IFA 2015: Moto 360 Collection introduces new fitness tracking smartwatch
Last time when Moto 360 smartwatch was released it caught my heart, but now things have got even better. At the ongoing IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany, Motorola has launched a new collection of Moto 360 watches that have some significant improvements over its predecessor. The new collection segregates the men, women and fitness fanatic oriented smartwatches, so that everyone has a Moto 360 perfectly tailored for them. According to the makers, users will have more than 300 possible combinations with bands, colors, bezels and sizes to customize the look of Moto 360.
These Android Wear powered 2nd generation Moto 360 smartwatches (compatible with iOS devices too) come in 42mm and 46mm case size. All of them are going to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and Adreno 305 with 450 MHz GPU. You’ll be able to read the watch in direct sunlight courtesy the AnyLight hybrid LCD display. What’s refreshing about the new collection is the new fitness tracking capabilities and dozens of other nifty improvements that make your life streamlined, and that too without even looking at your smartwatch.
There are going to be more watch faces which show you favorite apps on the dial itself and are called Live Dials. The battery life is also going to be beefed up and better than previous Moto 360 smartwatches. Other competitors like Apple Watch, LG Watch Urbane or Gear S2 are going to have tough competition from this new smartwatch tailored for a majority section of wearable lovers. The only thing that Moto 360 lags behind in is its display which looks a bit dull when compared to its competitors.
The new range of men and women smartwatches is up for pre-order in US on Motorola’s portal/Google Play and will ship in the 2-3 week of next month. Men’s range will comprise of silver, gold and black colors while the women’s version will come in silver, gold and rose gold color. The Moto 360 Sports version for fitness freaks is going to be available later this year, though no reveal on pricing is done yet. The price is going to be in the range of $299.99 – $429.99, depending on the model you choose.