It’s already clear what the main focus of 2014 will be in the world of tech, Smartwatches. Following the success of the Pebble smartwatch and not so successful Samsung Galaxy Gear, Samsung, HTC, LG, and Huawei, have all announced some sort of smart wearable. The latest to jump on that bandwagon is Motorola who announces yesterday that they have a smartwatch in the works and plan to launch it later in the year.
Motorola’s press event at the Mobile World Congress was less of a showcase of products to come and more of a ‘this is what we have planned.’ During a Q&A session at the event Motorola’s Rick Osterloh, Steve Horowitz, and Mark Randall confirmed that Motorola have a smartwatch in the works and that they’re planning to launch it by the end of the year.
Before the event Rick also tweeted that the Motorola smartwatch is coming but “We aim to address consumer issues like style & battery life,” which of course is one of the main concerns with having such a high powered device on your wrist, it’s useless if it runs out of battery after two days..
If Motorola do pull through with their smartwatch that means by the end of 2014 the market will be swamped with them. We’ll have the Gear2 and Gear2 Neo, The Huawei TalkBand B1, HTC’s foray into the Smartwatch market, LG’s Lifeband, and even Apple’s iWatch could also be a possibility..
I don’t have enough wrist space for all this goodness!