The Moto 360 gets torn down by iFixit, has a smaller battery than officially listed

Motorola's compelling Android Wear smartwatch, the Moto 360, is already on the shelves, and it was just a matter of time before the good-looking wearable got treated torn down, as usual by the guys over at iFixit. We already reviewed the smartwatch and said that is, indeed, a compelling device with impressive industrial design, which definitely stands among the most beautiful wrist-worn wearables at the moment (with the LG G Watch R and the Samsung Gear S being some of rest).

Despite this, unfortunately, there were few downsides to the wearable – the first one was the dark strip of unused real estate at the bottom of the otherwise completely round display, while the second con applies to almost all current wearables – not-so-impressive battery life.

As per Motorola, the Moto 360 comes with a 320mAh battery, however, the teardown procured by iFixit reveals that the smartwatch comes with a 300mAh one instead. When reached in order to address the issue, the manufacturer revealed that it “only had room for one figure and chose to list the minimal capacity of the battery”. Motorola added that this is surely confusing for consumers at the moment, but it is trying hard to find a way to snap a 320mAh battery inside the Moto 360.

Check out iFixit's teardown right below and feel free to share any thoughts you might have. You can also check out one of the most recently-unveiled smartwatches, the Apple Watch.

source: iFixit



1. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

Motorola liars

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Moto did an amazing job recycling all their old spare parts into a reasonably nice design. If nothing else, they deserve kudos for this feat.

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thats cheating moto... 20mah doesnt sound so big, we are already pleased with the design so nothing wrong in annoucing 300mah

4. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

This article is so damn misleading that it's amazing that PhoneArena is a website for tech and is frequented by so many people. Motorola aren't finding a way to squeeze a bigger battery, they're finding a way to put another value on the battery that says 320 mAh. There are two values on a battery, minimum and average, Motorola put the minimum and now they're trying to put the average number on the sticker. That's it.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Alin is right. They said they're trying to find a way to fit the capacity label on the battery. It's still a 320 mah in the device.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sounds like denial.

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Smells like teen spirit...?

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

motorola cheerleader?

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Grumpy janitor?

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes I'm cleaning up your crap?

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Myx what are you doing in a Motorola article? This is WEIRD!!

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered


17. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

30 min talk and no mentions about battery. Thats a denial, or shames to talk about it. Guess which watch its about?

6. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

It hurts when you disassemble new devices!!!

7. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

Little off topic but Phone arena.. Plz do something about this horrendous ads while browsing your site on mobile. I can't open an article to read without mobo genie downloading or me being directed to another site. I have been a loyal phonearena follower for a long time and things like this are really ruining your site's reputation.

8. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Im not sure about these new smartwatches they many downsides ..... For me I'll wait till 2015 or the 2nd gen to fix these problems or just me who thinks like this?

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The only major problem I have with smart watches is the size. Everything else I am fine with. It's not hard throwing something on a dock instead of a table when you get home.

18. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Im not hating them Im just can't live with that 12-hour battery!....However Im sure that 2015 will be a great year of smartwatches because there is lots of room to make them better!

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