New Moto 360 pics reveal wireless charger

Ever since Motorola first announced its Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch, we’ve known the wearable would get its power in a bit of a non-traditional manner. Back in June, when the 360 swung by the FCC, we started getting our answers about just what Motorola was planning, as the published certification paperwork confirmed support for the Qi wireless charging standard. But then recent rumors started getting us worried that this feature might come at a price, and wondering if the watch’s steel construction might be a casualty of the choice to bring it wireless power. Fret not, for the latest 360 leak not only confirms the continued presence of a metal back, but shows us the 360’s custom charger for the first time.

Etched right into that metal backplate we see many of the 360’s selling points spelled-out: a stainless steel build, wireless charging, water resistance, and even a heart rate sensor.

The wireless charger itself is quite compact and features a bit of an unusual (at least for wireless chargers) upright design. While it looks quite handsome, operational photos reveal a casualty of the screen’s not-quite-fully-circular geometry: a progress indicator bar gets unceremoniously clipped, obscuring the readout somewhere in the 70-80 percent range.

Finally, we get some comparison shots up against the LG G Watch, and while the 360 continues to look a little chunky on its own, from what we can see here it shouldn’t be considerably thicker than the rest of its Android Wear brethren; it may be a bit bigger that the LG model, sure, but it’s not a night-and-day difference.

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Source: Mister Gadget
Via: Android Central

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