Motorola looks practically guaranteed to introduce its second-gen Moto 360 smartwatch at IFA next week. Leaks have been running wild in recent weeks, with a growing body of evidence pointing towards the imminent arrival of this new model, finally available in both large and small sizes. And while Motorola itself has yet to confirm that a new Moto 360 is about to drop, that’s the easy inference to draw as we see the company halt sales of the first-gen Moto 360 through its website.
Head to the general Motorola website, and the “wearables” tab up top no longer directs you to the Moto 360 itself, only offering info about extra Moto 360 bands and an add-on protection kit. If you manually jump to the old moto360.motorola.com site, and click the link to start customizing a Moto 360 in Moto Maker, you’ll find yourself redirected to a Moto 360 support page
While this falls short of direct evidence that a new Moto 360 is launching next week, it’s difficult to read this as much else; were the watch only temporarily out of stock, we’d expect Motorola to say as much, rather than the much more thorough effort we see here to steer users away from first-gen Moto 360 sales altogether.