Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Sep 2014 21:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

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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LG watch
by Eugenia on Fri 5th Sep 2014 22:19 UTC
Eugenia
Member since:
2005-06-28

We have the LG one at home, and it does over 30 hours of battery life. So I'm not sure why the Moto one is so bad at it.

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RE: LG watch
by saynte on Sat 6th Sep 2014 19:03 in reply to "LG watch"
saynte Member since:
2007-12-10

The Moto's display (1.65 inches, or 1.56 I see both reported...) appears to be larger than the LG's (1.3 inches). That could be part of the reason.

Edited 2014-09-06 19:07 UTC

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RE[2]: LG watch
by tylerdurden on Sun 7th Sep 2014 18:19 in reply to "RE: LG watch"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

The difference in screen size does not seem dramatic enough to be directly correlated with the dramatic difference in battery performance between the two devices.

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