The next generation Moto 360 seems to be coming our way ever more quickly. The latest price drop of the most sought after smartwatch of the last 12 months to only 120$ (down from 249$) shows that Motorola are trying to get rid of their stock probably preparing for the next big thing to hit the shelves very soon.
The second generation Moto 360 is codenamed SMELT
Rumor has it that the Moto 360 II, which is codenamed internally at Motorola to “SMELT” will feature a higher resolution display of 360×360 pixel. The new wearable is expected to be powered by an ARM v7 processor and run on Android 5.1.x.
The codename “Smelt” is supposed to refer to molten metal as the Moto 360 II is expected to come with an all metal build.
Moto 360 second generation to come in two sizes
The second version of the Moto 360 is said to come in two different sizes, much like the Apple Watch that has come out just recently and is still being rolled out to many countries around the globe.
Motorola executive Adrienne Hayes (SVP of global Marketing) had earlier confirmd that the second generation Moto 360 would be significantly smaller than its predecessor and will come in two size models. She had even said that it is to come with a gold finishing on offer as well – much like the Apple Watch.
Moto 360 would be significantly smaller than its predecessor and will come in two size models (Adrienne Hayes, SVP of Global Marketing Motorola)
A smaller size would tailor to women and (and those with smaller wrists) opening up an entirely new market segment for the Moto 360 that is currently predominantly used by tech-loving men.
Further price cuts for the Moto 360
Lenovo has confirmed that the Moto 360 2015 would be unveiled this summer and the huge price cuts on the current Moto 360 seem to indicate that the launch is well on track. Motorola has dropped the price of the Moto 360 price to $120, marking a discount of $130 over its original launch price of $250.
The Moto 360 available for $149 at Motorola, Amazon and the Google Store is the basic leather band variant, while the Moto 360 with a metal band sells for an additional $50.
With Motorola, Google and Amazon moving the current Moto 360 to an even lower price than it is on sale for at the moment already, it surely won’t take long anymore before the next generation Motorola 360 smartwatch hits the shelves.
Stay tuned for more exciting Moto 360 news. What would you like the next generation Moto 360 to do? Would you like to have a smaller Moto 360 watch, or do you have a color preference you would like to see? Share your thoughts and comments below.