Motorola explains the discrepancy with the Moto 360 battery

Motorola explains the discrepancy with the Moto 360 battery
Earlier this morning, we told you about the controversy surrounding the battery employed in the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch. A teardown of the timepiece conducted by iFixit, revealed a 300mAh battery inside. Motorola has been promoting the wearable as containing a 320mAh battery. Obviously, there have been a number of Moto 360 buyers upset about not getting the exact battery capacity that they were told they paid for.

Motorola responded by saying that the range of the capacity on the Moto 360 battery is 300mAh to 320mAh. On the batteries for its handsets like the Motorola Moto E, Motorola Moto G and the Motorola Moto X, the entire capacity range of each cell is printed on the body of the battery. But for a smaller device like the Moto 360, Motorola had limited space and decided to print the minimum capacity figure. Motorola says that it is exploring ways to print the entire range on its watch batteries in the future.


Moto 360 owners, is this explanation enough to allow you to move on with your life, or do you still feel uneasy about the discrepancy?

source: AndroidAuthority

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14 Comments

1. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Still waiting till 2015 or a 2nd gen

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

At this point is better off to wait for the next gen.

5. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Nicely said +1

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol Me too. I never buy the first generation of anything... +1 to both of you.

8. bikingpadres

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Technically the first gen of Motorola Smartwatches was the motoactv. Though if you looking for the second gen of the 360, then I know where you are coming from.

10. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

I was talking about the smartwatches that supports Android Wear then there isnt any smartwatch in the market right now that lasts at least 2 days of active usage that was my point.... I was impressed with the 360 but I can't live with 12-hour battery.

11. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Never was an early adopter!

14. nanozander

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

"Third time's the charm". Might as well wait for Gen3

3. CLmaster

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

no it isn't enough, let's burn them down!!

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Seems like major damage control to me

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah because that 20mah could make or break a person's life.

7. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

Lol. Feels like PA is trying to make something out of nothing.

12. Beholder88

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I don't believe that response from Moto at all. When you look at the pictures from the teardown, there is more than enough room to move the "1.1Wh" over to the right and then fit in "320MaH" in between. No reason it couldn't have been done. I call damage control that isn't damage control.

13. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

360 Still better than iwatch crapy

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