For those of you who follow the smartwatch world, one of the more popular Android Wear models, the Moto 360, could be about to see a sequel revealed.
The Moto successor (maybe it’ll be called the Moto One – if Motorola follows in Microsoft’s footsteps with the Xbox 360 follow-up) has apparently just received its Bluetooth clearance from Bluetooth SIG.
Droid Life reports that a Motorola device with the model number BTMW03 has just been assessed by Bluetooth SIG, according to the organisation’s website – though it’s simply called a ‘Motorola Android Device’. However, the Moto 360 had the model number BTMW01, so it would seem this is very probably the next-gen version of the smartwatch.
Getting its certification should mean the device is imminent, and Droid Life speculates that maybe Google I/O would be the place to show it off (at the end of this month). We already know that Google will be revealing Android M for the first time at the conference, courtesy of a hastily covered up leak from Google itself.
It’ll be interesting to see what Motorola has planned for the second-gen Moto 360. While the original wowed folks with its looks, being the first smartwatch to look like a traditional timepiece and not a chunky geeky thing, there’s a lot more competition out there now with classy efforts like the LG Watch Urbane and of course the Apple Watch.
Another thought – prices of the Moto 360 will likely drop after the new model is revealed, so bargain hunters, be ready. Currently it’s £200, but on the Google Store the 360 was recently reduced to £160 – though it has gone back up to the former price now, we can perhaps expect a drop even further in the near-ish future.