posted by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Sep 2014 21:41 UTC
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The first reviews of the Moto360 are in, and they're basically all unanimous: this is the first proper smartwatch, and if you want to buy a smartwatch today, this is the one you should go for. Reception is apparently good, since Motorola states they are already sold out - but they're not providing any numbers, so take that with a grain of salt.

That being said, there's one huge drawback to the Moto360, and in my view, it's a massive dealbreaker: battery life if poor. Very poor. Most reviews are reporting about 12 hours of battery life, which, for a watch, is completely, utterly, and wholly unacceptable. People had to put it back on its chargers late in the afternoon, which effectively makes it a useless device.

Apple, it's your turn. I wonder if you've solved the battery problem.


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