Watch upgrade: Moto 360 to Falster 2
CarsOfFortLangley last edited by CarsOfFortLangley
I decided this week I needed a new smartwatch. I had a couple of the OG Moto 360's. One I sold to an Oppo, the other I held onto.
I bought my first one when they first came out in September 2014 for $300. I bought my second months later for like $90...so that's a good indicator on how successful these were.
I've kept it for 7 years and sold it for $25 this morning. While it is outdated, the majority of the functions still work and the battery is perfect.
I upgraded to a Skagen Falster 2 which is a year old, but still current gen. Picking it up later today for $100. So the $75 to upgrade a 6 year old device is totally worth it.
Not bad ownership cost all things considered...at least for an old electronic with no demand. $3.75 per month cost.
jminer last edited by
@carsoffortlangley I had a couple moto 360's too. They were solid devices, especially for the time.
I found myself way too addicted to my phone and notifications after wearing it for a year and a half though and I didn't like it. Also while out on things like camping trips it bugged the hell out of me I no longer had a functional watch after a day.
Wore a timex for a couple years then migrated to fitbits, with all non-fitness notifications turned off. I get 4/5 day battery life and I'm fairly happy.
Been thinking about another full smart watch as fitbits aren't impressing me in their reliability anymore. They only seem to make it a year before they fall apart now.
That Skagen is a good looking watch for sure!
CarsOfFortLangley last edited by
@jminer The moto360 for early 2014 was like, ground breaking. The first mass smartwatch and people were blown away by mine. I enjoyed it and found the turn by turn nav when walking/riding really useful.
That and music control are the main reasons I went for a new Wear OS watch. I've been riding way more and can't take my phone out to check the GPS or change songs/volume easily.