After Motorola accidentally leaked the next generation smart watch has made its way through testing and registration with the FCC in Brazil, now it seems people testing the device in Chicago are just walking around and hopping on public transport wearing the unreleased smart wearable devices. One of Google Plus user, Gerrit Gödecke spotted one while riding a Chicago commuter train and managed to snap a few shots.
Early leaks showed a round metal casing with the only physical button placed at the two o’clock position. The alleged smartwatch in the pictures corroborates those previous rumours. What’s encouraging is that Motorola is seemingly going with regular watch strap compatibility with the the next 360. Although you can technically fit standard 22mm straps to the current Moto 360, it does require some tinkering and involves cutting a section from any strap to make it fit.
The only potential downside to the redesigned smartwatch is it still has the black portion at the buttom of the display. Affectionately dubbed ‘Flat Tire’, this black portion conceals the 360’s sensors. For some, it’s not a big deal but for those who considering watches from the likes of LG and Huawei have managed to keep everything hidden and still feature a round metallic casing design.
Given all the mounting evidence we’ve seen already, it seems safe to say this smartwatch is the real deal. At this point, we’d be surprised if it wasn’t. But you can never tell for sure. Let’s hope Motorola puts us out of our misery soon and announces its second generation Moto 360.