As always, our friends over at iFixit are fast at work tearing apart all of the new gadgets that were just launched and unveiled during IFA last week. Today they got their hands on Motorola’s new Android Wear-powered Moto 360 smartwatch giving us a first look at all the components inside the device. Unfortunately, it also found some issues with overall build quality and repairability that made for a less than perfect score:
Dumpster diving confirmed… the Moto 360 features a four-year-old TI OMAP3630. That’s the same processor we found in the Motorola Droid 2 four years ago, as well the big cheese that powered their MOTOACTV smartwatch back in 2011. Oh, and we also found a battery that fell a little short of its advertised spec.
As for other shortcomings that accounted for a 3 out of 10 repairability score, iFixit found some issues with advertised battery life vs what the device is actually capable of: Talk around the water cooler is that the Moto 360 suffers from an abysmal battery life. Motorola claims 320 mAh. Inside we find a 3.8 V, 300 mAh battery rated for 1.1 Wh of energy. We did some mathemagics, and 1.1 Wh / 3.8 V = 289 mAh, a full 10% less than advertised on Moto’s site. We’re not sure if that’s a rounding error or what; we just reports what we finds.
Other highlights (and lowlights) and a full list of components from iFixit is below: Read more