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The black bit on the Motorola Moto 360?

What's the deal with the black bit on the bottom of the Moto 360's screen? Seems to be in all the pictures...

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mrew42  Sep. 15, 2014 at 15:30

Awful isn't it. I think its space reserved for Notifications or summat.
I personally couldn't abide it and definitely won't be getting one.
Not that I'll get a smartwatch at all.......

satchef1  Sep. 15, 2014 at 16:42

It houses the ambient light sensor and display drivers. Apparently it was something of a compromise for Motorola; they had to put them somewhere, and it was either there or in the bezel. The latter would have resulted in a rim around the screen, making the face larger or the screen smaller. They decided the current set-up looked better.

I expect they'll find a third option eventually, probably in time for the Moto 360 (2015)...

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