The look of the device is receiving a great deal of positive attention, but it isn’t fitting every wearer.
The recent smartwatch release of the Moto 360 has received some applause in that it does actually look like a traditional wristwatch, but at the same time there have been some complaints about the device.
Until now, smartwatches have not been able to achieve the stylish appearance of traditional wristwatches.
Even the top options until this point, including Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, LG Electronics’s G Watch, Pebble, and so on, have had a difficult time trying to produce a device that people will actually want to wear. So far, many are saying that the Moto 360 has managed to be the closest thing to this achievement that has been unveiled, so far. The device has now started to be shipped out for sale and it has eliminated the sci-fi style in favor of a product that many people will actually want to wear.
Unfortunately for the Moto 360, while many will be able to stylishly wear this, that is not the case for all.
This smartwatch has been able to remove the boxy black appearance that has become nearly standard within this market. It features a pleasing round face shape and a leather band. However, while some reviewers are saying that it is not officially a smartwatch due to certain shortcomings of software and hardware, others are saying that while it looks nice in the box, it doesn’t actually fit every wrist.
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The size of the device face is a 156 inch circular touch screen surrounded by a stainless steel frame. The device is paired with the wearer’s choice of either a black or a gray leather band from the Horween tannery in Chicago, which gives the product a much more fashionable and high end appearance than previous devices that look like they fit in the electronics category.
However, the size of the watch still presents a problem for some wearers. The face is round, so it continually chops off the edges of what is being displayed on the screen. Moreover, the Moto 360 is far better suited to users who have larger wrists, simply because of the sheer size of the face diameter, and the fact that it is a half inch thick. On men with larger wrists, it looks quite normal, but for women with more narrow wrists, it gives the appearance of an wall clock strapped onto the arm.