Lenovo Moto today confirmed that it will not be releasing a new
smartwatch for the launch of Android Wear 2.0, due early next
year. The company had earlier said it would not be releasing a new
smartwatch in 2016, but it is now saying that it doesn’t plan to
put out a new device timed to the arrival of Google’s newest
wearable platform, either.
Shakil Barkat, head of global product development at Moto, said
the company doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new
smartwatch] out at this time,” though it may revisit the market in
the future should technologies for the wrist improve. “Wearables
do not have broad enough appeal for us to continue to build on it
year after year,” Barkat said, and indicated that smartwatches and
other wearable devices will not be in Moto’s annual device
I don’t think it’s what sunk their watches, but the flat-tire displays on their round faces were one of the worst designs in recent memory.