Moto 360 and its secretive charger get snapped: steel waterproof timepiece with a heart rate sensor
posted by Daniel P. / Aug 06, 2014, 4:57 AM
Android Wear gear features a heart rate sensor, too, as is pretty evident from the writing on the back. The other such sensor in a mobile device is the heart rate monitor in the Galaxy S5, which serves as a cool gimmick there, bringing little difference compared to a pulse measuring app. Since the Moto 360 will always be on your wrist, however, the optical sensor on the back will be able to continuously measure your pulse, instead of sporadically putting a finger against it, like with the S5. This might open the door to a new crop of health apps that can take advantage of these 24/7 pulse recordings that the smartwatch will be able to pull off.Furthermore, the source reveals some specifications for the device, confirming many previous speculations. The Moto 360 is a stainless steel timepiece with IP67 waterproof certification, meaning that you can dunk it in a three feet pool of water for at least half an hour without any ensuing damage. On top of that, the
Moreover, the Moto 360 inductive charging system has been displayed, too, ready to top off your phone's battery - hopefully the device will be longer-lasting than the current crop of Android Wear watches from LG or Samsung. A few more built-in sensors, like a light meter and a pedometer, round up Motorola's excellent offering, and we can't wait for the Moto 360 to hit our offices for the review round.
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Tell me they have a ceramic strap as well. It is a gorgeous watch and it better have more options with it for customizing the look.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 5:05 AM 2
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I wanted this from the first day I saw it, mainly because it looked like a real watch with interchangeable faces but the rumored iTime with health sensors had me considering a Apple product for the first time. The heart rate sensor just saved the Moto 360 day for me, no apple for you! err me!!
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 10:51 AM 0
looks so cool. iwatch and this is the one i am looking forward to. :) p.s: poor lg watch looks not so nice in front of this.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 5:10 AM 3
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the oneplus watch looks pretty good to boot. if it ever gets released.... and available to buy. it will at least be rootable without destroying the warranty. while one might think rooting is not important.... it is if you want to slap a kernel on it that gives extra battery life.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 10:17 AM 1
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To me this looks to be not much bigger than (what I am assuming to be) the android ware watch next to it. This should put to rest the worries that most people seem to have about the size.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 5:16 AM 4
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It's the same 46mm as every standard 46mm watch already out there. I'm not sure why anyone was questing the size. But, I agree. Similarly sized to the G Watch which I've never heard anyone complain as being too big.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 6:02 AM 1
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Now that's a smartwatch.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 5:17 AM 8
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Looks huge. Maybe just the angle. I think it's a big design fail having that blank wedge at. Bottom of display
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 6:14 AM 0
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Thats where some of the sensors reside in. Like the light sensor. Both the LG G Watch and the Gear Live do not have light sensors and can't dim or brighten the display based on the light conditions. The Moto 360 can.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 6:28 AM 1
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It's a bit wider than the G Watch, but it's also shorter. That blank spot is where the display connectors and some sensors are, it was either a small blank spot like that or a thick bezel around the entire display. They made the right choice.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 6:36 AM 3
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Finally a decent looking smartwatch, I like the charging method and the light sensor for sure, but I hope the battery life can be had as well
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 9:44 AM 0
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