Moto 360 (2nd Gen)
Moto 360, considering that we were able to briskly swipe through the backlog of unread notifications and Google Now cards that have amassed in the background after an entire day of ignoring them.
This is done using the responsive 1.37-inch display of our 42mm Moto 360, which undeniably also looks like a charm, chiefly because it doesn't come with chunky bezels like, say, the ASUS ZenWatch 2 does. But it isn't perfect though, because occupying its six o'clock dial is a rather obstructive black bar that houses an ambient light sensor. But aesthetic qualms aside, there's really nothing else that we can fault with the Moto 360's display – it's sharp, vibrant, and distinctly legible even under the glare of the afternoon sun.
If you're going to use the 42mm Moto 360 mostly to tell the time and to read WhatsApp notifications, you should be able to squeeze out one and a half day's worth of battery life from its 300mAh battery before needing to prop it back onto its wireless charger.
Of course, you can also use the Moto 360 for plenty of other things, like monitoring your fitness, for example. As a simple test to gauge its accuracy, we counted how many steps it took us to walk from a nearby parking lot to the doorstep of our office, and cross-checked the number with what was provided by the Google Fit app on the Moto 360. We were pretty happy with the results, as the 200 total steps that we counted registered as 189 steps on the Moto 360, which really isn't that far off the mark.
But to really make the most out of the Moto 360's fitness tracking capabilities, you'll need to sync it up with its accompanying Moto Body app, which will corroborate all of your activity metrics including with the data from its built-in optical heart rate monitor.
If you don't consider yourself that much of a fitness junkie, you can always use the Moto 360 as your own personal assistant instead. Using your voice, you can get the Moto 360 to shoot out a WhatsApp message, remind you about important errands, or even navigate you to a specific place of interest. Its dual microphones have no problems picking up and deciphering our commands, without us needing to deliberately and consciously enunciate each and every word we say. by