When comparing Moto 360 (2nd gen) vs Apple Watch, the Slant community recommends Apple Watch for most people. In the question“What are the best smartwatches?” Apple Watch is ranked 6th while Moto 360 (2nd gen) is ranked 8th.
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Pro Automatically adjusts brightness
The Moto 360 is one of the few watches which will change the brightness depending on how bright the area is around you. This is very convenient when you use the watch outdoors as you don't have to manually adjust the brightness each time you step outside. The light sensor is located in the small black semi-circle at the bottom of the display.
Pro Great design
With minimal bezels, the Moto 360 looks stunning. While it does have a 'flat tire', it's pretty small and required to have such slim bezels as well as the ambient light sensor.
Pro Customizable hardware
Through Moto Maker you can choose either a 42mm or 46mm size, the bezel color, case color, band (2 leather options or 3 metal options), and the default watch face.
The larger 46mm size, micro knurl bezel, gold case or metal bands will increase the price slightly.
Pro Heart rate sensor
Pro Works well with iPhone
Health apps downloaded on iPhone can be integrated with Apple Watch
Pro First -rate app support
Pro Standalone phone calls
Series 3 can make and receive phone calls by itself, without the need to connect to a smartphone.
Pro Haptic feedback for notifications
Pro Digital Crown
The Digital Crown allows you to zoom in and out with various applications and can be used as a button.
Pro Sensitive touch
Allows for taps and presses to be registered as two different types of input.
Con LCD Display
LCD displays aren't the best choice for a smartwatch. They require more power than Amoled or other display types, especially when in ambient display mode (when the screen is always on).
At 11.4mm, it's a bit thick. As slick as the design is, you still have a tiny computer sitting on your wrist.
Con Poor battery life with ambient mode
Half of the time (with ambient mode enabled) the Moto 360 won't last the full day. With ambient mode off it will last a full 24 hours, however then you don't have the convenience of an always on display.
Apple Watch is said to cost $349 USD.
Con Works only with iPhones
You need to have an iPhone (5 or later) to pair this smartwatch. It will not work with any other device, and has limited capabilities on its own (and still require the iPhone for the initial setup).