Lenovo Motorola will not bring out any more new smartwatches this year. The Media reported this morning that Lenovo will pause the development of new smartwatches for the time being.
For those of you who were waiting desperately for the new Moto 360, it appears that we will have to wait. This year we will surely not see any new smartwatch developments.
Lenovo have stated that they want to wait for new and larger improvements with regard to smartwatches. Before big steps in battery improvements and new use cases have been determined, they will cease to produce new watches. It appears that we will also not see any new smartwatches in 2017.
Update of the 360
The latest Moto 360 will soon receive another software update. This has been confirmed by Lenovo. They have stated that the older versions of the Moto 360 (that came out in 2014) will NOT receive any updates anymore.
It remains to be seen how long Lenovo will continue to invest in watch development.
Lenovo says that watch growth is not strong enough and we need to make sure that the market is big enough first for it to be profitable.