FCC filing shows Qi wireless charging for Moto 360

FCC filing shows Qi wireless charging for Moto 360
When Motorola first announced the Moto 360 smartwatch, there was a hanging question left about how the device would be charged. Motorola fueled the fire by specifically mentioning that the charging for the device was one of the company's "secrets", but it seems it might not be anything too out of the ordinary, according to a new FCC filing.

The filing is pretty easy to sort out, and we know it is the Moto 360 because the filing flat out says it is for the 360. The big news from the filing is that it says that the Moto 360 will be "implementing the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) protocol" for wireless charging. WPC is known specifically for being the consortium that develops and licenses Qi wireless charging. This shouldn't be too much of a surprise though. While there were hopes that the 360 would use solar charging or kinetic charging, it has been rumored for a while that the Moto 360 would use magnetic induction charging, which is to say Qi. 

We are only two days away from the Google I/O keynote, where we are expecting to get the full Android Wear SDK, and possible announcements for the LG G Watch, the Moto 360, and an unnamed Samsung smartwatch. Either way, we should be getting more info on the Moto 360 soon enough. 

source: FCC via pocketnow

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5 Comments

1. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Going to get some nice muscle tone walking around with that weight on your wrist. Perhaps version 3.0 will be slimmer and less ridiculous looking.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It's so tall, it should have an IHOP "Full Stack" logo on it.

3. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Wireless charging for this and the iPhone. Gonna have both smart watches added to my watch collection. Moto 360 is gorgeous, and hopefully the iWatch will be to (especially with Apples great design team and the supposed "multiple watch designs and sizes")

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I dunno. The top view does look good, but the rest of the watch looks very "Sharper Image" to me. Like I've mentioned before, Apple will do well if all they make is a better engineered Moto360. It really is that simple.

5. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Yes, I think Sharper Image like is a good description.

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