Product: Motorola Moto 360
Website: Moto 360
Price: From £199 RRP
Specifications: Android Wear compatible with Android 4.3 or above, 1.56in 320x290 pixels, 205ppi, backlit LCD display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 46x11.5mm, from 49g, 320mAh battery, TI OMAP3 processor, 4GB internal memory, 512MB RAM, Bluetooth 4.0LE, pedometer, optical heart-rate monitor, IP67 waterproofing
PERHAPS THE MOST eagerly awaited wearable outside the Apple Watch, the Motorola Moto 360 was the first Android Wear device to be announced, but the last to make it to market.
Since then rival LG has launched its second Android Wear smartwatch. But with cool looks and some neat extras, the Moto 360 seems to have been worth the wait.
The most notable thing about the Moto 360 is its looks. We were suspicious of how Android would look on a device with a round face, but actually it is beautiful.
It has one button where the winder would be on a conventional watch, which wakes it up and puts it to sleep. All other commands are via the reinforced capacitive touchscreen and the microphone on the left hand side.
The recurring comment about the Moto 360 is that it is big. Certainly on a dainty lady wrist it is going to look like something Flavor Flav would describe as "a bit much", but on hulking bloke arms it's fine, and carries a lot less weight than you would expect.
Our review unit has a grey leather strap and is extremely comfortable, but other versions are available. The polished aluminium bezel and back are very stylish.
The Moto 360 watch weighs 49g with the leather strap, and 104g or 124g with the two different metal straps available.
Our only negative on the watch design is that, in order to accommodate the round display, there is a quarter of an inch of dead space at the bottom of the 1.56in 205ppi LCD screen, which spoils an otherwise pretty perfect design.
Setting up the device is incredibly easy. Motorola has pumped the 360 full of little extras, so there are just two apps to download: the main Android Wear app and the Motorola specific Connect app. Then it's just a case of Bluetooth pairing, which is a breeze in Bluetooth 4.0, and you're logged in.
The device is tethered to your Android phone - it will currently support any device running Android 4.3 or above - so that's it. There's no logging in required. It is, in effect, a second screen for the phone, but active rather than passive and adding value to the apps it integrates.
It took us a little while to get used to finding the settings that allow the clock face and other details to be changed. The easiest way is by swiping from an 'OK Google' voice prompt. This can also be accessed by double tapping on the screen.