Sunday , October 22 2017

Motorola Moto 360 gen 2 finally comes to Australia too, from $479

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It might have been announced a little while ago back in September last year, but the Moto 360 gen 2 has now officially landed in Australia, and it goes on sale next week on the 13th.

You might think it has been a while between drinks for Motorola in the Android Wear space — and it has been —  but it pays to remember that there hasn’t been an awful lot of new releases in Android Wear since IFA 2015; there are some new ones on the way, but they’re not here yet, so we’re still enjoying last year’s tech mainly. Huawei’s Watch is one of the best Android Wear watches on the market in Australia, but the Moto 360 gen 2 might just knock it off. It just feels … nicer.

Motorola says that the Moto 360 (first generation) was the first Android Wear watch that actually looked like a watch. They’re right, it did, kind of, but many watches that came after did that too, and arguably did it a little better. Well, the Moto 360 gen 2 does it better still. Featuring stylish lugs, more easily replaceable bands, and formats designed for men and ladies (wider and narrower bands respectively), the new range really is quite a bit more stylish.

We all know what Android Wear does by now, but the Moto 360 has a few points of differentiation:

  • Bluetooth and Wifi, so it can stay connected to your phone from anywhere
  • Always-on display with night clock, so the watch doubles as a great clock on your nightstand
  • Easily removable / interchangeable bands
  • Moto Body, to help you keep active, measure your steps, calories, and more
  • Up to two full days of battery life, depending on usage (we’ve tested, it’s realistic)

Here’s the full details:

 Motorola Moto 360 (Gen 2 46mm)Motorola Moto 360 (Gen 2 42mm)
Screen size1.56-inch1.37-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCDIPS LCD
Resolution360 x 330360 x 325
PPI233263
ChipsetSnapdragon 400Snapdragon 400
Core config1.2 GHz x 41.2 GHz x 4
Ram512MB512MB
Storage4GB4GB
MicroSD
Battery400 mAh300 mAh
Charging methodWireless (Qi)Wireless (Qi)
CellularNoNo
Speaker
Android OSAndroid 6.0Android 6.0
Dimensions46 x 46 x 11.4 mm42 x 42 x 11.4 mm
Weight
Colours
  • Stainless Steel
  • Black
  • Gold
  • Stainless Steel
  • Black
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold (Womens)
Build materialsStainless SteelStainless Steel
Band colours
  • Leather
    • Cognac brown
    • Black
  • Metal
    • Silver
    • Black
    • Gold
  • Leather
    • Cognac brown
    • Black
    • Stone (Womens)
    • Blush (Womens)
  • Metal
    • Silver
    • Black
    • Gold
    • Rose Gold (Womens)
Band materials
  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Leather
  • Metal
Band swappableYesYes

The Moto 360 Gen 2 goes on sale at Harvey Norman on 13 July, with 46mm Cognac Leather straps (designed for the men) and a 42mm Silver Metal straps (for the ladies), though if we’re being honest with you, either variant could easily be worn by either sex depending on your preference.

Both models will go on sale from $479, and you’ll be able to buy them from motorola.com.au too from 15th July.

 

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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13 Comments on "Motorola Moto 360 gen 2 finally comes to Australia too, from $479"

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Sammy
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Sammy

Table says it has speaker, is that true?

Daniel Tyson
Ausdroid Manager

No. Definitely not, i’ve amended the table and double checked the rest of the specs.

Das boot
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Das boot

Way too expensive for what you get and way too late to the game

Phill Edwards
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Phill Edwards

The table doesn’t mention GPS so I presume it doesn’t have it?

Daniel Tyson
Ausdroid Manager

Definitely no GPS – only the Sony Smartwatch 3 has GPS so far. Nixon hasn’t advised on the Mission yet.

Sammy
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Sammy

Lg urbane lte has GPS too

Mojo
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Mojo

Had this since September since I just ordered it from America…

bianca
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bianca

will the android wear 2.0 update be coming to this device?

Daniel Tyson
Ausdroid Manager

Yes

Member

Way too late! With all the other ones out for so long, they can suck it.

Member

Too little, too late! Perhaps I’ll consider the 3rd gen if there is one but more likely to go with the Google offering if available here!

Me
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Now that their online store has launched here, hopefully there won’t be a 10 month wait for the 3rd gen

Mojo
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Mojo

It will be interesting to see but I would doubt they’ll release it here this year

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