— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 8, 2016
Last year we reported on renderings of Nokia’s cancelled “Moonraker” smartwatch. Now thanks to Evan Blass, he has tweeted out a GIF of the device which gives us a better look at what could have been, so for those curious about Microsoft/Nokia’s wearable plans back then, this should give you a bit of insight.
In case you’re hearing about this for the first time, prior to being acquired by Microsoft, Nokia was reportedly working on its own wearable. There were reports claiming that the device was even shown off to select attendees at MWC 2015, and that the plan was to launch the device alongside the Lumia 930, but obviously that did not happen.
In this GIF, we get a good look at the device which sports a rather bright green finish, but given that Nokia’s designs have always been on the bright and colorful side, we suppose this isn’t that surprising. From what we can tell, it doesn’t look like it has a heart rate monitor built into it, a feature that many of us have come to expect by default these days.
In case you’re wondering if Nokia will be getting back into the wearables game, it seems that they are interested as several months ago, they announced their plans to acquire Withings, the same company behind wearables like the Activité and the Activité Steel.