Uh-Oh. That was the theme of yesterday with HTC’s new protection program, but it might also be what Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing is saying at this moment. This morning Yuanqing posted the above photo to his Weibo account before hastily deleting said photo. MyDrivers captured the photo along with the quote below it, this translates roughly to, “Moto 360, matching the arrival of the era of freedom, our store in the future to increase the function of the watch shop.” This quote itself doesn’t mean much in terms of the watch itself, but we can see several things in the picture.
The picture shows a watch that is very similar to the Moto 360, but with a few noticeable differences. The watch now has a more classic timepiece feel with the lugs accenting the front view of the watch . These lugs presumably function to hold the watch band, a function handled underneath the watch on the original Moto 360. It also appears that the flat tire at the bottom is still here to stay (really Motorola?), this design decision was perhaps the most disliked part of the original Moto 360. Motorola obviously wants to control the brightness well, but I think they need to do something about that black bar at the bottom in order to truly evolve this watch. In addition to the changes to the case area, there appear to be some new band options as well.
The above image clearly shows a gold/gold option featuring a gold watch case with a gold watch band. We may also see different sizes offered in each of the color options at launch, if the above picture is any indication. All of this should probably be taken with extreme caution considering the Moto 360 itself launched just over 6 months ago. Overall, I would say the lugs and band options are great, but we need to fix the black bar ASAP! What does everyone think? Would you buy a 2nd generation Moto 360 if this was the final product?
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