The Moto 360 is one of the most popular smartwatches on the market, even though it’s almost a year old. Some were not sold on the watch during its launch but it quickly became a favorite among tech lovers. Talks of the new Moto 360 got started when leaked images of a suitcase filled with parts of what was said to be the next device spread all over the Internet. Since the images, all kinds of features and improvements have been said to come with the new watch.
According to many tech sites, this year’s Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI) Moto 360 is set to make its debut at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) event. The IFA will start September 4 and will bring the latest products from the biggest companies. In the event, the two new Nexus models are also said to be making an appearance. Smartwatches have not really taken off, but the Moto 360 was solid and the company is hoping to build on that success.
Many of the smartwatches currently available have not sold well and gotten mixed reviews, but Motorola did fine with its first one so why not keep going. The company is also looking to release the watch just days after releasing the newest generation of the Moto G and X. Fans of the Moto 360 are expecting the upcoming device to compete with the latest watches in the market. According to the people involved in the making of the new watch, the device will do just that.
Sources say the new Moto 360 will be waterproof, just like the smartphones they released at the beginning of this month. The watch face will stay round and the black bar is probably coming back. According to analysts, the new device will also take advantage of the new features in Android M, to give users a unique experience and make it stand out from the other smartwatches currently available.
On top of it being waterproof, the new Moto 360 might come with a SIM card slot. The battery life will also be improved to compete with devices that last days. Wireless charging will be around once again and older versions of wireless charging pads will be compatible with the new watch. There are also rumors that a new and more powerful pad will be released sometime after the watch debuts.
Motorola seems to be taking charging to the next level, the company recently released the Moto X Style, which they say charges faster than any other smartphone. The device gives users 10 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. Trusted Reviews was told by the company that its phone charges 50 percent faster than the Galaxy S6. The Moto X Style is currently available for $399.
Ok back to the watch, the display will also get minor improvements, with a higher resolution and more brightness. That’s all we have, the event is less than a month away and if you haven’t tried out any smartwatches yet, look for the current Moto 360 black or grey version, which is currently available for the low price of $150.