The 42mm case has a 1. Beyond these features, Android Wear now supports full applications; you can access your app list by holding down on the Moto ‘s side button. Motorola’s approach is simple but not nearly as comprehensive: Fortunately, you can swipe a few screens over to get a full list of voice commands and just tap the one you want to make your watch listen to your request. Hangouts lets you scroll back through your conversations and reply with your voice, an emoji or a variety of pre-selected responses, while Google Maps lets you zoom in and out of a full map, tap for local recommendations and navigate anywhere that you drop a pin. Unfortunately, based on my testing, the lags far behind the Apple Watch for tracking your fitness.

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Setup is simple and essentially identical to the process mtoorola an Android phone — you download the iOS Android Wear app to your iPhone, pair over Bluetooth and then you’re off and running.

The new Moto has a heart rate tracker on board, just like last year’s model, making it a decent option for measuring your workouts. It’s part of a recent update to Android Wear that supports interactive watch faces, and it definitely adds to the experience — being able to glance at my wrist and see the temperature, date and how many steps I’ve taken is pretty great. In fact, it’s something that should have been in the operating system from the beginning, but either way it’s a very useful addition.

Moto review (): More than just good looks this time around

The base price of the Moto actually saw a significant increase: Battery life was terrible; performance was occasionally sluggish; and the device itself was far too large for those with svelte wrists.

In fact, it’s one of the best things about the new Moto — chances are much better this year that you’ll motorolz one to suit your style.


Beyond these features, Android Wear now supports full applications; you can access your app list by holding down on the Moto ‘s side button. I sweated all over the ‘s nice leather strap while working out, which is kind of a shame. Unfortunately, based on my testing, the lags far behind the Apple Watch for tracking your fitness. Both models feature a higher resolution than last year’s Motoand in usage things are noticeably sharper. Providing a band to make that feasible is a must.

Motorola Moto 46mm (2nd gen) – Full phone specifications

The strap itself was comfortable and handsome to look at, but it didn’t go well with the rest of the watch. So that’s a lot of 360c.

The design has improved; there are more sizing options; battery life is longer; and Android Wear keeps getting more useful. The 46mm Moto now features a mAh battery, up from the mAh on the last model. Too often, info that I’ve already looked up on Google and digested continues to pop up there; I’ll frequently look up directions to mototola location, actually go there, and then find Google Now giving me traffic alerts to that place after my trip is already over, for example.

They’re both on the higher end of Android Wear devices and feature round faces with premium materials and design. Since it’s running Android Wear, using the Moto is like using any other Android-based watch. Similar to the Apple Watch, the Moto Body app wants you to meet all three mitorola those goals each day — but there’s no way to actually track activity specifically for when 36v0 doing mmotorola intense workouts.

That’s not a complete deal breaker, as there are plenty of third-party options like Runkeeper for tracking your more vigorous physical activity.

It has a simple, classy design that isn’t overwrought like many of the other Motorooa Wear watches on the market. Notifications were pushed to my watch quickly and dismissing them helpfully syncs that change back to your phone. Motoroal still a side button, but Motorola moved it up from the center of the case. The Moto made a huge splash when it was introduced alongside Android Wear some 18 months ago.


Even if you don’t want to find a third-party band, there are plenty of ways to customize the Moto although not as many as the Apple Watch.

Motorola Moto 360 46mm (2nd gen)

Naturally, most Google applications are fairly full-featured and comprehensive. Summary The Moto improves over its predecessor in many meaningful ways: Fortunately, the appears to moforola a reasonably accurate job tracking your heart rate and steps.

Is the now-iconic circular Moto still the smartwatch to covet? Most of these apps were focused around quick interactions for things you’ll want to do frequently as they should bebut sometimes the feature sets felt just a little too limited.

Thanks to the changes Motorola has made to the Motoas well as the enhancements that have come to the Android Wear platform motorla a whole, the new is easier to recommend than its predecessor.

Pros Lots of customization options Design hardware and screen are all improved Solid battery life. Notifications for Google apps are also particularly useful — being able to look down at my wrist and quickly delete emails helped keep my inbox a lot cleaner.

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But motorolz are also far more Android Wear watches to choose from now than last year. And, more importantly, does it improve in the areas where last year’s model failed? Considering where my finger naturally rests when I touch the side of the watch, this feels like a smart change.