Moto 360 2 vs Asus ZenWatch 2 close race in terms of specs, but ZenWatch 2 has the bigger display and color depth


This year, the market has seen various smartwatches released by many mobile phone manufacturers, including Motorola and Asus.

This year, Motorola upgrades its Moto 360 wearable with the Moto 360 2, which stands for 2nd generation. ASUS, on the other hand, had also recently unveiled its ASUS ZenWatch 2 line of smartwatches.

What are the differences and similarities between the two?

The Moto 360 second generation smartwatch comes in two models the 42 mm. and the 46 mm. full-size variant. Both versions come in stainless steel bodies, Gizmag said, as well as options for a leather or stainless steel quick release bands.

According to the Tech Times, the display resolution for each model varies. The 42 mm display translates to a display resolution of 360 pixels by 325 pixels with a depth of 263 pixels per inch. On the other hand, the 46 mm display has a resolution of 360 pixels x300 pixels and 233 ppi. Both have IPS screens.

Under the hood, revealed, the Moto 360 2nd gen. runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 512 MB of RAM. It supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, with GPS being available on the Moto 360 Sport range. As for software, it is powered by Android Wear. It carries a storage space of 4GB.

The Asus ZenWatch 2, WT VOX reported, also comes in 1.63 inch and 1.45 inch versions. Both variants have AMOLED screens instead of the IPS screens of the Moto 360 2, and have resolutions of 320×320 and 280×280, respectively.

The 1.63 inch display has a depth of 278 ppi while the 1.45 inch display boasts of 273 ppi.

As for its processor, The Verge revealed that the Asus Zenwatch 2 will be powered also by a Snapdragon 400 and backed up by 512 MB of RAM. It also has 4GB of storage similar to the Moto 360 2. The ZenWatch 2 will also have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support functionality.

Both versions of the smartwatch will have stainless steel cases, and will be dust and water-resistant, the Verge concluded.