you like the look of them or not, Motorola says that this allowed them to increase battery size and also make it easier to switch watch bands. And that’s true, the battery has increased from 310mAh to 400mAh in the 46mm model. They also added a new quickrelease switch to watch bands, making them much easier to swap out.  (more…)

Lenovo Says to Expect the New Moto 360 by September 8

“It’s time,” according to Lenovo. Time for what, you ask? The new Moto 360 (2nd gen) of course.

The image below, which features that opening quote along with an image of the new Moto 360 emerging from water, was posted to Lenovo’s official Weibo account this morning. The image is an event invite with a date of September 8, which we can only assume is the day Lenovo plans to make the new Moto 360 available. Well, there is always a chance that this is when the watch will be unveiled, but we get the feeling it will be official on some level before then.  (more…)

Video: Using Android Wear on iOS!

What’s it like to use an Android Device on iOS, through an iPhone 6? We paired up a Moto 360 (yes, it works) and took it for a spin this morning to find out.

As you can imagine, the experience isn’t as fully featured as it is on Android. You don’t have access to all of your favorite 3rd party Android Wear apps from Google Play, because well, this is iOS and the Apple Appstore, not Google Play. It’s probably unlikely that Apple is going to let Android Wear apps show up or be available for install to an Android Wear watch any time soon either, so yeah, that’s just a part of the deal that Google likely understood going in.  (more…)

Moto 360 Can Pair With Android Wear on iOS After All

Google just announced that Android Wear had come to iOS, while also introducing the Apple users of the world to this concept called choice. But along with that announcement, they mentioned that only the LG Watch Urbane, plus a bunch of soon-to-be-released watches were capable of working with iOS at this time, not any older Android Wear devices like the Moto 360. That (unsurprisingly) bummed a number of you out.

To make sure that Google wasn’t fibbing on us a bit, we decided to see if we could pair a Moto 360 with an iPhone on the new Android Wear iOS app. Turns out, it worked! Look!  (more…)

Leaks Show Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Press Pics, Supposed Moto 360 “Sport”

Oh the hype is so real right now. IFA kicks off this week in Berlin and we are expecting to be consumed by a new wave of Android Wear smartwatches. Previous reports have suggested that Motorola, Huawei, ASUS, and LG will all unveil new Android Wear products, a couple of which we think we know about.

Motorola is probably at the top of the list, thanks to the popularity amongst Android enthusiasts over their original Moto 360. I think it’s safe to say that we all want to see the 2nd gen Moto 360 sooner than later. Through a batch of leaked press renders over the weekend, we have some clean new looks to chat about.  (more…)