Motorola just launched the Moto Watch 100 for USD 100. Yes, you read that right, an USD 100 smartwatch. However, it does not run on Wear OS. The Moto Watch 100 runs on Moto Watch OS.
So the Moto Watch 100 runs on Motorola’s OS. It is a Real-Time OS. “RTOS smartwatches, such as Amazfit wearables and the OnePlus Watch, typically offer longer battery life but skimp on the smartwatch integrations.”(Via: Android Authority)
Hardware Specifications of Moto Watch 100
Motorola Watch is available in two colours, Phantom Black and Glacier Silver. The Moto Watch 100 comes with an LCD display of 1.3-inches. The case is made out of aluminum and is available in only one size at 42mm. It weighs around 45.8 grams. The strap length included in the box is 175 +/- 5mm and is 20mm wide. There are two physical buttons on the right side of the watch.
Battery life is claimed to be two weeks on a single charge, and this is made possible by a 355 mAh battery. The smartwatch not only retains power for a long time but can also charge from 0-100 in 60 minutes. The water-resistance of the smartwatch is 5ATM.
You can connect the smartwatch through BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), and it supports BLE 5.0 at 2400-2483.5 MHz. Other sensors present on it are, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, HRM, GPS, GLONASS, SpO2.
Software Features of the Moto Watch 100
With the hardware out of the way, let’s peek into what the smartwatch offers in terms of features. As smartwatches are focused on health and wellbeing, the Moto Watch 100 offers 26 sport tracking modes. This includes hiking, indoor and outdoor rowing, indoor and outdoor running, Crossfit, American football, etc. All this is made possible through the numerous sensors available in the smartwatch.
The smartwatch can also track heart rate, sleep tracking, weight tracking, oxygen levels, and more. Also, the Motorola Health App has not yet launched, but the company claims it has a friendly interface, and from what we can see, it’s true.
Considering the price, the Moto Watch 100 seems like a great buy. However, these are initial impressions by just reading out the spec sheet. You can pre-order the smartwatch right now for USD 100 from here.