Tuesday, February 27

Motorola’s new smartwatch is not what we expected | Digital Trends Spanish


The Moto Watch 70 from Motorola is on its way to be released soon as the wearable has just been listed at Best Buy Canada. The landing page reveals the product in all its glory, presenting its key specs alongside a boring, conventional and lazy design.

The Moto 70 has a 1.69-inch color screen with a resolution of 240 x 280 pixels. While we don’t know if the screen is LCD or AMOLED, the case it sits in is made of zinc alloy. You will get a silicone watch strap included with the device. As for other features, the Moto 70 has heart rate tracking along with an SpO2 sensor and a gyroscope. Onboard fitness features include 23 sport modes.

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As for connectivity, you’ll get Bluetooth 5.0 to pair it with your smartphone. According to the listing, the Moto 70 is rated to last up to 14 hours of continuous use, which is poor considering it doesn’t run Wear OS.

Any version of a real-time operating system or RTOS (think smartwatches from Amazfit, Honor, and more) lasts longer than a week. The upcoming Motorola smartwatch is touted to run Moto OS, which was also present on the Moto Watch 100 released last year.

A render of the Motorola Moto 70.
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The Moto 70 is totally different from the motorbike 100 in terms of design. Instead of a circular dial, it features a rectangular design that looks no different from the likes of the Apple Watch and Amazfit GTS series. This is the same Motorola that once launched an exquisite motorcycle 360 in 2014. The company has since been sold to Lenovo, and is now releasing products with uninspiring design languages. It’s like the company doesn’t want to innovate and would rather play on the safer side by releasing wearables that look like every other smartwatch on the market.

The Moto 70 is only available in black at CAD 99, which translates to $75. At that price, it will go up against the Amazfit Bip U Pro. The smartwatch has yet to be released by Motorola, but Best Buy’s listing indicates that will arrive soon.

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