Motorola bringing multiple wearables, including a new watch, in a few months

Motorola thinks wearables should look like jewelery

Mobile World Congress

We're having a friendly press dinner with Motorola at Mobile World Congress, and Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of product management, has been talking about wearables.

Osterloh says that he thinks the current crop of wearable devices are all "extremely ugly" and aren't anything you'd actually want to wear. Wearables should be treated like a item of jewelery and look good on your wrist, or wherever else you're wearing them. He also made sure to mention that they won't be running Tizen.

Without a lot of details, Motorola says they will be releasing multiple wearable devices in 2014. Things should be ready for a full announcement in a "few months," and it sounds like Lenovo would be on-board with the idea should their buyout of Motorola happen as planned.

Wearable computing is coming, whether we're ready for it or not. One thing that would help folks get on-board is devices that look good. We think motorola may be on to something here if they can pull it off.

Jerry Hildenbrand
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