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Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Android Wear Smartwatch Launched at Rs. 19,999

by onkar

The Moto 360 (2015) smartwatch was launched in India on Tuesday, with prices starting from Rs. 19,999. The Android Wear smartwatch will be available via Flipkart and Myntra from 7:30pm IST on Tuesday.

The Moto 360 (Gen 2) will be available in four versions in India, as apparent by Flipkart listings. The smartwatch with Cognac Leather (for men) in Brown colour and Blush Leather material (for women) in Rose Gold colour will be available at Rs. 19,999. Both the versions will be available in 42mm designs. The Silver Metal version with 42mm design will be available at Rs. 22,999 while the Black Metal with 46mm design has been priced at Rs. 23,999.

Lenovo-owned Motorola first unveiled the smartwatch September at the sidelines of IFA 2015 in Berlin. 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 new Moto 360 has the largest screen-to-case ratio of any smartwatch available today. The Moto 360 (2015) 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 Moto 360 (Gen 2) comes in two screen sizes: 1.37-inch (of screen resolution 360×325 pixels and a 263ppi pixel density), and 1.56-inch (of screen resolution 360×330 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 inbuilt storage, and 512MB of RAM.

The 42mm variant of the Moto 360 (2nd Gen) 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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