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Lenovo’s CEO May Have Just Outed the New Moto 360

Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing may have just outed the brand new Moto 360. It’s tough to tell if he did so on accident or if he was trying to show the smartwatch world what he thinks a real smartwatch should look like. Either way, in a post to his Weibo account that was quickly deleted, Yuanqing gave us an image of a smartwatch in a variety of sizes and colors – a watch he specifically referred to as the “Moto 360” – along with a bunch of different watch bands. 

The quote from the post, captured by MyDrivers, translates roughly to, “Moto 360, matching the arrival of the era of freedom, our store in the future to increase the function of the watch shop.” That doesn’t tell me much personally, but the image itself does.

In the image above, you can see a watch that looks similar to the original Moto 360 except it now has lugs attached to its round body that hold watch bands. The original Moto 360 has no lugs and instead hosts watch band attachments underneath the body of the watch. Adding lugs does help the watch look much more like a classic timepiece, which is what Motorola claims they were going for with in the original. The original Moto 360 may have the round body of a classic watch, but the hidden watch band attachments give it a much more modern feel. This on the other hand, does indeed look like a refined timepiece.

We are seeing new classic gold and dark grey colors alongside the current colors of silver, black, and champagne gold. It seems that Motorola may also be making making each in varying sizes. As you know, the current Moto 360 only comes in one body size, but has optional thinner bands. With the Moto 360 (2nd gen), it seems we are getting both big and small watch bodies.

Is that the dreaded Moto 360 black bar I see? The flat tire? Did Motorola really bring that back? Each watch seems to be featuring components towards their bottom chins that would lead me to believe that the flat tire is there once again. Now, we know Motorola does this to control screen brightness automatically, but you and I know the mixed reaction given to the area on the original.

Finally, it looks like we may get a traditional gold watch band to go with the new gold color as well.


moto 360 2nd gen watch bands

And here is the original image that Yuanqing posted.

moto 360 2nd gen lenovo

Via:  HelloMotoHK | MyDrivers
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  • Ralph Basile

    I have to say, I don’t even notice the “flat tire.” I think I prefer the cleaner look of the current model. Hoping that more tech, including GPS, is included in the next generation, however.

  • Terrance Steiner

    To everyone wining about the “flat tire” “issue” I have a few things to say.

    1. This is leak of a pre-production prototype. There is not confirmation that the watch we see above will be the version we see in stores in a year. There is also no guarantee that the “flat tire” will still be there when the product is actually released. So please calm down and wait until we have concrete information.

    2. I have a 360 and after about a day of use you completely forget it is there. You do not even really see it anymore.

    3. If the “flat tire” is a deal breaker for you then buy a different watch and please stop complaining.

    • Matthew Rosidivito

      Also: Use a black background. Problem solved.

  • Higher_Ground

    “Is that the dreaded Moto 360 black bar I see? The flat tire? Did Motorola really bring that back?”

  • Taglogical

    The original has the look of a pocket watch – this is more like it

  • All the initial reviews & specs on flat tyres, cracked cases, poor battery life & ‘first gen’ scaremongering very nearly prevented us even purchasing the watch at all. Had a hunch though as seen speculative propaganda in many reviews saying products are great because of brand (when they’re not all that) & then other that say don’t touch a product with a barge pole.

    Turned out to be a complete, impressive, totally admirable & fashionable watch though. Wouldn’t have even questioned the flat tyre at all if wasn’t pre aware of it.

    So pleased to have it.

  • NexusMan

    Not crazy about these pics. I hope the actual Moto 360 2 when released is not this.

  • yummy

    Looks like a five dollar watch.

  • steelew

    Still has a flat tire. This is NOT a feature, its kind of annoying, as a g watch r owner. When I download watch faces made by moto 360 owners, they cut off the bottom. I think google should ban this, every other AW watch is round (full circle) or square with no loss of screen real estate.

  • Lawrence Atkinson

    I bought the 360 because it looks like a traditional watch that I’d buy. I wouldn’t wear a traditional watch that looked like the G Watch, and certainly would never ever wear a square watch. This ‘issue’ with the ‘flat tire’ is for me a non issue. What will interest me is what performance and battery improvements the Moto 360 2 will deliver. While I’m happy with the current model, this is just the start. I get 18 hours with regular notifications and I use the ambient settings.
    Your watch is always on your wrist and on display. It’s more about who you are than a phone.

    • NexusMan

      me too

    • Battery life took a MAJOR drain when I had a couple certain watch faces on it: Odyssey & NAVI. With them – guarenteed would make a workday, without them – guaranteed make a full work, long workday.

  • sooper_gadget12

    For those who don’t know, the flat tire houses an ambient light sensor. This feature is not available in many other Android Wear devices. As a Moto 360 owner, this helps the ambient screen setting work properly and allows for proper display of watch faces that employ a dim setting.

  • At least the flat tire isn’t quite as flat. Someday they’ll properly inflate it.

  • HeyGuy

    They’re just mockups, just like all the full circle mockups of the original moto 360 leading up to launch.

    • Stuart Dooley

      Agreed. Just look at the ones with watch faces on them, they have the classic 10:10 time on them. Probably stickers. http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=22461

    • kashtrey

      THIS. Either that or they’re using the same parts as the original 360 and just playing with frame design right now. One of the watch faces is see-through and you can see the foam behind it, so these are for sure not production items.

    • NexusMan

      There were no “full circle” mockups leading up to launch. You just didn’t notice what you call a “non full circle,” because you had no one brainwashing you to notice and hate it.

  • Jed Weeks

    These just look like “cases” a 360 would pop into, no?

    • WickedToby741

      Uh, no.

  • interstellarmind

    the lugs are no go for me. The current moto 360, without its lugs, is what sets it apart from the rest.

  • Carl Bacchus

    The flat tire is the reason I didn’t buy the watch

  • Rich

    Has anyone noticed that the flat tire may sporting app icons?

    • kashtrey

      Those squares and circles are the circuitry and ambient light sensor not icons.

    • WickedToby741

      I think what you’re seeing is Motorola’s development logos. The first gen prototypes had them to before release. Hard to tell because I’m on my phone though.

  • rcpa

    These are probably just mock-ups for the case design. If the larger of the two sizes is the same size as the current Moto 360, then it would not surprise me if they mounted the current display/circuits in the new case design mock-ups.

    So while it’s possible that you are seeing the new display and it has the flat tire, it doesn’t necessarily mean that. Also, they may have produced mock-ups for two case sizes to evaluate them, but that doesn’t mean they have plans to release more than one size.

    • rcpa

      Nevermind. I see that one of the smaller watches has a display mounted in it. That one is obviously not the current moto 360.

  • sincityjohn44

    This is why I don’t jump on the smart watch fad. A new one every year sheesh XD

  • Terrance Steiner

    Pure speculation time. The picture above definitely shows the watch body and bezel as two different pieces. This could just be pre-production samples but what if these are swappable watch bodies? Unscrew the bezel, put in your watch, screw on your bezel and you are off. Not likely, I know. If it were true I would have one of every color. Maybe and extra body with a rubber strap just for working out.

  • jstew182

    It also looks as tho the crown has moved to the 2 o’clock position.

  • Terrance Steiner

    The current Moto 360 has a serious design flaw (and it is not the flat tire). The metal band sits in plastic inserts on either side of the watch. They break super easy by flexing your wrist. This is a problem with metal band design, not the watch itself. I have gotten two replacements from Best Buy because they keep breaking. If this design eliminates that, I am all for it. When the new 360 is released later this year (after the old 360 is completely out of stock) they might just break again and I might have to use the extended warranty I purchased for the watch. I normally never pay for the extended warranty but I figured I am more likely to break something I wear every day.

  • Darrell Shaffer

    I believe it looks like these are cases that you can snap the original moto 360 into? Look at the “case” on the right with the cognac leather band attached to it.. It looks like I could slide my moto 360 right into it. It would also explain why there is still a flat tire. I can’t imagine that they would release a 2nd Gen with it still there. I think these are going to be options to quickly attach and change the way the watch looks. Although the lug is further up the watch and there is another size too… Hmm… Maybe moto 360 1.5?

    • jstew182

      Good theory but that doesnt explain why there are the “flat tires” on the smaller version of the watch in the box.

      • Darrell Shaffer

        Yep…. It’s just weird that they wouldn’t have figured out how to minimize the sensor or make a full circle watch, seeing as how all of their competitors have? It almost seems lazy…

  • John

    It does seem like the flat tire is slightly less flat this time

  • Big EZ

    I’m surprised it wasn’t noted that it looks like the bezel can be replaced. It looks like we might be able to switch from black to silver then to good and back. That would be nice, especially if later versions also fit these bezels, or at least the bands fit the new bezels.

    • WickedToby741

      The “bezel” and the outer ring on the current 360 are 2 pieces just like that. I wouldn’t take it to mean anything.

  • Stephen D

    I only see the flat tire on the smaller watch bodies. Maybe the small one still has it, but the larger one doesn’t?

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Did you not read the article?

      “In a post to his Weibo account that was quickly deleted, Yuanqing gave us an image of a smartwatch in a variety of sizes and colors.”

      • Stephen D

        I did, and I quickly edited my comment… Not sure why my edit disappeared.

  • hoosiercub88

    So glad I waited I suppose 🙂

  • jerflash

    Im fine with the large screen slim bezel look. If they improve on the watch in other areas then im all for it! I like that the straps would attach outside now…give it more of a classic watch look while still keeping their identity!

  • Badelhas

    Do you think the Moto 360 looks better in a suit than the LG Urbane?

  • Here’s Johnny

    So is it too late to get the first gen Motto 360?

  • trwb

    The moto 360 looks like an oreo on your wrist

    • mmark27


  • hackthis02

    What’s the difference?

  • epps720

    hmmm, notice how they have the exterior of the watch and the lugs connected but the physical watch face is missing. What if they sell the main watch component separate and you place it in the watch “bezel” (for lack of better term). No more being stuck with the color of your watch and can constantly switch between the silver, gold, etc. That would be AMAZING and would work great with Moto Maker.

  • nikolas

    There is no way they are making the same mistake. Especially after their competitors successfully produced a perfectly round watch. They might be testing different cases with the original moto 360 here.

    • DS

      Their competitors just hid it with a large bezel. The only one who will be able to make this will be Samsung.

  • Jesslyn Hendrix

    Flat tire doesn’t bother me. I don’t even notice it on my 360. As a woman with small wrists, I’d rather have the light sensor there than a thicker watch.

  • ChrisM40

    Flat tyre equals no buy, its ugly.

  • BoFiS

    First of all, the flat tire is in no way bad, I have zero problem with it, and barely notice anyway. Secondly, I’m not sure I like the lil metal things sticking up and down to hold the band as much as the look of a completely circular watch case. Adding metal to the top and bottom increases the height, making it worse for those of us with smaller wrists… :-

  • Hary Ayala

    The small ones have the flat tire, the large one does not.
    take a good look at it

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Look again, they all have it.

  • Dyan_Branielson

    I really, really like the industrial, modern, simplistic and somehow futuristic look of the current Moto 360 without the lugs. It’s different, this seems to be more traditional looking.

  • I could be mistaken, but the third watch down, the one with the thicker brown band, doesn’t appear to have the flat tire. Some of the other ones obviously do, but that leads me to believe that these are just press renders.

    • Dyan_Branielson

      I think it does because the six o’clock mark is cut off.

  • jnt

    I’d love it if they came out with one that was a little smaller/thinner.

  • irtechneo

    I never even notice the “flat tire” on my 360 and I love the near bezel-less display. Cant wait for gen 2.

  • Charlie R.

    These could just be early prototypes for all we know. The final version could be totally different.

    We’re still a few months away from any kind of release, so who knows yet.

  • Jay Ward

    Flat tire… No thanks

  • mcdonsco

    Looks like the flat tire is only on the smaller one

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Nope, it is on all of them displayed there.

      • mcdonsco

        If its on the big one at all, which I don’t see, then they managed to make it tiny.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          In the pictures above, the bigger one that is lit up has the 6 hash mark cut in half like the current Moto 360. The smaller one at the bottom has a little glare that makes it easier to see the black bar at the bottom.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          The hash marks on the big one are cut off making it easier to see the “flat tire” look.

    • LuckyHermit

      Nope there is a flat tire on the larger ones as well.

  • Ryan N
  • hyperbeatser

    like the smaller option, but the lugs? Definitely a step backwards design wise

  • Cosmo Questi

    If there had been no “flat tire” on the 360, I’d have bought one. With it, the face looks unfinished, if not defective. I made a trip to the store to buy one the day it became available, but the “flat tire” was/is a deal breaker…

    • hoosiercub88

      Then go buy a G Watch R 🙂

    • NexusMan

      You do realize there are many different watch faces one can choose from…right? Nothing about this watch face looks unfinished or defective.

  • Mike Dye

    If its between larger bezels or the flat tire I’ll take the flat tire anyday. Overall I love the design of the original.

  • Austin_tacious

    I don’t like lugs.

    • JRUIV

      How about Uggs?

      • Austin_tacious

        Nah. Come to think of it, I don’t really like rugs, slugs, or drugs either. But I do like pugs, mugs, and hugs.

        • NexusMan

          I only like mugs and hugs.

    • WickedToby741

      One of the biggest problems they’ve had with the current 360 is the backs cracking when bands are swapped. Lugs solve this issue. I don’t mind them personally.

      • Austin_tacious

        I haven’t had the problem, thankfully. I understand that lugs make it easier to switch bands and will make the watch thinner, but I love the futuristic look the current 360 has.

        • WickedToby741

          I haven’t either, but I know some people have. It seems to be more prevalent with the metal bands which makes sense.

      • NexusMan

        A differently designed/engineered back would too.

  • P.L.

    I’d definitely like a smaller watch body for my girly man wrists :e

  • Mordecaidrake

    I don’t get why people bitch about the ‘flat tire’. I’d much rather have the slim design than a watch that takes up half my damn arm lol

    • Rick Johnson

      I don’t get why people exaggerate the opposing side to try and enhance their own. Wait yes i do….it’s the same people who call having a different opinion “bitching”.

  • Mark

    Flat tire huh?

    i don’t mind the flat tire, but i’d prefer no flat tire…. if that makes any sense.

  • Xious

    I don’t mind the “flat tire” on my current 360, but it’s disappointing to see that they didn’t try to innovate and find a way to get rid of that. I still think the 360 is one of the best looking Android Wear watches with the almost non-existent bezel. However, if they went to an AMOLED screen, they probably wouldn’t need the ambient light sensor and could get rid of it completely. C’mon Lenovo. Do better!

    • Defenestratus

      I feel the same. I don’t mind the flat tire on my 360 either, but It really does force you into using a black background watch face. I really wish they would have figured out a way to get rid of it.

      • mmark27

        I too don’t mind the black flat tire because Wear notifications come in and take up half the screen anyways, so it gives them a more linear look (flat on top, flat on bottom). I don’t even notice the flat tire.

    • WickedToby741

      What exactly is there to innovate? Clearly everyone is having this issue because anyone who has a truly round display has thicker bezels. And considering that Motorola isn’t a manufacturer of displays, it was doubtful that they were going to innovate display components. You’re more likely to see that out of Samsung or LG.

      • blix247

        Looking at the new HuaWei watch the bezels aren’t that much bigger. When the only other choice was the LG R’s massive bezel the flat tire still wins for me. But I would live with slightly larger bezels to ditch the flat tire.

    • WickedToby741

      Also, there’s no indication that this isn’t AMOLED and with AMOLED you’re more likely to be at risk to burn in. This isn’t a huge issue on a smartphone, but on a watch with a static watch face you become a lot more print to burn in. And I’m not aware of any currently available circular AMOLED displays and wouldn’t expect one until Samsung decides to make a circular smartwatch considering they’re the largest producer of AMOLED displays by far.

    • NexusMan

      You do realize a Moto 360 2 does not actual exist as a product right? So, we don’t know what they tried to do with it.

    • Terrance Steiner

      This is a leaked prototype. The “flat tire” may be gone by the time it actually reaches stores. We do not know what the final product will actually look like.

  • sosarozay300

    this would be so nice without the flat tire.. sigh motorola you just have to be stupid like htc with their black bar on the phone…

    • Cael

      At least the black bar on the Moto 360 actually does something other than display the name of a company…

      • John Kitchen

        The black bar on the watch and the black bar on the phone have the exact same function- housing display drivers. That’s how both companies explained it, anyway.

        • WickedToby741

          HTC also stores the speaker drivers there too for what it’s worth.

  • paul_cus

    A smaller Moto 360 would be cool.

  • Mario Soriano

    So when u get a flat tire on your car that you love so much…… Does that mean you stop loving your car?
    I don’t think so!

    • n900mixalot

      My car didn’t come with a flat tire. Did yours?

      • Mario Soriano

        I said “When you get” (have), not from when u buy lol

        • Rick Johnson

          You replace a car’s flat tire…what a retarded point.

  • WickedToby741

    I’ll be interested to see what they do for a processor for the next one and if they’ll add GPS.

    • NeilGeorge

      i thought the original one had GPS already?

      • Tyler Durden


        • NeilGeorge

          one of the sites that compared LG watch , moto and apple watch, mentioned that moto 360 had a a-gps?

    • Jeremy Wray

      I love people who act like the processor in the 1st gen was so bad. It worked perfectly for the device, I don’t think I’ve ever seen my battery below 50% as well as the watch has never stuttered or lagged.

      • WickedToby741

        I never said it was. I own one and I don’t think it’s that bad. But I do get the occasional stutter and while battery life is stellar in a passive role, the second you start using the watch for something like navigation you can toss battery life out the window. The current TI processor isn’t good under stress and it stands to reason that a newer processor on a smaller die will be more power efficient. I’m especially interested in seeing how Intel’s wearable chip performs.

        • Lawrence Atkinson

          You are right. Newer processor for lower power usage, not processor speed. I’ll happily buy a new one each year as long as they stick to the current ‘look’. And pass the old ones onto my son.

  • Cael

    Hmm, Motorola should do a version with the flat tire for people who actually want the sensors and then a full circle for people who could care less about it.

    • JoyRide1031

      *couldnt care less

      • Cael


    • Hary Ayala

      take a good look at the image, they did, the small watches 3 of them have the flat tire, the one large watch doesn’t have it.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        The large one has it. Look at the hash marks at the bottom, they are cut off.

        • Hary Ayala

          Yeah, i can see that now, it looks smaller so i missed it on a first inspection. but it’s there…

  • Andrew Azotea

    The flat tire is unacceptable. Seriously needs to go!

  • Erik Tyler

    Huewai Watch is the next great Android Wear (with no BS flat tire).

    • ConCal

      But thicker bezels. I would rather have higher screen to surface area with a snall flat tire than a 100% round face with lower screen to surface area. It’s not for everyone, but that’s the great thing about android wear. Everyone can find something they want.

  • Daniel Marchena

    I dont know about anyone else but I am perfectly fine with the “Flat Tire” look. I dont mind it at all on my 360

    • Tyler Durden

      It’s just weird how others can do a full display just fine and Moto can’t.

      • not really – others have large bezels, Moto does not.

        • Tyler Durden

          Nobody cares about bezels on a watch. They’ve been that way for many years.

          • Daniel Marchena

            I think the Flat Tire bothers people who dont own the device more then those who do.

            I thought it would bother me, now I never even see it.

          • ChrisM40

            Thats because most chose not to buy it because of the flat tyre, me included.

          • TylerChappell

            I don’t mind it much on my own Moto 360 either, but that doesn’t make it acceptable for a 2nd gen product. Especially when you consider that it’s effing named “360”. They get a pass the first time around, but with the G Watch R available now, the Watch Urbane, and the upcoming Huawei Watch, its flat-out unacceptable.
            It’s really annoying to be using a watch face that has a portion missing, or seeing the seconds indicator disappear for a few seconds if you’re timing something on the fly. Smart thing to do? Hide the ambient light sensor in the button.

          • Medion

            It’s primarily for the ambient light sensor. Until someone comes out with a circular watch with a narrow bezel and an ambient light sensor with no flat tire, I won’t hold Motorola accountable for this.

          • Ok, but I’m not sure how that invalidates the explanation. Other watches have thick bezels – great! Moto’s does not have a thick bezel and so needs the “flat tire”. Still failing to see how that’s weird.

          • Pdewet

            The bezel on the Huawei watch is pretty thin and they are able to have a full circle display.

          • Grayson

            Not as thin as the 360 bezel, but I do think the Huawei watch strikes a nice middle ground between tons of bezel and almost no bezel with a flat tire. Only problem with the Huawei watch is that it doesn’t have an ambient light sensor. I love never having to adjust the brightness of my 360. Bright when I go outside, dim in dark rooms.

          • ConCal

            Yeah, but not moto 360 thin. And that was just announced. The moto 360 is almost a generation behind it.

          • Medion

            Does the Huawei have an ambient light sensor?

          • akellar

            You should be in marketing for Pebble

          • Dyan_Branielson

            Larger bezels = smaller screen. Like in the G Watch R. And you only have so much space to be able to productively interact with a tiny touchscreen strapped to your wrist.

          • brkshr

            Other watches don’t have a screen showing all kinds of different information. People want the largest screen possible to show this various info. Just like phones. Everyone wants a larger display in a smaller form factor. Meaning smaller bezels.

          • ConCal

            I do. On a smart with it’s much different than a traditional watch. Screen surface area is everything.

          • JMonkeYJ
          • MrOrange645

            That bezel though. /s

          • MrOrange645

            That’s not a true statement. I care about bezels on a watch. Now, you can say nobody that YOU KNOW cares about bezels. You might even get away with saying MOST people don’t care about bezels on a watch, though that gets sticky without a survey to back it up. Just sayin’.

          • Medion

            I care. Put a 360 next to a G Watch R. The G Watch R has a larger body, yet smaller display. It’s an eyesore next to the 360 (unless you’re into larger watches with industrial design, which is understandable).

      • Allen Cross

        Not sure it’s a matter of whether they ‘can’t’ or simply see no need to do so, at present.

        My guess: sales are good enough they’ll keep churning out variations on the current model until Gen 2 comes out, late this year.

        • blix247

          I think what you’re looking at is Gen 2…

          • Allen Cross

            I think it’s more like ‘Gen 1-A’, from the look of it

      • Most others don’t have an ambient light sensor.

        • sooper_gadget12

          I don’t know why this is lost on people. The 360 is the only one (I believe) that incorporates an ambient light sensor and is able to go to a near zero bezel design.

      • WickedToby741

        It’s not weird and they can do a round display, they just choose not to and keep the bezels small. It’s a design decision.

      • Mordecaidrake

        I think it’s because they’d rather not have a watch face that’s much much thicker (G Watch R). I prefer the 360 look. Love mine.

    • Ryan

      Problem is its kind of unnecessary. Light sensors for screen brightness are always kind of tricky anyway, just ditch it. If you need a hair more bezel to get the connections out of frame then do it.

      • Daniel Marchena

        I love the light sensor. I never have to fiddle with it. Losing the light sensor to me is like going backwards in tech.

        • epps720

          I love this feature but also hate the flat tire. It forces me to only use black watch faces to hide it. Kills me b/c sometimes I want to switch to a white watch face and then the flat tire is staring at me and I hate it.

          • Grayson

            Yeah, on black watch faces the tire doesn’t bother me at all. Can’t even really notice it. But I do wish I had the ability to select white faces without it looking crappy. Then again, most other Wear devices can’t use white faces well either because they have OLED screens that would get their battery destroyed by white faces.

        • Cory S

          I like it too. However it is really annoying when you pull your sleeve back to check the time and you cant see it because the light sensor has it set down as low as it will go until its next polling cycle.

          • Grayson

            Needs a proximity sensor as well so it can tell if it’s actually dark or a sleeve is just over it.

          • Cory S

            That would probably kill the battery unless it too was on a polling cycle, and that would probably cause other issues.

      • WickedToby741

        It’s not just the light sensor, it’s also the display drivers. But because they have their space, they’re able to add a loft sensor too. It’s been discussed before by Motorola. It was a design choice made to go with a smaller bezel and the “flat tire” over a thicker bezel and no flat tire like the G Watch R.

        • Ryan

          And I am saying, ditch the light sensor and got with a slightly thicker bezel to accommodate the drivers.

          • WickedToby741

            Well they simply choose not to. And that’s okay because watches have always been about choice and will continue to be. If you don’t like the choice they made you can buy something else. I happen to like the small bezels and the flat tire doesn’t bother me.

          • Medion

            And I’m saying, no. I want my light sensor. Don’t like it? Buy a different watch. This is the ONLY Android Wear device with a light sensor. YOU have other options, so quit proposing they take away my ONLY option.

    • I don’t mind it either.

    • ConCal

      I agree. It’s not ideal, but it’s fine if the trade off that there is zero bezel.

    • David Caccavo

      is it me, or could it be solved by getting rid of the ambient sensor and utilizing the “theater mode” or having a sliding scale brightness like on the phone?

    • BeejRich

      I really don’t even see it at this point.

  • compwagon

    I’m not sure this is a new watch. I think this may just be the current Moto 360 (same internal hardware) in different size and color bodies.

    • JRUIV

      Are you blind?

      • compwagon

        Well, that was rude. No, I don’t believe I am, but unless there were some specs I missed, then there is no mention of a change to internal hardware. There was discussion of new bands, new lugs to attach other bands, and new bodies — basically, new styles. That was it. To me, this is a wrist-mounted computer, and I haven’t seen anything that suggests that they are doing more than just changing the case. If they really are planning on coming out with a new device (in terms of internals), though, then I might want to replace my current 360 with it, so please let me know anything that has led you to think that.

        • Jeremy Wray

          I see this as a possibility. There is nothing wrong with the specs, my watch gives me great battery life and no stutter or lag so I don’t really see the need for more power unless they add some crazy new features to it.

          • compwagon

            I agree somewhat, though it could be snappier, and extra battery life wouldn’t hurt. Both of these could be done easily by swapping out the TI OMAP3 with a Snapdragon, which is what everyone else seemed to use. Frankly, I kinda doubt Moto could have all that much of a supply of OMAP3s to use, since TI supposedly stopped making them quite some time ago.

        • JRUIV


        • JakeB

          Don’t worry about that. There are many good people here but sadly many that live to comment on EVERY story and hammer people they don’t agree with. Don’t worry, I’ll get labeled a troll because I’m posting as a guest.

    • WickedToby741

      The button placement on the side also looks different. It looks like it’s clocked higher, like at 2 instead of 3 like the current one.

      • compwagon

        That’s interesting — you’re right, but that change is a bit odd by itself. If this does end up being a new device, I wonder if they are planning on adding an Apple Watch-style crown on it, where the button used to be? There’s no implementation for a crown in Android Wear currently AFAIK, but at the same time, the TAG Heuer article specifically mentioned one for their upcoming device…

  • J.Lynn

    looks like it’s a smaller bar at least.

  • Tyler Durden

    No full circle this time either?

    • Jose Romero

      Did you read or even look at the picture?

      • Tyler Durden

        Yes- that’s why I said, no full display this time either. Maybe I wasn’t clear enough.

        • SuyashSrijan

          >No full circle (display) this time either?

          “No full circle (display) this time either” FTFY.

          You only use a Question mark when asking a question, not when making a statement

        • Jose Romero

          “that’s why I said, no full display this time either?

          • Tyler Durden

            Oh well. I blame China.

          • JRUIV

            Blame Canada!

    • Col_Angus
      • Tyler Durden

        Look, look at me, I’m the captain now.

        • JRUIV

          Turns out that was not a scripted line in the movie. fun fact!

    • Ryan N

      While i agree… Can I just say 1) This was a translated article, 2) There are often image leaks that are irrelevant to real products and 3) We’re still probably 5-6 months out from a product release. Everything should be taken with a handful of salt.

      Take a breath folks, this isn’t final.

      • Bj UniquelyGifted Sanders

        I doubt they are 5 to 6 months away when they clearly said it’ll be a Late Winter or Early Spring for release. So it should be coming very shortly

        • Terrance Steiner

          Who are “they”? I only ask because it does not say anything about a release date in this article. The original 360 was released in September 2014. I would assume an September-November 2015 release window for the 2nd generation. There is no sense in undercutting their current generation 360 sales by releasing the next generation so soon.

      • red014

        That’s not a belt, that’s a headband option in case you want to rock the Cherie from Punky Brewster look.


      • ConCal

        No way it’s 5-6 months away…

    • Ryan N

      BTW, did anybody notice the Belt option? Lol

      • imronburgundy

        That’s a strap for the Hulk’s wrist.

        • c.tucker

          I don’t know if its just me…but I find it ugly. Hope they make a real good design to go on with those frames. /c.tuckers from http://www.reviewrun.org/wearable/

      • Terrance Steiner

        My only guess is has something to do with testing.

      • Dave Hamilton

        Sports tracker? Leg strap or High arm strap maybe? for more comfort while pumping that iron

      • michael arazan

        This reminds me of the street venders in New York selling Replica Watches

      • str4nger
        • Terrance Steiner

          I don’t think so. I can see spring pins and it looks like there are two sides of the strap. You can see a short side strap with a buckle poking out from underneath the longer strap.

      • JD_26

        its just a double strap .. usually for ladies .. goes round ur wrist twice .. just a different style .. have seen many watches with these long straps before

    • shelooga

      this ‘time’
      i see what you did there

    • tu3218

      I think the main issue is that we all can imagine how much better/complete the 360 would look without it. I think 360 users have just grown use to it, but you guys are crazy to not be upset if this is true. I got use to it a little with my 360 but it still was/is an eye sore.

    • Vit

      No full screen display on the new Moto 360? Thanks Obama.

    • ChrispyAndroid

      I’m Ron Burgundy?

  • JimmyHACK

    Hope not, still see flat tire.