Gadgets

Moto360 Smartwatch

October 14, 2014

Finally managed to get hold on Motorola’s Moto360!

Moto360 Boxset

Moto360 Boxset

This is like the holy grail of all smartwatches now, and it took me so many attempts to get it!

  • After trying to get from motorola.com and getting my debit card on hold for so long
  • Pondering whether to get from Carousell (at S$450)
  • Whether to get from ValueBasket (at S$399 but with bad reviews on this shopping site)
  • Trying to get from bestbuy.com but again got rejected because they don’t ship to forwarder
  • Lastly, using Comgateway BuyForMe service and finally got through!

Breakdown of the costs involved in using such a service:

Watch + Buyforme Service charge total:
US$249.99 + US$12.50 = US$262.49 = $346.78 SGD (After PayPal conversion)

Comgateway forwarding service to SG via DHL Express
US$23.41 = S$30.61 (After HSBC conversion)

Total cost: S$377.39

Breakdown of days to wait:

Ordered through Comgateway’s BuyForMe Service: 29th Sept, 1:07AM
Got notified that order has been shipped from Bestbuy: 30th Sept, 11:21PM
Package arrived at Comgateway warehouse: October 9th, 11:49AM
Package shipped notice: October 11th, 1:00AM
Package received: October 14th, 11:02AM

(All Times in SG Times, GMT+8)

Moto360

Moto360

Moto360 contents

Moto360 contents

Moto360 watch

Moto360 watch

Moto360 charging

Moto360 charging

Moto360 on wrist

Moto360 on wrist

On first impressions:

  • Watch is much lighter than expected, had thought it should be quite heavy since it’s quite thick on the metal part
  • The leather strap isn’t really of a super high grade leather, there is a faint leather smell though
  • Android Wear pairing and installation is easy and you’ll have a basic walkthrough of the functions
  • Charging is OK, the watch had less than 20% of battery life and it took less than an hour to reach 80%+

More in depth review after real usage on the watch, though still waiting for screen protector to come!

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