Moto360 has wireless charging, looks somewhat fashionable

Italian publication Mister Gadget has gone hands on with a pre-release model of the Motorola Moto360 smartwatch showcased a few previously unannounced features.

By Alex Choros

Italian publication Mister Gadget has gone hands on with a pre-release model of the Motorola Moto360 smartwatch showcased a few previously unannounced features.

While it's been known that the Moto360 will support wireless charging, Mister Gadget has revealed the wearable will charge via a small dock that keeps it in place. The dock will reorients the device's display, making it useable a clock. The Moto360 can only be charged by wireless, meaning the device unadorned by ports, plugs or pins – just like a conventional watch. An FFC filing suggests that the Moto360 will use the Qi wireless charging standard, making it compatible with many existing wireless chargers.

Mister Gadget also praised the Moto360's battery life, which it described as "two-and-a-half times better" than the LG G Watch. The G Watch's battery lasts for approximately a day and a half.

No concrete release date has been set for the Moto360 yet, other than by the end of the Northern Hemisphere's summer. No pricing information is available either.

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