- Jan 25, 2010
- Reaction score
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Current Phone Model
- Moto Turbo 2
Can we talk a bit about the current sad state of Android Wear affairs? Motorola has publicly said "we're done with AW for now". The Moto 360 Gen2 was recently pulled from Google's store. The Moto 360 Sport lasted a mere 2 months in the Store. In the last few months, the Sony Smartwatch 3, Huawei's Watch, and Fossil's entire lineup have all been pulled from the store. The last watch announced, the Asus Zenwatch 3 was supposedly available for pre-order in November, promptly "sold out" and hasn't been available anywhere since. I question if it was ever even sold. It was never available in the Store. There are currently 4, count them 4, smart watches available direct from Google.
Is it over? It sure seems that way to me. Smart watches have been around for 3 years now. I don't see anymore of them today then I did 3 years ago. It's still a rare sighting be it an Android watch or an iWatch. Even my not so techy wife got an iWatch and likes it, but I still don't see many of those. That's supposed to be the market leader, too? Maybe it's a midwest thing? "We don't need no fancy watches here!" Are you seeing them were you live?
The optimistic me is hoping all the big names are holding off until Google announces these watches coming out with AW 2.0. February 9th is supposed to be the day these are announced and AW 2.0 goes live. We'll see!