Motorola has formalized its news-connected watch, the Moto Watch 100, which relies on its low price and its autonomy to convince.
And contrary to what one might think, it will not ship Wear OS, but the all-new Moto Watch OS.
Up to two weeks of autonomy
On the design side, the Moto Watch 100 is classic. It adopts a 42mm aluminum case, weighing 29, and a 1.3-inch diameter LCD screen. No OLED therefore, but that does not prevent it from offering an Always-on display mode. Supplied with a 20 mm black silicone strap and a magnetic charging cable, it benefits from 5 ATM water resistance (up to 50 meters deep), so it is suitable for swimming.
What sets it apart from other connected watches on the market is its two-week battery life. Its 355 mAh battery can also be recharged to 100% in just 60 minutes. It must be said that the Moto Watch 100 and its proprietary Moto Watch OS system focus on the essential: health monitoring. 26 sport modes, sleep monitoring as well as heart rate measurement, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and a number of steps are on the program. The watch also benefits from a GPS chip and Bluetooth 5.0.
Everything is accompanied by a dedicated smartphone application. It will first be released on Android (Android 5.0 minimum), then it will arrive on iOS in December.
Moto Watch 100 price and availability
The Moto Watch 100 will be launched initially in the United States and Canada only. North American customers can already pre-order it from the official Moto Watch website for $ 99.99. Two colors are available: Phantom Black and Glacier Silver. The first deliveries will take place by December 10, 2021.
As a reminder, Motorola would have two other connected watches in preparation: the Moto Watch 200 and the Moto Watch 100s, expected in the first quarter of 2022.