Dan Seifert, The Verge:
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.
This is one of the perks you get by being in the Apple ecosystem—modern Apple either doesn’t enter a segment or it pushes heavily forward despite slumping sales. The iPad is a good example.
The Moto 360 was one of the better, if not the best, Android smartwatch. I’ve hardly seen people get enthusiastic about Android smartwatches lately, the way they do about Fitbits or Apple Watches.
I love my Apple Watch and Apple’s direction for it seems ambitious too. It’s reassuring to know that Apple seems committed to the Watch. I’ve changed my interactions with my iPhone (I use it a lot less now) to incorporate the watch and I like it better this way. I’m glad I don’t see myself in the position some pro users do with their Macs.