The Internet is buzzing about the new Moto 360 today, and rightfully so. They’re by far the most stylish wearables to date. I might even get one!
That being said, I’ve compiled everything you need to know about the Moto 360 in one spot. Here’s what everyone’s saying:
“The new Moto 360 is actually three distinct smartwatches: a men’s version in two sizes, a women’s version, and a dedicated sport version, complete with on-board GPS and outdoor-readable display.” – TheVerge.com
“Motorola has refined the Moto 360 for 2015 with two sizes and added a Moto 360 Sport for fitness enthusiasts. They are the first smartwatches that you can truly customize through the Moto Maker Design Studio. Customers can choose from additional bezels, colors, materials, even a new double wrap band.” – DigitalTrends.com
“Like the original, this device, powered by Google’s Android Wear, has a circular screen that makes it look like a good, old-fashioned watch. But the screen is now available in 46mm and 42mm sizes. (The bad news: The display still has the same frustrating flat-tire issue as the original. The circle is inelegantly chopped off at the bottom—in order to cram in more screen, the company says.)” – WSJ.com
“Beyond the various style offerings, the new watches also feature a sharper always-on display, faster Qualcomm processors as well as improved battery life that the company says should last up to two days on the larger 46mm model and over a day on the smaller 42mm version. The Sport model will also incorporate a reflexive “AnyLight” hybrid display for better readability when exercising outdoors in direct sunlight.” – USA Today
“A new feature on the watch—which the company is calling Live Dials—mirrors Apple Watch’s complications. Using the feature, consumers will be able to assign an app to each dial where information is then displayed. With Live Dials enabled, you can quickly glance at your watch and view the current temperature, your step count, or use them as shortcuts to your favorite apps. The display model I was able to use had one of the dials set to launch Shazam, the popular song recognition app, activating the watch’s microphone in an attempt to identify music.” – Fortune.com
“All three Moto 360 smartwatches require an smartphone running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher or an iPhone running iOS 8.2 or higher.
Pre-orders for the 42mm and 46mm Moto 360 smartwatches start on Sept. 2 on Motorola.com, Bestbuy.com and the Google Store; they’ll ship in mid-Sept. The smartwatches will cost between $299 and $429.99. Motorola says pricing and availability for the Moto 360 Sport will announced at a later date.” – Mashable.com
So, do you think you’d be getting the Moto 360?