A new Moto 360 is coming – going by the success of the original Moto 360, that’s a given. Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing may have jumped the gun though showing off a look at a smartwatch, which is possibly the new Moto 360 on his Weibo account.
The Weibo post – which was very quickly deleted – actually refered to the Moto 360 with a quote that accompanied the image which included the title shot above, as well as a selection of bands. The quote given on the post (translated) was : ‘Moto 360, matching the arrival of the era of freedom, our store in the future to increase the function of the watch shop’.
As you can see, the updated design includes lugs to attach bands to the watch, something missing in the original design, which instead relies on attaching bands to the bottom of the smartwatch. Lugs vs no Lugs is a design decision, but it certainly lends a more ‘watch’ like look about it.
As Droid-Life points out, the ‘flat tyre’ design, which hides the ambient light sensor and the LCD drivers, does appear to have returned. Whether this is a final version of the product or not is another question.
In terms of colours – there’s a lot of choice here, mirroring current options available through the Moto Maker service in the US which offers dark metal, light metal or champagne gold – although a new development appears to be an option for large and small bodies. Likewise there seems to be quite the array of watch bands on offer.
It looks pretty far along in terms of design, when we’ll see it in stores – or hopefully on Moto Maker (Please Motorola!) is anyone’s guess. But for now, it’s nice to take a look at what at least is the design process.
What are your thoughts on this possible new design?