Moto 360: our experience in operating

Posted on Sep 20 2014 - 11:08am by Huzoor Bux

Moto 360

I think you’ve seen our “association” with the Moto 360 . As usuall, first impressions have been varied, but their work became quite problematic for a short period to clarify its all aspects. That is why we have compared it in the data mode which is more or less traditional operation and we have tried to discover not only advantages, but disadvantages too of Moto 360. Hopefully we have concluded correctly.

  • Screen: 1.56 “, 320 x 290 pixels, 205 PPI
  • Processor: Texas Instruments OMAP 3
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of internal memory
  • Battery: 320 mAh
  • Size: diameter 46 mm, thickness of 11.5 mm
  • Weight: 49 g
  • Extras: heart rate meter, moisture protection IP67, wireless charging

As for as the software is concerned, a significant part of the existing applications from Android platform working on Moto 360 are either not working fine or refuses to function. This Blames the poor optimization of software for circular screen and unusual for the platform hardware. Some applications correctly positioned on the screen, for example, most third party dials. A simple and common application “calculator” simply refuses to run on Moto 360. Some applications work in such a manner that they becomes clear.

With one of the largest screen display, Moto 360 has one of the smallest battery (only 300 mAH) in the market of Android Wear-Accessories, which shall be supplied by the device with the old and quite inefficient in terms of energy efficiency processor TI OMAP 3. From all this it is concluded that, it would survive for some hours only. Additionally, during operation hours it tends to heat up considerably. Although it does not burn hand, but the temperature rises significantly resulting in some distress.