Motorola has unveiled its latest smartwatch, the Moto 360 2, which is compatible with the iPhone thanks to Google’s new Android Wear for iOS app.
The second-generation device comes in two size options, 42mm or 46mm, and numerous variations on the bezel, case and band, so that it can be customised as required, similar to the Apple Watch.
The Moto 360 2 is also IP67 certified, making it resistant to dust and water, and runs the Google Android Wear operating system.
The 42mm model has a 1.37in 360x325 display, while the 46mm model has a 1.56in screen with 360x330 resolution.
The smartwatch is powered by an upgraded 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, and has 512MB RAM, 4GB storage and WiFi connectivity.
Motorola said that the new Moto 360 has longer battery life than the first model, claiming that the 42mm model will offer up to 1.5 days of mixed use, while the 46mm version can last up to two days of mixed use.
It will cost $299 and is currently available for pre-order on the Motorola website. No launch timing or availability in other markets has been announced as yet, but Motorola confirmed that it will launch in Europe.
Motorola also unveiled a new Moto 360 Sport model that has built-in GPS (pictured below). This is a notable inclusion as it is a key feature missing from other smartwatches, particularly the Apple Watch, and means you do not have to take a smartphone with you when exercising to track movement, distance and speed.
The Sport model also contains an AnyLight display that Motorola claims is the world’s first hybrid screen that automatically adapts to the level of natural light around you to ensure that the screen is always visible whether indoors or out.
No prices for this model have been announced, or an availability date.
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