We were surprised earlier this year to learn that a new version of the Moto 360 was coming out four years after the previous model was released. If you have a soft spot for those previous Moto 360 watches, you can now pre-order the new one.
The new Moto 360 is available for pre-order at a price of $349.99 (via Android Police). Color options include Rose Gold, Steel Grey, and Phantom Black, and each model comes with a silicone and leather strap. Orders are expected to begin shipping on January 10th.
While this new Moto 360 shares a name with previous Motorola smartwatches, it's not actually made by Motorola. Instead, it's made by eBuyNow, which describes itself as an "independent, data-driven consumer electronics company" and has licensed the Moto 360 name from Motorola.
The third gen Moto 360 features a 1.2-inch 390x390 round AMOLED display with an always- Ambient Mode that will always show the time. One thing the screen doesn't have is the flat tire that the original Moto 360 was known for, though that's an omission that most folks probably won't mind.
The new Moto 360 is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It's got a 355mAh battery that can get you up to three days of usage when you enabled the "Battery Saver Mode", and when it's time to recharge, you can go from 0 to 100% in 60 minutes. The case of the watch is made of SUS316 stainless steel and it has 3ATM water resistance, a rotating crown, and a customizable action button. The straps are 20mm.
On the software side, the Moto 360 runs Wear OS. It's got a heart rate monitor so you can use Google Fit, and NFC is included for Google Pay support. The watch works with Android and iOS devices.
The original Moto 360 is one of the best-known Android smartwatches, and so it's kind of neat to see the design and name being revived for a new model. And while the round display isn't as big a deal now in the smartwatch market as it was when the first Moto 360 launched, there also aren't a ton of new Android-powered watches coming to market lately, so this new Moto 360 could be worth considering if you want a Wear OS device.
What do you think of the new Moto 360? Are you thinking about pre-ordering one?