Not all Android smart watches are the same! The Moto360 uses Googles "Android Wear" software. Apps come from both Google and Motorola so I expect big things in the future.
The best thing about this watch is the design, look, and feel are "just right". You do not feel like you have a computer on your wrist. Those who do "notice" are impressed and those who do not probably do not really matter. The variety of watch faces give you the feeling of every watch out there. It is only a matter a time before someone copies the look of all the major watches (Movado please...) and you will be able to have the look and feel of your "watch".
If you like the Google Now cards, this is the watch for you! There are all here, right on your wrist feeding you information through out your day, literally like a personal assistant. I use the voice command for setting reminders, timers, and replying to text messages all day long.
The apps are sparse, but improving. Strava for running works great. Evernote is impressing allowing you to create and check off to-do's and ready notes. I'm made a pre and post sailing checklist to get the boat ready and put her away. Amazon has a search app for products along with the famous One-Click ordering from the watch. Google Play music has a remote control for your phone. Text messages with preview on the watch, but you can't read the whole message. Whatsapp allows you to read the entire thread when notified.
As a fitness device, it is lacking compared to the Neo or the Fitbit. The step counter is conservative, about 2000 steps less than the wrist mounted Fitbit. When you hit your goals, there is not vibrating, "celebration". Just another dry notification that you did it. There is no software interface and very limited reporting. Overall it is a secondary feature on the phone and I'm guessing Google and Motorola are working on getting that functionality on par with S Health and hopefully Fitbit.
Samsung Neo 2
I had just closed a new coaching client and I was feeling like making an impulse buy. I walked into Sprint as they had the Samsung Fitness on sale for less than Amazon. I upsold myself into the Neo because of the bigger screen.
The S health is on par with Fitbit. The reporting is modest and there is no desktop interface, but there is additional features like heart rate (on the newer fitbit). The Note 4 has a sensor that adds stress monitoring and UV index of the sun's strength (very handy in Florida).
Lots of people noticed the square screen and I did get a few compliments and a few looks that triggered my feeling of geekiness. All the fitness apps are available on the phone and Samsung has a few more thru their store. I spent 5 days trying to get the Google Now cards working on the watch as that was what I really wanted. I finally figured out that Samsung has a proprietary operating system on the Neo2. There is a little more functionality than the Moto360, but this was a deal breaker for me. I took it back within the 14 day window for a full refund.
The really good news was the battery life. It ran for about 2.5 days with modest use. That allowed it to be worn overnight for sleep monitoring and it could charge for a few hours during the day while I was working at my desk.
If you want a fitness tracker to loose weight and keep yourself motivated. This is by far the best platform. The software works on both Apple and Android, the website syncs wonderfully with the app on your phone and hardware is solid. The food database is bigger than S Health. Neither one has a barcode scanner yet. For tracking calories, Lose it, My Fitness Pal, and Fat Secret are still better options.
I recommend the One first because woman can wear it in their bra and men on their waist so its invisible and won't affect your fashion style. There are some wrist band options if you want to wear it for sleep tracking or use it as a watch. I love having the build in display on my Force so I didn't have to check my phone all the time when I wanted to check in on my steps.
If you want more action on your arm, get the flex because you can change out the bands. The plastic bands scratch, show wear and eventually crack after 12-18 months. Being able to buy three more knock off bands for $10 and change colors is a real plus. There is also the $150 bracelet option for woman that want fashion. I think there is a great market in making functionality fashionable.
Either unit the batter lasts for about 4 days. The Force would go about a week. The fact that all the new models have fixed plastic bands is a huge turn off for me. That is another reason why I jumped into the bleeding edge with the Moto360. The real leather band that can be changed and metal body was a huge step up in class. Just compare the photos at the top of the page and you can see the difference.
So to sum up, the Fitbit is the still the healthiest option. For over 4 weeks I have been wearing it with either the Neo2 and the Moto360. The Neo2 was returned in 10 days because it didn't work with Google cards. The Moto360 is the overall winner. It's like a remote control for my phone. Its light vibration keeps me update when looking at my phone would be rude. It is still bleeding edge, but I trust that there will be a steady flow of new applications for Android wear and this device in 2015.