Google pulls the 2nd gen Moto 360 from its store
The past few months have been a particularly bad time for Android Wear, Google's smartwatch platform, following several of its most prolific vendors' announcements that, as of September, no new devices will be launched in the near future. With stocks slowly running out, the number of watches sold through the Google store has been steadily declining. The latest victim of this phenomenon is the second-generation Moto 360, reportedly the last product of its kind from the company, which has quietly been removed from the storefront.
As of now, the Google Store offers only four Android Wear devices – the sports-oriented Polar M600, two Michael Kors watches – the Access Dylan and Access Bradshaw, and the Nixon Mission. Still, if the Moto 360 is still on your to-buy list, it hasn't yet been removed from Amazon and a few other retailers, but be aware that quantities are likely to be limited.
In our review of the Moto 360 (2015), we found it to be one of the more compelling devices on the market, which still holds true more than a year after its release, making it one of the better choices on the market even now. Also worth noting is that the 360 is one of 18 smartwatches confirmed to be getting Android Wear 2.0, which, according to rumors, is just around the corner. The update will bring a number of new features, including a standalone Play Store for the platform. The only new devices in the pipeline that we know of are two yet unannounced LG watches – the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style, which look pretty interesting, but don't increase the platform selection by much.