Many years ago, people used a pocket watch to find out what time it was when they’re outside the home.
Then they eventually recognized the utter convenience of simply glancing at their wrist to check the time, compared to having to grope in their pockets for their pocket watch.
Now that same evolution is happening with the MOTA SmartWatch with Bluetooth.
But is it any good at all? Will it actually help?
Let’s find out in this MOTA SmartWatch with Bluetooth review.
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Design of the Mota SmartWatch With Bluetooth
Let’s first start with how it looks. Like it or not, watches are fashion accessories, and the design matters. It doesn’t do us much good if we look stupid wearing this thing.
By and large, the various MOTA SmartWatch versions all look hi-tech, although in a somewhat understated way. It just looks like a band.
The screen is always black, but you have black or silver options for the bracelet around your wrist.
The wrist size comes in two sizes, with most people probably opting for the 7-inch size while others go for the 7.5-inch option. It’s also light enough at 34 grams.
In any case, it’s a bracelet that looks good especially on women. On men, at least it’s inoffensive, and its masculine appeal has more to do with its hi-tech features.
Features of the Mota Smartwatch With Bluetooth
When the MOTA SmartWatch G1 first came out, it offered many features that would be seen in future versions. It came with an OLED screen, which displayed the caller name or number when you get a call on your smartphone.
You can use it to answer a call, as it is also equipped with a microphone and speakers. Talking to people with it is easy and clear as your voice is carried well and the speakers offer crystal-clear sound.
The screen also tells you when you’ve missed a call, a text message you’ve received, and if your smartphone battery is low. When you’re not using it as a phone, it functions as a watch and tells you the time.
With this device, you can also control your music, and you even get an anti-lost feature. It warns you when you’re more than 10 feet away from your phone.
When you’re outside and you expect your phone to be in your pocket or your purse, this warning can tell you if you’ve dropped your phone or somebody just stole it.
The SmartWatch offers 72 hours of standby time and 3 hours of talk time. When you need to charge it, it just takes about 2 to 3 hours to fully charge it.
Compatibility of the Mota Smartwatch
The G1 is compatible with Bluetooth version 2.1 (along with 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0). MOTA followed this up with the G2 Lite, which has most of the functions of the G1.
G2 Lite is compatible with Bluetooth 3.0 (along with 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0). And now it even offers hands-free functionality with its built-in voice activation for Google Now and Siri, although it’s still a bit limited.
The auto-reconnect function is also somewhat unreliable as well. Curiously, the G2 Lite doesn’t show the caller name when you get a call.
Finally, there’s the excellent G2 Pro. It offers more reliable service than the G1 and G2, and it has all the G1 and G2 functions.
Controlling the functions of your smart watch with the built-in activation for Google Now and Siri is much more advanced.
Essentially, the main benefit of the MOTA Bluetooth SmartWatch is that it extends the functionality of your smartphone. It works extremely well and reliably with Bluetooth, and pairing it with your smartphone is a breeze.
When you’re driving or doing something that involves your hands, you won’t have to bother checking your pockets or your purse for your phone.
It’s great that it’s compatible with both Android and iOS along with Windows Phone 8, so just about everyone with a smartphone can use it.
When you get a notification, you can set it to vibrate, so if you’re in a meeting or in a theater you don’t bother the people around you.
The look is okay enough, although you have to admit that it won’t ever replace the elegance of a luxury watch. But it is gratifying to see people looking at you in wonder when you use it to talk to people.
It’s also quite comfortable, although like wristwatches some people just can’t stand the feeling of metal on their skin for too long.
Then there’s also the anti-lost function, which tells you when you’re more than 10 feet away from your smartphone. With this, you’re never too far from your phone without knowing about it.
For those who are always worried about where their phones are, this is a godsend feature.
Perhaps the most notable advantage of the MOTA is how they’ve truly made the latest G2 Pro a very reliable device. The connection with your smartphone is very dependable, which is quite a relief.
The anti-lost function does have its drawbacks, however. Many people who use smartphones are not obsessive about having them nearby all the darn time.
That means the vibrating alarm that tells you you’re out of range of your phone can be truly annoying. This is especially true when you’re at home, and you have a set place for your smartphone.
You can turn this feature off, but then you have to turn it on when you do go out and you want your smartphone with you. Having to turn this feature on or off all the time can be tiresome after a while.
The question here is this: do you need a smart watch? If you do, then it’s pretty clear that the MOTA SmartWatch with Bluetooth.
Get the G2 Pro, as it’s not all that expensive and it has all the great features you want.
The reliability is outstanding and the design is subtle, and if you do need a smart watch then the MOTA Bluetooth wireless SmartWatch G2 Pro is worth every cent.