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The holidays are hectic! Between shopping and parties, and finishing up work projects so you can relax and celebrate with your family, who wouldn’t love a little more time?!
Last weekend was an especially busy one for me. In between shopping for Christmas gifts for my family and friends, I had to run and pick up a gift for a friend’s baby shower I attended over the weekend, run to the post office to mail out a belated birthday card, some holiday cards, create and send out invites for a holiday party, drop off gifts for children in need at a homeless shelter, and in between, do my usual daily tasks, including fitting in my daily workout. Whew – I’m tired just thinking about it!
But, I’ve got a new gadget in my life that makes running errands and managing my time (and my life) a lot easier – and more stylish: the Moto 360 watch!
I’ve recently stopped wearing watches as much since I’m always tied to my smartphone. But the Moto 360 is reason enough to wear a watch again. It has pretty much all the functionality of a smartphone, but the sleekness of a watch.
The Moto 360 is super stylish with its sleek and soft black leather strap and large glass face. The design and craftsmanship are remarkable. The leather on the straps is from Horween Leather Company, a high-end tannery in Chicago. (There’s also a version with a metal strap, if that’s more your style). To further fit your style, once you’ve set up the watch, you can go to Settings to select from a variety of watch faces by tapping on the glass. I chose the clean and simple, ‘Digital’ face.
The Moto 360 syncs easily with your Android using Bluetooth technology. Once you complete the quick setup, your watch is ready to go. You can take calls, and access the internet and your emails, of course. You can speak “Ok, Google” into the watch for help searching anything. And naturally, you can download apps to use your favorite social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) via your watch.
The watch also has some cool built-in features that are useful as well. The Moto 360 has a built-in pedometer and heart rate sensor so while I was running my errands, and later, running on the treadmill at the gym, I could keep track of my activity all through the day, without having to actively watch it. Plus, it pairs with Google’s My Tracks app which I frequently use when I walk or run in the park.
To help me keep track of everything I needed to do this past weekend, I used Moto 360’s agenda function, which pulls right from the Google Calendar app on my phone. This way I was able to keep track of everywhere I needed to go, without having to use my phone – which was great because I needed my phone’s GPS for driving directions while en route from place to place.
Forget the watches from the past. The Moto 360 is the watch of 2014! It’s the perfect marriage between our ever-changing device wants and a discreet and sleek way to wear it. Want to learn more? Check out the details on the Moto 360 at https://moto360.motorola.com.
Moto 360. A Watch for Our Times.