Moto 360 back in stock at Motorola: same price, improved battery life

Moto 360 back in stock at Motorola: same price, improved battery life
While Motorola started selling its Moto 360 at the beginning of September, not many customers managed to buy the smartwatch, because it was quickly sold out. As of today, however, Motorola’s website is listing the Moto 360 as being back in stock - and it looks like you can also find the device at Best Buy and Google Play Store.

There are two Moto 360 design configurations that are available at the moment: light metal case with stone leather band, and dark metal case with black leather band. Each cost $249.99 (this, by the way, was the price of the Moto 360 from day one).

Motorola didn’t say how many Moto 360 units it sold until now. Thus, we don’t know if the smartwatch is a hot-seller, or if it was out of stock for a while just because Motorola didn’t have too many units to begin with.

The Moto 360 already received a few software updates, the latest bringing a much-needed improvement to battery life. To find out more about Motorola’s first Android Wear smartwatch, check out our Moto 360 review here.


source: Motorola via Droid-life

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33 Comments

1. Saioofi

Posts: 336; Member since: May 23, 2014

Can it go a full day with a single charge? Don't think so

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It wasn't able to before the update, but I've been told that the update did in fact have a profound improvement on battery life. As of right now, I'm not actually sure how long it lasts. But it's still the best smartwatch on the market.

4. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

I can easily get a full day out of mine. The reason that the reviewers didn't is because they were constantly playing with it to test things, which hurts battery life. When you are "just using" it you easily get a day. Actually I'm at about 32 hours now with 18% left.

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I've read at least one report in the 360 community of being able to go through 24 hours now with Ambient Mode ON. Beforehand Ambient Mode would kill the battery in less than 12 hours.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Do you have the report to verify that?

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

https://plus.google.com/111425553262595245814/posts/3QSdWB2WqTV Here's the one I saw. Granted it's not backed up with physical evidence, but I don't see why he would have a reason to lie to other Android Wear users.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There's no physical evidence whatsoever. No details, no explanations. Who's to say he isn't exaggerating somewhat?

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Why would he exaggerate? He's just talking to other Android Wear users about his experience after the battery life update.

30. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Do you have a report to verify that he's exaggerating?

3. jerzyiroc

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Actually, it can go a full day on a single charge. Where are you getting your news from?

5. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I got mine yesterday afternoon. I charged it to 100% before anything else, then set it up, and did the update. It's been off the charger since 7pm last night, and its now at 45%. That's 21 hours using 55% of the battery, which seems to be close to what some are getting. There haven't been a ton of notifications, but I have been messing around with it a bit since it's new. If that's what its going to be like, I have no problems with it. Maybe you should actually use one before speaking on how it performs rather than parroting what others are saying.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually the unit I had ended the day with only about 65% battery left.

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You "had?" Does that mean you don't have one anymore? Too bad; I was going to ask how its battery life was post-update.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I swapped it for the stainless steel one.

26. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Ah. How has your battery life been post-update? Or haven't you gotten the new one yet?

16. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Mine has easily made it through every single day I have worn it. I even use RunKeeper every now and then, which keeps the watch face dimmed rather than off while running. Can it go 24 hours, sure with light use. Can it go 16 hours, every damn day!

32. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

@Saioofi - The one in my wrist can go a full day without a charge no problem. So yes it can.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wonder if it's artificial demand or Motorola not having good inventory maintenance. Either way it goes, they need to do better next time with the second generation.

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

As if your iCrap iWatch is any better...

9. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Dude he didn't say a thing about Apple. It seems android fans have a hard on for anything apple. Do we need to bring them into this conversation?

12. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You must not know about Myx. Whenever he posts, in Apple articles Apple is awesome, in Motorola articles Motorola can do no right.

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'm just so sick of hearing about Apple whether it be apple fanboys, Android fanboys or the effing media.. I would love to have one conversation with folks on this site without them being brought in. I thought this topic would surely be the one bit sadly I'm wrong

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That's the whole point of phonearena.....you think people come here for great editorials and buying advice. Phonearena is the last place I would visit for that. This is basically a forum for fanboy wars. And technically they don't even lie about it. It's an arena for phones which suggests fanboy wars between the top dogs. Yes, mainly Apple vs Android.

28. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It's not like you're immune to fanboysim either.

29. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I didn't say I was. I cone here to participate in it. Lol But yeah, I don't come here for informative unbiased views for sure.

31. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I think unbiased reviews don't exist anymore. People may try to be objective, but it seems like you can always see bias from them, either for or against, anymore. What I usually do is check out reviews of older products that I've owned and see if the reviewer had similar feelings to what I've had about said product. In that case it's finding someone who feels the same way I do. It's not unbiased, but I've yet to see any completely unbiased review.

33. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Everyone has biases but the best authors bite their tongues or in this case,their typing fingers, and try to be objective as possible. Phonearena seems like they create articles just so they can be bias.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh yeah just ignore my first comment.

27. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So one comment that isn't negative, and how many that are negative? That's got to be the first comment about Motorola that wasn't negative that I've seen you post. But if someone said 99 times that they hated ice cream and 1 time said they didn't dislike it, would you assume they hated ice cream or not?

24. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Or maybe they really couldn't produce more than they were selling.

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