Motorola Moto 360 sequel surfaces in new photographs?

Motorola Moto 360 sequel surfaces in new photographs?
The other day, we told you about a tweet from Motorola Mobility that included a now removed video of a smartwatch taking voice commands. Because the placement of the lone button (at 2 O'Clock) is different than the location of the button on the Motorola Moto 360 (which is at 3 O'Clock), the device pictured was most likely the Motorola Moto 360 sequel. Today, some new pictures of the sequel have appeared. Once again, we know that it is the Motorola Moto 360 successor by the 2 O'Clock placement of the button. You can see a cut out at exactly that spot on some leaked photos of the casing for the smartwatch.

For those who are not fans of what has been dubbed the "flat tire" display on the timepiece, the fact that we have to resort to the placement of the button to tell the two models apart, does mean that the display on the sequel does resemble the one on the original model. Motorola has claimed that it needs the bottom of the display for the placement of sensors, like the ambient light sensor.

Motorola is rumored to bring two versions of the Moto 360 sequel to market. One is a 38mm watch with a 270mAh battery. The second is a 42mm variant featuring a larger 375mAh cell. Earlier this year, there was talk that the successor to the Moto 360 would feature a higher-resolution 360 x 360 screen. The 1.56-inch display on the original model offers a resolution of 360 x 290.

Since the Moto 360 was launched last September, we could see the sequel released next month.


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32 Comments

1. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

The flat tire is horrendously ugly. I might have bought one this year.

3. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I am a bit of a Moto fan but I have to say that I actually like the flat-tire. It makes it unique plus it houses a ambient light sensor. Not much room for a logo on a watch's front so I'd say even if every company makes a round watch you can still tell a 360 apart from them...

6. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Fair point about the flat tire and the logo, but I think Moto could come up with a bit more creative way to differentiate their watch, I.e material, color, texture of the case, bezel, band, etc. There are a billion square watches out there too, but it's easy to tell a Samsung, Sony, Apple, and Asus watch apart based on looks alone.

7. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Yeah they can or they can add a custom watch face with their logo, but I'm actually not looking for a design upgrade but rather updated internals. I'd prefer Motorola to use a better display, a faster chipset and a longer-lasting battery: something which can power the display at full brightness for 48 hours at least. I know the last one may seem improbable and even impossible right now but hey if it can go 48 hours with the face on I'm sure it can last a week with periodic usage.

15. manzer

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

I agree. I love my 360 and I'm waiting for an upgrade. It's amazing for what I need it for. Android wear is always improving. And I didn't buy it to replace my phone, just complement it. I don't see a future where I would want to have a phone call go through my watch. I want sharper, brighter display. Longer lasting battery. No added buttons please. No wheel either.

21. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

They have a way to differentiate their watch, it's the only one with the screen off that looks like an actual watch. All the other smartwatches have a really geeky and cheap look to them with a couple of exceptions.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5753; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Moto need to figure out a way to put the ambient light sensor under the display (like on the Apple Watch)

20. engineer-1701d unregistered

what the hell have they been doing for the last year its the same thing with tiny battery boost and still flat tire, looks like its samsungs again this year

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Moto 720

12. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Moto 361 :/

5. Godfather

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Moto 320 (this message has been approved by Tom Brady)

8. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I liked the 360 because it was a big round face only, those bits sticking out ruin it.

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They didn't pull off the lugs properly. If they made them look more like normal watch lugs it would look way better than just a round face.

9. Bondurant

Posts: 786; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

So they sat together for one year pondering on a new design, and then one day finally decided to change the straps and call it a sequel.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

the 7th picture shows a very attractive smartwatch.... I still can't see any justification in buying one though.

11. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Still looks too thick but will wait for full release details.

13. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

I can't wait to put it in my wrist

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'll take the lg g watch r.

18. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

No you wont.. You'll take the apple watch and nothing else troll.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Excuse me while I lower myself down to your grade level.

23. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Nope no comeback? Schooled you.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well I can't drop all the way down to your grade level.

31. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Yep no comeback. Lol

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yep pointless comment. Lol

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Mxyzptlk, is there really a smart watch that is out now, or will be released in the next year that you can honestly see yourself buying? Because as much as I like Motorola, I just don't see any reason for me to spend my money on any brand with the current functionality of these devices. The concept is cool, but it's just money down the drain if you ask me. Personally, I like the Moto 360 design, maybe not as much as the LG G Watch R (Like you). But still, I see no reason to buy any of them.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well I did have the 360 a while back until I sold it. I'm still not too sold on smartwatch although the G Watch R is pretty much the only Android one I'll get right now because of the compatibility with standard 22mm bands. I'm content with my Casio and Fossil watch right now.

17. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

That horrible bezel looks like it's still there.. Sigh..

19. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Looks like the bezel is wider,

25. Kevro_86

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

As long as these Motorola idiots can't figure out how to lose the "flat tire" and keep making excuses for it, I'll remain on the sideline.

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I still think the Huawei watch looks better. However I am still waiting to see how the Gear S2 looks with a leather band before I decide.

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