As all of us here know, Motorola’s Android Wear based smartwatch the Moto 360 was finally unveiled at the IFA in Berlin this year after a very long delay. The makers had promised us a summer release but as we see, summer is long gone and its is now that deliveries for the Moto 360 have started. At the recently held IFA, Motorola announced that all the attendees of the Google I/O event held this year would get the Moto 360 delivered to their doorstep and they have done so. While we were not so lucky, guys over at Android Authority were and got themselves a Moto 360 and not just that, they have been gracious enough to provide us with an unboxing and an initial setup video of the Moto 360.
The Moto 360 being round-faced and being the first smartwatch to do so, the watch comes in a cylindrical box with a round face. Seems legit.
On opening the box you’ll find the the Moto 360 smartwatch, a wireless charging dock and a data-transfer cable and the user’s manual inside it. Moto 360 is the first and the only smartwatch till now that is capable of wireless charging and comes with a wireless charging dock. Also interesting is that the Moto 360’s wireless charger is ‘Qi’ standard charger which means that you can charge your Moto 360 smartwatch on any ‘Qi’ standard wireless charger. So in case you lose the official Motorola charger, you can get any other charger with ‘Qi’ standard and use it with your Moto 360.
On being operated, we see that the Moto 360’s round face serves the purpose very well of showcasing the notifications. During the initial setup when you turn on the watch for the first time, you have the options to customize your watch using the Motorola Connect application. This app will let you personalize settings such as the watch face letting you choose the watch face you want to see on your Moto 360. You can also choose the desired watch hands, the watch’s background color and the time zone to customize your smartwatch to a great extent. Something Android is known for.
Many of you might have noticed the black bar that appears on the Moto 360’s watchface. This is something you do not have control over and many feel this appears as a blemish on the otherwise round display of the Moto 360. But then this is not something you can’t ignore as the black bar has absolutely no effect on the watch’s performance and you can get used to it in no time.
Here is the video for you to check out the Moto 360 yourself:
Though we haven’t been able to get our hands on it yet, the Moto 360 seems pretty solid and impressive. Its competitors, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live have been around since summer and have pretty loyal customers by now. Though the Moto 360 sold out soon after being made available, will it be able to compete with the other two Android Wear based smartwatches and emerge as the winner? We’ll find out. Till then, stay tuned for more updates.