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Moto 360 (2nd Gen) first look
For starters, the second generation of the Moto 360 will be available in a few different iterations, two of which can be seen in action in the video above, with only preview units of the Moto 360 Sport being showcased for now. The Moto 360 (2nd Gen) will now feature two different size options, 46 mm and 42 mm, that will also feature different options in the finishes and the bands.
The 46 mm version comes with a 400 mAh battery under the hood, and a 1.56-inch LCD display with 360 x 330 resolution. On the other hand, the more compact 42 mm variant comes with a 1.37-inch LCD display, with a 360 x 325 resolution. The displays of both variants are protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 panel.
Looking at the back of both is where you will once again find the heart rate monitor, which will be useful with Moto Body, which is the app and ecosystem used by Motorola to help cover the fitness needs of users. The actual design of the body has some noticeable aesthetic changes as well, with the power button now being moved to the 2 o’clock position, giving it a more distinguishable look when compared to its predecessor.
What is even more distinct are the lugs at the top and bottom, which makes it far easier to swap out the watch bands to any other standard watch band available, which addresses one of the big issues with the first generation smartwatch. The lugs also give the device the look of a more conventional watch, and more akin to other smartwatches we’ve seen from the competition.
The Moto 360 (2nd Gen) is now also a part of the Moto Maker family, so you will now be able to customize the smartwatch to better suit your tastes, by choosing between various watch bands, and even changing the colors and finishes on the actual body itself.
So there you have it for this first look at the Moto 360 (2nd Gen)! The non-sport variants of the latest Moto 360 smartwatch are already available for pre-order from the Google Store, Motorola.com, and even Best Buy. The price point falls in the range of $299 and $429, depending on what customizations you end up going for using Moto Maker, and will be available to users by the end of September. We are really excited to get this device in our hands, or rather, on our wrists, and see whether the second generation Moto 360 lives up to what the original started in the round smartwatch revolution.
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