In early 2020, a new Moto 360 was launched by a Canadian company called eBuyNow following a licensing agreement with Motorola. This scheme will be expanded later this year as new Wear OS devices from Moto are on the way.
This information comes from a published investor presentation (via Watch Smarty) dated February 9, 2021 from eBuyNow and CE Brands Inc. Buyers of the new Moto 360 are aware of the first company, but a merger is underway:
CE Brands Inc & eBuyNow eCommerce Ltd have entered into a binding merger agreement which will result in CE Brands Inc adopting the operations and assets of eBuyNow eCommerce Ltd.
A product map for 2021
This Moto G Smartwatch, which is clearly named after the phone line, is almost identical to the current Moto 360. However, it has a white / silver case and no rotating crown with two flat buttons on the right side instead. The naming suggests that this will be a cheaper offer, while it reveals that the license agreement for Motorola has been extended.
Assuming the order is accurate, we should see a brand new rectangular Moto Watch running Wear OS with a button that takes signals from the Apple Watch, a month later. The signature clock is adapted to the different screen. Moto One seems to be slimmer, rounded and possibly more premium offerings.
Elsewhere, a “Product Partners” route states that “eBuyNow is one of a handful of active Wear OS licensed,” while the company is “among the earliest stage companies to partner with Qualcomm for premium wearables.”
It remains to be seen what specifications will drive these devices, but the Snapdragon Wear 4100 with 1GB of RAM will secure these watches for the future, and speak to eBuyNow’s espionage relationship with Qualcomm. That said, the implicit affordability of the G Smartwatch could mean a 3100 processor.
This presentation also seems to showcase an unprecedented white 3rd generation Moto 360 that has a transparent back cover that allows users to see the charging coils and other circuits. It gives a pretty cool design.
Overall, this expanded range of new Moto watches – if they go out – will help provide meaningful competition to existing Fossil Group offerings and help boost the Wear OS ecosystem.
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