When it was released in 2014, the original Motorola Moto 360 made a big impression in the smartwatch market. Using the Android Wear operating system, the first generation of the Moto 360 was a serious competitor to the Apple Watch. But for those who prefer to wait for the second edition of any new tech to make sure the kinks have been worked out came the second generation of the Motorola Moto 360 just a year later.
Now running on the Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch operating system, the Moto 360 2nd Gen is also compatible with iPhones and has improved upon a number of features since the 1st gen. With a higher pixel density in its screen, which results in a sharper image, and a far smoother performance since its 1st gen, the second generation of the Moto 360 also comes in two sizes--labeled Men and Women, which refer to style but both come in both larger and (slightly) smaller designs--for those who like to have a choice over the size of their smartwatch.
With a number of updates to the hardware from the first generation, including a faster processor, 4GB of internal storage space, and with IP67 waterproof rating, which allows for this smartwatch to be submerged up to one meter submergence for to 30 minutes, the Moto 360 Gen 2 is a more powerful and stable smartwatch that’s greatly improved upon the (sometimes buggy) first generation.
Working in conjunction with a number of Android apps, including the Moto Body app, for tracking training and running stats, and with an intuitive touch screen menu system that brings the user to their desired screen in just a few swipes, the 2nd Gen Motorola Moto 360 is a solid update from an already strong smartwatch and fitness tracker.
Vast improvement in performance from the first generation
Excellent display provides sharp and clear graphics
Comes in two sizes and in designs for both men and women
Variety of replacement straps available that come in various materials and colors
Moto Body app provides solid support for its fitness tracking capabilities
This smartwatch also records your vitals and activity statistics that provide daily and weekly metrics on your activity, providing averages across these periods of time. A daily dashboard that monitors, graphs, and keeps track of your goals is also included, along with weekly progress emails and motivation alerts. In addition, the Moto 360 2nd Gen has a built-in GPS.
- Built-in heart rate monitor that tracks BPM for daily and weekly stats
- Circular face with a touch screen interface that’s easy to navigate
- Moto Body app helps keep track of fitness regimen and provides daily and weekly metrics
- Improved performance from the 1st Gen has ironed out glitches and buggy software