Motorola unveils the new Moto 360 in three different sizes and a new Sport variant
Motorola today unveiled the second generation Moto 360, which it will be offering multiple sizes and variants. While the new Moto 360 looks largely like its predecessor, Motorola has tweaked the “classic and timeless design” further.
The case of the Moto 360 now features lugs to make it easier to replace the watch bands. The default bands also come with a quick-release mechanism to further make the process of swapping bands easier. While the flat tire bezel still remains at the bottom of the Moto 360’s display, Motorola boasts that the Moto 360 has the highest screen-to-bezel ratio among all Android Wear running smartwatches out there. The watch now also has an IP67 certification that makes it water proof for up to 30 minutes in up to 1m of fresh water.
Motorola will be offering the Moto 360 in three different sizes and one new variant: a 42mm and 46mm case size for mens, and a 42mm case size especially for women. Lastly, Motorola also unveiled a Sport variant of the Moto 360 with a rubberised and rugged look and built-in GPS. The smartwatch will also sport a new kind of display technology, though it won’t be released before the end of this year.
Under the hood, the new Moto 360 will be powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, sport 512MB RAM, 4GB storage space and a 400/300mAh battery. The usual array of sensors and connectivity options found on the original Moto 360 are all present here. Motorola says that the bigger battery allows the Moto 360 to last for up to two days on a single charge, though without ambient mode enabled.
Motorola has also bundled some new apps on the new Moto 360 to make the experience better. The watch will come with a Live Dials watch face will feature miniature dials to show the weather status, unread emails, steps walked, and more.
That’s not all though; Motorola has also added Moto Maker support to the second generation Moto 360 family. Using Moto Maker, customers will be able to customise the watch fase, bezel design, strap size, and the included watch face according to their liking when they place their order for the watch.
The new Moto 360 is already available for pre-order through the Google Store in the United States, wit its price varying from $299 to $429. It will also be available through retail stores like Best Buy and Verizon Wireless later this month.