There’s a new Motorola smartwatch on the block today, and it’s the Moto Watch 100 that leaked a few days ago. Unlike the last Moto 360 branded watch which launched back in 2019, the Moto Watch 100 forgoes Wear OS and starts the software journey from scratch with a brand new Moto OS. This “dramatically increases battery life”, to the point of two weeks, in the best case scenario. That is indeed a far cry from what Wear OS can provide, even today.
The Moto Watch 100 comes in one case size, which is 42mm. It has a 1.3″ circular LCD display (surprising in a world filled with OLEDs on watches), with an always-on mode – maybe the LCD spec is wrong? Anyway, you get 26 sports modes, SPO2 tracking, a heart rate monitor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and a 20mm strap size for easy changes.
The case is aluminum, and you can pick between Glacier Silver and Phantom Black colorways. The watch is 5ATM water resistant, and supports GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou as well as Bluetooth 5.0. Its 355 mAh battery charges from zero to full in one hour. The watch weighs 45.8g, and measures 42x46x11.9mm.
If you’re interested in getting one, you can pre-order for $99.99 straight from the official website – which is not Motorola’s, by the way, as the name is licensed for smartwatch use by a company called eBuyNow (which also produced the 2019 Moto 360). Pre-orders will ship “by December 10th”.