Moto 360 Smartwatch Review: The Best Might Not Be Enough


Early this year when Google first announced Android Wear, it teased us with the Moto 360. It was by far the best-looking smartwatch we'd ever seen. Many months later it's here at last. It's the best Android Wear device yet, but with the Apple Watch looming on the horizon, it's no longer clear if that's good enough. » 9/11/14 11:00am 9/11/14 11:00am

Moto 360 Battery Life Test: So Far, Not As Bad As You Heard

Battery life is generally the slowest thing to test on a gadget, and it's almost always the toughest to get right. There's just no way to rush it, and there are just so many variables regarding how people use a particular gadget that it's always one of those "your mileage may vary" type of situations. Last week, some… » 9/08/14 2:07pm 9/08/14 2:07pm

Moto 360 Hands-On: The One We've Been Waiting For (Probably)

When Motorola first teased the Moto 360 back in June, it made us swoon. It was so damn pretty, even stalwart smartwatch refuseniks couldn't help but want one. That was just a demo mode, though. Today, I've finally set one up and spent some real time with it. Good news: We're still just as excited about it. » 9/05/14 2:00am 9/05/14 2:00am

SmartWatch 3: Sony Finally Opts for Android Wear

Ahead of IFA, there were rumours that Sony was to release a third SmartWatch that would still be running on the company's own wearable operating system. On the basis of our experience with previous efforts, that would have been a very bad idea indeed. Thankfully, the real deal SmartWatch 3 that's just been launched at… » 9/03/14 10:58am 9/03/14 10:58am

Watch Out Moto 360, There's Another Gorgeous Android Wear Watch

Motorola's 360 was the first beautiful round Android Wear, but it's certainly not the last. LG is bringing one to the table as well, the LG G Watch R. Not to be outdone, LG's second Android Wear outing has a few fancy special features of its own: No "flat tire" on its screen and a ring of ticks etched around the… » 8/27/14 10:00pm 8/27/14 10:00pm

Samsung Gear Live Review: That's a Pretty Big Baby Step

Whether you believe that smartwatches are the inevitable future or that they're the Devil's own handcuffs, almost everyone can agree that they've been pretty weak so far. Android Wear is here to fix that. And it just might! Eventually. Samsung's Gear Live is the first attempt, and while it's got some issues, it's a… » 7/01/14 12:00pm 7/01/14 12:00pm

​LG G Watch Review: A Wearable You'll Actually Consider Wearing

The LG G Watch is one of the first Android Wear wristables to reach the arms of those anxiously waiting for a smartwatch that's more than hype. Until now, the options have all been a little clunky, lacking either beautiful hardware, usable software or both. This is better. But that doesn't make it good enough—yet. » 7/01/14 12:00pm 7/01/14 12:00pm