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Motorola Moto 360 2nd gen released in September, 2015 is a classic smartwatch with a fascinating design plus lots of interesting features built-in. Despite being released over 4 years ago, the 2nd Gen Moto 360 smartwatch has remained one of the most fantastic choices.

The specifications includes HRM, Wifi and dual microphone that lets answer calls directly on the watch. It runs on Android Wear OS 1.5 which is confirmed to receive upgrade to Wear OS 2.1 and is powered by Snapdragon 400.

Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen 46mm) Full Specifications


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Device nameMotorola Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)
Device typeClassic smartwatch
PredessesorMoto 360 Sport (1st Gen)
SuccessorMoto 360 (2nd Gen)
Released dateSeptember, 2015
Ideal forMen


Display typeIPS LCD
Display size1.56 inches
Screen resolution360 x 330 pixels
Input typeTouchscreen plus 1 button


Dimension46 x 46 x 11.4 mm
Casing materialStainless steel
Strap/band materialLeather
Bezel MaterialStainless steel
Band size22 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistantYes, IP67
Swim-proofNot recommended
Color(s)Silver with silver metal, Gold and black available


Internal storage4GB
Memory card slot--


BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.0 LE


SIM slotNo


Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Facebook notifacationYes
Twitter notificationYes
Whatsapp notificationYes


Sleep tracking--
Heart rate monitoringYes
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbed--
Calories burntYes


Bluetooth musicYes
MicrophoneYes (dual)


Accelerometer Yes
Magnetometer No
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Other sensors--


Operating system (OS)Android Wear OS 1.5
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 AP 8026
GPUAdreno 305, 450 MHz


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 400mAh
Battery lifeStandby :2 days + , Mixed usage: 1 day
ChargingWireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours


Payment systemNone
Compatibility Android 4.3 or later.
iOS 8.2 or later.
Companion appMoto Body App
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes
Voice commandYes


Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm)
Wireless charging dock
Quick starter guild


Estimated Price$200

Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm) Features

Display and Design

Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen is a fantastically designed smartwatch. It’s stylish and looks elegant. The body is built with top grade materials. The case is made of aircraft-grade stainless steel that extends to the finely polish bezel. The Moto 360 2nd Gen comes in two versions, a 46mm case size best suitable for men and another 42mm case which is considered great for women. The straps also come in two versions, 22mm width size for the 46mm and 16mm for the 42mm which further makes it a suitable choice for women.

Moto 360 features exclusive bands in stainless steel and genuine Horween leather, including a distinctive, double-wrapped leather design. A new lug design and quick-release bands make it easy to swap your everyday band for a new one.

The Moto 360 2nd Gen is touchscreen and has a single button by the side to make navigating the 1.56 inches interface easier. The bright display is powered by backlit LCD which is easily readable under bright sunlight. You can change the watch face by choosing from preloaded watch faces or simply downloading a new one. Watch faces available allow you to see the battery level, current weather, or your latest fitness stats.

Moto 360 2nd Gen comes in two variants, a black or silver color. It’s up to you to choose which color rocks your style.

Battery Life Is Quiet Impressive

The battery life of the Moto 360 2nd Gen is quiet impressive, the 46mm version has a 400mAh battery capacity which can last over a day on regular use while the 42mm version comes with a 300mAh battery capacity which last about a day on mixed usage. This should be okay to cover-up for your daily workout session.

Waterproof Rating/Protection

Just like the Moto 360 sport, the Moto 360 2nd Gen is rated IP67. It is water resistant up to 1 meter. You should not wear it to the pool or ocean as it’s not recommended for tracking your swimming activities. You can try out Fossil Gen 4 series, you will find the Gen 4 explorist a fantastic choice.

Memory and Media Features

Moto 360 2nd comes with 4GB ROM onboard memory storage space. About 2.5 GB is available which allows you download and store your favorite media files right on the watch. It’s a great feature that comes handy especially in situations when you need to listen to your favorite tracks while on the go. It also has 512 RAM to help fasten things up and a dual microphone that lets you answer calls directly from your wrist.

Activity/Fitness tracking

The Moto 360 2nd Gen while having a superb design will also serve as a great choice for tracking your active life. It comes with all the standard sensors you had expect to find in a modern smartwatch.

It comes with an accelerometer, gyroscope and a heart rate monitor. With the Moto 360 2nd Gen you can track your runs, calories, distance plus monitor your heart rate. Without a GPS built-in you can still access GPS functions by connecting to your phone GPS.

Moto Body app is the companion app for the Moto 360 2nd Gen, from the app you can view tracked stats such as the total distance covered and heart rate variations.

  • Tracks distance covered.
  • The PPG heart rate sensor tracks your heart rate.
Staying Connected With Instant Notifications and Application

The Moto 360 sport is a complete companion for your phone, the watch allows you stay connected to what matters. It syncs effortlessly with compatible devices so that you can receive email, calls, scheduled events and SMS, and third app notifications from your phone.

The Moto 360 sport also has WiFi which keeps you connected even when your phone is not near. This is actually great especially while working out when it becomes quiet uncomfortable to carry your phone in your pocket.

The Moto 360 2nd Gen is compatible with both Android 4.3 or later and iOS 8.2 or later and the good news is that an upgrade to Wear OS 2.1 is possible.

A video on how to upgrade the Moto 360 2nd Gen to Wear OS 2.1

  • Stylish and elegant design.
  • It is built to last with top grade durable materials.
  • Battery life is not so great.
  • Not the best choice for fitness tracking.
Editor’s Ratings

Here is our rating on Motorola Moto 360 2nd Gen (46mm),

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