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The 42mm model only has a 300mAh battery, and likely won't go a full day with ambient mode on (it will bottom out late in the evening). The 46mm model has a larger 400mAh battery, and will easily be able to manage a full day with ambient mode on or 2 days with ambient mode off. See More
With virtually no bezels, the Moto 360 2nd gen continues to look like a smartwatch from the future. There is almost no case when looking at it dead on - just screen. It has lugs this time around, but they are fairly small and unobtrusive. The only design 'flaw' is the flat tire beneath the display which is needed to house the ambient light sensor. See More
Colors aren't too punchy, and in ambient mode the IPS display technology means that all of the pixels will be lit up (even black pixels, which will produce the same very dark purple looking color that you will see on TVs, phones, and laptop screens when showing a black image). This means that the display won't be as energy efficient (especially in ambient mode), and will glow on your wrist in dimly lit areas. See More
You can choose between a 42mm and 46mm size, as well as bezel color (6 available), case color (3 available), and the band (5 available). In all, there are 180 different combinations for the hardware - not including all of the watch faces available for download. See More
At the bottom of the screen is a small black section that isn't part of the display. It houses the ambient light sensor. It is a small eyesore, but adds utility. Because of this sensor, the screen's will automatically get brighter when there's more light around (ie outside), and get dim when it doesn't need to be bright. See More
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The watch will always allow for at least a full day (unless you are constantly playing games on it), but usually will last for 2 full days even with ambient mode on (always on). The OLED display helps with this - with a black background for watch faces the display isn't lighting up the black pixels, greatly reducing the power draw in ambient mode. See More
There is no ambient light sensor, so you will have to manually adjust brightness when you step outside/back inside. There is also no GPS and no NFC. While the hardware is good, it can be hard to fork out a premium price for a watch that is lacking useful hardware additions. See More
A 400x400 screen lights up the show, and it is powered by OLED technology. This is the highest resolution screen on any Android Wear watch, providing crisp text and punchy colors. The display is fairly large at 1.4" as well, allowing room to read more in incoming texts/emails etc. See More
Multiple people are reporting corroding charging pins. Additionally, LG has said that they won't be addressing the issue and there's even a unified attempt from the community to pressure LG in fixing the issue. LG has released a software patch to address this issue. It should be resolved after applying the patch. See More
While it can't deal with deep water pressure, you have nothing to worry about when washing your hands or getting it wet in the rain thanks to the IP68 rating. You can also wash the band and unit off to remove any dust or debris that can accumulate on the underside of the central unit or in the cracks between the unit and the band without worrying at all about water damage. See More
The display on the Smartwatch 3 doesn't require a backlight. Instead, it reflects ambient light. This makes it easily visible in ambient mode even when outside in direct sunlight (as a matter of fact, that's when it is easiest to see in ambient mode), and also saves a lot of power in ambient mode. In a dark room, you won't be able to see the time...although this can also be counted as a pro because your wrist won't glow in dark rooms like OLED or IPS watches will. See More
The built-in GPS will drain the battery quickly, but it allows you to track activity more precisely. If you go on walks or runs, apps can track them without needing to bring your phone. Android Wear lets you sync some music onto the watch, which can be paired to bluetooth earbuds/headphones. This fully lets you leave your phone at home, and use the watch for GPS and music at the same time. See More
You can charge the SmartWatch 3 using the same charger that you use to charge your phone - micro USB. This means that if you brake/lose your charger, it is easy and cheap to replace. It also means that if you go traveling, you can only bring one charger instead of a different one for your phone and watch. See More
Currently the heart rate monitor works with Samsung's S-Health app. The heart rate monitor itself works good, but the app is somewhat clunky and there aren't that many features to speak of except for tracking your heart rate over time. Hopefully it will be compatible with third-party apps that build on it. See More
This is one of the first Android Wear watches that has gone with a processor other than the Snapdragon 400 - and the only one to go with a more powerful processor. It uses a dual core Intel Atom Z34XX processor clocked at 1.6GHz. This is very powerful for a watch, and you shouldn't worry about performance even years down the road. This is also the first smartwatch we've seen to include a full 1GB of RAM - all the others have 512MB. See More
Like the Sony Smartwatch 3, the Connected uses a transflective LCD display. This means that it doesn't use the backlight in ambient mode, instead it reflects ambient light around it. Outdoors it is very visible in even direct sunlight, and it won't produce a glow on your wrist in dimly lit areas. See More
In Tag's custom watch faces, shadows appear under the hands. Dials on the display match up nearly perfectly with other Tag watches, and by default they have disabled the ability for notifications to pop up in ambient mode, keeping to their clean yet sophisticated look. See More