Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Android Coming to Wearables With Moto 360

The promotional video and photos show a simulated display, which is par for the course for marketing materials. Yet, despite a scheduled release for several months away (“Summer 2014”), I can’t find any real-world examples of its use, or even any tech specs. The promo video doesn’t show any product examples, only mockups and a 3D-printed shell.

However, the immediate and predictive qualities of Google Now creates a much more intriguing to-be product than most other smartwatch concepts I’ve seen, but this is still, at its core, a dedicated screen for notifications. I’m interested to see what third parties can do with the form factor as well.

It’s also worth noting that Motorola is introducing a new product in the midst of being sold to Lenovo. I wasn’t expecting that.