moto 360 2nd gen 46mm vs 42mm compared

Moto 360 2nd Gen 46mm vs 42mm – What’s is Better?

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Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen comes in two versions, 46mm and 42mm case sizes respectively. In this post we compare Moto 360 2nd Gen 46mm vs 42mm specs and features head-to-head to find out what the differences are that separates these two.

Moto 360 2nd Gen 46mm vs 42mm Specifications Compared

 Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)Moto 360 2nd Gen (42mm)
Moto 360 2nd Gen specsMoto 360 2nd Gen specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Battery:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)
Design:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Battery:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameMoto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)Moto 360 2nd Gen (42mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorMoto 360 1st Gen (Sport)Moto 360 1st Gen (Sport)
SuccessorMoto 360 3rd Gen.Moto 360 3rd Gen.
Released dateSeptember, 2015September, 2015
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCD
Display size1.56 inches1.37 inches
Display resolution360 x 330 pixels360 x 325 pixels
Pixel density233 ppi263 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen
1 Physical button
Touchscreen
1 Physical button
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension46 x 46 x 11.4 mm42 x 42 x 11.4 mm
Weight__
Casing materialStainless steelStainless steel
Strap/band materialStainless steel
or Leather
Stainless steel
or Leather
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramics
Strap size22mm22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP67Yes, IP67
Swim-proofNot recommendedNot recommended
Color(s)Silver
Black
Silver
Black

MEMORY

RAM0.5GB0.5GB
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.0 LE
Bluetooth callingNoNo
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCNoNo
GPSYesYes

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep tracking__
StepsYesYes
Floors climbed__
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
Stress__
VO2 Max.__
Blood oxygenNoNo
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNo
Swim trackingNoNo
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNo
Triathlon mode__
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety tracking__

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneYesYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterNoNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
Compass__
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse Ox.NoNo
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensors----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OSWear OS
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPUQuad-core 1.2GHzQuad-core 1.2GHz
GPUAdreno 305Adreno 305

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 400mAh300mAh
Battery lifeStandby: 2 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Standby: 2 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Charging typeWireless chargerWireless charger
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNoNo
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control camera__
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text response__

MISC

Payment systemNoNo
Compatibility Android 4.3+
iOS 8.2+
Android 4.3+
iOS 8.2+
Companion appMoto Body AppMoto Body App
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)
StrapsStraps
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Manual GuideManual Guide
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Which is Better?

Both the 46mm and 42mm versions are great choices, the different in sizes was to give options to choose from depending on your wrist size. While both the 46mm and 42mm case sizes are great choices for men, the 42mm is a perfect choice for women. The 42mm works with 16mm width strap while the 46mm works with 22mm strap size.

Here is a summary;

Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm) Has a slightly longer battery life than the 42mm version, a better choice for men.
Moto 360 2nd Gen (42mm) A better choice for women.

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