Review of the Moto 360 Gen 1

The moto 360 generation one android wear smart watch was released in September 2014.

To get access to all of the features of Android wear and a large range of watch faces it is best suited to use with Android devices. However it can also be paired to an iPhone but its functionality is somewhat limited to receiving notifications and controlling your music apps.

If you want to learn how to connect to an iPhone see my follow up video here: https://youtu.be/P3eW67xT-yA


The moto 360 Gen 1 smartwatch is still available to purchase online from the motorola website and retails for around $199 US.

Even though it has been superseded by the updated Generation 2 model its still viable option and worthy of consideration.

You can even pick it up as a second hand or refurbished model for around $89 to $150 US which makes it even more attractive.

In this review, I’ll demonstrate the watch and go over the features and specifications.

Full details and specs below:

NETWORK Technology No cellular connectivity
LAUNCH Announced 2014, September

BODY Dimensions 46 x 46 x 11.5 mm (1.81 x 1.81 x 0.45 in)
Weight 49 g (1.73 oz)
Build Stainless Steel
Water resistant – IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1.56 inches (~67.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 320 x 290 pixels (~205 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
PLATFORM OS Android Wear OS
Chipset TI OMAP 3
CPU 1.0 GHz
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 4 GB, 512 MB RAM

SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Bluetooth v4.0, LE

FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, heart rate

BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 320 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 24 h (mixed usage)

Configurations: Cognac Leather, Black, Stone Grey, Champagne Metal, Natural Metal, Champagne, Dark Metal, Light Metal

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