July 21st, 2015
Apple’s iWatch may not be the only wearable sporting sapphire glass. Motorola’s hot new wearable, the Moto 360, could also be getting the premium scratch resistant glass.
Unnamed sources speaking with games and gadget blog G for Games says that Moto 360 could employ a sapphire glass face. Thus far, only Apple has shown any visible interest in cutting precious jewels into screens for the iPhone 6 and iWatch.
That’s not all. Another step up for the face of Motorola’s wearable could include an OLED display. Unlike a traditional LED screens, organic diodes use virtually no energy to display blacks making them deeper and could improve battery life significantly.
The Moto 360 made a big impression as the best looking smartwatch yet Adding in premium material such as sapphire glass and an OLED screen would put the Moto 360 in a premium league of its own, whereas smartwatches thus far have only been fitted with Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
Inducting wireless charging
The same source also reconfirmed the smartwatch could feature induction wireless charging. Wireless charging capability has been seen on a multitude of Android devices including the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, but this would be a first for wearable gadgets.
As we noted from a previous panel on wearable tech, one of the first hurdles for new users is actually remembering to charge the device. The ability to simply set your watch on a charging stand could be the most sensible system yet.
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