Motorola Releases the 2nd Gen Moto 360

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The 2nd Gen Moto 360 comes in four different models and with Moto Maker treatment. The Sport model with interesting display is launching later.

Motorola has updated their Moto 360 lineup at IFA 2015. Unlike rumored previously, the Moto 360 doesn’t have the S or L letter after it, but customers can still choose the size they want. The normal 360 comes in three different models, the large one is the same 46mm diameter as last years but the small version and the women’s version have the smaller 42mm diameter. The women’s version also has a narrower band.

The only hardware button is moved up to two o’clock position to prevent unwanted pressing of the button. The most noticeable difference between the 2015 and 2014 models is the addition of the new external clips that the bands attach on. In the previous model the band was difficult to replace because the tiny pin used to remove the band were inside the device. Motorola has also added quick-release bands with easy to use pins.

Tech specs are more impressive than last year as the ancient TI OMAP processor has been ditched and the 2015 model has a Snapdragon 400 SoC with 512MB of RAM. The battery size depends on the size, the 42mm diameter watch has a 300mAh battery as the 46mm watch has a 400mAh one. Both sizes have 4GB of storage.

The Moto 360 is fully customizable with Moto Maker. In addition to size and width of the watch band, customers can also choose the bezel and case colors and change the band color and material. Prices start at $299 for the smaller model and $349 for the larger.

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Motorola also introduced the Moto 360 Sport that will launch later with the Motorola AnyLight display. The display uses two different display technologies and chooses the better suitable for ambient conditions automatically. The normal LCD display is used indoors and in the conditions with a lot of ambient light, the display will reflect the natural light to improve readability in direct sunlight.

The Sport model also has a different design with rubber bands and sporty looks. It also has built in GPS and Motorola fitness apps.

Source: Motorola

The New Moto 360 Appears in Photos

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One of the most anticipated wearables of the year is the new Moto 360. Now the beautiful smartwatch shows up in leaked images. 

Motorola Moto 360 was one of the best Android Wear devices last year. Its successor has been rumored for a while now and we were a little disappointed with Motorola not revealing the device with the new Moto phones a few weeks ago.

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The new Moto 360 appears to come in two sizes, 360L and 360S. In the photo above, the smaller Moto 360S is joined by the old Moto 360. The larger 360L will be the same size as the current 360. The hardware button has been moved higher to the right side to prevent misclicking the button.

Unfortunately for some, Motorola has not been able to remove the “flat tire” from the bottom edge. To keep the bezels as thin, the digitizer needs to be placed in that little black area below the display.

The new smartwatches are expected to be released in IFA next week.

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