Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen: Detailed Comparison 2020

Welcome, all of you with another comparison.

Today we will compare Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen and know which of these two smartwatches is best for you?

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Comparison between Sony Smartwatch 3 and Moto 360 2nd Gen

Are any of you who have used or are using a Sony Smartwatch 3 or Moto 360 2nd Gen smartwatch?

If you have done it, then you can comment on your experience.

So let’s know which of these two smartwatches will be best for you.

1) General Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

In Box

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Smartwatch, USB Cable, Warranty Card, User Guide.
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Wireless charging dock charger, User Guide.

Operating System

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Android Wear
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Android Wear

2) Multimedia Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Radio

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Not Available

3) Display Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Screen Size

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: 1.63 inch
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: 1.37 inch

Screen Resolution

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: 320 × 320 pixels
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: 360 × 325 pixels

Protection of Screen

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Corning Gorilla Glass, v3

Pixel Density

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: 278 PPI
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: 354 PPI

Touch Screen

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Same as above. Capacitive Touchscreen

Technology of Display

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: TFT (Thin Film Transistor)
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)

4) Design Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Smartwatch Dimensions

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: 51 × 36 × 10mm
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: 46 × 46 × 11.4mm

Smartwatch Body Material

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Aluminum
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Stainless Steel

Strap Material

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Rubber
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Rubber

Smartwatch Shape

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Rectangular, Curved
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Circular, Flat

Smartwatch Interface

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Voice Commands and Touch

Clock Face

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Digital
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Analog

Straps Changes

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Not Available

Colors Availability

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Black and Yellow
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Black, Gold, Silver and Stainless Steel

5) Activity Tracker Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Heart-rate

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

Steps Counting

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

Distance

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

Sensors Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Accelerometer

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

Gyro

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

Light

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

6) Connectivity Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Wireless 

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Wi-Fi 802.11
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g

USB Connectivity

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Not Available

7) Compatibility Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Compatible with

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Android v4.3
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Android v4.3, iOS

8) Battery Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Battery Capacity

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: 420 mAh, Li-Po, Non-removable
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: 300 mAh, Non-removable, Li-Po 

9) Notifications Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Weather

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

Calendar Reminder Option

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

Google Voice

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

Google Hangouts

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

Email

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

Text Message

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

10) Hardware Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Processor

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Quad-Core, ARM Cortex A7, 1.2 GHz 
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Quad-Core, ARM Cortex A7, 1.2 GHz

Memory Card Support

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Not Available

Internal Memory

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: 4 GB
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: 4 GB

RAM

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: 512 MB
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: 512 MB

11) Other Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Water-resistant

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: IP Certified 68
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: IP Certified 67

Dust resistant

  • Sony Smartwatch 3: Not Available
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen: Available

12) Price Features of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen

Sony Smartwatch 3 Price in India: 11,900 Rs.

Moto 360 2nd Gen price in India: 15,999 Rs.

Let us now talk about the Pros and Cons of these two smartwatches.

Pros and Cons of Sony Smartwatch 3

Pros
  • The display is quite sharp.
  • It is very comfortable to wear.
  • The performance wise Sony Smartwatch 3 is great.
  • The battery life of the Sony Smartwatch 3 is quite good. Apart from this, quick charging is done through Micro USB.
Cons
  • Strap option is less in Sony Smartwatch 3.
  • Keeping the features in mind is a bit expensive.
  • Design is not attractive. It is ok.

Pros and Cons of Moto 360 2nd Gen

Pros
  • Watch faces are great.
  • The display of the Moto 360 2nd Gen is sharp.
  • Performance-wise is also quite good.
  • The Moto body application is working very well.
  • Straps can be easily changed in Moto 360 2nd, Gen.
Cons
  • Considering the features, it is still a bit expensive.
  • The screen is not completely round.
  • Battery life in Moto 360 2nd Gen is not so good.

FAQ On Sony Smartwatch 3

Que 1: How do I download apps to my Sony smartwatch 3?

First of all, open the Android Wear application on your phone or tablet.

After that, you will have to find and click on Get apps. Then tap on Google play.

Que 2: How do I reset my Sony Smartwatch 3?

You have to factory reset your Android Wear Sony Smartwatch 3 according to the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Turn your Smartwatch on.

Step 2: Tap the watch face and access the voice command.

Step 3: Click on the down arrow.

Step 4: Scroll and click on the setting.

Step 5: After that, you have to confirm by clicking on the reset device.

Step 6: Wait a while. Your smartwatch will be reset.

Que 3: How to play music on my watch without my phone? 

For this, you will need a play music application. You have to follow the steps given below:

Step 1: The first thing to do is to open the play music application on your phone.

Step 2: There will be a menu button on the upper left corner. You have to tap on it. After this, click on Settings.

Step 3: Then you have to click on download to Android wear option.

Step 4: Tap on Manage Wear Downloads.

Step 5: After this, you will get a folders list of music files, playlist, and albums. Now you can download whatever music folder you like in your smartwatch by clicking on it.

Step 6: You will also be able to see music downloading notifications on your watch.

Step 7: As soon as downloading is finished, you will get a message by “Offline music is ready” on your smartwatch.

Step 8: Now to play music in your smartwatch, you have to open the play music app. And then you have to click on Play on Wear.

Step 9: Find whatever albums or songs you want to play and tap on start playing.

[ Note: If you do not have a speaker in the smartwatch, make sure that Bluetooth headphones are enabled or connected to the speaker.]

Que 4: How to set up and pair your Sony Smartwatch 3 to your Android phone?

Ans: To connect Sony Smartwatch 3 with your Android phone, you have to follow the steps shown below:

Step 1: First, unbox your Sony Smartwatch 3 and select your language by powering it on.

Step 2: Now you will be asked to install the Android Wear application on your Android smartphone.

Step 3: You have to download the Android Wear application from google play store on your smartphone.

Step 4: Once downloaded and installed on your phone, the application has to be opened.

Step 5: After this, you will see the “Accept option” at the bottom of the screen. Click on it to continue.

Step 6: After this, you can turn on Bluetooth.

Step 7: Now tap as soon as your phone detects your smartwatch.

Step 8: After this, you will see the same code on your smartwatch and your phone. You have to do ok

Step 9: Instructions will come on your phone. So you have to follow the instructions. After this, you will be connected.

Now check in your Sony Smartwatch 3. Also, install and update which will reboot your smartwatch automatically.

[ Note: The steps I have told you here are of the Sony Smartwatch 3 (SWR50) Android 5.1.1 model. Because I have this model only.]

These steps may be different in other models of Sony Smartwatch 3.

Que 5: What is the charging mode of sony smartwatch 3 and what is the battery capacity?

Sony smartwatch 3 has a charging mode via USB. If we talk about the battery then the capacity of Sony smartwatch 3 battery is 420 mAh which can last up to two days.

Que 6: Is Sony smartwatch 3 water-resistant?

Ans 6: Yes. Sony smartwatch 3 is a water-resistant smartwatch. It is IP 68 certified.

Que 7: Is Sony smartwatch 3 compatible?

Ans 7: Yes. with Compatible OS Android v4.3.

FAQ On Moto 360 2nd Gen Smartwatch

Que 1: Does my Moto 360 have a speaker/alert?

First of all, the Moto 360 smartwatch does not have a speaker, so there is no scope of sound.

Yes, your smartwatch will vibrate on notifications. And you can go to settings on notifications for every application.

Que 2: How do I reset the Moto 360 to factory settings?

To reset factory settings, you will have to follow the steps shown below:

Step 1: First, swipe the left side to access the App launcher.

Step 2: After that scroll and tap on Settings.

Step 3: Now you have to scroll to the Reset device option and tap reset.

Que 3: How do I update the software on my Moto 360?

To update the software of Moto 360 2nd Gen, you should follow the following steps:

Step 1: Firstly, swipe the left side to access the App launcher.

Step 2: Now you scroll down and tap on Settings.

Step 3: After this, you have to scroll to tap on About Option.

Step 4: And in the last, you have to tap on the software version.

[ Note: Keep in mind one thing that if you have to update new software, then your smartwatch should be a minimum of 80% charge.

And the second suggestion is that after installing the updated software, your Moto 360 should charge the 2nd Gen smartwatch again.]

Que 4: How can I customize my watch faces?

Keep in mind that you must have the latest version of Motorola Connect before you can customize the watch faces.

Steps are given below:

Step 1: First tap Connect.

Step 2: Then tap on your Moto 360.

Step 3: Now you have to tap Watch faces.

Step 4: After this, you have to select the desired watch face.

Step 5: Now tap on Customize.

Step 6: After this, you can make changes according to you.

Step 7: Now tap on Update.

In your Moto 360 2nd Gen, touch and hold the watch face. And after that, you can choose a customized watch face

Que 5: Why am I receiving “Can’t connect to the Internet” error in the Moto 360 2nd Gen?

If you are facing a similar error while pairing your smartwatch with your phone, then you can follow the solutions shown below:

If your internet connection is proper, yet your watch pairing is not happening, then restart your phone once.

Now check the apps shown below in your phone to see if there is an update:

Google search application version should be 3.5.12 or above.

Google Play Services application version should be 5.0.77 or above.

Must be Android Wear app version 1.0 or above.

You have to swipe right to left on the error card in your smartwatch. You have to do this until you see a green button with a circular arrow.

To disconnect and reconnect your smartwatch in the Android Wear app on your phone, follow the steps shown below:

Step 1: First of all, open the Android Wear app on your phone.

Step 2: As soon as you open the top screen, you will see the option of Disconnect watch. Tap on it. Your watch will be disconnected.

Step 3: On the top screen, you will now see the option of Connect watch. You can reconnect the watch by tapping on it.

Step 4: Now you have to swipe right to left on the error card in your smartwatch. You have to do this until you see a green button with a circular arrow.

Step 5: Restart the phone by pressing the power button. If not connected, restart the phone again.

Que 6: What is the hole on the side of my Moto 360 smartwatch?

The hole on the side of the Moto 360 2nd Gen smartwatch is the microphone.

[ Warning: Keep in mind that you do not have to insert anything into the hole.]

Que 7: How do I remove or replace my watch band?

It offers the Moto 360 2nd generation Smartwatch fast release band. It is designed in such a way that you can easily exchange it.

Follow the steps which are shown below

Step 1: First of all, place the Moto 360 2nd generation Smartwatch on a soft cloth to remove the band.

Step 2: Now press the metal hook towards the center of the band which will release from the band watch. Now you remove it slowly.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 again for the band on the other side.

Step 4: Now for the new band, you have to take either edge of both sides of the band. And after that put the PIN in one of the holes which are towards the metal hook.

Step 5: As soon as you enter the PIN hole, then after the latch has to be down and the second PIN is inserted in the opposite hole.

Step 6: To ensure that the band fits properly in your place, pluck gently.

Step 7: After that, the same steps have to be repeated on the other side.

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Conclusion on Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen: Detailed Comparison 2020

So what did you think? After the detailed Comparison of Sony Smartwatch 3 Vs Moto 360 2nd Gen, who will you place on your wrist?

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