Ars Technica weighs in on the newest iteration of the Moto360 smartwatch, which it correctly pegs as the most iconic hardware expression of Android Wear. The verdict: OK, but nothing to get all fussed about.
The new Moto360 has a faster chip than the older one — a Qualcomm Snapdragon rather than a TI OMAP. The crown was moved from 3 o’clock to 2 o’clock, as many other smartwatches have done. And the watch gets the MotoMaker treatment, so you can customize it a dozen ways from Sunday. The heart-rate monitor gets described as a “useless toy.”
Other than that, it’s an Android Wear device. How much you like it depends on whether you think it’s attractive. At least you get to customize the degree of ugly that you can live with.