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Moto 360 2nd Gen Review

After more than a year since its last smartwatch launch, Motorola has come out with Moto 360 (2nd Gen). Launched with a price tag of Rs 19,999 (300 USD) the Moto 360 (2nd Gen) has a few changes done to the original model (available for discounted rates using amazon promotional codes) to make things better. Retaining the same rounded wristwatch design, the Android wearable is aiming for a bigger market share this time around. This comprehensive review focuses on all the key aspects of this latest smartwatch to give an unbiased opinion.

Design and Display

The round shape of the original Moto 360 was unique and the 2nd Gen watch retains the same design. The watch which is 11.4mm thick is a little bulky but feels comfortable to sport on the wrist. The black bar which has the ambient light sensor is at the bottom of the screen. This makes the screen seem not completely rounded.

On the display front, the smartwatch has a 1.37-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 360p, the device comes also with two other sizes considering small wrists and women wrists. The pixel density on the smartwatch is 233 ppi (pixels per inch). The sharp screen is clearly visible even under direct sunlight. The responsive touch is a pleasure to operate and flick gestures work like a charm. The ambient light sensor adjusts the brightness to set the screen comfortable for the eyes.

There are five variants to the smartwatch – four for men and one for women. You can pay a little higher (360 USD, Rs 23,999) to go for the ultimate version of Moto 360 (2nd Gen) which has a metal strap instead of a leather strap. Being IP67 certified, the smartwatch is water-resistant and can be carried to a poolside without any fear.

Specifications

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The stunning looking Moto 360 (2nd Gen) has multi-touch feature to help in navigation. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is used as a protection for the small display. The protection prevents the display from getting scratched or cracked. The watch is powered by a Quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU for all the graphic needs of the device. The internal memory on the watch is a good 4GB which can store a lot of data and information.

The 512MB RAM makes apps run smoothly and efficiently on the device. The 400mAh battery capacity on the watch extends the stand-by time significantly. With the ambient light sensor on, the device lasts for more than a day and with it off, it lasts for two days.

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Performance

Running on the latest version of Android Wear v.5.1.1, the device has an incredible performance with a buttery smooth interface. The Quad-core processor makes running various applications a cakewalk. Meanwhile, the 512MB of RAM can make the watch run without any lags. The connectivity options for the device include Bluetooth v.4.0, Wi-Fi and USB port. The battery is a huge plus on the watch and it can last for one whole day on a single charge. If you don’t use the watch much, the battery can last for two days.

PROS:
  • Beautiful design
  • Comfortable fit
  • Sharper screen
  • iOS compatible

CONS:
  • Poor battery life
  • Flat tire bezel still there

Conclusion

A smart companion for your daily activities, Moto 360 (2nd Gen) is a star performer among the Android devices. The smartwatch has a wonderful screen and good specs. You can make use of flipkart coupons from CashKaro.com to get the smartwatch for a discounted price. Delivering on all fronts, the Moto 360 (2nd Gen) is a clear winner among smartwatches.

8.5 Total Score

Design
8
Performance
8.5
Custom Options
9.5
Quality Price report
8
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