Motorola really got the ball rolling on smartwatches with circular displays a couple of years ago when it came out with the original Moto 360. However, there has been radio silence from the Lenovo-owned company over its smartwatch plans recently, but it has finally spoken up about those plans at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. It’s not good news for Moto smartwatch fans, though.
Miles Norman, General Manager UK & Ireland & European Operators at Motorola confirmed to TechRadar at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona that the company is re-evaluating smartwatches at this point in time. “We see it as something that really needs a killer user application and that’s probably a little bit missing at the moment,” he said.
The Motorola executive acknowledged that there are some really cool smartwatches out there right now but the company is looking for something that’s “really, absolutely fantastic.” Motorola is not saying that it’s never going to make another smartwatch but it’s saying that we’ll have to wait for a while until it figures out what it wants to do in the wearable market.
Norman also confirmed that this doesn’t mean Motorola will stop selling the Moto 360 online. Those who want to pick up its smartwatch can still do so via the company’s online store.