The next-gen Moto 360 2 gets spotted thrice in the wild

The Moto 360 was an early entry into the smartwatch race, so everyone’s keen to see what’s in store for the sequel.

Fortunately, it seems as though Motorola employees are roving around the streets of Chicago in force, clad in what looks to be the Moto 360 2.

Over the past two days, three separate snapshots (via DroidLife) have emerged purporting to show the upcoming wearable on the streets.

All of the images were taken in Chicago, US, which is the hometown of Motorola’s North American headquarters.

Two separate versions of the watch have been spotted, one with a black body and straps, the other with a brown strap and gold casing.

moto 360 2Via Gerrit Godecke
moto 360 2Via Reddit user ThatGuyWhoRuinedIt

The real giveaway about these watches is that they all have strap lugs, which wasn’t a feature on the original Moto 360.

It also gels with a previous leak we saw from the CEO of Lenovo – Motorola’s parent company – who inadvertently posted a picture of a briefcase full of Moto 360 2 smartwatches.

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With the newly snapped devices apparently in full working order, it seems likely that a launch date is imminent.

The next big opportunity for Motorola to unveil its new smartwatch would be at IFA 2015.

That’s the annual technology tradeshow held in Berlin in the first week of September, which is a veritable hotbed for new mobile device releases.

What would you like to see from Motorola’s next smartwatch? Let us know in the comments.

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