It looks as though we may be inching even closer to a reveal date for Motorola’s second generation Moto 360 smartwatch. The first generation model took the Android Wear market by storm with its eye-catching round display and quickly went on to become a best-seller. Motorola is looking for another hit, but does it have the right recipe for success this time around?
Motorola at least looks to be taking an approach championed by Apple with Apple Watch: two different sizes. Apple quickly identified that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t always work when it comes to smartwatches, and that men and women often have different tastes when it comes to the sizes of the wearables. Not to mention that people with smaller wrists (both men and women) often look rather ridiculous with a huge lump strapped to them (as was the case with the rather large hockey puck that is the first generation Moto 360).
Regulatory documents that were filed with Brazilian telecom agency Anatel suggest that the second generation Moto 360 will be available in two models: the 360S and 360L. The smaller of the two, the 360S, features a smallish 270 mAh battery. The larger 360L, on the other hand, comes with a beefier 375 mAh battery. Interestingly enough, the current Moto 360 fits neatly between the two new iterations with a 320 mAh battery. The only other information to be gleaned from the regulatory agency is that both new models will incorporate Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE.
This latest news on the second generation Moto 360 comes hot on the heels of a Motorola tweet (that was quickly taken down) which linked to a video containing a render of the device. Physical details lined up exactly with an image that Lenovo — Motorola’s parent company — CEO posted to Weibo earlier this year.