B.C.-based eBuyNow resurrected the Moto 360 smartwatch, and now it might broaden the model with a slew of latest Moto-branded watches later this 12 months.
The particulars first appeared on the Watch Smarty discussion board, the place a discussion board employees member posted a hyperlink to a printed investor presentation from eBuyNow and CE Brands Inc. 9to5Google notes that CE Brands and eBuyNow are within the strategy of merging.
Dated February ninth, 2021, the investor presentation particulars eBuyNow and its merchandise, together with some upcoming units. Of explicit word is the slide beneath, which reveals a ‘Moto G’ smartwatch set for June, adopted by the ‘Moto Watch’ and ‘Moto One’ in July.
The Moto G watch is clearly named after Motorola’s ‘G’ line of smartphones, which signifies the smartwatch could also be a finances choice. It seems to be just like eBuyNow’s Moto 360 revamp, however with flat buttons as a substitute of raised buttons, a white/silver case color and no rotating crown.
The Moto Watch seems to be a extra Apple Watch-like choice with an oblong display screen and one button on the aspect. Finally, the Moto One smartwatch seems to be like a slimmer, extra premium choice.
All three watches probably run Google’s Wear OS.
Other slides from the presentation word that eBuyNow is one of some “active Wear OS Licensees” and that the corporate is within the early phases of a partnership with Qualcomm for “premium wearables.”
9to5 notes that, though the presentation didn’t embrace particulars concerning the smartwatches’ specs, there are a number of prospects. For one, the premium choices might run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100 wearable chip. That’d line up with eBuyNow’s partnership with Qualcomm. As for the probably budget-friendly Moto G watch, it might run the older Snapdragon Wear 3100.
Finally, the presentation features a slide that photos a model of eBuyNow’s Moto 360 smartwatch with a white case and a clear rear. 9to5 notes that variant of the watch hasn’t been seen earlier than, so it’s potential there could possibly be a Moto 360 refresh on the way in which as nicely.
If the timeline on this investor paperwork performs out, we might see a number of new Motorola smartwatches working Wear OS this 12 months. That’d present a much-needed increase to the stagnant smartwatch market and, hopefully, present some extra competitors.
Header picture supply: Motorola Canada