- An enterprising Reddit user discovered a reference to the Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset in a promotional image for a Moto-branded watch.
- Theoretically, this upcoming Moto watch can have the advanced chip, Wear OS and wireless charging.
- So far there is only one watch on the market with the SD4100, so this will be a welcome competition.
Earlier today, on Reddit, a Wear OS fan found interesting information (h / t 9to5Google). Using an investor package launched last week around upcoming Moto-branded smartwatches, the user found that one of the unreleased watches could have the latest Qualcomm laptop processor: the Snapdragon Wear 4100.
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Reddit user “TheMacJezza” found this information using Photoshop. They used one of the promotional images from the investor’s suit and increased the contrast and highlights. Once that was done, they could better read the text around the rear sensors on the watch.
If you look at the picture shown above, you can see what they found. The white text has been added by the Reddit user to better clarify what you see. If this image is accurate, it looks very likely that this watch may have Snapdragon Wear 4100.
Moto watch with Snapdragon Wear 4100
This Moto-branded watch and the other two sets in the investor set are not made by Motorola. Instead, the Canadian company eBuyNow makes the watches and then labels them with the Moto name, as it is licensed from Motorola.
So far we have not seen anything too incredible from eBuyNow when it comes to Wear OS watches. However, a watch with the Snapdragon Wear 4100 will put it in direct competition with the only other commercially released watch with the processor: TicWatch Pro 3. That watch has a very clear design that may or may not be your cup of tea. Another watch with the same power can be a real winner.
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In addition to the processor, the clock shown in the picture above also has wireless charging coils. This is another feature that is missing from most Wear OS watches – they are usually locked to proprietary charging cables. Not even the TicWatch Pro 3, for example, has wireless charging.
Hopefully, eBuyNow will soon make some announcements on this Snapdragon Wear 4100 watch, as Wear OS fans now have something to be very excited about.