Motorola unveils third-generation Moto 360 smartwatch with Snapdragon Wear 3100
Today, Motorola announced third-generation Moto 360 smartwatch after a long gap of 4 years. It is worth to note that Motorola is not actually launching this smartwatch, but it has allowed eBuyNow to use Moto 360 brand name for smartwatches.
Motorola launched Moto 360 and Moto 360 2nd gen back in the years 2014 and 2015 respectively. After that, Motorola stopped upgrading smartwatches. I really liked their smartwatches but Moto failed to get many consumers.
The third-gen Moto 360 features a 1.2-inch circular AMOLED full-color display with 327PPI pixel density and 390×390 pixels resolution. The display also has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It also features ‘always on’ display that gives a quick peek of important things without pressing the button.
The encasing of the watch is made out o stainless steel. There are rotating crown and a customizable action button on its side. The watch features 3ATM water-resistant and you can use it while casual swimming and water activities.
Moto 360 third gen packs Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor with 1 GB RAM. It runs on Google’s WearOS platform and also has 8GB of storage. It has Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, and NFC for connectivity. Sensors include Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, HRM, and Ambient Light sensors
It packs a 355mAh battery with quick charge support. It takes 60 minutes in going from 0 to 100%.
Moto 360 third-gen is priced at $349.99 in the US. It will be available for pre-order starting mid-November and will go on sale across selected retailers in the US, Canada, and the UK starting December this year.
In a similar move, Motorola allowed Indian e-commerce company, Flipkart to use its brand name to launch Motorola TV. Yes, the Motorola smart TVs available on Flipkart are actually from Flipkart with Moto branding.