It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a new and exciting Android Wear device release. The last big Android Wear device to release was the LG Watch Urbane back in the spring. We are now anxiously awaiting the Huawei Watch and the 2nd generation Moto 360. Lately we’ve heard a lot about the Huawei Watch but the Moto 360 has been out of the spotlight a bit. Back in March there was a huge leak showing details of the 2nd gen 360, and we just recently saw the device pass through the FCC. Today it appears Motorola themselves has, perhaps unintentionally, fully outed the Moto 360 2nd gen on Instagram.
Motorola posted a short clip that shows an unreleased Moto 360 design that is exactly the same as the leaked design from March of this year. The power button has been moved to the top right on the new 360, and we now have lugs that connect the band to the watch. Perhaps the most curious thing to note is that the so-called “flat tire” remains at the bottom of the watch. Last year Motorola utilized this space to store the ambient light sensor on the original 360. One of the most hated features of the 2014 device was this flat tire, so it makes little sense that Motorola would include it in the new model. Hopefully all of these leaks mean that we will see a release of the Moto 360 v2.0 soon. Perhaps we will be treated to both the Huawei Watch and the 2nd generation 360 at IFA in Berlin.
Is this the return of the flat tire a deal-breaker for you? Do you prefer the design of the new Moto 360 or Huawei Watch? Let us know your thoughts on the state of Android Wear in the comments!
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