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Suspicious Moto 360 (2015) leak shows round screen, new strap

A render of the next Moto 360 suggests that the next-generation wearable could have a full display with redesigned straps but is the render all it seems?

Published onApril 8, 2015


The Moto 360 was the first round Android Wear smartwatch announced and new renders suggest that the successor will have a couple of new features. According to leaked renders published online, the Moto 360 (2015) will have a full 360 degree round display and redesigned interchangeable watch straps.

However, looking at the renders in more detail, there are a few things that don’t quite add up. Based on a previous leak by Lenovo’s CEO, the next generation Moto 360 will have a choice of watch faces and straps but the display itself doesn’t look like the full circle display spotted in these renders.

The previous Moto 360 (2015) leak

Looking closely at the watch strap on the render is another design feature that doesn’t look genuine – the previously mentioned leak shows watch arms that are attached to the watch face but in the render, these are attached to the straps themselves. Another point to note is that the physical button is in the centre of the watch face whereas on the previous leak, they were off towards the top of the watch face.

The first generation Moto 360 has a cut out round display whilst the LG G Watch R is the first full display on a round Android Wear watch. It remains to be seen if Motorola adopts a complete design in the next gen device.

As with all leaks, its worth taking these renders with a huge pinch of salt; although the rendered smart watch does look really nice, there’s too much that doesn’t tally with the previous leak. The Moto 360 was announced just over a year ago and with Google I/O 2015 just around the corner, expect there to be plenty more leaks as Google’s event draws nearer.

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