No new android wear watches from motorola this year

The second-generation Motorola 360 has had market well. We were sincerely hoping that Motorola or any of the other android where competitors would bring out some fantastic new watches this year.

Yet, it appears that this year we won’t be seeing any new by Motorola, Huawei or LG anymore. If you’ve been paying attention to the wearable space over the last few months you may have noticed that there is been no shortage of new android wear devices making their way to market.

Now that Apple has brought out their Apple watch to series and Samsung have delivered the S gear three watches, it appears that the other watchmakers are keeping their new products off the market. CNET has reported that neither LG or Lenovo’s Motorola have plans to release any new smart watches in the remaining months of the year. Maybe that is why it has been awfully quiet around the Motorola 360s 3rd generation Smart watch.

It looks like most of the companies are waiting for the next big push. Tech development has not gone as fast as we would’ve hoped it to go and it looks like the customers are waiting for something special. I think that it’s a good thing that tech companies are holding their product back because they are not fully happy with them. I would rather see a new innovative product by any of these companies then get a simple battery upgrade here.

We can continue to dream about new features and new products that will be brought to market in the next one or two years. I personally do not think that the android ecosystem for smart watches his dead at all. We are just taking a short break from the regular release cycles. And I am happy to see that we are not being forced to buy some Half baked product that nobody really wants to have.

At the end of the day this will help us keep a healthy ecosystem around smart watches and secure the longevity of this product group. We all know that we love our Moto360!

5 reasons why smartwatches are better than fitness trackers

I find it interesting that in a world of wearables, smart watches have still not annihilated the Fitbits and Runtastic Orbits of this world. A smartwatch can do so much more and is quite a bit more convenient to wear than a fitness tracking device / wearable, don’t you think?

These are the points that really make a difference for me and why I choose not to wear any other health tracking gadget than my smartwatch:

1. A smartwatch has a screen

This might be a pretty obvious point, but a smartwatch has a far larger screen than any of the wearables out there on the market today. The Fitbit or Runtastic Orbit do offer a small LED time indicator or have a few blinky lights, but they cannot display more information than just a few numbers.

2. Motivational animated notifications work better than “vague” scores

The screen enables push messages and notifications on how you are doing and how much you still need to do today to reach your goals. This is a big plus for those who do need that extra bit of a push to make it through the day and meet their goals.

Through Google Fit / the Moto Health Tracker you could in the future receive motivational updates and shout outs from your friends to motivate you to do a little bit more if you would like them to. You don’t need to check a website for that, but you receive the notifications directly on your watch.

3. It is more personal and less intrusive

You might not want to show that you are trying to get fit and simply want to track your health stats on a regular basis? Then a smartwatch is the perfect tool for just that. It simply blends in with your other accessories and cloths that you wear. Nobody needs to know that this is one of the features that matter to you most.

4. It simply looks better

I personally find the smart bands / sleep trackers and other gadgets to look somewhat cheap. There is no real functionality to them and running around with a bit of plasticky bright colors wristband is just not my style. I love the sleek and luxurious Moto 360 design and I would not trade it for a green/blue/yellow piece of plastic.

5. You don’t need to hook it up to a PC/Mac to see results

Instant results and checks + feedback help you in your every day life. You do not need to think about wearing them, or checking the results on a PC or Mac because you simply see all the stats on your smartwatch. That is a lot more convenient than having to hook it up to another screen.

Summary: Why a smartwatch beats any health tracking wearable

There you go, those are a few “rock solid” arguments I find on why smartwatches are the better choice. Of course there are also a few downsides to smartwatches, such as the fact that most of them are not as water proof as you would want them to be when you swim a lot for example. And smartwatches are a little bit bigger than just any regular wrist band.

Yet I find that it fits to my personal lifestyle a lot better. The health stats are nice to know and I look at them from time to time. If I would be dependent on having to check them regularly, then it would even be a bigger plus to wear a smartwatch instead of a fitness tracker.

What do you think? Are fitness trackers better or more suitable to your needs?

5 reasons why you should buy the Moto 360 right now

There are a number of reasons why you should buy the Moto 360 right now. Let me walk you through them.

1. The Moto 360 2 is on its way

Probably the best argument for buying the current Moto 360 right now is that there is a new version on its way. This means that the first Moto 360 will continue to drop in price and will probably run out of stock as soon as the new one is released shortly after.

For those of you who are not willing and able to spend more than $300 on a smartwatch, the Moto 360’s first generation watch is a welcome alternative. You can make one your own at a humble price of somewhere between $120-$150.

2. The best looking Android Wear smartwatch

Of course this is somewhat of a tricky statement, but I find the Moto 360 to be the best looking smartwatch on the planet. That is because it is stylish enough to wear every single day and does not look too boxy/technical.

You can wear it to work, meet business partners or on any regular day when you are out and about and it will “always” fit to your outfit and the occasion.

3. Looking for a fitness tracker, like Fitbit? 

If you would like to start tracking your health and fitness and are thinking about buying a smartwatch or fitness tracker to do so, think about the advantages of having an actual screen on your wrist instead of just a piece of “plastic” with a few LED lights.

The Moto 360 can track your health and fitness using the Moto Health Tracking App or Google Fit. Both track your heart rate and the steps that you take per day. Plus the apps have a push notification system that alerts you when you should do a little bit more to meet your goals.

4. Your friends will be jealous and think it is the “Apple Watch”

Interestingly enough, still a lot of people have not seen the Apple Watch. The Moto 360 might be an actual alternative for many due to its form factor. The Apple Watch looks very technical and is not the most beautiful product out there.

Next to that, compatibility is an issue. As more than 60% of all smartphones out there run Android, they are not compatible with the Apple Watch. In the Android Wearables universe, this is arguably the most pretty smartwatch out there that you CAN actually use.

5. Try it out, great entry model smartwatch

If you are not sure about whether a smartwatch is really useful for you or not, spending $120ish bucks on trying one out and giving it a run for its money is not all that bad.

Every day life and you lifestyle will determine how useful it is for you to wear a smartwatch or any other wearable for that matter. So why not try this one out and give it a shot. Either you love it, or you’ll hate it, but at least you can have an honest opinion on whether you consider it to be useful or not.

Summary: why to buy a Moto 360 now

I guess I could go on for a little bit more. I think you should of course decide for yourself if you would like to give the Moto 360 a round for its money.

In my opinion: It is great value for money, beautifully crafted and surely worth giving it a go. Thinking about buying one? Or still have questions/doubts? Please do leave your comments below and I will help you out to take the right decision.

#wearables: to wear or NOT to wear?

Shared article: interesting post by Emotional Connect (see link below) on to how, what and when to wear your wearables. Gadgets have truly changed the way we “dress” and have become an important accessory that whoever wears it identifies himself or herself with. That is why it is important to understand when, how you should wear your smart watch or any other wearable for that matter (such as a fitness tracker).

Check out the article below:

#Wearables: to wear or NOT to wear?

Ever since I first came across the video of the MIT grad student Pranav Mistry, the inventor of Sixth Sense and Nokia Morph, there has been a serious flood of commercial gadgets in the marketplace that are variants of the concepts that were then (late 1990/early 2000) in the research labs. With a rapid change […]

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