Motorola responds to Moto 360 battery size 'controversy'

By Silky Malhotra | Published on 10 Sep 2014
Motorola responds to Moto 360 battery size 'controversy'
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iFixit's Moto 360 teardown reveals a smaller battery than advertised.

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An iFixit report revealed that the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch's battery was only labeled as 300 mAh compared with the 320 mAh advertised. Motorola has now responded to the controversy over the size of the battery in its new Moto 360 smartwatch. The 300mAh battery is only 75 percent of the capacity of the 400 mAh battery found in the LG G Watch. Motorola's lackluster battery life, has caused alarm among buyers, leading the company to clarify.

Motorola has made a statement:

"The typical battery capacity for Moto 360 is 320mAh and the minimum is 300mAh. In the mobile industry, sometimes both the minimum and typical capacity is listed on the battery, with the typical capacity quoted as the official battery size. Both figures are included on the batteries of our Moto X, Moto E and Moto G devices. In the case of smaller devices, we aren’t always able to list both figures. For Moto 360, we only had room for one figure and choose to list the minimal capacity of the battery. We see how this can be confusing and we will look into ways to add the typical capacity as well in the future."

The Moto 360 smartwatch has a 1.5-in Gorilla Glass 3 covered LCD display with 320 x 290 pixels resolution. It has a 320mAh battery that Motorola claims will “last all day” on a single charge. It has a TI OMAP 3 processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Motorola recently announced that the company will launch the Motorola Moto X (Gen 2) smartphone and Moto 360 smartwatch later this month in India.

Source: iFixit

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