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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Comment by rain
by rain on Sat 6th Sep 2014 10:36 UTC
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If Motorola say that they are sold out it probably means that their stock is sold out because retailers have bought it all.
It doesn't mean that retailers are out of stock however.

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RE: Comment by rain
by mikeanderson on Sat 6th Sep 2014 10:47 in reply to "Comment by rain"
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My buddy got his Moto last night. It's nice to look at I think, but the display resolution is actually disappointing.

First day means heavy use, of course, so battery was down to 40% after six hours, but with normal use I guess it'll keep going until bedtime.

Let's hope Apple does indeed solve the battery problem.

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