Motorola Moto 360

From HCE Wiki - The Human Cognitive Enhancement Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Motorola Moto 360
Offiical render moto360 1.jpg
Category Limb-mounted
Developer Motorola Mobility
Announced March, 2014 [1]
Released Developers:
Consumers: September, 2014 [2]
Price 150 USD [3]
Operating system Android Wear [4]
Sensors

Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope, Vibration/Haptics engine, Heart rate monitor, Capacitive touch [5]

Weight 49 g [6]
Controls

Single physical button, Touchscreen [7]

Data available Good
Risk factor Low
Standalone
https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-360

The Moto 360 is a type of smartwatch made by Motorola Mobility and the first generation was released in September 2014. It is based on the Android Wear operating system.

Main Characteristics

The Moto 360 works with single core TI OMAP 3 processor with the frequency of 1GHz and the processor runs with 512MB RAM capacity. Android Wear operating system provides the connection of smartwatches with all Android based devices using at least Android 4.3 version. Google company also added support of iOS operating system. Connection between the devices is based on Bluetooth 4.0. However, Wi-Fi support is included then Moto 360 can be connected even out of the Bluetooth range. [8]

Battery in the watch is an all day battery with 320mAh. Charging cable is not needed because Moto 360 charges mainly wirelessly through the special charging platform. Included features such as accelerometer and heart-rate monitor provides monitoring of customers activities and health. The watch is also equipped with dual microphones able to provide voice recognition. [9] [10]

Type of display the Moto 360 uses is IPS LCD display (backlit LCD). It is also equipped with ambient light sensor and that means it is able to adapt the display brightness. Resolution of the display is 320 x 290 in the first generation and 360 x 330/360 x 325 in the second generation. [11]

The shape of Moto 360 is round and it is made to look like a proper watch. There is also wide range of options how buyers can customize the appearance of their device (multiple case sizes, finishes, bezels and bands). Design of the watch is really different in comparison with most of smartwatches on the market. However, lately there appeared new competitor in the field of design for Moto 360. The competitor is Huawei Watch which appearance is more or less similar. [12]

In September 2015 Motorola released second generation of Moto 360. The watch underwent improvement of procesor to quad core Snapdragon 400 with 1.2GHz. Battery was also changed and now it has 400mAh. Second generation of Moto 360 is available in three different versions - Men's, Women's and special outdoor version. [13]

Charging Dock for Moto 360

Purpose

Moto 360 is device capable of bringing customers informations they need anytime, also works as a substitute for smartphone. Various set of functions helps users with everyday problems and it also provides all day connection with people.

Company & People

Motorola Mobility LLC is a company which is settled in Chicago, USA.[14]

  • Rick Osterloh - President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Iqbal Arshad - Senior Vice President, Hardware Engineering & Global Product Development
  • Seang Chau - Senior Vice President, Software Engineering
  • Adrienne Hayes - Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Kouji Kodera - Senior Vice President, Product Management
  • Scott Offer - Senior Vice President, General Counsel
  • Susan Waldman - Vice President, Human Resources
  • Jim Wicks - Senior Vice President, Consumer Experience Design
  • Amy Stanton - Chief of Staff, CVP Program Management & Portfolio Operations[15]

Important Dates

First generation

  • Announced in March 2014 [16]
  • Released on September 14th 2014 [17]
  • Starting price = 250 USD (2.9.1015) [18]

Second generation

  • Released on September 15th 2015 [19]
  • Starting price = 300 USD (2.9.2015) [20]

Ethical Issues

There has not been recorded any ethical issues about the Moto 360.

Health Risks

No serious research on health risks of Moto 360 and any other smartwatches was made. In March 2015 The New York Times released and article called The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech but no proven risks were confirmed with those kind of wearables (smartwatch - Moto 360). [21] [22]

Enhancement/Therapy/Treatment

Purpose of Moto 360 is not to provide medical aid or to work as a medical aid. There is a possibility to monitor your physical activity during the day and thanks to that control your activity. However, it works more as a lifestyle device with possibility of enhancement users actions through the day.

Public & Media Impact and Presentation

Moto 360 had a huge media attention before and after its release. The same media attention was brought also with the second generation of the smartwatch. The aim was to introduce a high quality, stylish product with a lot of options for customization. In propagation field Motorola focuses on high quality components from which Moto 360 is made of and also on mentioned options of customization through which users can be original owners of these smartwatch. [23] The second generation brought even larger options how to customize Moto 360.

However, two important aspects have been criticized. First the usage of an old TI OMAP 3 single core 1GHz processor, which could time to time cause lags of the system. Nevertheless, the second generation came up with inovated different processor Snapdragon 400 quad core 1.2GHz. Second issue was the longevity of battery. In comparison with other smartwatches on the market the not even day lasting battery life was disappointing. [24] [25] However, Motorola announced that with the second generation the problems with longevity of battery will be solved. [26] [27]

As Moto 360 is not the only smartwatch on the market there are more competitors for Motorola. Most important of them are: Huawei Watch [28], Samsung Gear Live [29], Samsung Gear S2, Asus ZenWatch 2 [30], Apple Watch [31] and Pebble Steel. [32]

Public Policy

All Motorola Mobility products have to be made according to multitude of legislation which includes for example health legislation and lot of material concerned legislation. Those legislation might be both local and also global. [33]

Related Technologies, Projects, or Scientific Research

There is no scientific research or project i process right now in connection with Moto 360.

References

  1. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 2.9.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  2. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 2.9.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  3. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 2.9.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  4. NICKINSON, Phil. Moto 360 Review. androidcentral. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.androidcentral.com/moto-360-review#
  5. SWIDER, Matt. Moto 360 (2014) review. androidcentral. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/wearables/moto-360-2014-1264259/review/4
  6. SWIDER, Matt. Moto 360 (2014) review. androidcentral. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/wearables/moto-360-2014-1264259/review/2
  7. NICKINSON, Phil. Moto 360 Review. androidcentral. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.androidcentral.com/moto-360-review#
  8. Motorola Moto 360 (1st gen). GSMARENA. [online]. 6.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_360_(1st_gen)-7682.php
  9. NICKINSON, Phil. Moto 360 Review. androidcentral. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.androidcentral.com/moto-360-review#
  10. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 2.9.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  11. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 2.9.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  12. RAPHAEL, JR. Huawei Watch vs. the new Moto 360: A detailed real-world comparison. Computerworld. [online]. 6.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2985343/android/huawei-watch-vs-new-moto-360.html
  13. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 2.9.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  14. Motorola Mobility LLC. Contact us. Motorola Mobility LLC[online]. 2017. Available online at: https://www.motorola.com/us/about/contact (Retrieved 1st March, 2017),
  15. Motorola. Executive Team. [online]. Available online at: http://www.motorola.com/us/cr-sp/suppliers-responsibility-materials-disclosure.html
  16. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  17. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  18. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 2.9.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  19. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  20. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 2.9.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  21. BILTON, Nick. The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech. The New York Times. [online]. 6.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/19/style/could-wearable-computers-be-as-harmful-as-cigarettes.html
  22. KESSLER, Derek. Relax, your smartphone and smartwatch won't — and can't — give you cancer. androidcentral. [online]. 6.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.androidcentral.com/relax-your-smartphone-and-smartwatch-wont-and-cant-give-you-cancer
  23. Motorola. moto maker. [online]. Available online at: http://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-360
  24. Moto 360 (2015) vs Moto 360 comparison: the all-rounders face off. androidpit. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: https://www.androidpit.com/moto-360-2015-vs-moto-360-comparison
  25. SWIDER, Matt. Moto 360 (2014) review. androidcentral. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/wearables/moto-360-2014-1264259/review/5
  26. SHANKLIN, Will. Moto 360: 2nd generation vs. 1st generation. Gizmag. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-2-vs-moto-360-1-comparison/39230/
  27. CHARARA, Sophie. Moto 360 second gen review. WAREABLE. [online]. 14.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.wareable.com/motorola/moto-360-2nd-generation-2015-review
  28. RAPHAEL, JR. Huawei Watch vs. the new Moto 360: A detailed real-world comparison. Computerworld. [online]. 6.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2985343/android/huawei-watch-vs-new-moto-360.html
  29. SWIDER, Matt. Samsung Gear Live review. techradar. [online]. 6.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2985343/android/huawei-watch-vs-new-moto-360.html
  30. FEDEWA, Joe. Samsung Gear S2 vs. Huawei Watch vs. Moto 360. PHANDROID. [online]. 6.12.2015. Available online at: http://phandroid.com/2015/09/03/samsung-gear-s2-vs-huawei-watch-vs-moto-360/
  31. SHAKLIN, Will. Apple Watch vs. Moto 360: Quick look. Gizmag. [online]. 6.12.2015. Available online at: Apple Watch vs. Moto 360: Quick look
  32. MOLEN, Brad. Pebble Steel review: at last, a stylish smartwatch. engadget. [online]. 6.12.2015. Available online at: http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/28/pebble-steel-review/
  33. Motorola. Legislation. [online]. Available online at: http://www.motorola.com/us/cr-sp/suppliers-responsibility-materials-disclosure.html