The wait is finally over for those of you wanting the second generation Moto 360 smartwatches – they are here and available now through the Google Store, and will be making their way to Canadian Best Buys and the carrier, Telus. The new and improved smartwatch now has more options and better specs and they are offering up three models for the Canadian buyers. You can purchase a 42mm ladies model, a 42mm men's model and a 46mm men's model that all come with different options.
The Moto 360 for Women is available in a stainless steel case in Rose Gold and a Horween Blush Leather Band or Silver Stainless Steel case and band for $429.99. The men's 42mm size is available in Black or Silver Stainless Steel for $379.99 and the men's 46mm is available in Silver Stainless Steel with a Cognac Strap for $429.99 or a Black Stainless Steel case with a matching Black Stainless Steel band for $499.99.
All of the Moto 360 models are made from aircraft grade 316L stainless steel and are IP67 certified for dust proofing and water resistance. The 42mm size is 360 x 325 pixels or 263 pixels-per-inch (PPI), the larger 46mm is 360 x 330 pixels, and 233 PPI with both covered with Gorilla Glass 3 for durability. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz provides the brains for the Moto 360 with an Adreno 305 GPU clocked at 450MHz. They have 512MB of RAM with 4GB of internal storage and either a 300 mAh battery in the 42mm and a 400 mAh battery in the 46mm. They have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 and the usual Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope and Vibration/Haptics engine.
The new Moto 360's are powered by the latest Android Wear 1.3 – this means it is not only compatible with any Android smartphone running Android 4.3 or above, but even Apple's iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with iOS 8.2 and higher. Now even iPhone users can enjoy the beautiful Moto 360 smartwatch. This could really broaden the appeal and sales of the new device. Canadians are still unable to customize their Moto 360 any further because the Moto Maker is still not available to them, but that may change in the future.