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The next generation of Motorola smartwatches emerges in a new official leak

Motorola's latest watch gets closer to a debut. (Source: CE Brands via 9to5Google)
Motorola's latest watch gets closer to a debut. (Source: CE Brands via 9to5Google)
Motorola had confirmed plans to release new smartwatches under its branding with a new partner, currently known as CE Brands. Now, this company has dropped this wearable's final product name, as well as several strong hints as to its design and about how much it might cost. It is now to be followed up by 2 more of its new series on its launch.

Motorola had signed an agreement with a company called eBuyNow to release successors to the 360 smartwatch in 2019. Since then, the latter has merged with CE Brands, a conglomerate that has just let multiple leaks concerning the next generation of the wearables in question slip in its latest operational update, released for the benefit of its investors.

The last such leak suggested that CE Brands and Motorola might use names such as Moto Watch 100 and Moto G Watch for these products. That was a few months ago now, however, and now it seems the partners have decided to stick with the former, with variations on it to follow.

Accordingly, the first of these - the 100 - is to go to mass production in November 2021, and is projected to see a release before the end of the same year. The Moto Watch 100S and 200 should succeed it in early 2022. Back to the first of that name, CE Brands intends it to have a "premium" appeal, even though it is also "designed for an entry level price point".

Therefore, it may not be the Moto Watch allegedly destined for the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor. It might be reserved for the 100S or 200, however, as CE Brands has also mentioned it plans for higher-end wearables, perhaps with Wear OS, for which it has “partnered with Qualcomm for premium wearables”.

Nevertheless, additional leaks indicate that the more immediate Moto Watch 100 will have Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, an aluminum 5ATM-resistant chassis, a heart rate monitor and a 355mAh battery. Shots of what may be retail packaging for the wearable also suggests it will have a distinctive wavy strap out of the box, 2 physical buttons and at least 1 colorway (black). All in all, the future of Motorola-brand smartwatches is starting to look exciting.

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Leaked slides and documentation suggest the Moto Watch 100 will be released soon. (Source: CE Brands, FCC, 9to5Google)
Leaked slides and documentation suggest the Moto Watch 100 will be released soon. (Source: CE Brands, FCC, 9to5Google)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10-25 (Update: 2021-11-14)