Motorola Moto 100 LCD Display Smartwatch

Last updated: June 16, 2022

We looked at the top Smartwatches and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Smartwatch you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 117 expert reviews, the Motorola Moto 100 LCD Display Smartwatch placed 16th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Moto 360 is a modern timepiece powered by Android Wear. Comfortable, familiar, and crafted with the finest materials, Moto 360 keeps you up to date without taking you away from the moment. Glance at your wrist to see updates or just speak to get the info you need. Because it’s time a watch told you more than just the time. What’s Included: Motorola Moto 360 Smart Watch for Android Devices 4.3 or Higher. Wireless charging dock. Wall charger. Quick-start guide.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Moto 360's circular display is attractive, and it outclasses every other smartwatch with more than just that thanks to its premium build.
Comfortable and lightweight
This is still a really nice device which is more than capable of impressing. This is largely due to the fact that its screen, a 1.56-inch 205 ppi unit, has very impressive black levels.
Yes, the Moto 360 is distinctive. It has great watch faces, a good wrist strap and better microphones to understand your voice commands
Finally, thanks to a coating on the aircraft-grade 316L stainless steel casing of the Moto 360, the Moto 360 offers IP67 water resistance, so it’s be safe from small splashes. Motorola still cautions against swimming with it on, though.
From afar, the Moto 360 could be the best-looking smartwatch on the market. Between its round design, metal trim, leather strap and crown-like button on the side, the Moto 360 approximates the look of an actual watch.
Moto Maker allows you to design a wearable that you might actually want to wear
The Moto 360 sits securely in a charging cradle, making it one of the most reliable charging methods of the entire group and almost never accidentally disconnected. This model is water resistant, complying with the IP67 standard.
Moto 360 is unlike most smart watches. It’s compatible with Android 4.3 and Android 4.4 phones and tablets which utilize battery-sipping Bluetooth 4.0 technology.
Motorola's Moto 360 is a big step in the right direction. It's not only more aesthetically pleasing than alternatives from Samsung and Pebble, but its more traditional design has the potential to attract those who currently use fashionable analog watches.
The dock itself is stylish and looks great with the Moto 360 saddled up on your desk. While charging, the device displays the battery percentage, the time and, if any come in, your notifications. It's the best looking charger we've ever seen for a smartwatch. As a bonus, it has a nice long cord.
Moto 360 is a great example of the continuing development in smartwatches, both in terms of design and capabilities. It is suitable for users with a fast-paced lifestyle, for sports enthusiasts, and for those who just want to keep up with the latest trends in technology.
The absence of a charging port means Motorola can make the Moto 360 water-resistant, meeting IP67 ratings for splashes and brief periods of immersion (up to 1m of water for up to 30 minutes).
Excellent voice search that works well
The Moto 360 comes with a small inductive charging dock for over night charges. It will also charge on any Qi wireless charger, including the Google Nexus charging pad and others.
The final piece of the puzzle is the Moto 360’s much discussed display. For the most part it is excellent. It is easy to read in sunlight, the 320 x 290 native resolution isn’t as pin sharp at the latest smartphones but colours are still vivid and touch input is responsive.
- Forbes
The watch body is a bit large for the strap, but it’s still lightweight and looks sleek with the round face design.
- Finder
Moto 360 supports all the major apps available on Google Play Store’s ‘Android Wear’ section and it has also more apps installed with it as compared to Samsung Galaxy Gear and LG G watch.
Most users will love the ability to change destinations on the fly while driving — and not even touching their smartphone. While the most useful feature, touchless navigation just doesn’t justify its price-tag by itself.
A first of its kind, the Moto 360 is the first watch powered by Android Wear to feature a round display. Specifically, it’s a 1.56-inch 320 x 290 (205 ppi) LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 that we’re presented with – and boy does it impress and astound!
The Moto 360 is the minimalist’s smartwatch. While the screen panel may not be perfectly round, the watch housing is. At a glance the whole thing is just a circle, a watch band and a crown.
Out of all the Android Wear devices, the Moto 360’s display is definitely the brightest, acting as a small flash light if for some reason you aren’t using the auto adjusting brightness setting.
The only design feature that has blighted both Moto 360 models is the black bar at the bottom of the screen. It’s not exactly massive or intrusive, but it does break up the circular presentation.
The reason the Moto 360 was highly anticipated was because it was the first AndroidWear watch that would have a round face.
The Moto 360 is the only smartwatch that is currently available that not only looks good while wearing jeans and a t-shirt at your local diner, but also looks good with your suit (or dress) at a formal event.
The software is well-integrated with the hardware and the heart rate sensor and step counter are accurate.

What reviewers didn't like

It's clear that the later-than-expected Moto 360 release date wasn't enough time to perfect the first circular Android Wear smartwatch.
Charging cradle doesn't come with a USB cable
The problem is that if you use the device to its fullest, you won't get through a day on a single charge. This is a big problem, especially given any other standard watch will last years before it needs a new battery.
Its battery life is not good enough for a watch. Its Android Wear software is awkward and not entirely useful, its fitness features are lacking, and its round display has a weird black bar at the bottom.
The first Moto 360 suffered from lag and poor battery life.
The Moto 360, available now for $250, could have been far and away the best Android Wear watch of the year, but it’s dragged down by terrible battery life, weak performance and hair-pulling glitches.
Google's ecosystem still doesn't support Android Wear very well. Nest commands don't work, and Android's voice commands are more capable
This model lacks a crown or bezel scroll, limiting you to using the touchscreen as your only interface.
Moto 360 does not have charging contacts. Neither does it have a micro USB port.
There's also the problem of a limited number of useful apps, which is natural for such a young platform. Aside from fitness-related options, there are things like calculators, calendars, and various methods to control your phone
Jon found that his Moto 360 had really poor battery life during his first week with the smartwatch, while I noticed the same issue for about two days.
Only compatible with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and up
On the downside, its battery life underwhelms, the one-size-fits all may not actually fit you right, and some of the fitness features like the heart rate monitor pale in comparison to dedicated health wearables.
The standard metal strap features a chunky design that won't suit petite wrists
The Moto 360 looks great, works well and is comfortable to wear but its battery life is poor.
In fact if there is a problem, it isn’t the watch but the straps. The Moto 360 has a choice of leather or steel straps and while both look good and the watch fits standard 22mm wide watch straps (though no thicker than 4mm), changing them is fiddly and you won’t want to do it often.
- Forbes
The only flaw you’ll find in the look is the small black bar on the very bottom of the watch face.
- Finder
Battery life of Moto 360 is not good like other Android Wear competitors.
Unfortunately, the Moto 360 barely squeezes in a full 24-hours of battery time. During testing, I hit full charge around 4:22 PM and the battery began to fail at around 5:30 PM the following day.
Of course, the Moto 360’s size can become a nuisance to those with smaller hands. Most men will find its size to be ample, but for females, it proves too much of a distraction.
Colors are less vibrant on an LCD and viewing angles are shorter. Basically, the display is just worse on a Moto 360.
Because the Moto 360 is a first generation device, of course there are going to be some things Motorola left out whether to add for its inevitable sequel, or because they simply aren’t supported.
Battery life is unfortunately as poor as most other smartwatches, offering more or less a day of use between charges, even if you only use it to tell the time and check notifications.
Early reviewers killed the Moto 360 for lack of battery life.
Touchscreen sensitivity was not always great during my testing. This was frustrating at times, especially when I was in a hurry and trying to launch an application quickly.
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