Samsung Gear S2 vs Moto 360: 5 Key Differences
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Samsung Gear S2 vs Moto 360: 5 Key Differences



Gear S2 vs Moto 360: Specs

Gear S2 vs Moto 360: Specs

There is only so much power and technology you can pack into a small smartwatch, but both of these have done an excellent job. Here's a few details for those curious about some of the specs each deliver.

Samsung Gear S2

  • 1.2-inch AMOLED Display
  • Dual Core processor with 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • Tizen OS by Samsung
  • Heart Rate Sensor
  • NFC
  • Wifi & Bluetooth
  • 250 mAh battery (reportedly lasts 2-3 days)
  • more

Moto 360 2nd Gen Specs
  • 1.37 or 1.56-inch LCD Display
  • Quad-core processor with 512MB of RAM
  • Android Wear OS
  • 4GB internal storage
  • Accelerometer, vibrate motor
  • Bluetooth & WiFi
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient Light Sensor for improved battery life
  • 300 mAh (small watch) and 400 mAh battery (46mm watch)
  • Tons of customization
  • 360 Sport model also coming soon

The Samsung Gear S2 has a smaller battery, but claims to last anywhere from 2-3 days. The Moto 360 has two different battery sizes, and Moto claims 1.5 days with the smaller, and 1.5-2 days with the bigger watch. Interesting.

Both watches are water-resistant.

There is also a version of the Gear S2 with a bigger 300 mAh battery and 3G support. Meaning it won't need to be connected to a phone, and can make calls and such.



  1. Tom Kiscadden

    10/07/2015 at 10:49 am

    I am really torn between these two devices, which are both similar priced. One one hand (no pun intended), I own a Samsung smartphone and would love the Samsung app integration, like Samsung pay, but on the other hand, I really want a premium-looking smart watch with silver metal bands. #FirstWorldProblems

  2. Arturo Perez

    11/15/2015 at 8:42 pm

    I’ve tried them both. I’m an avid Samsung fan (owned galaxy s3, s4, s5, and now so edge, as well as a new tab s2) do I really wanted to like gear s2. Rotating bezel is awesome, and battery life is pretty amazing – but Tizen kills it. To use email and text you basically then have to use the stock email and messages on your phone, otherwise if you’d like to use third party options (I use Aquamail pro for my email, and SimplyText for SMS) then the gear s2 can’t use email or text (very Apple like of you Samsung, there’s a reason many of us shy away from iOS devices that force you to use stock apps). Current Tizen apps are basically limited to watch faces and stock gear S2 apps.

    So as much as I wanted to love the Gear S2, it’s unusable for me. So back it went to the store, and now I’m happy with my moto 360 and Android Wear.

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