This could have been Motorola's Google smartwatch

By Adam Zeis on 26 Feb 2014 08:48 am

Motorola has just said that they will be releasing a new smartwatch before the end of the year, but according to some leaked images, they may have also been previously working on a Google device. Rumors point to LG now being behind the hardware for Google's smartwatch, but from the looks of things, Motorola had gone pretty far in creating a prototype device.

As seen in the images here, the device looks pretty standard. We can see a silicone band that looks to be removable, but it's packing a secret USB connection inside that would most likely be used for sync and charging. There are some buttons located on the top of the face as well as a capacitive button on the face itself. The display shows off some developer functions but not much aside from that.

It's unclear if Motorola is going forward with a similar design for their own watch or if this has been scrapped totally. In any case, we should see offerings from both Google and Motorola sometime this year.

Reader comments

This could have been Motorola's Google smartwatch


Although I would prefer a normal clasp, I have to say that's not a bad way to build in the charger.

Looks very interesting, if its compatible with BB10 I may pick one up when released.

Standard watch bands please! Wireless charging and sync. No points of entry for water. Let me know when I can buy it :-)