Moto 360 False Advertising? Motorola has an Explanation.
Earlier after the release of the awaited Motorola Moto 360 iFixit got their hands on one. iFixit is a site that dedicates itself in tearing down or disassembling gadgets and devices right down to its core. So when they get their hand on one they naturally had to open up the guts of the acclaimed gadget, here. They have done this to almost every electronic device in the market.
The teardown of the Moto 360 reveals plenty of the internals. Some are still questioned by tech pundits all over the world. The most debated issue on the Moto 360 definitely is the choice of processor by Motorola; Texas Instrument OMAP3. There is something else peculiar about the device revealed through this teardown though. The battery that was supposed to be 320mAh as advertised by Motorola. So through the teardown you would expect to find a battery with the correct label on it that says “320 mAh” right? Not really. The teardown by iFixit shows that in fact Motorola either put the wrong label on the battery, put the wrong battery in the device, or they just messed up on advertising.
It turns out however it was intended by Motorola to put that battery there and the advertisements and public information of the battery size was not wrong either. They released an official statement after the reveal in the teardown saying;
The typical battery capacity for Moto 360 is 320mAh and the minimum is 300mAh. In the mobile industry, sometimes both the minimum and typical capacity is listed on the battery, with the typical capacity quoted as the official battery size. Both figures are included on the batteries of our Moto X, Moto E and Moto G devices. In the case of smaller devices, we aren’t always able to list both figures. For Moto 360, we only had room for one figure and choose to list the minimal capacity of the battery. We see how this can be confusing and we will look into ways to add the typical capacity as well in the future.
However we never seen this kind of issue being pointed out with other devices though. It seems too that other batteries from other manufacturers in smartphones or smartwatches alike does not pose this kind of problem as well. So what is wrong with Motorola? We really do not know. Whether the statement from Motorola was fact or not we would not know too since we are not device manufacturers and we have yet to uncover the practices in that industry. But Motorola promised a review in the future? We definitely will look into that.