Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Officially Announced – What You Need To Know

Moto 360 (2nd Gen) With ChargerIt has been a big month for me here with my watch fetish and IFA 2015 only made it more exciting (and made my Christmas list SO much more expensive)!

Yesterday Motorola announced three new watches under the Moto 360 umbrella.  There will be a men’s and women’s line as well as a Sport edition.  The men’s will come in two sizes, a 46mm and 42mm.  The women’s will be 42mm.

Motorola is upping the specs from the original Moto 360 and giving us a lot of options through Moto Maker.  There are different cases, bezel colors, bezel treatments and several different bands.  You can mix and match the different options to get your very own personalized experience.

The device comes with a new Snapdragon 400 quard core processor with 1.2 GHz compared to last years single core Texas Instruments processor.  The memory remains at 512MB and it comes with 4GB of internal storage.

I’m still leaning towards the Fossil Q based off my existing love for Fossil watches but based off of the look and the specs on the Moto 360 (2nd Gen) there is a good chance I may have to get both…

You can currently pre-order the new Moto 360 from the Google Play Store for $299.99.  The listing indicates the watch should ship in three to four weeks.

Check out the video below for Motorola’s first commercial with some highlights and the full specs on the device below (courtesy of Phandroid).


Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Specs

OS Android Wear
COMPATIBILITY Works with Android and iPhone*

* Requires a phone running Android 4.3+ or iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.2+. Features may vary between Android and iOS platforms. (check compatibility at

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Mens 42mm and Womens: 1.37” (35mm), 263ppi (360 X 325)
Mens 46mm: 1.56” (40mm), 233ppi (360 X 330)
46mm diameter by 11.4mm high 42mm diameter by 11.4mm highWomens:
42mm diameter by 11.4mm high
BATTERY Men’s 42mm and Women’s: 300mAh – Up to 1.5 days of mixed use with Ambient off. Up to a full day of mixed use with Ambient on.

Men’s 46mm: 400mAh – Up to 2 days of mixed use with Ambient off. Up to a full day of mixed use with Ambient on.

Wireless charging with charging dock included

PROCESSOR Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 400 with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU (APQ 8026) Adreno 305 with 450MHz GPU
MEMORY 4GB internal storage + 512MB RAM
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth® 4.0 Low Energy Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
SENSORS Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Vibration/Haptics engine
HEART RATE Optical heart rate monitor (PPG)
WATER RESISTANCE IP67 dust and water resistant* – Not waterproof4
MICROPHONE Dual digital mics
BANDS Womens: Requires a 16mm band

Source Links: Motorola | Play Store | Phandroid