In this article we’ll be doing an unboxing and also giving first impressions on the new Motorola Moto 360. I’ve been waiting for the release of this smart watch for a while now, in fact I didn’t even cover Samsung’s Gear Live, LG’s G Watch or really any of the competition because I was so sold on the 360.
I’m really excited to give you all a tour around the watch and give my first impressions, but before we start I want to know what kind of coverage you all want to see so I can give it to you. Maybe you’re interested in top 5 features, games, or best apps. Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GadgetGuruHD what you’re interested in and I’ll get back to you with that content. Anyway, let’s get started.
The first thing you’ll notice is the circular package which no doubt highlights the 360’s circular form factor. First you’ll find the watch itself, a charging dock, and the charger.
The 360’s stainless steel band is the first thing that jumps out at you — it just screams fashion and quality that nothing else on the market can match.
Also adding to that premium look and feel is genuine leather provided by horween, the same brand that’s going on the back of the new leather-backed Moto X (2014). The model we received was black with black leather straps, but you can also get it in silver with gray leather. It makes for a much nicer touch than that of, say, the cheap rubbery material used on the LG G Watch. None of it looks as good as the premium versions with metal bands (pictured below) Motorola’s planning to sell for $300 later this year, of course, but it still looks quite nice.
In terms of software you’ll find standard Android Wear which is powered by 512MB of RAM and a TI OMAP 3 processor. All of it is displayed on a round 1.56-inch display with 320 x 290 resolution, and it should last up to a full 24 hours with its 320mAh battery.
We’ll be uploading a ton of content on this new Moto 360 and I’ll also be keeping you updated on Twitter @GadgetGuruHD so be sure to follow us there.