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Moto 360 2 worn by Lenovo executive in Indonesia; watch will launch this year

Moto 360 2 worn by Lenovo executive in Indonesia; watch will launch this year
We've seen more photos this past week of the unannounced Motorola Moto 360 2 than of Ben Affleck's nanny. That could be a tip off that the Android Wear powered timepiece is soon going to be unveiled. After all, next month will be the first anniversary of the smartwatch's appearance, so it would seem to make sense that the successor should soon be unveiled.

The latest sighting of the Motorola Moto 360 2 comes after the watch was spotted on the wrist of Lenovo's senior vice president Chen Xudong. On Friday, during the unveiling of the Lenovo VIBE Shot in Indonesia, one of the Lenovo executives attending the event was wearing the Moto 360 2. That happened to be Dillon Ye, Vice President of Asia Pacific smartphone sales for the company.

How do we know that it was the sequel that Dillon was wearing? Simple. On the OG Moto 360, the one button on the device was positioned at 3 O'Clock. On the sequel, that button has been moved to 2 O'Clock. He also admitted that he was wearing the successor to the Moto 360.

Dillon said that the timepiece will indeed be launched before the end of the year, and added that it will be coming to Indonesia. Two versions of the Moto 360 2 are expected. The "S" version should be 38mm with a 270mAh battery, and the "L" version is said to measure 42mm with a larger 375mAh juicer. The 1.56-inch screen will get a higher 360 x 360 resolution compared to the 360 x 290 resolution on the OG Motorola Moto 360.


Thanks for the tip!

source: Detik.inet (translated)

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11 Comments

sgodsell

Posts: 6528; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think its going to be released soon, because Google has stopped selling the first version on their store. So hopefully it will be released soon.

joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hope that the price will be less than $200. Overprice smart watch is a tough sell even for Apple watch which BTW flopped very badly. What to do! Apple fan like Mxyzptik only pay lip service to Apple not real money.

Mxyzptlk unregistered

Here's hoping Motorola doesn't botch the launch of the new 360.

TheHitman1982

Posts: 85; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

The flat tire eats at my soul. GRRR

kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

So next generation with same flat tire and low battery? No,thanks. My G Watch R got 410 mAh battery,which makes difference,since it got smaller screen than 360 2

nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

There is nothing unique about the 360 anymore. Round watches are a dime a dozen. Couple that with Android looking the same on every watch is not good. The first 360 didn't sell and I don't see this one doing any different.

TheHitman1982

Posts: 85; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I think the 360 was the best selling android watch so far.

VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

How is Android looking the same on every watch not good? That's what you want, that's also what Android, Apple, and Microsoft have been working towards for the last few years. If they all looked different, there would be a learning curve anytime you switch devices, which is what we had in the past. It's not about it being the only round smartwatch, the design plays a part as well, which is the reason some prefer the 360, or the G Watch R, or the Huawei, etc. And isn't that what Apple has been pushing on their watch, the design and it being a fashion accessory? So why is it any different here?

TheHitman1982

Posts: 85; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Also yes, the point is for them all to look the same. Every apple watch is the same. Every Samsung with Tizen watch is the same. It just shows that you don't know what the hell you're talking about.

McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If the 360 sales struggled (I don't know the numbers), it's mainly due to early technology. The watch was HUGE. As much as I wanted one, there was no way I would wear something that big on my wrist. We are on the verge of a new wave of smart watches that actually look like watches, instead of massive electronic gadgets strapped to your arm. Hopefully this new 360 will be significantly thinner and also a slightly smaller version. If I can wear it and most people wouldn't identify it as a gaudy gadget, I'd definitely buy one.

VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Men's watch sizes run the gamut from 18mm on the small end to 68mm on the large. That put's the size of the original Moto 360 right in the middle. And if they go significantly thinner, the only thing to take space away from is battery, so I'd rather they keep it where it is.

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