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Moto 360 teardown reveals outdated chipset

Moto 360 Battery

The Moto 360 smartwatch has gathered a lot of fans over the course of the past few months. This was largely due to the circular display being used on the smartwatch, which provides a very unique look. But today, a new teardown from the folks at iFixit has revealed some areas of concern. As battery life is a major concern with devices of this nature, the Moto 360 is shown to be packing a 300 mAh battery instead of 320 mAh as advertised on the company’s website and promotional materials. Early reviews have indicated that the battery of the Moto 360 doesn’t last long and this teardown surely doesn’t help the company’s cause.

The teardown further reveals the chipset on the smartwatch to be the Texas Instruments OMAP3630, which is nearly four years old. Interestingly, Motorola’s first wearable, the MOTOACTV from 2011 features the same chipset. There’s no word on why Motorola decided to use an aged SoC, but cost cutting could have played a major role in the company’s decision. Everything else on the smartwatch appears to be in order, so there are no other areas of concern for the company yet. As it stands, the Moto 360 is still quite popular with the fans even with the arrival of rival offerings such as the LG G Watch R.

Moto 360 Chipset

What do you think of the teardown?

Source: iFixit

Via: Droid-Life