Review: Motorola 360 Gen 2 Watch

Gather around Treasure Hunters, it’s review time!

Photo provided by Motorola Canada
Photo provided by Motorola Canada

When the Motorola 360 Gen 2 arrived my first thought was, “how will this enhance our travels?”

After pairing it with my phone, which was very easy to do, I waited for the information and apps to sync up – took about 10 mins as a guess and started fiddling around.

Naturally the first thing I did was look for watch faces!

The stock Motorola ones range from basic to elegant, digital and analog. Great options to have – lets you adapt the watch to the situation. Treasure Bear at a classy dinner? Formal watch face… 🙂

Classy default watch face - photo provided by Motorola Canada
Classy default watch face – photo provided by Motorola Canada

There’s also one that lets you set your own background, hand style, and so on.

Treasure Bear watch face
Treasure Bear watch face

The Motorola 360 Gen 2 doesn’t do anything my phone can’t (aside from monitor my heart rate) – that’s not a surprise. But what it offers is a massive boost in convenience.

With thousands of watch faces out there to choose from you can have a host of information on your wrist. Current temperature, hourly weather forecasts, sunrise/set times, tide times, how many emails you have waiting and even, get this, the actual current time!

Utility, center click gives more options
Utility, center click gives more options
A more formal watch face
A more formal watch face

Add to that apps that can help you navigate to a destination, let you see if that Twitter, Facebook, or email that came in is important, monitor your heart rate on hikes in our wonderful parks and museums, and generally give you quick bites of incoming information.

What I found is it let me leave my phone on mute far more often since everything is channeled to the Motorola 360 Gen 2, even incoming phone call notifications. In places where quiet is appreciated, such as a restaurant, it let me keep my noise level to a minimum which I, and I’m sure people around me, appreciate.

The Motorola 360 Gen 2 smart watch is an excellent travelling companion, it’s hard to put in to words how quickly it becomes a part of your routine – following navigation directions, weather checks, instant messages, social media – it’s all there. As quick as it is to look at a phone it’s much faster, and natural, to check your wrist.

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