The full specs of the Motorola’s upcoming smartwatch, the Moto 360, has been shrouded in semi-secrecy. Motorola did tease that the device would feature a “secret” charging method, which was later revealed to be wireless charging via magnetic induction. Now if you were still skeptical, how about an FCC filing to help clear any doubts?
If you answered in the affirmative, you might be interested to learn that a wireless charger by Motorola had been recently spotted at the FCC. This pretty much confirms what we had heard earlier, and we’re guessing that this is most likely that “secret” charging method that Motorola was teasing us about.
The listing also goes on to reveal that the charger was designed for use with the Moto 360 and that it will support the Wireless Consortium’s protocol, which is the Qi standard. We’re not sure if this means that it will play nicely with any Qi wireless charger you might have lying around the house, or if it’s basically a dock designed specifically for the Moto 360 in mind.
Wireless charging can come in handy with smartwatches, since you would not have to keep plugging it and unplugging it to charge, Instead at the end of the day, you can just slip the watch off your wrist and place it on the charging pad to allow it to charge, much like how you would leave your normal watch on the table or in your drawer.
Of course we’re hoping that a standard charger would be part of the device’s features as well, since it would make it easier to bring around with you, but we guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully we will learn more about the Moto 360’s future at Google I/O which will be kicking off later this week.