It’s been about a year since the launch of the original Moto 360, so it’s no surprise that we’re starting to see more and more leaks of its possible next gen version. According to PhoneArena, one of the reasons we can tell this smartwatch pictured is a different Moto 360 lies in the placement of the crown button at 2 o’clock vs the original 360’s placement at 3 o’clock.

Aside from that cosmetic difference, it looks like the physical look of the Moto 360 might stay the same, and that’s a big disappointing. Since its original launch, the Moto 360’s “flat tire” look has bothered most current and potential owners, and if it stays that way for another year, it’ll be even more annoying. Motorola has claimed it needs that space on the bottom of the watch screen to add sensors, but others have tackled that task without using that ugly design approach. Smartwatches like the LG G Watch Urbane have been able to get a full circle display to work properly without needing to cut off a slice for sensors.


Other rumors surrounding the second Moto 360 have the company giving us two models – a 38mm watch with a 270mAh battery and a 42mm variant featuring a larger 375mAh power pack. Like mentioned before, Motorola is coming up on one year since the launch of its original 360, so it would make sense for the company to go for a refresh sometime next month.

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