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HANDS ON: Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch

HANDS ON: Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch

HANDS ON: Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch
News from WGN-TV:

“OK Google, TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER.”

Motorola has created the Soldier Field of smartwatches. It’s like a giant spaceship came out of nowhere and landed on your wrist. To the casual passerby it might look out of place, but get inside, and you start to fall in love with the thing.

THE SPECS

The Moto 360 is the first Android smartwatch to sport a round face – and it’s a BOLD round face. It features a 1.56″ 320×290 display with a backlit LCD screen. The body itself is 46mm in diameter with an 11.5mm height. The leather band model weighs 49g – basically, it doesn’t feel that much heavier than your standard large watch. It also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass because you’ll probably be banging this thing on plenty of stuff over its lifetime. IT’S BIG.

On the bottom of the watch you’ll find a health sensor that can track your heart rate. It also has a pedometer that keeps track of how many steps you’ve taken throughout the day. Start walking, son.

THE SOFTWARE

The Moto 360 runs on Android Wear through your smartphone. The watch shows you notifications when you get a text message, a tweet, or a message on Facebook. It will also v…………… continues on WGN-TV

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Embarrassing Motorola Connect bug automatically installs broken Moto 360 …
News from Phandroid.com:

Looks like someone in Motorola’s development team committed a pretty big oversight when updating the Motorola Connect app. In case you don’t know, in addition to allowing you to view notifications and call logs, respond to text messages from your PC and more, Motorola Connect now acts as the central hub for Motorola’s Moto 360 smart watch. As such, the app was updated to automatically install Motorola’s heart rate sensor apps and additional watch faces on new Moto 360 units upon being paired to a fairly recent Motorola phone.

There’s just one problem — Motorola forgot to make sure the devices connected to their smartphones weren’t Moto 360s. Phandroid’s Derek Ross recently noticed the error on his LG G Watch paired to his Moto X unit from last year. The result is a couple of incompatible apps — both functionality and aesthetics-wise — being automatically installed on his LG G Watch.

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