News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday February 25, 2014.
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One year after rumors first emerged that Google might develop a smart watch with its soon-to-be-sold subsidiary, Motorola has confirmed that it is working on a smart watch that will be sold under its branding. At a question and answer session at Mobile World Congress, SVP Rick Osterloh stated:
"Right now, there are not wearable products you actually want to wear, and it's because they're all extremely ugly."
Osterloh said Motorola would release a smart watch later this year that better addresses common consumer concerns about style and battery life. Motorola's last foray into wearables, the clunky MOTO ACTV, wasn't very good on either of those concerns. However, Osterloh states that Motorola has worked on those issues and will have a new device ready to showcase the work put in later this year. Information about price, release date, anything other than confirmation that a watch is in the pipeline was not shared.source: CNET
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