Apple Watch vs Moto 360 (2015): Which should you purchase? [Video]

Now that Android Wear on is officially suitable with iOS devices there’s a lot more smartwatch love to go around, a minimum of for Apple fans. Android users have actually had a taste of the very first generation, but Motorola’s new Moto 360 is one of the lots of brand-new alternatives readily available for both sides for the fence. The concern is, should you give Motorola your cash?

If you’re not acquainted with the very first generation or Android Wear in basic, you can check out our Moto 360 evaluation here. This year Motorola has upgraded the internals to closely match the other smartwatch providings on the marketplace, but does it load enough to win over the hearts of iPhone users? Like Apple, Motorola has two different sizes available for this year’s Moto 360. There’s a 42mm variation which is the exact same as Apple’s biggest providing and a slightly bigger 46mm variation for those who prefer chunkier watches.

Each model loads a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 4GB of storage, and 512MB of RAM. On the 42mm version there’s a 1.37-inch screen with a 360×× 325 resolution, while the 46mm functions a 1.56-inch display screen can be found in at 360×× 330. In comparison, the 42mm Apple Watch’s 1.5-inch OLED display screen has a somewhat higher pixel density with its 312×× 390 resolution.

Both devices are waterproof also, which is certainly a must-have on any electronic device used on your wrist. Activity tracking is available with heart rate sensors on each device and it’s safe to state you’ll get about a day’s worth of use on a full charge, though Motorola claims the Moto 360 will certainly last approximately 1.5 to 2 days depending upon which size choice you pick. In either case, expect to charge any of these watches during the night.

Check out our Moto 360 (2015) vs Apple Watch video below:

Comparing the sizes, you’ll discover that the 46mm Moto 360 isn’t really excessive bigger than the 42mm Apple Watch, but the difference is really present when worn on your wrist. I choose the 42mm appearance of the Moto 360, however anything smaller than that would simply look funny on my arm.

When it comes to personalization, the Moto 360 absolutely wins. First off, it allows any 22mm watch band with the new lugs that were added this time around, however with Apple you’ll have to stay with exclusive bands which can run you a bit of money if you choose the official offerings. You can even take it a step additionally and completely tailor the colors and variation of the Moto 360 using Moto Maker.

For software customization, Apple might have the lead right here. Both offer personalized watch deals with, but there’s a lot more to do (virtually excessive) with Apple’s watchOS interface than you’ll find on Android Wear on. Android Use’s simplicity might be viewed as a favorable aspect though depending upon who you ask. You can also take call and utilize Siri on the Apple Watch, while the Moto 360 will just react to voice search and Google Now.


With the Moto 360 your main technique of input is going to be the touch screen. Browsing through menus, apps, and more will certainly all occur with a swipe of the finger, but you can use movement gestures with your wrist to scan different notices. On the Apple Watch, many navigation is done with the touch screen, however there’s likewise a Digital Crown on the side that will allow for scrolling and focus certain scenarios and a couple of buttons to carry out various tasks, Sadly, the transferred button on the brand-new Moto 360 will put simply the device to rest when pressed, however once again the entire story right here is simpleness.

If you’re only in need of notifications, it might be more secure to stick to the Moto 360, but its $ 299 entry point for a base model may drive potential clients over to an Apple Watch for native support that begins at $ 349 for the Sport design. It’s nice to see Android Use playing nicely with iOS, but there’s an evident risk taken given that Google can only support a lot without being able to take advantage of the full potential of iOS. At the end of the day, this option comes down to individual choice, but if you’re aiming for simpleness it’s rather possible that you’ll be pleased with the Moto 360 or any Android Put on providing that works with iOS.

Which do you choose? Did Google’s most current Android Wear on compatibility announcement change your mind about purchasing or keeping an Apple Watch? Obviously if you’re on Android, Apple Watch isn’t an alternative, but let us know exactly what you think.

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