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After a long break from the smartwatch market, the Moto 360 is making a return, and this time its finer and more equipped to compete in the already tense smartwatch market. The new Moto 3rd Gen manufactured by ebuynow ships with Snapdragon 3100 chip under the hood, higher 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM as well as other interesting features housed in a stylish and classy design. We compare the Moto 360 1st Gen. vs 2nd Gen. vs 3rd Gen. specs and features – what’s new? Let’s find out.

Moto 360 1st Gen. vs 2nd Gen. vs 3rd Gen. Specs Compared

 Moto 360 1st Gen (Sport))Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)Moto 360 3rd Gen.
Moto 360 1st Gen vs 2nd Gen vs 3rd GenMoto 360 1st Gen vs 2nd Gen vs 3rd GenMoto 360 1st Gen vs 2nd Gen vs 3rd Gen

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Average:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)
Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Features:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)
Average:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameMoto 360 Sport
(1st Gen)
Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)Moto 360 3rd Gen
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor--Moto 360 1st Gen (Sport))Moto 360 2nd. Gen.
SuccessorMoto 360 3rd Gen.Moto 360 3rd Gen.--
Released dateSeptember, 2014September, 2015December, 2019
Ideal forUnisexUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCDAMOLED Full color
(Always-on)
Display size1.56 inches1.56 inches1.2 inches
Screen resolution360 x 250 pixels360 x 330 pixels390 x 390 pixels
Density------
Input typeTouchscreen plus 1 buttonTouchscreen plus 1 buttonTouchscreen plus 2 buttons
Multi-touchYesYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension45 x 45 x 11.4 mm 46 x 46 x 11.4 mm 42.8 x 42.8 x 11.68 mm
Weight----52g (without strap)
Casing materialStainless steelStainless steelSUS316 Stainless steel/
DLC/PVD coating
Strap/band materialSiliconeStainless steel or LeatherSilicone/Leather
Bezel MaterialStainless steelStainless steelStainless steel
Band size22 mm22 mm20 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistantYes, IP67Yes, IP67Yes, 3ATM
Swim-proofNot recommended Not recommended Yes, recommended
Color(s)BlackSilver with silver metal, Gold and black availableBlack, silver, rose-gold

MEMORY

RAM512MB512MB1GB
Internal storage4GB4GB8GB
Memory card slot------

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.0 LEBluetooth smart v4.0 LEBluetooth v4.2 LE
Wi-FiYesYesYes
NFCNoNoYes
GPSYesYesGPS/GLONASS/Beidou/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNoNo
SIM slotNoNoNo
Band------

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes
Twitter notificationYesYesYes
Whatsapp notificationYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
StepsYesYesYes
Calories burntYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYesYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneYesYes (dual)Yes
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

Compass------
Accelerometer YesYesYes
Magnetometer NoNoNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
Barometer----Yes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Other sensors------

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OSWear OSWear OS
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 AP 8026Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 AP 8026--
GPUAdreno 305, 450 MHzAdreno 305, 450 MHz--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 300mAh400mAh355mAh
Battery lifeStandby :2 days + , Mixed usage: 1 dayStandby :2 days + , Mixed usage: 1 dayStandby :4 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
ChargingWireless chargingWireless chargingWireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1 hour

MISC

Payment systemNoneNoneGoogle Pay
Compatibility Android 4.3+
iOS 8.2+.
Android 4.3+
iOS 8.2+.
Android 6.0+ (excluding GO edition).
iOS 10.0
Companion appMoto Body AppMoto Body AppMotorola connect App
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYesYes
Voice commandYesYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Moto 360 sport (1st Gen)Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)Moto 360 3rd Gen
StrapStrapStrap
Wireless charging dockWireless charging dockWireless charging dock
Quick starter guildQuick starter guildQuick starter guild
About $350
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What’s the Difference?

Moto 360 1st Gen. vs 2nd Gen. vs 3rd Gen. Features Compared

  1. Moto 360 1st Gen. vs 2nd Gen. vs 3rd Gen: Design

  2. All three smartwatches look decent, stylish and elegant, but the newer Moto 360 3rd Gen is a more durable and finer smartwatch. Its more compact, thus making a more befitting wear for those with smaller wrist. Its DLC/PVD coated case makes it a more durable smartwatch with a sophisticated design that defines a true premium smartwatch.

    Moreover, the newer 3rd Gen with AMOLED powering its display offers a more interactive and lively display compared to the IPS LCD display of the other two. It also features additional physical button which certainly will make it easier to navigate compared to its predecessors with single physical buttons.

  3. Moto 360 1st Gen. vs 2nd Gen. vs 3rd Gen: Waterproof Rating

  4. The Moto 360 3rd Gen. rated 3ATM (waterproof up to 30 meters) is swim-proof, unlike its predecessors rated IP67 (waterproof up to 1meter). This makes it an ideal choice to wear to the pool. While you can still wear any of the 1st or 2nd Gen. under the rain, it’s not recommended to wear to the pool.

  5. Moto 360 1st Gen. vs 2nd Gen. vs 3rd Gen: Connectivity

  6. NFC is present on the Moto 360 3rd Gen which isn’t present on its predecessors. This enables Google Pay – a non-contactless payment system that allows you make payment directly from the Moto 360 3rd Gen., allowing you leave your wallet at home.

  7. Moto 360 1st Gen. vs 2nd Gen. vs 3rd Gen: Media

  8. The Moto 360 3rd Gen with an upgrade in both ROM and RAM gets twice the storage capacity of the 1st or 2nd Gen. With 8GB ROM, you get to take more of your favorite tracks with you on the go. And with 1GB RAM, you get a faster and better performance boosted by the more advanced Snapdragon 3100 chip just as seen with the Ticwatch Pro 4G with 1GB RAM and powered by the lower-end Snapdragon 2100, yet improved performance significantly.

  9. Moto 360 1st Gen. vs 2nd Gen. vs 3rd Gen: Fitness Tracking

  10. All three watches is fitness-focused as each of these is able to track your steps, distance, calories, heart rate with inbuilt GPS in all three enabling outdoor activity tracking.

    However, the Moto 360 3rd Gen. with more advanced chipset is a more comprehensive fitness tracker.

  11. Moto 360 1st Gen. vs 2nd Gen. vs 3rd Gen: Battery Life

The Moto 360 3rd Gen. is tested to last over a day on mixed usage compared to the 1st and 2nd Gen both of which last barely a day. Moreover, the more advanced Snapdragon 3100 chip brings battery saver modes to the 3rd Gen. which will see it stay up for about 3 days more.

Moto 360 1st Gen. vs 2nd Gen. vs 3rd Gen: Which is Better?

The Moto 360 3rd Gen. is clearly the best choice. It’s a more durable smartwatch, more storage capacity, better equipped with a more advanced 3100 chip and has the longest battery life.

Our Pick

The Moto 360 3rd Gen. has it.

Moto 360 1st Gen. vs 2nd Gen. vs 3rd Gen: Prices
$235.34
$299.99
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Last updated on January 21, 2020 1:17 pm
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