Check out my latest review on the Moto 360 (2015) 2nd Gen smartwatch running Android Wear. A nice refinement from the original Moto 360.
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Hi! nice review! Is it possible to make and receive calls from this watch like in apple watch? I use the apple watch and I just love it. I want to gift a watch that has calling feature to my father (he uses android phone). Any suggestions?
I love the watch, the biggest downside for me is the wifi connectivity seems to be spotty. Doesn't always auto connect to saved networks and I have issues getting it to connect. Also I think they should add an anti theft/lost function. If you get to far away from your phone and Bluetooth connection is lost, the watch should vibrate.
sorry I'm new to smart watches and very interested in them. from my understanding they connect to your phone via Bluetooth. so if I'm using Bluetooth headphones connected to my phone will the Moto 360 be able to be connected to my phone via Bluetooth as well?
Nice video. One thing that concerns me is that after my purchase and using for 3-5 years, can I replace the battery and keep using? Lithium batteries won't last that long and I would like to keep my watch forever for collection haha
If your buying it now, then rather buy the 2nd generation. 2nd Gen Moto certainly has better battery compared to Moto 1. It's just that if you already own the first gen, then I wouldn't recommend upgrading to gen 2.
hey mat question. Does it still have the same ambient mode like in 1st gen 360? Like if you just want to glance on the time without fully turning on the watch, you just have to tilt your wrist a little bit and it will show you the time with just black and white color from being screen off. I dont like the always on mode they have now.
in my humble opinion the huawei watch is much better in every way. it has a better display, a better battery and it's a much better looking watch. I do however have the moto 360 because I love the large version of it. This is just my opinion
It has its advantages, yes. But the vibration engine is so unbelievably bad that I still can't believe that it should be normal with the Huawei watch. Very, very loud but at the same time almost unnoticable on the wrist...in addition to that the charger is a bad joke (in direct comparison to the inductive charger of the Moto 360) and the watch itself is pretty scratch sensitive.
These watches are not for kids. That's bad parenting. The kid is trying to eat the watch and the dad is busy making the video. That is no cute surprise. That's horrifying!
I don't like the video at all.
(How did I do? Just trying to be a mean commenter.)
PS: Great review! Just try to balance the screen time of the product vs the screen time of the reviewer. People want to see more of the products in different settings (that does NOT mean Lucas eats the watch).
Keep it up!
+Matthew Moniz thanks for the reply! Yeah, there's that. I had almost settled on the Gear S2 because I love the rotating bezel. Now I'm not so sure.. Did you miss any particular apps while using the Gear S2, or do you just enjoy the larger selection of apps in general?
I ordered a moto 360 II watch with the black metal band. I was disappointed by the length of the metal band. It fit my 11 year old normal grown daughter. Adding the thre delivered extra little parts to the band it still was too short. So Motorola Service promised to send me some extra parts to lengthen the metal band. After a week - the watch took less than a week to arrive from China I was still waiting for the parts. Contacting the service again I was told they weren´t able to deliver the parts. Note - we are talking about a decent watch for more than 300.-EUR. Instead I was offered to return the watch and get my money back.I was very disappointed by the customers´ service and ordered another black metal band from China and a noname leather band to fix it to the watch until the new metal band was delivered now long enough for my wrist. Why do they deliver the watches with bands that fit children???????? Then make promise they do not keep. Finally they only let you know if YOU contact them. I DO NOT CALL THAT PROPER CUSTOMER SERVICE. Very disappointing.!!I can´t recomend this watch. After this experience I´d go for the HUAWEIH watch instead now.
I had this watch sitting in my shopping basket for over 2 weeks now. I just bought the moto x style smartphone and this watch should make the phone even more awesome than it already is. The phone was, along with a 128 Gb SD card, € 500,- . To add € 350,- more needs some killer applications, that I don't see at the moment. I might as well wait for the 3rd gen and see what it has to offer.
I do own the 360 2nd gen since October and I can vouch for everything you said. About the only bad thing I can say about it is its flat tire but like you said, that's become more of a design feature than a flaw. A signature for the 360 to make it standout in a sea of round Android Wear devices. And frankly I'd rather not baby sit my watch's display brightness since the setting for that is buried down in the settings. And speaking of the display, I do wish it was a little crisper or has more resolution. I don't mind if its IPS, I certainly can finish the day with more than 60% and my college days are certainly long spanning from 9am to 6pm. Currently it's 1pm for me and the watch is STILL at 82%. But still it would've been nice if there were more pixels so the text looks sharper. Otherwise, literally everything about the watch is perfect! And I definitely think it'll age at least for two years before I even CONSIDER upgrading. Awesome video as always man! :)
I have the first gen got it for Christmas love the watch only problem I have the watch is sluggish cause of the omap processor but I rarely notice lag and wear 1.3 also helps with lagginess of the watch
i think the gear s2 is a lot better because well it does everything better than android wear watches
except in the app ecosystem. which i really don't mind because i'm not gonna game or anything on my watch!
didn't have the 360 tho... but since i have the gear s2... i can safely say it's a joy to use...
though one problem i have come across is that... while it was super super cool when i first bought it, right now i'm like, alright, smartwatches, what else is new?!
+Matthew Moniz i don't think they can ever do more than show notifications and reply to some... i think this is as good as they can get. whether it's good enough or not is a matter of personal perspective.
+Alireza Ekhtiarzadeh Ya, smartwatches don't really do much yet, but provide notifications to your wrist. That's really the only reason to get one. There's no one app or feature that really screams I need this.
Version 2 seems like it has more bugs. I've done several factory resets on it so far. Also, why does Motorola say you can only use the 2nd Gen charger for this? Seems like a standard wireless charger to me.
I don't think they'll be good until they truly offer something that make them worthwhile. Notifications to your wrist is the only reason to have it. There's still not that one application that makes you have to have it. So hopefully this year if not maybe next.