There’s no escaping it; Wristwatch technology is increasing and is going to be part of our everyday lives. Although it’s been possible to have a smartwatch with notifications for several years through the Pebble and third-party watches. Over the last year, Android Wear has made the smart watch mainstream. And in the next couple of weeks, with the advent of the Apple Watch, having a smart watch will be “mainstream cool”. So what does Android Wear have to do to compete? Here, we look at the most desired Android Wear device, the Motorola Moto 360.
Motorola Moto 360 Review:
When the Motorola Moto 360 was announced, it was the most hotly anticipated device in the range, being the first circular faced watch in the Android Wear platform. When it was finally released in September 2014, people were upset that the circular display wasn’t fully circular. Other than that, the Motorola Moto 360 is still a desired device.
Design and Display:
The Motorola Moto 360 is 11.5mm thick and has a 1.56 inch screen with a resolution of 320×290 for a density of 205ppi. The screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, meaning that scratches are less likely, which is good for a wrist watch. It’s true, the display isn’t a full circular display, as the bottom of the screen has been chopped off by a light sensor which will help dim the screen depending on the ambient light. This doesn’t take away from the aesthetics, however.