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Motorola Moto 360 2nd gen released in September 2015 is a classic smartwatch with a fascinating design plus lots of interesting features built-in. Despite being released over 4 years ago, the 2nd Gen Moto 360 smartwatch has remained one of the most fantastic choices.
The specifications includes HRM, Wifi and dual microphone that lets answer calls directly on the watch. It runs on Android Wear OS 1.5 which is confirmed to receive upgrade to Wear OS 2.1 and is powered by Snapdragon 400.
Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen 46mm) Full Specifications
|Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)|
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|Device name||Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)|
|Device type||Classic/Fitness smartwatch|
|Predessesor||Moto 360 1st Gen (Sport)|
|Successor||Moto 360 3rd Gen.|
|Released date||September, 2015|
|Display type||IPS LCD|
|Display size||1.56 inches|
|Display resolution||360 x 330 pixels|
|Pixel density||233 ppi|
1 Physical button
|Dimension||46 x 46 x 11.4 mm|
|Casing material||Stainless steel|
|Strap/band material||Stainless steel
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, IP67|
|Memory card slot||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.0 LE|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Wear OS|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery|
|Battery life||Standby: 2 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
|Charging type||Wireless charger|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||No|
|Companion app||Moto Body App|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 22mm|
|Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)|
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Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm) Features
Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen is a fantastically designed smartwatch. It’s stylish and looks elegant. The body is built with top-grade materials. The case is made of aircraft-grade stainless steel that extends to the finely polish bezel. The Moto 360 2nd Gen comes in two versions, a 46mm case size best suitable for men and another 42mm case which is considered great for women. The straps also come in two versions, 22mm width size for the 46mm and 16mm for the 42mm which further makes it a suitable choice for women.
Moto 360 features exclusive bands in stainless steel and genuine Horween leather, including a distinctive, double-wrapped leather design. A new lug design and quick-release bands make it easy to swap your everyday band for a new one.
The Moto 360 2nd Gen is a touchscreen and has a single button by the side to make navigating the 1.56 inches interface easier. The bright display is powered by backlit LCD which is easily readable under bright sunlight. You can change the watch face by choosing from preloaded watch faces or simply downloading a new one. Watch faces available allow you to see the battery level, current weather, or your latest fitness stats.
Moto 360 2nd Gen comes in two variants, a black or silver color. It’s up to you to choose which color rocks your style.
The battery life of the Moto 360 2nd Gen is quite impressive, the 46mm version has a 400mAh battery capacity which can last over a day on regular use while the 42mm version comes with a 300mAh battery capacity which lasts about a day on mixed usage. This should be okay to cover-up for your daily workout session.
Just like the Moto 360 sport, the Moto 360 2nd Gen is rated IP67. It is water-resistant up to 1 meter. You should not wear it to the pool or ocean as it’s not recommended for tracking your swimming activities. You can try out Fossil Gen 4 series, you will find the Gen 4 explorist a fantastic choice.
Moto 360 2nd comes with 4GB ROM onboard memory storage space. About 2.5 GB is available which allows you to download and store your favorite media files right on the watch. It’s a great feature that comes handy especially in situations when you need to listen to your favorite tracks while on the go. It also has 512 RAM to help fasten things up and a dual microphone that lets you answer calls directly from your wrist.
The Moto 360 2nd Gen while having a superb design will also serve as a great choice for tracking your active life. It comes with all the standard sensors you would expect to find in a modern smartwatch.
It comes with an accelerometer, gyroscope and a heart rate monitor. With the Moto 360 2nd Gen, you can track your runs, calories, distance plus monitor your heart rate. Without a GPS built-in, you can still access GPS functions by connecting to your phone GPS.
Moto Body app is the companion app for the Moto 360 2nd Gen, from the app you can view tracked stats such as the total distance covered and heart rate variations.
The Moto 360 sport is a complete companion for your phone, the watch allows you stay connected to what matters. It syncs effortlessly with compatible devices so that you can receive email, calls, scheduled events and SMS, and third app notifications from your phone.
The Moto 360 sport also has WiFi which keeps you connected even when your phone is not near. This is actually great especially while working out when it becomes quite uncomfortable to carry your phone in your pocket.
The Moto 360 2nd Gen is compatible with both Android 4.3 or later and iOS 8.2 or later and the good news is that an upgrade to Wear OS 2.1 is possible.