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Moto 360 Wireless Charger Revealed in Huge Leak

by Jacob Kleinman | August 6, 2014August 6, 2014 9:00 am PST

We already know the Moto 360 will use wireless charging to power up, but several months after the device was first announced we’re still now sure exactly how the mechanism will work. Now, Motorola’s big secret has been revealed thanks to Italian tech blog Mister Gadget, which got its hands on the device and the charging dock that goes with it.

The Moto 360 charging dock appears to be a small piece of plastic that cradles the smartwatch so you can still see the screen, making it perfectly suited for your bedside table. There’s also what looks like a microUSB port in the back. A small light in the front should indicate that the device is charging, though the Moto 360 will also let you know with some sleek on-screen graphics.

The back of the Moto 360 leaked by Mister Gadget also reveals a few more unconfirmed features. Besides wireless charging, the device will apparently offer a built-in optical heart rate sensor, a pedometer and an IP67 certification, which means it’s resistant to dust and water. None of these features are particularly unique, though the report also notes that the Moto 360’s battery itself should last over two days per charge. That’s better than the G Watch and Gear Live.

It’s unclear if this is the final Moto 360 design, but it looks pretty good to us. Motorola is expected to unveil the new smartwatch sometime this summer, which means we’ll probably see the device announced later this month or in early September. Either way, it’s probably worth waiting for the Moto 360.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...