There has been a slew of smartwatches entering the market recently, but very few can compare to the Moto 360 2 and the Gear S2 from Samsung.
Motorola has promised that the new Moto 360 will be available to buy towards the end of the month, and it’ll start at £229 when you build it on the Moto Maker, which we’ll talk more about later.
The smaller 42mm version of the watch has a 1.37-inch 360 x 325 display, while the bigger 46mm model has a 1.56-inch display with a resolution of 360 x 330. It clips the pixels from providing you a flawless circle look. The larger model has the same-sized face as last year’s Moto 360, while the smaller one has the same diameter as the Huawei Watch. The latest images of the Moto X Force suggest it could come in multiple colors with different highlights, though it’s unclear if that means you’ll be able to customize your own using the Moto Maker website. We’ll have to wait to find out more about that. That’s why we’re so disappointed to see that it’s still there!
Finally, it is time to talk about the design.
However, the biggest change is the availability of two sizes.
In terms of design, the Moto X Force appears similar to the Moto X Play, but is expected to arrive with different specifications.
Both of these stainless steel smartwatches look handsome, feature wireless charging, and have a lot to offer.
The crown has been moved from the three o’clock to the two o’clock position because users of the previous models often press the button by mistake. This helps it fall under the thumb more naturally.
The new Moto watch isn’t challenging Apple for any reason.
You can pick from several color options for each watch.
The Moto 360’s Gorilla Glass 3 is nothing to sneeze at, but it won’t match the world’s third hardest mineral, sapphire.
Speaking of software, Motorola Moto 360 2015 comes in more complex watchfaces called Live Dials, wherein the user can glance on email, calendar and fitness tracking, as well as have a quick access to apps like Spotify, IFTTT, Kevo, Shazam and others. It has a massive 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad HD display with a 6-core Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB of RAM with 16/32/64GB of expandable storage.
The watch also comes in a premium edition along with its higher class price tag: from $299. Both are clear and crisp. We went hands-on with the watches yesterday and while that is a good way to get a look at the range, the all important question is how will it look on your wrist? Also unique to the Sport model is a brighter screen designed to be readable in direct sunlight – in other words, when you are partaking in physical activity outside on a sunny day.