The Moto 360 smartwatch was first launched in 2016 with a circular touchscreen display. The company discontinued the wearable after releasing two models of the same. However, the watch has now made a comeback, but with a twist. The Moto 360 is not a Motorola offering per se, as it has been launched by eBuyNow which is an independent consumer electronics company. It has licensed the discontinued brand from Motorola and launched a new product under the same name. The offering runs WearOS, and comes with a circular display panel and a Motorola logo on the crown.
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Moto 360 specifications and features
The Moto 360 comes equipped with a 1.2-inch circular display with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. The screen has an always-on option which displays important information and notifications while maintaining the battery. There are two buttons on the side where the top one lets users scroll through the UI with a twist, and the bottom button helps in starting an app of the user’s choice.
Performance-wise, the watch depends on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage. Along with this, a heart rate monitor, GPS, 3ATM water-resistance and NFC are included in the package. The Moto 360 smartwatch comes with in-built Google Assistant, thanks to the presence of WearOS. The watch can track a user’s fitness progress and coach them through the Google Fit app. Additionally, it also features Google Maps, Gmail and Google Keep applications. It houses a 355mAh battery and can go from zero to 100 percent within 60 minutes, says the manufacturer. Further, the Battery Saver Mode automatically activates when the battery is critical and continues to show the time for up to three days.
Moto 360 price and availability
The Moto 360 smartwatch has been released in three shades – Steel Gray, Rose Gold and Phantom Black. It is priced at $350 (~ Rs 24,800) and will be available for pre-order in November on moto360.com for users in the US. The India availability of the smartwatch is not known yet.