Without modification, the Moto360 has a beautiful round shape, which is accented in all areas (apart from the display drivers etc, but we’ll ignore that!). Unfortunately, this adds a weak-point where straps can put pressure on the plastic back, and stress-fractures can appear.
Seeing as I don’t have a warranty anyway (I live in NZ and imported it) I figured I’d be a guinea pig and give it a go.
This is the initial tool I used to flatten the edges.
Dremel & Tools
I used the dremel with the aforementioned adaptor on speed “6” and carefully made a few passes at the first side.
I reduced the side by about 2mm at the most. Even after taking 1-2mm off I was surprised at how little resistance the watch gave. As it was the first go, I didn’t do too great a job of it, I think if I’d have taken more time to do it would have turned out a little better, but I’m still not unhappy with the result, given it’s a part of the watch no-one sees. The second side I did a much better job on, and even though it was reduced by about the same amount, I made sure it retained a little of the original curvature.
I polished the edges a little bit, but honestly it wasn’t necessary, and I could only barely see the difference.
Finished and Attached
I re-attached my leather strap, as my pebble steel one is at the jewellers having a couple of links removed.
Source : Imgur