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New images of Motorola Moto 360 2 appear

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New images of Motorola Moto 360 2 appear
A few days ago, we showed you images of what looked like the sequel to the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch. We know that the pictures weren't showing the current version of the watch because of the placement of the timepiece's lone button. On the OG Moto 360, that button is located at 3 O'Clock. On the sequel, the button is placed at 2 O'Clock.

Next month, the Moto 360 will celebrate its first anniversary. At the time of its release, the round design of the Android Wear powered smartwatch stood out among the rectangular timepieces already released. But there was one design feature of the watch that many buyers and potential buyers of the watch complained about. Because the bottom of the watch contains sensors (like the ambient light sensor), the display squares off at the bottom of the Moto 360 creating a "flat tire" look. Despite talk that the flat would be 'repaired' in the sequel, it looks as though this is not the case.

Some of the photos taken of the Motorola Moto 360 2 last week were snapped by a commuter on a train in Chicago, who noticed a fellow rider wearing it. Today's leak shows the smartwatch being worn by Lenovo's senior vice president Chen Xudong. Another photo was snapped in the wild. Check out the photos by clicking on the slideshow below.

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posted on 26 Aug 2015, 13:16 8

1. RoboticEngi (Posts: 1055; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)

Sorry moto. But gear s2 is just way ahead.....

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 13:46 1

3. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Don't tell that in droid-life site, they would kill you, literally.

Even a turd is beautiful to them if it's made by Moto.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 14:30 11

10. Awalker (Posts: 1689; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

They only bash Samsung because it's not an Android wear device.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 15:55

12. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Android Wear is not the cure for Ebola, is it? Other than using the smartwatch with any Android device, there is technically no other definite advantage of Wear.

Like I said they will tell you how the worst Moto devices are better than anything else. I know them properly.

Nothing personal, but I know the herd mentality of those Moto/droid fanatics.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 16:34 3

14. Awalker (Posts: 1689; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

The advantage of Wear is that it's compatible with many phones. I don't have a Samsung phone nor do I plan on buying one anytime soon so Samsung watches are a no go for me.

Lastly, a lot of the commenters over at Droid-Life including myself are disappointed that Motorola didn't find a way to get rid of the flat tire and are not happy with the addition of lugs. Also, the love for Moto is that they stick closely to stock. Any company that sticks close to stock gets praise.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 18:33 1

17. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4783; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

Tell me again, how is it different from the herd mentality of any other fanatics?

I like Motorola because my experience with them was a sharp contrast to the horrible experience I had with my Galaxy S3. It was great at launch, but from about 3 months to a year in with it, I had: GPS being almost unusable, battery life cut almost in half, lots of lag, and screen burn-in. After I relegated it to my backup, it got an update to the next Android version (Jellybean I believe) and since then mobile data doesn't work either. I was tempted to try out the S6 Edge, but whenever I am tempted to give Samsung another go, I remember my experience with the S3, and that's enough to make me reconsider.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 21:51

22. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

There's a few Motorola fanatics that swear by Motorola. I know exactly what you mean there.

99nights and Joey_sfb don't bother wasting my time.

posted on 27 Aug 2015, 11:36

34. techguyone (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Why not? you waste ours enough with being an Anti- Motorola fanatic.
Sure enough every time a moto article shows, up you pop from under your bridge. Every. Single. moto article, you can't help yourself. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 13:33

2. nctx77 (Posts: 2401; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

And they are wearing it with a fitness tracker. EPIC FAIL!!

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 14:19 2

6. SamDH1 (Posts: 419; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)

Is it? Is it really? Far as you know the 360 2 isn't fully functional yet, including the health facilities, so perhaps the user misses that and uses the FitBit, too. Or, perhaps the user has friends setup on FitBit, or generally prefers using the FitBit, but that specific FItBit doesn't provide time. Also, they are clearly doing some sort of testing, as the dude in the background is wearing a 360 2 too. Maybe they are testing the FItBit vs Moto 360 2 in terms of step counts and all the other bits and bobs.

Not a fail unless you know the full story.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 14:25

8. Landon (Posts: 743; Member since: 07 May 2015)

The specific Fitbit he's wearing looks more like the Charge that tells time than the Flex that doesn't.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 14:29

9. SamDH1 (Posts: 419; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)

Yeah I can't tell how thick the display area is to decide which one... You might be right...ᴰᵒᶰ'ᵗ ᵗᵉᶫᶫ ᶰᶜᵗˣ⁷⁷....

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 18:32 1

16. sgodsell (Posts: 4859; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

If your working with fitness apps. Then its very convenient to have another fitness device to test it against. But Nctx77 wouldn't know about things like this, since he doesn't code apps.

posted on 27 Aug 2015, 02:08

32. RoboticEngi (Posts: 1055; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)

You don't really need to be coding to see the obvious in this setup. If you test something, you usually test it up against something else.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 14:07

4. Metropolis75 (Posts: 171; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

I always wonder about people taking pictures of people's watches and phones. If I noticed someone doing that to me I'd start taking pictures of them and send it to phonearena. "Photo of photographer taken in the wild!"

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 14:10 1

5. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

release the flat tire.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 14:23 1

7. xdza1979 (Posts: 296; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)

One dude New Jeans is leaked !

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 15:06

11. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

Moto 362

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 16:08 1

13. DRS1977 (Posts: 519; Member since: 27 May 2015)

The sensor is exposed on both those watches. I bet they are testing them and comparing them to the Fitbit.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 18:32

15. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I'll pass

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 21:22 1

18. joey_sfb (Posts: 6601; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Come back when you actually have a smart watch. Now your comment are like Loud Frat!

Embarrassing! yes but with no bites!

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 21:43

19. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)

Dude will pass on anything android, just let him be with his apple watch and keep trolling articles.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 21:49

21. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Should I post links to comments I made about how ios 8 wasn't up to par and the comments I've made about liking the LG G Watch R over the 360?

Please say yes so I can embarrass you.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 21:57 2

23. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)

Maybe his English isnt his first launguage. You can't embarass anyone kid, i nevee said anything about ios 8 i said you like you're apple watch. You have no say on this site as no one cares, you're only reply to comments are immature and bashful. You resort down to you're mother jokes when people have you defeat. As if I'd want to have a two way conversation with you, some mad kid.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 22:04

25. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I can see comprehension isn't your cup of tea. Here I'll break it down for you so you can understand.

You said I pass on anything Android. Keyword - ANYTHING.

Are you understanding now or should I get out the coloring books and crayons?

You're right, I can't have a conversation with you. I can't speak caveman.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 22:00

24. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)

In the words of Darkjedi; you're dismissed.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 22:05

26. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

So shut up and let grown-ups talk.


posted on 26 Aug 2015, 22:11 1

27. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)

See, nothing to come back with and attempt to as always insult me just as i said. like i said you're a troll with nothing but bashful comments and with really nothing else to say, so basically you're useless. Time to grow up man. Stay on facebook with you're # crap, I'm an adult.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 22:53

28. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

You're the one who started the fire and now you want to run after getting burned. You're the one who has nothing important to say. Time for you to grow up and stop spewing bs. Pretty sure that's not good for you teeth.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 22:58

29. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)

Im down arguing with a brick wall, keep telling your self what you want. I just don't want you to insult my mother again like you did that other poor guy. If you're looking for a reply troll, resort back to post 24 again.

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