moto 360 2nd gen 46mm vs 42mm compared

Moto 360 2nd Gen 46mm vs 42mm Compared

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Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen comes in two versions, 46mm and 42mm case sizes respectively. In this post we compare Moto 360 2nd Gen 46mm vs 42mm specs and features head-to-head to find out what the differences are that separates these two.

Moto 360 2nd Gen 46mm vs 42mm Specs Compared

 Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)Moto 360 2nd Gen (42mm)
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design: (4.0 / 5)
Battery: (3.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking: (3.3 / 5)
Features: (4.0 / 5)
Price: (3.5 / 5)
Average: (3.6 / 5)
Design: (4.0 / 5)
Battery: (3.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking: (3.3 / 5)
Features: (4.0 / 5)
Price: (3.5 / 5)
Average: (3.6 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameMotorola Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen (42mm)
Device typeClassic smartwatchClassic smartwatch
PredessesorMoto 360 Sport (1st Gen)Moto 360 Sport (1st Gen)
SuccessorMoto 360 (2nd Gen)Moto 360 (2nd Gen)
Released date----
Ideal forWomen, also looks great on menWomen, also looks great on men

DISPLAY

Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCD
Display size1.56 inches1.37 inches
Screen resolution360 x 330 pixels360 x 325 pixels
Density----
Input typeTouchscreen plus 1 buttonTouchscreen plus 1 button
Multi-touchYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension46 x 46 x 11.4 mm42 x 42 x 11.4 mm
Weight----
Casing materialStainless steelStainless steel
Strap/band materialLeatherStainless steel
Bezel MaterialStainless steelStainless steel
Band size22 mm16 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistantYes, IP67Yes, IP67
Swim-proofNot recommendedNot recommended
Color(s)Silver with silver metal, Gold and black availableSilver with silver metal, Gold and black available

MEMORY

RAM512MB512MB
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slot----

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.0 LEBluetooth smart v4.0 LE
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCNoNo
GPS----

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIM slotNoNo
Band----

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Facebook notifacationYesYes
Twitter notificationYesYes
Whatsapp notificationYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep tracking----
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
Distance coveredYesYes
Steps climbed----
Calories burntYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneYes (dual)Yes (dual)
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

Compass----
AccelerometerYesYes
Magnetometer NoNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
Barometer----
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Other sensors----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Android Wear OS 1.5Android Wear OS 1.5
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
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 battery
Battery capacity 400mAh300mAh
Battery lifeStandby :2 days + , Mixed usage: 1 dayStandby :1 day+ , Mixed usage: 1 day
ChargingWireless chargingWireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemNoneNone
Compatibility Android 4.3 or later.
iOS 8.2 or later.
Android 4.3 or later.
iOS 8.2 or later.
Companion appMoto Body AppMoto Body App
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)Moto 360 2nd Gen (42mm)
StrapStrap
Wireless charging dockWireless charging dock
Quick starter guildQuick starter guild

Moto 360 2nd Gen 46mm vs 42mm: Which is Better?

Both the 46mm and 42mm versions are great choices, the different in sizes was to give options to choose from depending on your wrist size. While both the 46mm and 42mm case sizes are great choices for men, the 42mm is a perfect choice for women. The 42mm works with 16mm width strap while the 46mm works with 22mm strap size.

Here is a summary;

Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)Has a slightly longer battery life than the 42mm version, a better choice for men.
Moto 360 2nd Gen (42mm)A better choice for women.
Our Pick

We choose Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm).

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