Moto 360 specs
Motorola looks different on the outside, but it's specs are similar to other Android Wear smartwatches behind that stunning-looking circular screen.
There's a Texas Instruments OMAP 3 chip powering the timepiece, likely not too different from the 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 found in the Gear Live and LG G Watch.
Likewise, it has the same 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It weighs a little less than the competition, but really, it's just that 1.56-inch LCD that's so different and good-looking.
Whether the Moto 360 is on your right or left wrist, it's equally susceptible to everyday dings and scratches. Scuffing a wrist-worn wearable is just as common as dropping a smartphone.
Moto 360 is ready for a workout with an optical heart rate sensor and its beautiful watch face stands a better chance of staying in pristine condition if it's protected Gorilla Glass 3.
That's not the previously rumored sapphire glass, which has a hardness level said to be four times greater than the Gorilla Glass that protects many of today's smartphones.
Moto 360 battery charging
We called this early on. Inspecting the handful of Moto 360 photos, we discovered that the rear of the watch featured a strange purple backing. This is the hallmark of the popular Qi charging method.
Very naturally, the Moto 360 ditches traditional wires in favor of the magnetic Qi wireless charger, which could easily sit on a nightstand before you go to bed.
There's only one problem with this micro USB-free future. Charging Moto 360 would require bringing the wireless charging with you on trips longer than a day if that's the average battery length.
It's a concern, but still better than the proprietary solutions that LG and Samsung have come up with.
Water makes for a completely different compatibility test. The Moto 360 isn't waterproof, but it is water resistant, according to Motorola and Google.
Like both the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch, it carries a IP67 rating that makes it okay to use up to a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes.
That makes wearing the new smartwatch a carefree experience, whether you're in the rain or on the wrong end of a splash while bathing a child. Just don't go dunking it in the pool or ocean.