REVIEW: The Moto 360 Is The Most Beautiful Smartwatch Yet, But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Perfect

Motorola just upped the standards for smartwatches. Until this point, we’ve settled for square, geeky-looking gadgets the resemble a shrunken down smartphone more than an actual wristwatch.

But ever since Motorola unveiled its Moto 360 in March, we’ve seen a handful of new smartwatch designs that stray away from the overdone boxy shape to focus more on a more premium look. Take LG and HP for example. Both manufacturers have recently unveiled round-faced smartwatches of their own within the past few weeks.

When you look at the Moto 360, you’ll understand why it’s attracted so much buzz. The watch is elegant, simple, and most importantly— it looks like something you’d want to wear.

The Moto 360 is a step in the right direction for wearables, but by no means is it a perfect product. Here are my impressions after spending a few days with it.

The Most Beautiful Smartwatch Yet

attached imageThe Moto 360 isn’t the only good looking smartwatch out there. It’s just the best looking one. The Pebble Steel was my personal favorite in terms of aesthetics until now, with its premium steel frame and leather bands. But the Moto 360’s neat circular shape makes it look a little more classy than the Steel.

The Moto 360 is outlined in a stainless steel casing while its watch face is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass, which the company says will keep it scratch-free. The band is made of Horween leather and is interchangeable. It’s also worth noting that the Moto 360 is dust and water resistant, meaning it’ll work just fine after getting wet so long as you’re not swimming with it.

The 360 is still significantly thicker than your average wristwatch, but it’s something I could imagine seeing on the wrists of cocktail party guests or dinner attendees. It’s one of the few smartwatches that doesn’t look like a tech product or a sporty wristband.

That being said, the circular watch face is bulky. On a small wrist like mine, it looks gigantic. It almost looks like someone strapped a pocket watch to my wrist with a leather band.

attached imageI don’t necessarily blame Motorola for this. It’s a tough problem to solve. The screen has to be large enough to make reading notifications easy and enjoyable. While the watch face is a bit too big for my — For more information read the original article here.    

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