Motorola Launches 2nd Gen Moto 360; Unveils Moto 360 Sport


Lenovo-owned Motorola unveils what it calls ‘the world’s first fully customizable smartwatch’ the second-gen Moto 360. The company’s new Moto 360 smartwatch collection includes three different smartwatches: A men’s watch in two sizes, a women’s version and a sports model called Moto 360 Sport. The men’s model comes in 42×11.4mm and 46×11.4mm sizes. The women’s version is 42mm. The 42mm Moto 360 comes with a 1.37-inch (360×325-pixel resolution) display, while the bigger 46mm model has a 1.56-inch (360×330-pixel resolution) display.

Visually, Moto 360 sports a round display as last year’s model. Users can customize Moto 360 using Motorola’s Moto Maker design studio. Specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400, 512MB of RAM, 300mAh battery and 4GB of internal storage. The new Moto 360 models support wireless charging and packs accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope and vibration/haptics engine.

For connectivity there’s Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. The company’s first sports smartwatch, Moto 360 Sport, comes with a special UV coating. It features built-in GPS and will track user’s speed, distance, and pace. It also has a heart rate sensor.
The new watches run on the latest version of Google’s Android Wear software and offer greater compatibility with other smart devices including support for iPhone and iOS. The new smartwatches are available for pre-order online from Motorola, Best Buy and Google Play (in US) with price ranging from $299.99 to $429.99.

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