Motorola Moto 360S captured on camera next to the original Moto 360, the size might just be bearable

Motorola Moto 360S captured on camera next to the original Moto 360, the size might just be bearable
Over the past month or so, it became increasingly clear that Motorola is gearing up to launch a Moto 360 successor in the upcoming months. Following several spottings at various regulatory agencies around the world, Motorola itself let the cat out of the bag by posting a video of the Motorola Moto 360 sequel on Twitter

The last time we've heard about the Moto 360 successor, two versions of the wearable were spotted getting their certifications from the Brazilan equivalent to the FCC in the US. As per those official documents, the two versions are codenamed Moto 360S and Moto 360L and will come in different sizes and with different battery capacities.

Now a fresh leak from China claims to show the Moto 360S side by side the original Motorola Moto 360. One quick look at the photo, and it's obvious that the Moto 360S is much smaller than the original Moto 360. This would make it perfect for those with smaller wrists, especially given that the original Moto 360 was a bit large and bulky for most users.

One detail that's missing from the puzzle is the size of the Motorola Moto 360L. The only bit of information we have in this regard is the fact that the Moto 360L will come with a 375mAh unit. Compared to the 270mAh battery inside the Moto 360L, that's a 38% difference, which could well mean that the Moto 360L will be similar in size to the original Moto 360.

Unfortunately, this leak re-confirms that the Moto 360 successor will retain the flat tire design. Many fans of the Moto 360 hoped for the manufacturer to integrate a fully circular display the second time around, but by now we're almost certain that this will not be the case.

What do you guys think of this leak? Would you be interested in this more normal-sized Motorola 360 successor? 

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34 Comments

1. LiveFaith

Posts: 363; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Like the original better from a looks standpoint. Most will probably like the clunky bolts on the side of the chassis. But I personally prefer the modern yet clean look of the original. Do not like the watch getting smaller. I would like the original @ 15% larger personally. Just my preferences. Was interested in the 2nd gen because I destroyed my microphone in water recently on my 360. If they don't have a larger size, I'll get another v1 instead.

14. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

t's a watch for fck's sake, if you want to play games, watch youtube and surf the internet on your watch, just strap a smartphone to your wrist, or better yet, use a smartphone. judging from the orange car in your profile picture, you sir, have questionable taste

15. sgodsell

Posts: 6843; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The 360L is 46 mm, so its the same size as the original Moto 360. Only it has the lugs and a bigger battery. There is no word on the resolution either. I personally like how the strap was hidden behind the Moto 360. It was unique and very modern looking.

21. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

i like the minimalist design on the moto 360. Im even ok with the "flat tire". it's just too big and thick for my taste and I wish they'd give the lcd screen a bit curve like a real watch instead of just a flat LCD panel. the resolution is fine as long as its readable under the sun. although a curved (bubbly) lcd panel would probably make it worse. regardless of how good android wear is, i bet the size of the moto 360 alienated many female consumers.

22. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Hey man! Contrary to what a woman tells you size does matter.....Some women like it bigger! GIGGIDY! OH!

28. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

if a woman sees you wearing a watch that that is 15% larger than the moto 360, i highly doubt she would ever want to see you naked, much less caring about your size

33. TheHitman1982

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Man if you're gonna troll at least try and hide it.

27. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

lcd is not for smartwatch. i don't need to lift my wrist every time i need to look at the time or notification, that's so stupid.

34. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I agree. I like big faces on a watch

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Its Smaller Why Moto? That's A Downgrade Smh, Sometimes I Just Don't Know What Tech Companies Are Thinking. Like I've Said Before Thinness Is Overrated. Guess The Small One Is For Girls But Still Its To Small.

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

360S is smaller but there will also be 360L which will be bigger (most likely).

13. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

it's a watch for fck's sake, if you want to play games, watch youtube and surf the internet on your watch, just strap a smartphone to your wrist, or better yet, use a smartphone. I AM GLAD THEY ARE MAKING IT SMALLER.

16. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I Wouldn't Even Try To Play A Game Or Watch a Video On A SmartWatch That's What My GS6 Is For.

25. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You've said this twice now, and neither of the people you responded to said anything about wanting it to be larger for games. Where are you getting that it's the reason for wanting a larger watch? Maybe there are other reasons for wanting a larger watch, like readability, or being able to select what you want easier, which is harder the smaller you make the screen.

29. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

what is it that you need to navigate that you can't do it with a smartphone? it's called a "watch" for a reason. a watch is supposed to give you quick info. a watch UI should be minimal, uncluttered, and give you the essentials. if you are have troubles navigating a smartwatch, then its UI is a failure

31. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Perhaps the settings? If they make it too much smaller, that will make selections made on a disay that much harder to hit reliably. And your response still doesn't address readability. While you and I may be able to read the display just fine, maybe there are those out there that can't. And it's not like the display is any bigger than many conventional watches out there. In contrast there are plenty of watches (mostly women's) that have a face the size of a nickel, would you want to try reading and navigating a smartwatch with a display that size? They have two sizes now, if you want a smaller display, go for the 360s, for those that want a bigger size, there is the 360L. Most of the people here grumbling about the size of the smaller model most likely thought that it was the only size available.

30. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

Those who want a watch bigger than the moto 360 obviously never have real jobs working with their hands

32. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Did you ever think that some people have larger diameter fingers, which makes selecting what you want more difficult on a smaller display?

3. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I like it (The 360S).... It looks more like a conventional watch than the V1 did.... Problem is I still cant get one because I'm sure the battery life will only be a day or 2 at most... I opted out of Android-ware and went for a Garmin Vivosmart for the battery life... I can see my text messages, control the music player, count my steps, and it vibrates on my wrist when I receive a phone call. Sure it cant do a lot of things Android-ware can but I get about 10 days of usage between charges... Until someone comes up with an Android-ware device that can go for more than a day or two I don't see the point of investing in it...

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yea we need some battery technology that can fit bigger battery inside small space or just increase thickness of a case.

8. petedavison93

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Batteries are still limited by Lithium-Ion. Wait a few years and we'll be able to make graphene for big batteries and stanene for super efficient circuits. Single atom thick structures are the future of tech

10. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

That's the thing, we keep hearing year after year after year of "new and exciting" battery breakthroughs that will "improve" battery life "TEN-FOLD" yet in the years following we are using the same old battery tech on top of piling on QHD screens, Octa/Hexa core processors, more ram and a slew of new power hungry features..... Where is this new and exciting battery tech that was supposed to improve my devices at?????

23. petedavison93

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

It exists. It's just really hard to manufacture it at the moment. Graphene is getting there, but is still a good few years away and when it is ready, it's gunna be expensive.. just like anything. Pretty sure I read that Samsung is experimenting with graphene contacts for it's batteries which will ~double battery life.

9. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

The straps should house the battery, or extra battery capacity. Or any extra space/facet/attaching point of the watch. Why not make everything a battery?

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Or maybe solar powered watch. We would need mega efficient and small solar panel that could be able to do that aka 10 years lol. Charging watch by walking would be great also. About batteries we neee something like aluminium-air or sodium-ion but those are still in "testing" phases.

12. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Thermal charging so a device could be run off of the wearers body heat.....

6. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Don't understand why they keep that ugly ass bezel. Ruins it for me and the 360 looks so good too.

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I owned the original Moto 360 but sold it because the mic wasn't too great. I have no intention of going back to Moto. It's down to the Huawei watch or the Gear S2. This is strictly based on looks though and nothing against Moto.

17. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

very disappointed with android wear. everything seems to be an after-thought. despite that android fans say, there isn't a single true native app available and all recent updates have been focusing on aesthetics rather than functionality. there are only so many customized watch faces you can put on your watch before you get tired of them. The following features need to be standard across all android wear devices before i would even consider buying one again 1.WIFI! so i can get notifications even when i'm away from my phone 2. true native app support, that means streaming pandora/spotify with watch only using wifi without having to carry a phone with me in the gym. 3.Speakers!, yes i want to be able to make phone call with my watch. 4.Accurate heart-rate monitor and sensors so we can truely take advantage of the health apps and analyze our daily activities. i'm not too worry about battery life of these things because i charge my phone almost every night as long as it can last me 1-2 days. i'm pretty satisfied with my g watch's battery life (1-2 days)

18. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

AND I QUOTE: "it's a watch for fck's sake, if you want to play games, watch youtube and surf the internet on your watch, just strap a smartphone to your wrist, or better yet, use a smartphone."

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