For all the ladies looking at a smartwatch, today we review and compare the Moto 360 second generation and how it matches up against the Samsung Gear s2 classic in rose gold. I’ve reviewed the Moto 360 and Gear S2 separately, but today we are specifically looking at the similarities and differences of each.
Similar Style With Subtle Differences
When it comes to style, both watches similarly have round faces and are both available in rose gold. The Gear S2 is 18k gold plated while the Moto 360 is a brushed gold. They also come in different colors such as Silver or Black, if rose gold just isn’t your thing. You can customize your Moto 360 on Moto Maker, and Samsung also has the Gear S2 available in Silver.
Left: Gear S2 Classic Rose Gold, Right: Moto 360 2nd Gen
As for some differences, the moto is definitely bigger in face size and the width of the watch as a whole. The Moto 360 is also a bit more “gold” than rose — you'll notice in the pictures and video. As for overall design and sleekness, the Gear S2 definitely has a leg up on the moto. The bezel design gives it really nice touch.
Both bands are leather which is nice, but the gear s2’s band will have a problem with dirt more than the Moto’s because of the color.
As for functionality, both watches are really nice. The Moto 360 run Android Wear made by Google, while the Samsung Gear S2 runs it's own OS made by Samsung. This means the watches operate slightly different.
Both have a great system of navigating the watch, and easily accessing notifications. The Gear S2 has a rotating bezel which allows you to scroll through menus and notifications, which the Moto 360 doesn't have. The one thing the Moto lacks is the ability to text directly from the watch. The Gear S2 does that easily and also offers emojis to send, which is a fun plus. It also has its unique functionality of using the bezel to scroll through the watch. Overall, both watches have great software, but the gear s2’s software definitely takes just a little more time to get used to.
As for battery life, you're going to get similar with both watches are pretty standard with a 2-3 day lifespan depending on how much it’s used. Charge time for both is also pretty quick at about an hour.
Price wise, the Samsung Gear s2 Classic is going to run you about $120 more than the Moto 360, depending on what deals you can find.
Samsung Gear S2 Classic (Rose Gold) - $399 on Amazon
We think that both watches are really nice, it really just depends on what your personal style is, and what you’re looking to spend. If you need a more comprehensive look into each watch, check out our reviews of the Moto 360 and Gear S2 Classic
Next up, check out our ladies guide to Smartwatches