Moto 360

The Moto 360 is finally available for purchase, and true to form, the folks at iFixit have managed to get their hands on the circular-screen smartwatch, which they promptly disassembled.

While the Moto 360 features a great external design, its internal hardware isn't anywhere as good, thanks to an older power-hungry Texas Instruments OMAP 3 CPU manufactured on a 45 nm process instead of the more commonly found 28 nm LP (low power) Snapdragon 400. It does, however, feature a lot of firsts in that it is the first smartwatch to feature inductive charging, and the first wearable device with an ambient light sensor.

At the back, the plastic rear cover is secured with adhesive, and takes a lot of effort to pry the lid away without causing damage. Right underneath the rear cover is a heart rate sensor. Being an IP67 certified device, the Moto 360 has tightly packed internal components as well as a rubber o-ring that prevents any ingress of water and dust. While water and dust resistance are must-have features in a wearable device, it does make accessing internal hardware that much harder.

To access the battery, you need to remove the motherboard assembly, which takes a bit of prying. The battery on the Moto 360 is listed as 300 mAh, which is slightly lower than what Motorola claims on its website (320 mAh). As is the case with the rear cover, the front LCD assembly is also secured with a lot of adhesive. Overall, the Moto 360 scores 3 out of 10 on iFixit's scale, which means that if something breaks on the device, you're better off getting a replacement from Motorola.

To see all of iFixit's findings, head on over to the link below.

Source: iFixit