The Motorola Moto 360 is undoubtedly the smartwatch that put Android Wear in the map. It was the first round, full color smartwatch to hit the mass market, and it showed us just how beautiful a nontraditional watch could be. Today Motorola is announcing the much anticipated followup to the Moto 360 as a part of the new Moto 360 Collection, alongside the Moto 360 Sport.
The first thing you might notice about the new Moto 360 is its refined design. The bezel has been thinned out and the screen runs edge-to-edge now. It looks phenomenal, especially in the newest colorways (more in that in a bit). Size-wise, the new Moto 360 comes in several different sizes: 46mm and 42mm cases for men with 360×330 and 360×325 displays, respectively, and a 42mm case for women. For men, the standard Moto 360 colors are silver, black and gold with your choice of chamfer or micro knurl bezel treatments. Women get silver, gold and rose gold, and peak or micro etch bezels.
As you might have guessed by now, with all these different colors and bezel choices, the new Moto 360 is Moto Maker-compatible. Not only can you change the case color and bezel treatment, but also the bezel color and band. Speaking of the band, that’s also been redesigned for easier removal.
The specs of the new Moto 360 have also been updated:
- Powered by Android Wear, compatible with Android and iPhone
- 42mm – 300mAh battery, 46mm – 400mAh battery
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU (APQ 8026)
- Adreno 305 with 450MHz GPU
- 4GB storage
- 512MB RAM
- Improved sensors including heart rate sensor
- IP67 dust and water resistance
The new, second gen Moto 360 is available for pre-order today from Motorola.com, Best Buy and Google. It starts at $299 and goes up to $429. It will be available in late September at Nordstrom’s, Best Buy and Verizon. The new Moto 360 is also expected to come to Asia, Europe and Latin America.