The Moto 360 was one of the first Android Wear smartwatches, impressing many Android users with its circular display and near-mechanical watch. Now it’s coming back from the dead, ready to go back to the market. First, while the watch may be called the Moto 360, it is not made by Motorola, but is licensed for production and sale by a company called eBuyNow.
The new Moto 360 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform with 1GB of memory, 8GB of storage, a circular surface design, a built-in 1.2-inch 360×360 OLED touchscreen, integrated GPS and NFC (the latter for mobile payments) and a heart rate monitor. There are two buttons on the side, and the button above can also be used as a roller to scroll up and down in the Wear OS interface.
The new Moto 360 is available in three colors (black stainless steel, silver or gold) and the straps are interchangeable. eBuyNow also promises to integrate fast charging, with a built-in 355 mAh battery that can be fully charged in an hour and has “all-day” battery life and low-power mode that extends the life of a single charge to several days, and finally, it has 3ATM waterproofing. The new Moto 360 product will go on sale in December for $349.99, with pre-orders starting on November 12.