At just $99, the Moto Watch 100 seems almost too good to be true. It boasts blood oxygen monitoring, a two-week battery life, and much more. Made possible thanks to several careful design and software decisions
, the Moto Watch 100 is as packed with features as it is affordable.
What it lacks in one or two areas, it more than makes up for in at least a dozen others. One thing that may surprise some buyers is Motorola’s decision to steer away from Wear OS, previously better known as Android Wear. Instead, the Moto Watch 100 runs on an all-new Android-based operating system, streamlined to focus on what matters.
Further clever cost-saving measures also mean that Motorola has hand-picked a variety of specially selected materials for the Moto Watch 100’s construction. Take its strap, for example, which is silicone rather than leather or another fabric. It’s a small price to pay, though, because, at just $99, there’s a lot to love about Motorola’s latest budget-friendly smartwatch. To demonstrate, here are 15 of our favorite Moto Watch 100 features.
1. Two-Week Battery Life
Designed to be worn 24/7, the Moto Watch 100 promises two weeks of battery life between charges. In addition, Motorola designed the watch to charge fast, meaning that it’s back on a person’s wrist in no time. This lengthy battery life and fast-charging battery ensure that users get more from their watch.
2. Blood Oxygen Level Monitoring
Often found exclusively on much more expensive smartwatches, the Moto Watch 100 gets a cutting-edge SpO2 sensor or pulse oximeter
for highly accurate blood oxygen level monitoring.
3. Stylish Aluminum Case
An attractive 42mm circular aluminum case belies the Moto Watch 100’s mere $99 cost. Fairly traditional in its appearance, it makes a nice change from more angular and fundamentally modern-looking options such as the Apple Watch
4. Crisp, Clear 1.3-Inch Display
The same aluminum case houses a crisp, clear 1.3-inch display. The circular design mirrors a more traditional timepiece, rather than setting out to be an Apple Watch clone like many of the latest Fitbit smartwatches
5. Built-in Accelerometer and Gyroscope
Like with its SpO2 sensor, what it lacks in Wear OS support or a leather strap, the Moto Watch 100 makes up for with an abundance of important hardware additions, including an accelerometer and a gyroscope.
6. Compatible With Both iOS and Android
Despite being Android-powered, the Moto Watch 100 is also fully compatible with iPhones and other iOS devices. Its compatibility is thanks to Motorola’s corresponding Moto iOS app, available exclusively from the Apple App Store.
7. Over Two Dozen Sport Modes
No matter the activity or sport, the Moto Watch 100 almost certainly has a mode for it, with 26 on offer in total. The modes include presets for CrossFit, basketball, football, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, strength training, yoga, and wheelchair sports.
8. A Focus on Self-Improvement
The Moto Watch 100 cleverly combines biometric, sleep, and weight data to focus on self-improvement. This makes the watch a refreshing choice since self-improvement is often overlooked by the makers of other smartwatches.
9. Smart Notifications Only
The Moto Watch 100’s all-new Android-based operating system is programmed to show notifications thoughtfully. This feature minimizes unnecessary distractions in the process.
10. Low-Cost Extended Warranty
Buyers can purchase an extended Moto Watch 100 warranty
. Upsie’s warranties cost up to 70 percent less than warranties from competitors, ensuring that customers save money. All of Upsie’s comprehensive smartwatch warranties include accidental damage protection, too, for complete peace of mind. Always pair your new smartwatches with Upsie’s extended warranty plans.
11. Super Lightweight
One of the best Moto Watch 100 features is its weight. The Moto Watch 100 weighs in at a feather-light 1.61 ounces, meaning that it’s barely noticeable on the wrist. As a result, the watch is nearly weightless, whether you’re running errands, running marathons, working out in the gym, or tucked up in bed.
12. Always-on Display
Again, something that’s more common on much more expensive smartwatches, the $99 Moto Watch 100 gets a display that’s always on, and, even then, it still manages to last two weeks between charges.
13. In-Built GPS
Another feature typically omitted from less expensive smartwatches is the Moto Watch 100’s built-in GPS. With this feature, users can access location services-dependent features even without a paired smartphone.
14. 5 ATM Water Resistance
Important given Motorola’s stance on wearing the Moto Watch 100 24/7, the manufacturer’s latest smartwatch is fully waterproof, even down to a depth of 50 meters, thanks to 5 ATM water resistance.
15. Interchangeable Straps
And finally, if the Moto Watch 100’s durable, cost-saving silicone strap doesn’t suit, it’s easily replaced in seconds with an alternative. This includes bands designed for various other popular brands and their watches.
The Moto Watch 100 is available now
. The first watches started shipping to customers in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, December 10, 2021.
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