After the release of a couple of smartwatches; the Moto 1st and 2nd, Motorola had quit the smartwatch market sighting low market potentials, but have a made a return with the Moto 360 3rd Gen. The new smartwatch has the Snapdragon 3100 chip under the hood, while also looking stylish and classy with 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and microphone all built-in. Its fitness-focused and is well equipped to track your active life. We bring you the full specifications and features of the Moto 360 3rd which succeeds the 2nd Gen released four years ago. Its set to be released later in December, and price starts at $350.
Moto 360 3rd Gen. Full Specifications
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|Device name||Moto 360 3rd Gen|
|Device type||Classic/Fitness smartwatch|
|Predessesor||Moto 360 2nd. Gen.|
|Released date||December, 2019|
|Display type||AMOLED Full color
|Display size||1.2 inch|
|Screen resolution||390 x 390 pixels|
|Input type||Touchscreen plus 2 physical buttons|
|Dimension||42.8 x 42.8 x 11.68 mm|
|Weight||52 grams (without straps)|
|Casing material||SUS316 Stainless steel/
|Bezel Material||Stainless steel|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass 3|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, 3ATM|
|Color(s)||Grey, black, rose-gold|
|Memory card slot||No|
|GPS||GPS / GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Wear OS|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-polymer battery|
|Battery life||Standby : 4 days+ , Mixed usage: 1 day+|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours|
|Payment system||Google pay|
|Compatibility||Android 6.0+(excluding Go edition).
|Companion app||Motorola Connect|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 20mm|
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Moto 360 3rd Gen. Features
The new Moto 360 3rd Gen is a fine looking smartwatch, it’s now more compact than its predecessor and is also very slim which leaves with a sleek and classy appearance. It’s a sturdily built to last with the best of materials. Top grade SUS316 Stainless steel with DLC/PVD coating has been used for the case, while the 20mm straps are available in both silicone and leather.
The 1.2inch always-on AMOLED display is very interactive and rich, its touchscreen in addition to two buttons by the sides to aid navigation.
It’s a finely built timepiece.
Just like the Fossil Gen 5 also powered by the 3100 chip, the Moto 360 3rd Gen has a boosted storage capacity; 1GB RAM that makes performance a bliss on this device and 8GB ROM that allows you take more of your favorite tracks with you. It also has a microphone which allows you access Google Voice Assistant, but however lacks loudspeaker.
Water Resistance Rating
Rated 3ATM, the Moto 360 3rd Gen. is water resistant up to 30 meters which makes it swim-proof. So, it’s safe to wear it under the rain, to the shower or to the pool. However, you shouldn’t subject it to high pressure such as diving as this can damage the watch.
The Moto 360 3rd Gen has been tested to last over a day from a single charge which isn’t so impressive, but a still great choice for staying connected to all that matters to you. Moreover, with the 3100 chip which enables battery saver mode feature on this watch, you get about 3 more days .
With accelerometer, HRM, barometer, and gyroscope built into the Moto 360 3rd Gen, its fitness-focused and well equipped to track your daily active life. Its capable of tracking your steps, distance, calories, heart rate that can help you manage your training intensity effortlessly, sleep with inbuilt multi satellite GPS system that enables outdoor activity tracking for locations, real-time pace and routes.
The much improved Google Fit is your fitness companion on this watch, as well as access to other fitness-focused apps on the Playstore such as Strava and more.
The Moto 360 3rd Gen is fully equipped to keep you connected to all that matters to you so you never get to miss important updates. Its compatible with both Android and iOS devices, which upon successful paring will alert you when there’s a new notification from both native and third-party apps on your phone. You can also control music, ring your phone as well as other interesting features.
NFC is also onboard on the Moto 360 3rd Gen which enables Google Pay – a non-contactless payment system that allow you make payment on the go directly from this watch, so you don’t need to always carry your wallet with you.