Motorola announces Four new Moto 360 watches

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Motorola has announced four new Moto 360 watches today. The 46mm Moto 360, 42mm Mens Moto 360, 42mm Womens Moto 360, and a rubberized Moto 360 Sport.

The 2015 Moto 360 lineup brings a refreshed case design adds lugs to the outside instead of the internal strap connector, making it significantly easier to swap straps when you’re in the mood for something else.

There is a separate collection for women with some unique touches and exclusive color options.

Moto 360 2nd Gen

Motorola’s “display shelf” design on the screen remains, and like its predecessor the Moto 360 has opted for features like auto-brightness over a perfectly circular display.

The single button on the outside of the watch has also moved, and is now easier to reach without covering the watch with your hand.

Moto 360 2nd Gen

Under the Gorilla Glass 3 display cover, Motorola has shifted from their own processor to the 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor with 512MB of RAM and 4gb of internal storage, making it functionally similar to most of the other Android Wear watches currently available.

With a 400 mAh battery on the 46mm version and 300 mAh in the two smaller non-sport variants, Motorola is promising a full day of mixed use with its always-on LCD display and double that if you turn off ambient mode.

Moto 360 Bands

The next big thing about the Moto 360 is called ‘Quick Release Bands’ (with a small latch that you can see on the bands) and is basically a mechanism similar in function to that of the Apple Watch: it allows you to swap bands on the fly.

Moto 360 Sport

Moto 360 Sport
The Moto 360 Sport doesn’t include a mechanism for replaceable straps, opting instead for a silicone strap that wraps around the entire casing and an ip67 rating for water and dust. Motorola will be baking GPS into this model, as well as making it possible to listen to more music straight from the watch so you can use it without your phone. Key to this design is a hybrid reflective display Motorola is calling AnyLight, which will function noticeably better in direct sunlight.

The Moto 360 Sport will also feature an optical heart-rate monitor that will be able to track your pulse for a more comprehensive view of your activity.

The sport edition also withstands immersion in up to 3 feet of fresh water for up to 30 minutes thanks to its tightly sealed body.

Moto Maker

A big part of this new Moto 360 lineup is Moto Maker, where you can customize the parts that make up the outside of your watch. Casing, bezel design, strap size and purpose, and included watchfaces are all a part of this customization, including unique options for the smaller Womens Edition Moto 360.

Initially, Moto Maker for Moto 360 will be available in the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Moto 360 2nd Gen

You can pre-order the new Moto 360 starting today in the United States, and the watch will go on sale in Nordstrom, Best Buy, and Verizon at the end of September. The timepiece will also be available in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

The Moto 360 (2nd Gen) price starts from $300 and ranges up to $430, while the prices and release date for the Moto 360 Sport edition are yet to be announced in the near future.
Moto 360 2nd Gen

Specs

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Size46mm x 11.4mm and 42mm x 11.4mm
ColorBlack, Gold, Silver, Rose Gold (Women Edition only)
Display1.56-inch 360 x 330 (233ppi) and 1.37-inch 360 x 325 (263ppi) LCD with Gorilla Glass 3
CPU1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
RAM512MB
Storage4GB
Battery400mAh and 300mAh
SensorsGyroscope, Accelerometer, Heartrate, Bluetooth 4.0
StrapStainless steel, leather, rose gold (Women’s Edition only)

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Sizes

Moto 360 Sizes

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