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.

 

Moto 360 Unboxing & Overview

 

 

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.

 

Moto 360 Unboxing & Overview2

 

 

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.

 

Moto 360 review

 

 

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.