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Moto 360 (2015) Spotted in the Wild Multiple Times

Moto 360 2015

According to one user on reddit and one on Google+, the Moto 360 (2015) is out in the wild in the city of Chicago, the hometown of Motorola’s US headquarters. It appears two versions of the watch have been spotted, one an all-black model with Black leather straps, and another with a Cognac band and Rose Gold casing. 

Neither person who spotted these devices decided it would be a good idea to talk to the wearers, but given the lugs seen on the device, and the power button placed in the 2 o’clock position, they knew they should start snapping PI-like photos to share on the web. As we can see in the photos, the black bar (aka flat tire) is still present, likely storing the same ambient light sensor as last year.

Other than that, these photos match up nicely against all of the previous leaks we have seen for the device.

We still don’t exactly know when Motorola plans to announce new Moto 360, but with employees walking around Chicago with it, we must be close.

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Via: reddit | +Gerrit Gödecke
  • SiliconAddic

    Unless it has better battery life my first gen 360 will be my first and last 360. Once I started getting more and more notifications I notice the battery life drop like a rock. To the point that ambient and tilt to wake are turned off to let me go from 7:30AM to 8PM without the battery dying. I’ve reset this thing at least 3 times. No joy. The latest upgrade really was what hit the battery life hard. Prior I could go from 7:30AM to 11:59PM and still have 10% left. Now? No way.

  • KH

    I love the idea of a smart watch, but just haven’t seen the proper concept yet. The main thing that bothers me is the strap & pin style watch bands that all these companies keep using. If they would just make the body/housing for the watch in the chronograph style with the strap through form factor, I’d be pre-ordering the latest and greatest. I tend to continually snap my watch straps and if that were to happen to my smart watch, I’d be pretty pissed.

  • Meh

    Double fail for me.

    Flat tire and lugs. The clean lines without the lugs is what separated this watch apart from not just smartwatches, but other mechanical watches. Stylistically I see no reason to upgrade and see this as a downgrade, actually. I’m fine with current battery life and performance of M360 2014 since I use it as a watch. The only feature I care about is trusted BT device.

    Will not be getting M360 2015.

  • Dave12308

    Unfortunately, I simply don’t feel that Motorola’s watch looks good, at all. It looks huge and cheap. I personally believe that Huawei has one of the best looking smart watch designs.

  • Ajmcnicol

    Hate it. Not for the flat tire..i prefer black backgrounds anyway which hide it ..and looks like they made the tire smaller. I hate the metal raised bezel. Makes swiping more a pain. I like the raised base glass of the original 360. More elegant and functional..

  • master94

    Its not just Chicago. I saw people wearing the watch in NYC. When I asked the guy if that’s the new moto 360 he got off the train and denied it despite it having a not for sale sticker on it. Hopefully the release is soon

  • John Kitchen

    Looks amazing.

  • fernando zavala

    why does this look like the fossil watch that is coming out? they both look the same.

  • tardis 13

    Better have amazing best-in-class specs if I am going to have to put up with that stupid flat tire.

  • Eric Sorensen

    You should be able to put 20 ambient light sensors in the space of that flat tire. Maybe they added an HD camera? There is plenty of real estate for that – look at the front camera on our cell phones.

  • shelooga

    again, you had one job.
    listen to people! i dont care if it goes away visibly after using it awhile, im obsessive and need symmetry!

  • Blue Sun

    I hope that TI OMAP was upgraded. If not I’m passing.

  • darkprime

    I do prefer the look of the 1st gen 360 without the lugs. The lugs make it look bulkier and less elegant.

    I think one of the reasons we are seeing lugs on this generation is to make the watch thinner. In those pictures, it looks a lot thinner than the 1st gen. By moving the band attach points from under the watch to the sides, they can make it thinner.

  • Paul Craven

    Why would they not fix the “flat tire”?! Regardless of anything else, I simply can’t take this line of devices seriously until that gets fixed.

  • wrkerr

    If you look closely, we’re seeing both models here. The gold one is the small, and the black one is the large. The lugs on the small are thinner and closer together, accommodating a narrower band. The large has thicker lugs that are further apart.

  • jhjr24

    I have no issue with the so called “flat tire.” Use the watch and it goes away after a while.

  • Steve

    still has that dead space on the screen? no thanks. iWatch here i come.

    • iWatch? that’s embarrassing

      • NeilGeorge

        yeah just because of a flat tire wants to buy an iexp watch lol..

        Huswaei’s phone looks tempting though

    • vzwuser76

      So instead of a bit of dead space at the bottom of the screen, you’d rather have a lot of dead space all around the screen? Have you seen the bezels on the Apple watch?

      • Droid Ronin

        I agree. Bezels galore on the Apple Watch and the design of it in general is hideous.

    • Nick V

      I hear that’s what all the girls are wearing these days. 🙂

  • Pdewet

    I don’t mind the lugs actually, but the lugs on that gold one looks way to narrow. That being said the flat tire is a deal breaker so i guess it doesn’t matter.

  • BuckNut614

    What is the reason behind the flat tire? Is there even one?

    • Jaymus Lonestar

      Seriously…?

    • NeilGeorge

      ambient light sensor i believe