“We Believe the Wrist still has Value, but the Company doesn’t see Sufficient Interest to Warrant further Investments in Lenovo Moto Smartwatch now”….
When we talk about smartwatches, we’re instantly reminded of three biggies mainly Google Android Wearable, Moto 360 and LG G Watch. The last two were launched about two and a half years ago with great spark and interest. It was Moto Smartwatch that swept tech-fans off their feet with its futuristic designs, features and clear round LCD displays. Unfortunately, after sending a bunch of android watches, Motorola has decided to quit from the game.
No Lenovo Moto Smartwatch to Hit the Market Now, Barkat Calls it Quit
The second generation Moto 360 sports watch was introduced in the fall of 2015. Since then, the company has launched plenty of watches in this series. It instantly became a hit in sports community due to amazing features like:
- Capacitive touchscreen,
- Water/dust resistant properties,
- Snapdragon 400 processor,
- Gorilla Glass 3,
- 4GB internal memory,
- WAV alarmtones,
- 48-hours battery backup,
- Gyrometer and accelerometer,
- Pulse counter.
The moto smartwatch price was marked at $349.99. Several sport addicts have bought this watch online. Despite warm reception, Motorola head Shakil Barkat informed us that company is no longer planning to release its third-generation watches any sooner.
Why? Because other companies have gone one step further to add Standalone LTE to their wearable. Even Google, which is considered a standard in smart wearables has stumbled recently with ‘Wear 2.0 software update’. Seeing that Android OS has failed to deliver the expected result, Google had pushed its launch to first quarter of 2016. Nevertheless, the company is still experiencing issues with its products.
A lot of customers have complained regarding software running on Android OS Wearable. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Motorola would like to back away from this challenge. Secondly, they didn’t have a smooth merger with Lenovo. Extensive layoffs and poor sales have compromised company’s reputation in the market. Probably this is why they’ve avoided investing in wearable. While this decision may be in company’s interest, it will surely disappoint hundreds of users who were anxiously waiting for its launch.