Our Moto 360 review unit has been in at least three states at this point, and it’s finally seeing its turn at our review desk today. We’ve spent a good amount of time learning the ins and outs of the gorgeous new Android Wear device at this point, so it’s time to share what we’ve found in a full Motorola Moto 360 review video.
The hardware is the interesting part on the 360, and that’s almost unarguable. Looking at the watch from an exterior perspective, the round display (albeit with the “flat tire” at the bottom) and heavy use of stainless steel and leather are standout features. These, surprisingly, are rare touches when it comes to smartwatches, and we’re glad to finally see this sort of innovation on the look and feel.
The actual internals of the Moto 360, though? Quite average, with some disappointments to boot. The 320×290 1.56-inch display isn’t as pixel-dense as some of the other Android Wear watches on the market, and the 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage are par for the course when it comes to watches. Where the main concerns lie are in the processor and battery departments, with Motorola choosing to employ an outdated Texas Instruments OMAP 3 processor instead of the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 that its Android Wear companions use, and early reviews noting serious battery issues.
We share our experience, along with a lot more, in the review video below, so give that a look if you’re interested in knowing more about the first round Android Wear device on the market.
Moto 360 Review Video
Itching for more Moto 360 coverage? Check out our announcement post, our specs chart, Adam Doud’s written first impressions, Joe Levi’s unboxing video, our list of three of its neat features nobody is talking about, and our impressions after 24 hours with the watch. Also be sure to give Episode 113 of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast a listen, in which we feature the Moto 360 in our Gadgets In Hand section.