A new Moto 360 could land this year, according to new reports.
An investor report from CE Brands, reveals that the Moto Watch 100 is about to enter mass production, which could mean we’ll soon see the third reboot of the legendary smartwatch brand.
“Our newest smartwatch, the Moto Watch 100, which is designed for an entry level price point, is scheduled to begin mass production in November 2021,” said the report.
The original Moto 360 – produced by Motorola – landed in 2014, and was one of the shining lights of the early smartwatch field. It was a flagship for Android Wear (now Wear OS) and was the first to bring the round-faced design, in a sea of boxy, square watches.
Motorola produced the Moto 360 2, but then didn’t continue with its smartwatch efforts. The brand was picked up by eBuyNow (and then merged into CE Brands), which specializes in licencing much-loved but languishing brands.
eBuyNow's 2019 Moto 360 reboot
The company already rebooted the Moto 360 in 2019 – but the result was an expensive, mediocre device that didn’t really have many compelling reasons to buy.
eBuyNow were originally touted to release a trio of new Moto 360s (the Moto Watch, Motorola One and Moto G) back in Feb 2021, but nothing materialized.
But it seems the Moto 360 100 could be a reimagined version of the Moto G. Back in February, it was suggested the Moto G would run a Snapdragon 3100 processor powering Wear OS, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage.
It will be interesting to see how much this has changed.
The report also reveals that two ‘mid-level smartwatches’ – the Moto Watch 100S and Moto Watch 200 – will be released “by the end March 2022.”
Watch this space.
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