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Motorola Moto Watch 100 leaks with new software

TL;DR

  • The Motorola Moto Watch 100 has leaked in a series of new renders, showing off its design and health features.
  • The smartwatch may run an entirely new operating system instead of Wear OS.
  • The Moto Watch 100 is made in partnership with eBuyNow, the company that helped resurrect the Moto 360 brand in 2019.

It doesn’t look like every smartwatch maker is jumping on the Wear OS 3 train. Evan Blass (@evleaks) has posted a number of images of Motorola’s next smartwatch, which will likely be called the Motorola Moto Watch 100. The images show off the watch’s design and health features, and hint at a potentially new operating system for the wearable.

The Motorola Moto Watch 100 appears to be the successor to 2019’s Moto 360 smartwatch. Many of the design cues shown off in these new Moto Watch 100 renders are reminiscent of the 2019 wearable. The watch will feature a round display with large lugs and two physical pushers on the right side. The watch case appears to be made of either plastic or stainless steel — it’s unclear from the renders themselves. It’ll come with a textured silicone strap with a traditional buckle.

The renders show off the Moto Watch 100’s health-tracking suite in detail. It’ll supposedly be able to track various activities like hiking, indoor and outdoor rowing, indoor and outdoor rowing, and more. It’ll track metrics such as steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled, stride length, average and max heart rate, pace, heart rate variability, and blood oxygen saturation via an integrated SpO2 monitor. It’ll also track your sleep duration, efficiency, and SpO2 levels at night.

Related: All the Wear OS 3 watches confirmed so far

The most interesting image of the bunch shows the Motorola Moto Watch 100 displayed in a circular pattern, under text that reads “All new Moto Watch OS.” It’s not entirely clear by the photos if Moto Watch OS is the company’s proprietary operating system, or if it’s Motorola’s Wear OS 3 software skin. We’d assume it’s the former since none of the images resemble what we’ve seen so far of Wear OS 3. If that’s the case, the Moto Watch 100 could be powered by some sort of RTOS-based software that’s completely new to the Motorola wearable ecosystem.

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The watch, which bears model number MOSWZ100, recently passed through the FCC, hinting at an imminent launch. The FCC listing also revealed that eBuyNow, the company that resurrected the Moto 360 brand in 2019, is also the company behind this new Moto watch.

We were fans of eBuyNow’s Moto 360 smartwatch. However, that was a different time for the Wear OS landscape. The operating system was getting neglected by Google, so companies touted features like long battery life to help their devices stand out from the sea of other Wear OS watches.

Now, however, Samsung has exclusive rights to the new Wear OS 3 software until 2022. Companies can still launch Wear OS devices until then, but they’ll need to run the old-and-busted Wear OS 2. It wouldn’t be surprising if Motorola and eBuyNow decided to forego the Wear OS waiting room altogether in favor of its own operating system.

Devices usually start leaking in full when they’re about to launch, so we’ll keep an eye out for more Motorola Moto Watch 100 leaks in the coming weeks.

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