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Moto 360 Smartwatch 2nd Generation

Stephanie Carls on KAMR NBC 4 Amarillo Studio 4: Tech for the Millennial Mom

Even though these tech items are done in a segment about moms, they can work for any woman! From a smartring to a purse that charges your phone, we made sure to cover some top products you might not be able to live without. Let's go down the line of what was featured:

Ringly: Go ahead and leave your phone in your purse without any worries of missing those important notifications. If they are important, just let Ringly notify you! This beautiful smartring syncs with your phone and let's you enjoy the moment instead of constantly checking your phone. See my full review here.

Wifi Baby 4: Wifi Baby 4 is a wireless-network based camera that allows parents to stay connected anywhere with password-protected video, audio and notifications via apps on iOS or Android devices. Parents will have a peace of mind with the new 2015 version with HD video, a 35% wider field of view, improved night vision and the option to stream to Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, and Fire TV. Designed with the modern parent in mind, the app still allows multitasking like email, text, and use of others apps while being alerted with background audio or notifications when baby is crying. 

Chic Buds Crossbody Power: Staying powered throughout the day doesn't have to be big, bulky, and without some great style! The Chic Buds Crossbody Power is the secret weapon every modern Wonder Woman needs to charge through the day on full power. Featuring built-in USB cords for easy charging of your phone, you will look chic with this purse across your shoulder.

Motorola Moto 360 2nd Generation Smartwatch: This smartwatch has to be the most beautiful smartwatch on the market! I love the round face and all of the ways this watch keeps me going throughout the day! You can get all of your messages, notifications, and weather at a glance and with all of the customization features, you'll find something that is perfect for your style. Plus, this works with both Android and iOS phones! Find my full review here.  

Hands-On Review of the Moto 360 2nd Generation Smartwatch

Trying to imagine my life without my Moto 360 is pretty tough, so when they announced the newest 2nd generation, my research started. Motorola finally realized that the one original size they had wasn't as appealing to women who also wanted a beautiful wearable. 

Image via  Wearable.com

Image via Wearable.com

Putting on the Moto 360 2nd generation feels quite different compared to the 1st generation. Much lighter, thinner, and of course, much smaller! Some of my biggest take-aways: 

  • The amazing amount of customization options available for this watch is a big hit. You can visit the Moto Maker to customize not only the size of the watch, but also the new finishes, bezels, and accents. For the straps, there is the leather version as well as the stylish double wrapped leather.
  • The watch starts at $299 and tops out at $450 depending on how you customize it with the Moto Maker. 
  • The “flat tire” as some people refer to this black piece on the front still returns from the first generation. However, this does help with the auto dimming or brightening of the screen. 
  • The battery did last a full day even with the ambient screen turned on, so with this being a smaller watch, it still packs a nice battery inside. Now, if you are a notification heavy user, the battery could go down much faster and you might be ready for a charge by the late evening.
  • The cool wireless charger also comes back and even though some have complained, it’s easy to travel with. 
  • The new Moto 360 is running the latest Android Wear and rumor has it that there is an update coming out any day that will give the watch even more of a boost in terms of how notifications will look.
  • The amount of watch faces available is always fun to play with and with the latest release of Android Wear, there are more to choose from and work directly with the fitness tracker. 

If you are interested in a smartwatch, this would be my first suggestion to you! Ladies -- especially YOU!