Wear

Motorola Moto 360 Unboxing

The first format when the average person thinks of when it comes to a watch is round. The Motorola Moto 360 is the first Android Wear device that is round and personally “watch-like”. Many of the other smart watches out in the market today tend to navigate to a more square approach, as for the Moto 360 its the first Android Wear device that adapts to the round interface.

With a first look at the Moto 360, right away you can tell that the team at Motorola have put lots of time and effort into perfecting what they feel a smart watch should look and feel like. Starting off with the leather band, its soft and does not feel cheap. Sitting on the leather band is the beautiful 46mm face that is the Moto 360. In this video I unbox the grey/silver Moto 360 as it also comes in a black/black variant (and soon with bracelets).

Technical Specifications:

  • OS – Android Wear
  • Screen – 1.56″ 320×290 205ppi
  • Weight – 49g
  • Processor – TIOMAP 3
  • Memory – 4GB storage with 512MB RAM
  • Battery– 320mAh (All day mixed)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE)

Whats in the box:

  • Moto 360
  • User manual
  • USB cable
  • Charing Dock

By: Andrew Pritykin

Motorola 360 Top 5 Preview

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On September 5th, the Motorola Mobility team released the Motorola 360. At Google I/O 2014, this was one of the top watches people were looking forward to see. The newest Android Wear device to hit the market is the only one at the moment that is adapting to the round face. With orders finally being submitted by consumers and its $249 price tag, below are my top 5 reasons I am looking forward to the Motorola 360.

1 – Materials and Comfort
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The Motorola 360 comes with a stainless steel face and currently with a genuine leather band. Motorola’s Jim Wicks stated that the 360 will come later with a stainless steel bracelet and users would be able to interchange the bands as they please. The only concern with that is if the 360 can fit any band, or will it be like the Pebble Steel and only allow proprietary bands from the manufacture.

2 – Design
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Prior to the release of the 360, Motorola ran a design contest called the Design Face-Off. This was a open challenge for anyone to create mock-ups of what they would like to see a Motorola 360 watch face to look like. The contest shows that Motorola truly pays a lot of attention to design principles and is shipping with 6 pre loaded Android Wear faces.

3 – Battery Life
With the specifications released on the 360, we now know that it comes with a 320mAh battery that is said to last a full day with average use. Due to the nature of Android Wear, it is a device that a user should be able to use a full day hence not to lose connection with notifications from our mobile devices.

4 – Wireless Charging
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Unlike the LG G Watch which uses the Pogo Pins, the Motorola 360 uses the same induction technology similar to the Qi charger. This allows the watch to not require any physical port or external pins to charge the device which limits the amount of external ports to break.

5 – Round
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Currently the Motorola 360 is the only Android Wear device that has adapted to the round format. As wearables continue to find their spots in the consumer market, having a Wear device that is round will make the Motorola easier to adapt to the average consumer. Lastly for developers this is the first device that we get our hands on to test our Android Wear apps on a physical device; rather than using the round emulator.

The Motorola 360 is truly a game changer in the world of wearables and primarily Android Wear. Besides looking forward to getting my hands on the 360, I am even more excited to see what other devices will come out with the round display.

By: Andrew Pritykin

LG G Watch Unboxing

This year at Google I/O the official release of Android Wear was announced. Along with this announcement the reveal of three Android Wear devices out on display for attendees to check out were the Samsung Gear Live, Motorola 360 and the LG G Watch. Those who attended I/O will be getting the Moto 360 (upon release later summer 14′) and a choice of either the LG or Samsung.

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The LG G Watch is a watch that gives you useful information when you need it without getting in the way of allowing you to continue to get stuff done. Currently the LG G Watch is only compatible with Android devices running 4.3 and up.

Currently the watch comes in two different colors; Black Titan and White Gold. Regardless of the color of the watch it has a standard band size which allows consumers to replace the sporty rubber band with any band of choice.

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Technical Specifications:

  • OS – Android Wear
  • Screen – 280 x 280 IPS LCD
  • Dimensions – 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm
  • Weight – 63g
  • Battery – 400mAh
  • Processor – 1.2GHz
  • Memory – 4GB internal storage with 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE)
  • Connectors – USB (Pogo Pin)
  • Sensors – 9 Axis (Accelerometer/Compass/Gyro)

Whats in the box:

  • LG G Watch
  • Charging cradle
  • Travel adapter
  • Data USB Cable
  • Quick Start and Safety guides

With Android Wear officially on the market for consumers to purchase, it is very exciting to see how the new addition of Android Wear will further impact the world of wearables.

By: Andrew Pritykin