Apple announced the Apple Watch last fall, in the same period when Motorola launched the Moto 360 smartwatch. The Apple device came much later, in April 2015, and when the Moto 360 turned one year old, it received a successor. The main difference between the two devices is that the Apple Watch is compatible only with iOS phones, while the Moto smartwatch is compatible with Android phones, if you want to buy one of these smartwatches, but you’re undecided which one suits your needs or tastes, here’s a comparison between them.
The Moto 360 features a stainless steel which comes in silver, black and gold colors. The Gold edition (it’s not actually made from gold) costs $30 extra, while if you’ll buy the Stainless Steel Gold strap, you’ll pay $50 extra. The display has two variants of textures and the straps come in three variants of materials: rubber, silicon and stainless steel.
The Apple Watch has two variants of display sizes and their shape is rectangular, not circular likewise on the Moto 360. The display is encased into a stainless steel, anodized aluminum or 18K gold case and on the side you’ll find a button shaped as a crown. With this button, you’ll interact with the interface of the device. If you don’t like the default strap, there are other models created by third party manufacturers and you’ll order them from the Apple Store.
The display of the Moto 330 is available in two sizes. The model for women has a display with a diagonal of 1.37-inch and it comes with smaller straps, while the model for men has a 1.56-inch display and the design looks very masculine. The Apple Watch is available also in two variants of sizes, but the “smaller” one has a 1.5-inch screen, while the other has a size of 1.65-inch, and the bezels are relatively wider.
The Moto 360 houses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor which is paired with Adreno 305 graphics and 512MB of RAM, its internal memory has a capacity of 4GB, while the smaller model is powered by a battery of 300mAh. The bigger model comes with a 400mAh battery. As for the connectivity options, the smartwatch supports WiFi-GSP.
The Apple Watch is powered by a custom Apple S1 processor which is backed by PowerVR SGX543 graphics and 512MB of RAM, and its internal memory supports 8GB, the connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n).
The price of the Apple Watch starts at $349, but the premium models are priced over $10,000. The small version of the Moto 360 costs $299, while the customized model costs $429.