The Moto 360 looks like the best smartwatch yet


Moto 360, with its colorful and round edge-to-edge display, looks like a prop from one of those near-future science fiction flicks. The trick seems to be that it's shamelessly big and heavy--with that downside accepted, technical leeway exists to get the rest right. It's getting good write-ups.

The Verge's David Pierce says that it's not that big, and felt natural on his write.

The 360 has a big, round screen that goes completely edge to edge except for one small cutout at the bottom – that's where the display drivers are, I'm told, and it was essentially an unavoidable design oddity. The screen feels big and bright, and is extremely responsive.

Gizmodo's Brent Rose says it immediately stands out compared to Samsung's competing gadget:

We weren't allowed to do much exploring (on the non-demo version they wouldn't let us look at the settings, for some reason), but from what we saw we were very impressed. It's nice to have confirmation that Android Wear looks good in both square and round styles, and it made us even more eager to spend some real time with the finished unit when it's released

Michael Gorman, at Engadget, is hedging his bets:

We thought it odd that the company chose to have the glass extend beyond the watch's metal housing, when the trend in mobile screens is for there to be zero gap between the surface of the glass and the pixels beneath them.