A few months ago, back when the Moto 360 became official, Motorola mentioned that the metal wrist band versions would be released a few months later before the end of the year. And that time has come. As soon as they became official, I went ahead and bought one because metal makes everything better—it just does. So this is the Moto 360 with the 23mm black stainless steel wristband. So let’s go ahead and take a look at what this watch looks like.
So if we slice off the three strips of tape and slide off the top of the box, we’ll see the watch sitting right on top like we saw with the original Moto 360. I’ll put that off to the side for a moment so we can see what lies underneath. And first, we will find the Moto 360 wireless charging dock tucked away on the right hand side. There’s the wall charger with attached micro USB charging cable that plugs in to the charging dock. And then finally, there’s some basic Get Started and Setup packets. All in all, the packaging is almost identical to the standard Moto 360 packaging, with the exception of the watch itself; which we will take a look at now.
So this is the Moto 360. As you can see, there’s a metallic wristband now attached and pre-installed on the device. I went ahead and purchased the black version just because it looks super sleek. But there’s also a silver version that looks equally as good and probably actually resembles more of a watch since it is silver.
There’s a mechanism that you can unlock by pressing the little buttons on either side of the band. And you can’t actually change the sides by yourself since you’ll need some special tools. I actually had to go take it to an actual watch shop so it would fit my pathetically small wrists because as you can see, it’s way too big on me now. But yeah, as you can see here, I have three little segments or notches removed so that now it fits perfectly on my wrist and I can open and close the mechanism like so and it just fits right every time. So just keep that in mind. You’ll probably have to take it to the watch shop and get it fitted to your wrist. I wasn’t expecting to have to do this but I did and it really wasn’t that big of a deal.
Now based off first impressions, it really does feel great on the wrist. The wristband kind of feels like plastic initially, which I think is actually due to the black paint or whatever they actually used to color it. I would imagine the silver version looks and feels more actual metal but that’s just speculation. But overall, I think it looks stylish. The leather version did look great but this looks even better and feels much more like an even more premium watch.
And for how this watch functions, I won’t cover too much of that since I’m sure you all know how it works. You pair it up with your smartphone and you are presented with this card-based OS where you can swipe through all of your notifications. Once again, the only difference here is the wristband. The actual watch internals will be identical to the leather version. The 23mm version you see here and the 18mm versions will be priced at $299 while the gold slim metal version will be priced at $329.
But I’d say I’m happy about my purchase. What do you guys think of the metal wristband? Do you guys like what you see and would you pay an additional $50 for this version? Let me know what your thoughts are by leaving me a comment down below. I’d love to know what your thoughts are. But if you guys want to see more coverage of this watch, make sure you hit that subscribe button.