The newest zombie-brand Moto 360 doesn’t run Wear OS

While the original Moto 360 was an Android Wear (now Wear OS) smartwatch, with the Moto Watch 100, we’re seeing the feature-phonification of the Motorola smartwatch. It runs something called “Moto OS,” which the website describes as “a streamlined experience focused on health and routine that dramatically increases battery life.” There won’t be any third-party apps, or an app store, so you’ll be stuck with whatever the packed-in features are. As far as we can tell from the user manual, that seems to be fitness tracking with 26 activity modes, continuous heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and displaying the time and weather. When paired with an Android 5.0+ or iOS 10+ phone, you’ll get notification mirroring and remote media control. There’s also a companion smartphone app.

While the original Moto 360 was an Android Wear (now Wear OS) smartwatch, with the Moto Watch 100, we’re seeing the feature-phonification of the Motorola smartwatch. It runs something called “Moto OS,” which the website describes as “a streamlined experience focused on health and routine that dramatically increases battery life.” There won’t be any third-party apps, or an app store, so you’ll be stuck with whatever the packed-in features are. As far as we can tell from the user manual, that seems to be fitness tracking with 26 activity modes, continuous heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and displaying the time and weather. When paired with an Android 5.0+ or iOS 10+ phone, you’ll get notification mirroring and remote media control. There’s also a companion smartphone app.

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