Motorola spills its second-generation Moto 360 on Twitter
Motorola appears to have accidentally spilled its second-generation Moto 360 in a (now deleted) video uploaded to Twitter. The device’s physical button has been repositioned, and it has larger lugs that will make swapping straps a whole lot easier.
At first glance, the device looks identical to its predecessor, with the same shiny silver bezel and round display. The black bar along the bottom edge of the device’s screen also remains (unfortunately!) — but there are some big differences.
Motorola has shifted the watch’s physical button to make it somewhat easier to press, and it has added large lugs on both sides of the device to make it easier to change straps. It seems the new Moto 360 will continue to use standard pins, but they won’t be hidden away inside the device this time.
That’s if this really is the new Moto 360, of course. It’s possible that this is just an arbitrary mockup that doesn’t actually represent the true design of Motorola’s second-generation smartwatch. But there are a number of things that lead us to believe it’s more then that.
Back in March, an image posted on Weibo by Yang Yuanqing, the CEO of Lenovo — which now owns Motorola — showed what appeared to be a case full of Moto 360 watches. But they weren’t normal Moto 360s; just like the watch in the video, they had repositioned buttons, and large lugs.
In addition to the video, a document filed with Brazil’s FCC suggests that there will be two Moto 360 variants this year in different sizes — one small and one large. The existing Moto 360 is pretty chunky, so a smaller model could well make it more appealing to those with smaller wrists.