Motorola made a triumphant return to the stage at IFA yesterday, where the company unveiled the official sequal to arguably one of the most resonant Android Wear devices released so far in the form of a second generation Moto 360.
This time around, Motorola have opted to create two core Moto 360 lines (male and female) alongside a Moto 360 Sport model which will arrive later this year.
Consumers will now be able to customise their Moto 360 to their liking through the company’s Moto Maker portal – as with with the flagship Moto X smartphone – and make selections from materials and sizes that approaches nearly 400 potential combinations.
The Moto 360 will arrive in two different sizes – 42mm and 46mm – and will offer a variety of unique components and materials to choose from if selected through Moto Maker; varying case colours, bezel treatments, bezel colours, and bands can all be selected from the company’s store.
On the technical front, the new Moto 360 brings a standard Android Wear experience with the addition of a GPS, silicon band and UV coating. Additionally, the new Moto 360 brings a new AnyLight hybrid display that allows the device’s screen to be read far more easily in either bright or low light conditions.
The 2nd gen Moto 360 is now up for pre-order starting at $299 USD, with the highest price tag set at $429 USD when configured to the most expensive options through Moto Maker.
Motorola have remained tight-lipped as to what date the Moto 360 Sport will be available from, but have indicated that such a release will be “soon” – likely before year-end.
What are your thoughts on the 2nd Gen Moto 360? Will it stand the test of time, like its predecessor? Will opening the wearable to customisation entice consumer interest? Let us know in the comments below!