Motorola “Smart Watch” Hits FCC, Presumably the Next Moto 360

According to a published filing on the FCC website, it appears a possible sequel to last year’s Moto 360 smartwatch from Motorola just went through its paces. With test reports filed for Bluetooth and WiFi (802.11b/g/n), and the details stating that testing took place on a “smart watch” for Motorola Mobility, evidence suggests we may not be too far away from the company’s followup wearable.  (more…)

Motorola 2015 Event Live Blog!

With OnePlus now less than 24 hours behind us, it’s Motorola’s turn to take the stage and give us what’s next for 2015. We know a Moto G (3rd gen) is coming, thanks to Motorola India outing the entire device this morning a bit early, but will we also see a new Moto X (3rd gen) and Moto 360? Maybe two Moto X phones? I hope the answer is “yes” to all of that.

Motorola is hosting press events in New York City, London, and Sau Paulo this morning at 9AM Eastern (6AM Pacific). We aren’t sure just yet if they are going to live stream it (Update: Live stream added!), but should they decide to provide us with a link, we’ll be sure to add it here. Otherwise, I’m here, in NYC, ready to liveblog it out for all of you.

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New Moto 360 Wireless Charger Stops Off at FCC

A new Moto 360 smartwatch has yet to surface in any capacity, but I think it’s safe to say that we all expect Motorola to release one at some point within the next few months. If an FCC filing for a wireless charger that charges a “Motorola smart watch” of theirs is any indicator, maybe we’ll see the new watch at tomorrow’s event, or at the very least, within the next few weeks.  (more…)

Reported Android Wear Update to Bring Interactive Watch Faces, Watch-to-Watch Communication

As reported by Phandroid, an update is coming to Android Wear, bringing with it a couple of highly notable features. First, a basic change in the UI will allow users to perform a single tap on the device’s display, resulting in windows sliding in from the right.

For example, inside of an app, a tap could bring up new dialog for users to consume, such as health info via Google Fit. On the home screen, certain watch faces that are not yet released would allow for interaction. If a watch face shows weather, you could tap on it, then it will display different time zones, battery info, or other information.  (more…)

DEAL: A Whole Bunch of Motorola Products are Discounted Significantly With This Coupon Code

Motorola, through its MotoMakers program (a small group of their biggest fans), is hosting a massive sitewide sale on almost all of their current products. Each of their MotoMakers has been given a special coupon code that can be used to grab pretty significant discounts on items like the Nexus 6, Chromecast, Moto Hint, TurboPower chargers, Moto 360 bands, and wireless headsets.

Some of these products, like their best Bluetooth headsets, are almost $50 off. The Chromecast is $10 off. Moto 360 leather bands and TurboPower chargers are almost $10 off. Seriously, these are a bunch of good deals.  (more…)

Moto 360 is Now Just $149

Motorola and Google both dropped the price of the Moto 360 today to $149. That’s a $100 discount and could be a sign that it’s time to kill off all remaining inventory before the new 2nd generation model arrives. We have seen the price jump up and down over recent months, but this price cut has happened without asterisks, footnotes, or banners that mention this as being temporary.

Is the Moto 360 still a good buy at $150, even though it’s about to be replaced? $150 is a $150, so it’s not like we are talking about spending pennies here. With that said, it’s a solid smartwatch for a 1st generation device. It has started to show its age (that damn OMAP processor) recently, but still gets the job done. And hey, it also has Android 5.1.1 now!

Look at it this way – you know what you are getting when you buy a year-old, first-gen product that is about to get replaced by a new, upgraded model. It’ll work, but there could be some jealousy in a few weeks. Then again, the new model won’t be this cheap.

Links:  Motorola Store | Google Store | Amazon (more…)