Motorola Moto 360 2nd Generation Smartwatch Rumors Pour In, Save the Dates for Next Year

Not so long ago, we all had a tryst with a beautiful and artsy piece of smartwatch, dubbed as Moto 360. While we all were busy marvelling its specs and accessories like straps, here arrives the breaking news, fresh from the oven that Motorola Moto 360 second generation will soon hit the shelves.

Motorola Moto 360 2nd Generation Smartwatch Rumors Pour In, Save the Dates for Next Year

It is to be noted that last month, Motorola was acquired by Lenevo and the arrival of second generation Android wear Moto 360 was confirmed by Gleb Mishin, the head of the Eastern European branch of Motorola. At a press conference with Russian media, this was revealed that the round display watch will sport a better design and a more beautiful look.

Those who have seen Moto 360 have complained of it being little masculine and bulky. The aesthetics are more smartwatch-ish and it looks different that its LG and Samsung counterpart that have square or rectangle smartwatches in the market.

Availability and Release

Mishin has hinted at an early release next year. As the 2014 models of Moto G, Mote E, Nexus 6 and first-gen Moto smartwatch 360 will see a release in Russia only by next year, it is expected that the company may want to launch its second-generation Moto 360 in the same timeframe. But since Motorola, now Lenevo, took quite large time to release Moto 360 after an early announcement, we know better to not to trust the company’s product life cycle.


Moto 360 is available in slim bands, stainless steel straps and leather bands. The leather straps are durable and avoid degradation against sweat and dust. Also, the watch face is neat and the home button on the side makes it fairly easy to operate as
The Moto 360 is lightweight and ensures a comfortable fit. There is a single home button on the side that makes it easy to operate. It has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that makes it scratch-resistant.

Likewise, we expect the new 2nd gen Moto 360 to be classy in looks and preferably, little more stylish. The looks, apart from the black bar have been liked by critics and users alike. The successor to Motorola Moto 360 is expected to do away with the black bar, the unused space that is very much eyesore design-wise.

Our expectations

We would certainly want the second generation Moto 360 to host more storage space to store music that can be played via Bluetooth enabled speakers. If there could be a MicroSD slot, nothing like it! The personal trainer, ‘Moto Body’ should be designed in accordance with user’s fitness preference and should be more accurate. The Voice Control, ‘Ok Google’ can also use some work to make it more personalized and correct in fetching information.

Many of us believe that the first versions are just the trial and the real potential of the device can be seen in the 2nd generation series. But if it were the case, no company would have been willing to put in months of research into technology and user experience. Yes, indeed the OEMs make it a point to learn from the shortcomings of previous version and give you the almost perfect device in the v2 but remember that, any gadget, from a wearable device to smartphone is not a hit-and-trial method.

Only time will tell if the version 2 of Moto 360 will stand the test of time or not? Meanwhile, dear readers share in the comments about your expectations from the Moto 360 v2 smartwatch and would you buy it?

Update 1

It is just in that screen size of Motorola Moto 360 2015 edition will be bigger whereas the OEM would go all out to appease the section that wanted a sleek and compact watch design.  Not just this, if the black bottom bugged you and interfered with the user-experience, we have good news! It won’t be there in the next-gen Moto 360. Now, when we have your attention, why don’t you head here for more details?