Video: How to set up and use the Motorola Moto 360

Video: How to set up and use the Motorola Moto 360

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There are many smartwatches to go for these days. However, if you are looking for the sexiest smartwatch to buy these days, look no further than the Motorola Moto 360. If you are looking to buy one, you may want to know how to set up and use the device. Here is how you use the Moto 360.

The Moto 360 will have to charge before you can use it, so place it on a charge for about 40 minutes to an hour. Even though the device powers up at about 30-50%, the update cannot be complete until it is at 100%. While the device is updating, you can download Android Wear and Motorola Connect on you Android device so the Watch and the phone can communicate.

Make sure your Moto 360 Fit!!!

The Motorola Moto 360 may fit very tight. You want to make sure the device fits right. If it is too loose, the heart rate sensor will not work properly. Thankfully, the device comes with extra link. Make sure you do not try and take the links out yourself. Premium watches usually have arrows that indicate where the links should pop out. Because there is no indication where the link should pop out, you may risk damaging the device; especially since the links are tighter than a normal watch. Please see a jewelry store to have them extract the links properly. The only takes a few minutes and it should cost anywhere between $10 and $20 USD.

The watch needs to be configured to your liking. If you like the watch face that already comes with it, great. If you want to download different watch faces, you can head on over to the Android Wear App Store. There are plenty of free choices, but most of the good watch faces will cost you.

To change configure your health, you want to go to the Motorola Connect App. From there, tap the watch and go to your wellness profile to adjust your body type. I suggest you use this app since they didn’t put a heart rate sensor in it for no reason.

Navigating through the watch is simple. Swipe up to reveal Google Cards. While on the cards, swipe right to reveal more information about the card, or swipe left to dismiss the card. Double tapping the screen and swiping down will get you to the settings quickly. To get to apps, you can double tap and swipe down to start. From there you can get to games as well.

Overall perspective of the device

The Motorola Moto 360 is a phenomenal device. It may not do as much as the Samsung Gear S, but it does most of it. Through our few weeks of having the device, the battery last about a day. Not a day in a half….about a day, so make sure this puppy is charged every night. Standby time is outstanding, but if you don’t charge it on a daily basis, it will be standing useless. The heart rate monitor is pretty good. We compared it to using a stethoscope and while it wasn’t as accurate as the trusty method, it was pretty darn close. There isn’t any speakers on it like the Gear S, but I don’t think anyone would care to have it. The vibrator is pretty strong (Don’t think too hard about that one). The power button has a good tactile feel as well. As far as the round display goes, it’s decent. I love the bright screen, but hate that it is pixilated when viewing it close. The circular screen cuts off a few words, so I noticed I had to do a lot more scrolling than I did on the Gear S. In all, the Moto 360 is a device that doesn’t do too much, but doesn’t do too little at all. The device is just right.

Weight: 10

Design: 10

Display: 7

Usability: 8

Battery: 6

Score: 8.2