Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch allegedly lasts a good two days and a half

Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch allegedly lasts a good two days and a half
So far, the market response to smartwatches can be described as tepid. A whole bunch of people, in a host of different companies, is trying to figure out why that is, specifically now that smartphone penetration is starting to hit the ceiling in several regions across the globe. Of those giving this new form factor a try, it would appear that Motorola, with its Moto 360, is the one that the public is rooting for the most.

That's funny, though, considering that the Moto 360 is not even available for purchase yet. Yes, the company has made the device official, and details have been creeping out of Motorola's confinement, but we're yet to get a full list of specs, for example. Regardless, it's still true that those of us following the space are excited to see how Motorola's pounce works out, not least because it's on path to be the first to go for a more traditional, circular watch face. As it turns out, if Italian blogger Luca Viscardi, is to be trusted, the 360 is also going to outdo its competitors in another very critical success area: battery life.

According to Viscardi, who has access to a prototype of the Moto 360, the battery life of the smartwatch is some two and a half times better than that of the new LG G Watch, which he claims never gets him through more than a day. That's in the ballpark of two days of longevity, made all the more acceptable by the fact that the Moto 360 will come with Qi wireless charging, and won't have a clunky mechanism that you need to attach to it in order to restore the battery. 

If true, and if the Moto 360 also proves to be a problem-free gadget, it seems like Motorola may have a winner on its hand, though, at this point, it's unlikely that a win in smartwatches alone will be enough to improve the company's bottom line. At least in the short term.

source: Luca Viscardi (translated) via Forbes

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16 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This will literally change the Android smartwatch scene if all their promises are kept. Likely the iWatch will also take a hit from the standard that this watch will set.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hope they sell extra wireless chargers separately as well. Hmm, I guess I could use my nexus 5 wireless charger on the Moto 360. Hopefully that will work.

14. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Hopefully they'll make it available worldwide.

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

ordered a kairos watch and personally think that will last more than a day but for the price moto 360 all the way unless its 400. 350 is reasonable.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I prefer my watch which I never have to charge or change batteries.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

With that thick body, this is very disappointing. I expected atleast a week long battery from smartwatches. :(

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering its using an AMOLED display as well as its the only smart watch platform that listens to your voice actions and commands. Without the need to hit a button or toggle. If you don't like the features that Android wear brings to the table, then use another smart watch that is currently available.

11. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Lol its not as thick as the G-Shock I wear. Thin watches look cheaper to me...

13. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Even the Pebble smartwatch only lasts 5-7 days and that's using an e-ink display with most likely a much lower clocked processing unit powering it. I would say the fact that this watch can last 2 1/2 days (allegedly) is pretty darn good.

15. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Everything is disappointing except freaking iPhones because they get overrated.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I get at least 11/2 days of battery life from my gear live. It depends on how much stuff is syncing to the watch. I don't sync my email accounts due to the fact that I'd rather look at a bigger screen for emails. I'm quite satisfied with the battery life considering everything this watch can do. I'm sure the next versions will be better...

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's not bad for 2 days.

7. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Its a no go if it can't last all weekend without a charge. And by all weekend I mean a Friday afternoon to Monday morning so in the ballpark of 60 hours.

8. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

As a watch man, this is good. I'm used to winding and setting a lot, and it drives me crazy (until I just bought my awesome Citizen Eco Drive watch). Good to hear thisll last a few days!! Way to go Moto!

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

2 days? So I can plug it in the same time as I plug in my Z2

16. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Clunky chargers? Not my lg g watch charging base. It works like a charm. Magnets pull it right into the cradle. Poor article writing. Glossed right over any proper reporting . The Samsung watch has a clunky base.

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