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Moto 360 will have one important feature other Android Wear devices lack

Moto 360 Specs: Ambient Light

In addition to being the only Android Wear device that will have a round watch face, the Moto 360 will also pack a unique feature existing competitors lack, Android Police reports, and that’s an ambient light sensor that will surely come in handy when it comes to adjusting to the lighting in a new environment and saving battery life.

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LG’s G Watch and Samsung’s Gear Live both come without ambient light sensors, which means users have to manually adjust brightness depending on where they are. But the Moto 360 will not come with such annoyances, and Motorola’ Cathay Bi has confirmed the smartwatch’s ambient light sensor during a hands-on TechCrunch experience (video below).

When it comes to differences between what a round and square screen can display, Android Central says that the Moto 360 will basically be able to show the same kind of information and images, as Android Wear will work the same across devices no matter what screen types they have.

Even though the G Watch and Gear Live are already available in stores, the Moto 360 appears to the first Android Wear star that will stand out from the crowd. The device is supposed to launch at some point this summer, although pricing details and actual release dates for it aren’t available at this time.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.