The Moto 360 2nd Gen smartwatch has officially arrived in the Philippines. This particular version of the Moto 360 line combines both a fashionable design and sports-oriented functionality to create the perfect smartwatch for active consumers.
The first iteration of the Moto 360 was lauded for being a smartwatch that actually looked like a chic, normal watch. It gave off a premium, almost organic feel that simply could not be found in its competitors that chose a more technological, mechanical look. now, the second generation not only kept the premium watch design, but will also give users complete control over all the functions, right from the wrist.
Basically, the new Moto 360 can get notifications, read Gmail messages and calendar invites without the need for a connected smartphone. Also, the voice command allows wearers to directly respond to these messages using the watch itself. This technology is powered by Android Wear and is even Wi-Fi enabled! Thus, users can keep connected even if their Wi-Fi connected smartphone isn’t around.
Using apps became easier as well. The Moto 360-exclusive Live Dials provides app-related shortcuts right on the watch face. Consumers can access music, and evens sync their Google Play Music settings directly to the Moto 360. Not only that, but the Fly Delta app is also Moto 360-compatible, allowing users to scan their boarding passes with the smartwatch.
Another notable app, of course, is the fitness-oriented Moto Body. This app helps the wearer lead a healthier lifestyle through various functions. There’s a GPS to track workouts and jogs or runs. Then, there’s also sensors that collect data on calories burned, heart rate, and other important health details. Pair this with the AnyLight hybrid display built into the smartwatch, and the screen becomes visible in any lighting. Whether indoors or outdoors, users don’t need to adjust their viewing angle anymore.
Finally, let’s talk about the premium, classic watch design the Moto 360 boasts. The Moto 360 2nd Gen comes in three different sizes to fit any wrist. The case is crafted with precision from stainless steel as well. Finally, the watch face is built with edge-to-edge glass and a thin, polished bezel.
Specifically, the Moto 360 Sport comes in 45mm design. Users can choose between the 42mm model with Black Leather , the 46mm variant in Cognac Leather or the 42mm Rose Gold version. To top it off, the leather straps are made by Chicago’s renowned Horween brand, and 20 watch faces are available for the Moto 360.
When talking about performance, the processor comes to mind. The new Moto 360 runs with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. To power this kind of machine, the 42mm variant comes with a 300mAh battery . Meanwhile, the bigger 46mm model houses a 400mAh battery.
Pricing and availability
The Moto 360 42mm in Black Leather are priced at Php16,999. On the other hand, the Moto 360 in Rose Gold retails at Php17,999. Lastly, the Moto 360 in Cognac Leather is priced at Php18,999. These smart watches can be purchased at Gadgets in Style (TriNoma and Shangri-la branches) and in Power Premium Gadgets (Mall of Asia and SM Megamall branches).
Moto 360 2nd Gen Specs
|OS Compatibility||Android 4.3+ or iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.2+|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU (APQ 8026)nAdreno 305 with 450MHz GPU|
|Display||Backlit LCDnCorningu00ae Gorillau00ae Glass 3|
|Connectivity||Bluetoothu00ae 4.0 Low Energy, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/gn|
|Battery||300 to 400mAh|
|Others||Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Vibration/Haptics engine, Optical heart rate monitor (PPG), music player|
|Color||Black Leather, Cognac Leather, Rose Gold|