Round Android Wear smartwatch head-to-head: Moto 360 and Huawei Watch are ready for your wrist

Android Wear is growing up and the current competition shows round can be appealing and valuable in improving your efficiency.


Over the past week I have been adorning my wrists with both the Huawei Watch and Moto 360 2nd generation. Both are excellent Android Wear devices that Android and iPhone customers should consider and I still can't tell which one I like more.

Both of these new smartwatches run the same version of Android Wear so you will find they both offer a similar experience. The real difference in the two is the hardware and even that is not much different.


Here's a breakdown of key differences:

Moto 360 42mm Moto 360 46mm Huawei Watch
Price $299.99 to $449.99 $349.99 to $449.99 $349.99 to $449.99
Display resolution 360x325, 263 ppi 360x330, 223 ppi 400x400, 286 ppi
Thickness 11.4 mm 11.4 mm 11.3 mm
Watch face material Gorilla Glass 3 Gorilla Glass 3 Sapphire Crystal
Battery capacity 300 mAh 400 mAh 300 mAh

As you can see these watches are very similar in specifications, price, and looks. The sapphire crystal display and higher resolution of the Huawei Watch is appealing, but the customization of Moto Maker, awesome leather band, and standard Qi wireless charging of the Moto 360 appeal to me.

You can't go wrong with either one and I'm going to have to spend more time with both before making a purchase decision.