Motorola exec says all current smartwatches are "pretty crappy"
posted by Michael H. / May 15, 2014, 12:53 AM
TrustedReviews. He started off pretty well, saying that the Moto 360 "solves a lot of problems that no one else has solved in the wearables space." Interestingly, Randall went on to say, "We look at the 360 and we look at what everyone has done in that space. To be honest we think they are all pretty crappy."The quote comes from Mark Randall, Motorola’s Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations, in talking to
A lot of this remark seems to be focused on the overall "sexiness" of the wearables on the market. Randall believes (probably fairly accurately) that the majority of the wearables on the market don't pass the test in terms of being fashionable items, which is one of the higher aims of Motorola's wearables. Even before talking about functionality, Motorola believes that wearables need to be... well, wearable. It needs to be something that you want to wear every day, and that is the aim for the Moto 360.
Even better, Randall said that Motorola "will have more announcements throughout the year and we will have further announcements on other product categories." Other product categories is certainly interesting. That could mean a wearable in the vein of Google Glass, or it could be a phablet or tablet, both of which would be new product categories for Motorola.
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Including the ones made from motorola for the past few years? He should just shut up!
posted on May 15, 2014, 12:55 AM 12
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No kidding, its a whole lot of talk for no device yet.
posted on May 15, 2014, 1:00 AM 8
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But the 360 is wondeful
posted on May 15, 2014, 1:39 AM 2
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Guys, we have to give it to them, theirs really make other smartwatches look crappy in terms of style and appearance.
posted on May 15, 2014, 1:15 AM 5
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A shoephone would be more practical than a smartwatch in many ways.
posted on May 15, 2014, 1:32 AM 0
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Feel free to name those many ways.
posted on May 15, 2014, 2:34 AM 2
In terms of style and appearance I'd pick Movado over Motorola. In a smartwatch, functionality should matter. Since Motorola first posted a video of the 360 two months ago, I've been anxious to see what the watch can actually do and not just how it looks.
posted on May 15, 2014, 1:44 AM 0
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So, I love the way the Moto 360 looks, it's definitely better looking than anything else on the market... That being said, Who's to say if its functionality will be on par with what Pebble or Galaxy Gear series offers? I guess that the LG phone that's supposed to beat the 360 to market will be a bit of a preview of Android Wear, but I'm fearful that this accessory will end up being little more than a fancy alternative to the notification LED on the front face of the phone, notifying the users of texts, missed calls, and emails.
posted on May 15, 2014, 4:06 AM 1
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Tablet = new product category for Moto? What about the Moto Xoom?
posted on May 15, 2014, 7:00 AM 0
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Motorola hasn't made a tablet in over 2 years, since before the Google acquisition. So at this point, making a tablet would be a new category for the company. Same goes for HTC, which hasn't made a tablet in 3 years.
posted on May 15, 2014, 11:57 AM 0
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