From $299.99, mo­torola.com

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Mo­torola is en­joy­ing some­thing of a resur­gence of late, with some de­cent midrange phones and now one of the best smart­watches out there.

The sec­ond gen­er­a­tion An­droid Wear Moto 360 is hand­some, per­haps more ap­peal­ing than it’s pre­de­ces­sor. Last year’s version had some dis­ap­point­ing draw­backs, most no­tably short bat­tery life and slug­gish per­for­mance. The Moto with a faster quad-core CPU and new dis­play pro­ces­sor. Mo­torola of­fers the Moto 360 2 in three styles, 42mm and 46mm men’s and a 42mm women’s. The case comes in a choice of black, gold or stain­less steel leather strap in ei­ther black or gray. It has a heart rate mon­i­tor, pe­dome­ter, am­bi­ent light sen­sor and wire­less charg­ing. The bat­tery is rated to last 1.5 days if you’re not a heavy user, and a charg­ing dock is in­cluded.

by the hour, this is still one of the best-look­ing smart­watches you can buy, al­though it may not be the best suited de­vice for a work­out at the gym or on the track.

model, based on the 42mm Moto 360 2. It will have a built-in GPS, an “AnyLight Dis­play” that’s easy to read even in bright sun­light and a sweat-re­sis­tant sil­i­cone band with side ven­ti­la­tion chan­nels. The Moto 360 Sport could be on re­tail­ers’ shelves any day now, but at press time no de­tails have been an­nounced.

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