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Leak also gives us some additional details on specs

We’ve already learned that the Motorola Moto 360 will support wireless charging (via the Qi wireless standard), but a fresh leak is giving us a look at exactly how it charges.
The leaked photos shows us a vertical dock that holds the Moto 360 in place, allowing you to see the watch face while it’s charging. A blue charging animation sweeps around the watch face, clockwise, giving you a visual representation of the charge state (along with a percentage value in the center of the display).

However, one downside to the Moto 360’s design is apparent in these pictures. The Moto 360’s display driver components are built into the bottom portion of the watch’s display, which shows up as a black, crescent-shaped oddity. You can see how the charging animation is abruptly cutoff by the display driver as it sits in the dock (left side of the watch face in the first picture above).
Mister Gadget, the source of the leaked photos, also says that the Moto 360 has IP67 certification, a hear rate sensor, and battery life of two days (which puts it well ahead of the Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch which both can last roughly a day on a charge).

The Moto 360 is supposed to launch sometime this summer, and we eagerly await its release.

Sources: Mister Gadget, via BGR

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By km9v on 8/6/2014 2:52:03 PM , Rating: 5
Does anybody else think these smart watches are gonna flop hard? I can't see too many people wanting to wear these.

The display drive position kills this for me
By tayb on 8/6/2014 1:11:56 PM , Rating: 2
I can't believe the display driver is in that position. I may still consider this watch if the price is right but damn that position would bug the hell out of me. It's like a dead pixel, doesn't really effect the product too much but it drives me insane.

By RapidDissent on 8/11/2014 12:37:05 PM , Rating: 2
That's the kind of thing that seperates a good product development leader from an OK one. I see it as a "GM-esque" oversight and one worthy of the bottom-rung device maker that Motorola is becoming.

Not fanboying here, but if someone put that item on Steve Jobs desk, they would be looking for work elsewhere.

All they had to do was extend the case outward on the top and bottom like a traditional watch and the screen could have looked perfect.

Really Need To See This
By Sazabi19 on 8/7/2014 10:36:03 AM , Rating: 2
I really need to see one of these in a store before I just grab one, if they are online only I think Moto will screw themselves over. I was pretty excited about this but seeing how it looks now (quite a bit of plastic) I'm not sure if it will be a good fit for me. I like slightly larger heavier watches, my main watch is a Citizen Skyhawk AT (original) and I love it. The idea behind this watch is awesome but execution seems to be a bit more lacking than what I hoped, at least from these screen shots. The photos they show you on their site are good and it may even still be great, but I want to see it play with it before I make up my mind, not just order it and hope for the best. I would be getting the metal band as well. I still have high hopes for this and hope it will be priced well.

Digital NIXIE tube watch?
By Nortel on 8/6/14, Rating: -1
RE: Digital NIXIE tube watch?
By inighthawki on 8/6/2014 11:19:22 AM , Rating: 2
It looks like the size of a standard men's watch. What are you talking about?

RE: Digital NIXIE tube watch?
By hughlle on 8/6/2014 11:37:57 AM , Rating: 2
doesn't look like any standard sized mens watch i've used. Unless we're talking the "boy racer" g-shocks. Looks like it's almost a centimeter thick.

RE: Digital NIXIE tube watch?
By inighthawki on 8/6/2014 11:54:47 AM , Rating: 2
There are plenty of watches that are thin, sure. But it's not that far off from what's out there:

RE: Digital NIXIE tube watch?
By Spuke on 8/6/2014 12:08:05 PM , Rating: 2
X2, there are lots of watches this size.

RE: Digital NIXIE tube watch?
By Guspaz on 8/6/2014 12:28:03 PM , Rating: 2
The Moto 360 is a bunch thicker than a typical watch, but not dramatically so. It's the closest that I've seen a smartwatch come to a normal-sized watch...

My biggest complaint about it is the flat cutout at the bottom of the screen. It'd drive me nuts. Couldn't they have fit the display driver under the display instead of beside it? Is it because Motorola isn't the manufacturer of the panel, and maybe can't do a display quite that custom?

RE: Digital NIXIE tube watch?
By Labotomizer on 8/6/2014 12:43:00 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, that missing section of display just ruined my desire to get this watch. Oh well.

RE: Digital NIXIE tube watch?
By acer905 on 8/6/2014 12:57:49 PM , Rating: 2
I tend to mostly wear automatic mechanical watches, where a thickness of 14-16mm is pretty common, along with a case diameter between 40-50mm.

The Moto 360 doesn't look too big to me, but the black notch for the display driver kills it anyway...

RE: Digital NIXIE tube watch?
By tng on 8/6/2014 3:08:38 PM , Rating: 2
I like to collect watches and have found that the sizes change over time. Compared to 10 years ago the watches that they have out now (even dress, not sport watches) are huge and the moto watch shown here would not seem out of the ordinary.

RE: Digital NIXIE tube watch?
By Labotomizer on 8/6/2014 4:18:55 PM , Rating: 2
Same here. One of my earliest dress watches, purchased in 2000, seems like a woman's watch compared to what's in favor these days.

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