It was one of the first major smartphone makers to embrace Android Wear and the brand continued to do so well after it became Wear OS and other manufacturers have walked away.
That’s why it was a shock when the Moto Watch 100 was announced.
It’s makers, eBuyNow, the company that is now in charge of making Motorola branded smartwatches, said that the Moto Watch 100 will run its Moto Watch OS instead of Wear OS.
The Moto Watch 100 will also be budget friendly with its 100USD (~RM418) price tag. It is also set to be released in December.
However, these are only speculation based on the Moto Watch official website. There is no official information for the Malaysian market just yet.
Here is what we do know about the Moto Watch 100. It will have:
- A 42mm aluminium case.
- A 20mm quick-release band.
- A 1.3in circular LCD display.
- A heart rate monitor.
- A blood oxygen level monitor.
- Water resistance up to 5ATM (50 meters).
- 355 mAh battery. Rated for up to two-weeks of battery life.
- Compatibility with both Android and iOS.
Right now Google is in the process of overhauling its wearables software with Samsung on board.
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However, few smartwatches actually run the new Wear OS. Perhaps, a cheap cross-platform watch with some solid health basics is what most people want.