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R.A.G.E Review: Moto 360

When Samsung jumped into the smartwatch arena with the lineup of Gear watches, we all knew it was a matter of time before competitors came out with “better” and more unique designs. Motorola jumped into the fray by embracing the Android Wear wearable OS and most importantly departing from the commonly seen square design to give us a smartwatch that was round and looked like a well-crafted timepiece. Did Motorola succeed in creating something you’d want on your wrist or just another toy? Read on and judge for yourself.

Bottom Line

The Moto 360 is a first gen offering from Motorola and for a first-generation device they did a lot of things right. While the bezel could have been a bit thinner and the band easier to change, overall the watch was surprisingly solid. Motorola stepped their game up construction-wise and the Moto 360 truly looks like a genuine timepiece and not a toy like some of its competitors.

The customizable watch faces add personality to the device and I recommend you invest the dollar in the Facer app to add more faces including the extremely popular Goldeneye style face. The Moto 360 is definitely not the “perfect” smartwatch, but it comes close with its unique design, premium build quality and ease of use. The price may turn away some, but one must consider that good watches from reputable manufacturers are not cheap. (I also have to throw out there that the Apple Watch will be retailing for $350 when it hits stores next year.) If you are looking for a more “grown up” time piece and don’t want to be trapped in the Samsung ecosystem then I recommend giving the Moto 360 a shot. Besides, when it comes to gadgets there will always be tradeoffs and it is never 100% flawless the first time out of the gate.

Moto 360 Review

† A review sample was provided by Motorola in order to conduct this review. We are not compensated for this or any review. Ever.
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By RAGE Works

Rich is the Editor in Chief of R.A.G.E. Works and host of My Take Radio. I created R.A.G.E. Works to contain all of my interests and share my opinions with the masses. I realized that more people were fans of multiple genres and My Take Radio could truly not encompass them all.