- The Motorola Moto Watch 100 has leaked in a number of new renders showing its design and health functions.
- The smartwatch can run a completely new operating system instead of Wear OS.
- The Moto Watch 100 is made in partnership with eBuyNow, the company that helped revive the Moto 360 brand in 2019.
It doesn’t look like every smartwatch manufacturer is jumping on the Wear OS 3 bandwagon. Evan Blass (@evleaks) posted a series of pictures of Motorola’s next smartwatch, which will likely be named the Motorola Moto Watch 100. The images show the design and health features of the watch and indicate a potentially new operating system for the wearable.
The Motorola Moto Watch 100 appears to be the successor to the Moto 360 smartwatch from 2019. Many of the design features shown in these new Moto Watch 100 renders are reminiscent of the 2019 wearable. The watch has a round display with large eyelets and two physical buttons on the right. The watch case appears to be made of either plastic or stainless steel – this is not apparent from the renderings themselves. It comes on a textured silicone bracelet with a traditional buckle.
The renderings show the Moto Watch 100’s health tracking suite in detail. It will reportedly be able to track various activities like hiking, indoor and outdoor rowing, indoor and outdoor rowing, and more. It records metrics such as steps, calories burned, distance covered, stride length, average and maximum heart rate, pace, heart rate variability and blood oxygen saturation via an integrated SpO2 monitor. It also tracks your sleep duration, efficiency and SpO2 levels at night.
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The most interesting picture of the heap shows the Motorola Moto Watch 100 in a circular pattern under the text “All new Moto Watch OS”. It’s not entirely clear from the photos whether the Moto Watch OS is the company’s proprietary operating system or Motorola’s Wear OS 3 software skin. We’ll assume it’s the former as none of the images look like what we’ve seen from Wear OS 3 so far. If so, the Moto Watch 100 could be powered by some sort of RTOS-based software that is completely new to the RTOS and Motorola’s wearable ecosystem.
The watch with model number MOSWZ100 recently passed the FCC, indicating an imminent launch. The FCC listing also revealed that eBuyNow, the company that revived the Moto 360 brand in 2019, is also the company behind this new Moto watch.
We were fans of the Moto 360 Smartwatch from eBuyNow. That was a different time for the Wear OS landscape, however. The operating system was neglected by Google, so companies touted features like long battery life to make their devices stand out from the sea of other Wear OS watches.
However, Samsung now has the exclusive rights to the new Wear OS 3 software until 2022. Companies can still bring Wear OS devices to the market by then, but will have to run the old and broken Wear OS 2. Surprisingly, if Motorola and eBuyNow decided to To do without the waiting room of Wear OS in favor of an own operating system.
Devices usually leak completely when they are about to launch, so we’ll be looking for more Motorola Moto Watch 100 leaks in the coming weeks.