Moto 360

The Moto 360 is an Android Wear-based smartwatch announced by Motorola Mobility in 2014. It was announced on March 18, 2014 and was released on September 5, 2014 in the US along new models of Moto X and Moto G.

The Moto 360 form factor is based on the circular design of traditional watches, supporting a 40mm viewing diameter and circular capacitive touch display. The case is stainless steel, available in different finishes, and removable wrist bands are available in metal and natural leather. The watch is water resistant with single physical button. It has an all day battery, and charges wirelessly. It has dual microphones for voice recognition and noise rejection, and a vibration motor allowing tactile feedback. An ambient light sensor optimizes screen brightness, and allows gesture controls. Bluetooth 4.0 is included for watch connectivity, and a heart-rate sensor and 9-axisaccelerometer support health and activity monitoring. It has IP67 certification for dust and water resistance.

The 360 runs Android Wear, a version of Google’s Android platform specifically designed for the wearable devices. It integrates Google Now and pairs to an Android 4.3 or higher smartphone for notifications and control over various features.

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