5 reasons why you should buy the Moto 360 right now

There are a number of reasons why you should buy the Moto 360 right now. Let me walk you through them.

1. The Moto 360 2 is on its way

Probably the best argument for buying the current Moto 360 right now is that there is a new version on its way. This means that the first Moto 360 will continue to drop in price and will probably run out of stock as soon as the new one is released shortly after.

For those of you who are not willing and able to spend more than $300 on a smartwatch, the Moto 360’s first generation watch is a welcome alternative. You can make one your own at a humble price of somewhere between $120-$150.

2. The best looking Android Wear smartwatch

Of course this is somewhat of a tricky statement, but I find the Moto 360 to be the best looking smartwatch on the planet. That is because it is stylish enough to wear every single day and does not look too boxy/technical.

You can wear it to work, meet business partners or on any regular day when you are out and about and it will “always” fit to your outfit and the occasion.

3. Looking for a fitness tracker, like Fitbit? 

If you would like to start tracking your health and fitness and are thinking about buying a smartwatch or fitness tracker to do so, think about the advantages of having an actual screen on your wrist instead of just a piece of “plastic” with a few LED lights.

The Moto 360 can track your health and fitness using the Moto Health Tracking App or Google Fit. Both track your heart rate and the steps that you take per day. Plus the apps have a push notification system that alerts you when you should do a little bit more to meet your goals.

4. Your friends will be jealous and think it is the “Apple Watch”

Interestingly enough, still a lot of people have not seen the Apple Watch. The Moto 360 might be an actual alternative for many due to its form factor. The Apple Watch looks very technical and is not the most beautiful product out there.

Next to that, compatibility is an issue. As more than 60% of all smartphones out there run Android, they are not compatible with the Apple Watch. In the Android Wearables universe, this is arguably the most pretty smartwatch out there that you CAN actually use.

5. Try it out, great entry model smartwatch

If you are not sure about whether a smartwatch is really useful for you or not, spending $120ish bucks on trying one out and giving it a run for its money is not all that bad.

Every day life and you lifestyle will determine how useful it is for you to wear a smartwatch or any other wearable for that matter. So why not try this one out and give it a shot. Either you love it, or you’ll hate it, but at least you can have an honest opinion on whether you consider it to be useful or not.

Summary: why to buy a Moto 360 now

I guess I could go on for a little bit more. I think you should of course decide for yourself if you would like to give the Moto 360 a round for its money.

In my opinion: It is great value for money, beautifully crafted and surely worth giving it a go. Thinking about buying one? Or still have questions/doubts? Please do leave your comments below and I will help you out to take the right decision.

Moto 360 2 release date, price and news: First Generation drops to 120$

The next generation Moto 360 seems to be coming our way ever more quickly. The latest price drop of the most sought after smartwatch of the last 12 months to only 120$ (down from 249$) shows that Motorola are trying to get rid of their stock probably preparing for the next big thing to hit the shelves very soon.

The second generation Moto 360 is codenamed SMELT

Rumor has it that the Moto 360 II, which is codenamed internally at Motorola to “SMELT” will feature a higher resolution display of 360×360 pixel. The new wearable is expected to be powered by an ARM v7 processor and run on Android 5.1.x.

The codename “Smelt” is supposed to refer to molten metal as the Moto 360 II is expected to come with an all metal build.

Moto 360 second generation to come in two sizes

The second version of the Moto 360 is said to come in two different sizes, much like the Apple Watch that has come out just recently and is still being rolled out to many countries around the globe.

Motorola executive Adrienne Hayes (SVP of global Marketing) had earlier confirmd that the second generation Moto 360 would be significantly smaller than its predecessor and will come in two size models. She had even said that it is to come with a gold finishing on offer as well – much like the Apple Watch.

Moto 360 would be significantly smaller than its predecessor and will come in two size models (Adrienne Hayes, SVP of Global Marketing Motorola)

A smaller size would tailor to women and (and those with smaller wrists) opening up an entirely new market segment for the Moto 360 that is currently predominantly used by tech-loving men.

Further price cuts for the Moto 360

Lenovo has confirmed that the Moto 360 2015 would be unveiled this summer and the huge price cuts on the current Moto 360 seem to indicate that the launch is well on track. Motorola has dropped the price of the Moto 360 price to $120, marking a discount of $130 over its original launch price of $250.

The Moto 360 available for $149 at Motorola, Amazon and the Google Store is the basic leather band variant, while the Moto 360 with a metal band sells for an additional $50.

With Motorola, Google and Amazon moving the current Moto 360 to an even lower price than it is on sale for at the moment already, it surely won’t take long anymore before the next generation Motorola 360 smartwatch hits the shelves.

Stay tuned for more exciting Moto 360 news. What would you like the next generation Moto 360 to do? Would you like to have a smaller Moto 360 watch, or do you have a color preference you would like to see? Share your thoughts and comments below.