So, here we go. Despite my initial reasoning that a smartwatch is nothing but a gimmick, I bought myself a smartwatch for the first time. I still think it’s not a necessary thing to have, but it sure can make life a little bit easier. 🙂
Many of my friends suggested that I go for Apple Watch since I use iPhone and Mac on a regular basis, but I didn’t want to get an Apple Watch for a number of reasons.
Firstly, I keep my Android phone all the time with me, not the iPhone. And secondly, I loved the circular design of Moto 360 the first time it came out. The second generation has a slightly better and more attractive design.
Lastly, Moto 360 — or any Android Wear watch for that matter — works with both iOS and Android. That, for me, is a huge flexibility. For now, my Moto 360 2nd-generation is connected to my Moto G 3rd generation. But I can reset and pair it with my iPhone if I wanted to. That’s a huge freedom to have.
Moto 360 is not available locally here in Bangladesh. I had to request the help of someone who were in the US recently to attend WordCamp US. He bought it and brought it back to Bangladesh. I just got it a few minutes ago.
As with most other gadgets that I own, I’ll write up a review soon on this blog. My initial reaction is that I love it so far. It’s easy to setup. The screen is a little bigger than I had hoped (it’s the 46mm), but I like the screen state. I’m lucky that the 42mm was not available in black at Best Buy at the time of the purchase because I can guess the 42mm would look too small. Besides, 46mm variant has a larger battery.
The screen isn’t as crisp as I’d like — the only area where the 42mm would look better, but it’s clear enough that it doesn’t really bother me unless I’m looking really close to the watch. The ambient display works really well and it’s pretty visible now. I’d have to check how it works under direct sunlight.
So, stay with my blog to see an upcoming review of the first smartwatch I’ve ever bought — The Moto 360 second generation. It really is a beauty to look at!
Do you have any smartwatch? Why did you buy it? And what do you love/hate about it?