Motorola executive Mark Randall isn't just proud of the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch — he thinks that the current crop of wearables are "pretty crappy" in comparison. Motorola is understandably excited about the Moto 360, the Android Wear-powered wearable is a notable step up in software and hardware design for smartwatches, and one of very few that have dared to go round. Randall, the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations at Motorola, said that "We think people just don't want to wear a lot of the devices that are out there today."
Looking around, that's probably a fair statement. You don't see many people walking around with smart watches. Randall thinks that's because they suck:
"We look at the 360 and we look at what everyone has done in that space. To be honest we think they are all pretty crappy."
To be fair, it's his job as a Motorola executive to pimp the company's products and call out the competition as slackers, regardless of whether or not they are. There are plenty of worthy competitors for the Moto 360 and Android Wear, including the Samsung Gear 2 on the high end and the Pebble smartwatch on the cheaper side. Each brings a unique user experience, features, and industrial design to the party.
Do you think the Moto 360 makes all other wearables look crappy, or does Motorola need to ship before they can start calling out the competition like that?