Moto 360 (2015) Smartwatch India Launch Set for Tuesday

Moto 360 (2015) Smartwatch India Launch Set for Tuesday

Lenovo-owned Motorola will be launching its second-generation Moto 360 smartwatch in India on Tuesday. The company has sent media invites for a launch event in New Delhi. The smartwatch was unveiled in September at the sidelines of IFA 2015 in Berlin.

In the US, the new Moto 360 has a starting price of $299 (roughly Rs. 19,800), and goes up to $429 (roughly Rs. 28,400), depending on the size of case and type of band. Indian consumers can expect a slight premium on the US prices when the smartwatch arrives in India.

The second-generation Moto 360 smartwatch comes in two sizes and is less bulky than its predecessor. Designed for both men and women, the wearable device comes in 46mm design and 42mm design for men, while for women it comes in only the 42mm size, which is said to be designed for slimmer wrists. The company claims that the Moto 360 has the largest screen-to-case ratio of any smartwatch available today. The Moto 360 is built out of aircraft-grade 316L stainless steel, with Corning Gorilla Glass protecting the screen from scratches. The smartwatch is also IP67-certified, making it dust and water resistant (withstanding immersion in up to 1 metre of water for 30 minutes.)

As for other specifications, the new Moto 360 comes in two screen sizes: 1.37-inch (of screen resolution 360x325 pixels and a 263ppi pixel density), and 1.56-inch (of screen resolution 360x330 pixels and a 233ppi pixel density). The device is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, which comes paired with Adreno 306 GPU clocked at 450MHz. The smartwatch has 4GB of internal storage, and 512MB of RAM. The 42mm variant comes with 300mAh battery, which as the company claims could last up to 1.5 days of mixed use with Ambient off. The 46mm variant comes with 400mAh battery, which could last up to 2 days with ambient off, and a full day with ambient kept on. It supports both Bluetooth 4.0 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. Among the sensors, it comes loaded with an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a gyroscope, apart from a vibration and haptics engine. It also has an optical heart rate monitor (PPG).


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