Android Wear, Google’s smartwatch platform unveiled at Google I/O 2014, is perhaps the hottest announcement of the year. Two Android Wear based smartwatches were released, along with this announcement, The Samsung Galaxy Gear Live, and the LG G-Watch. However, the most anticipated one, the Moto 360, was not relaxed to the public. It was showcased at I/O, though, with the promise that it will be available soon, and that all attendees would get one when it comes out.
We got our hands on the 360, and it was impressive, to say the least. The first thing you notice after you out it on, is how easily it can camouflage as a normal woodsy watch. It has a nice, round design, which is how we imagine a watch to be, rather than the square design of the other two watches, which, even though not awkward, still doesn’t feel quite as natural.
By default, its screen is set to the watch face, where it looks just like your average watch, with white hands on a black background. The round display, also adds to this, making one forget that this isn’t your ordinary watch.
The display is really nice, too. Judging by the contrast levels and blacks, it does appear to be an AMOLED display. When you use this smartwatch, you will end up feeling that it is what a smartwatch should be. So from or first experience, we can say that Moto 360 is the ideal smartwatch.
The overall design is quite good, too. Subtle, simple, yet in a way, sophisticated. Motorola has managed to make this one a winner, by keeping the simplicity. It fits quite comfortably on your wrist, and isn’t even a little uncomfortable, either.
The watch can be called a bit thick, but yet it manages to be light. The straps are interchangeable, too.
There is one button on the right side of the watch.There is no USB port, which for us thinking about how the watch would be charged. But then, we looked at the lower face of the watch, and that made us feel that the watch will probably have wireless charging capabilities.
The watch is definitely one of the best looking gadgets we have seen yet. However, we are still to see and use it in the real world, which is where how it performs, will determine how good an accessory it is. Pricing details aren’t officially out, too, but there have been varied rumours.
Moto G did well in its first impression. The watch is said to be scheduled to be launched by the end of summer.