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Would you buy a 'Moto Maker' smartwatch?

By Adam Zeis on 29 Jan 2014 01:01 pm

More and more awesome designs for smartwatches are popping up. Pebble has had a wide variety of colors available for a while now, and others like the Kreyos will offer up various colored accessories to go along with their watch as well. But what if you could make a custom, personalized smartwatch that was all yours — right from the factory?

Motorola's Moto Maker has given some awesome options to those looking to pick up a new Moto X, allowing for custom colors, accents, welcome screen and even real wood backs. Something that I think would be awesome for a smartwatch. 

Take the Pebble for example - what if you could choose your face color, button color, body style or band when ordering to truly make a custom watch just for you? We're not talking just using a skin to change things up, but a true, straight from the factory device that you designed. Wood face, bright orange buttons with a brown leather strap — Adam's Pebble. 

If you haven't yet, go play around with the Moto Maker so you can see what I mean. It's actually kind of addicting to create your own device with all kinds of fun options. After that, drop a comment here and let us know if it's something you'd want in a smartwatch (which watch doesn't matter). We can't say that we'll see something like this anytime soon, but we'll certainly keep our fingers crossed.

Let's hear your crazy creations!

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Would you buy a 'Moto Maker' smartwatch?


Totally would love to be able to do that! In ordering a Moto X this weekend using the Moto Maker with the discount code they had for one hour on Monday. If I was able to do the same with a Smart Watch at the same time it would be awesome to design a matching watch.

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I had one of the iPod watches (ipod mini). I really liked it. If it were svelte and designed to be a watch, I would love to!

Moto Maker was that last incentive for me to get the Moto X, it is definitely an incredible feature! Would love to see this in more products including smartwatches!

The moto maker does sound interesting but once a pebble fan always a pebble fan.

I would love to see a 'very' detailed maps application on a smart watch. Something that meets a pedestrian's daily need like quick routes to the destination, whether their is construction happening on a side walk or street, where icy side walks are present, and transit stops. It would make travel easy and efficient.

That's a great idea. If they could come up with a way to offer not only different colors but different body styles as well, that would be great.

I would definitely use it. I like being able to express myself with my own colors. It would be pretty cool! The combinations would unlimited.

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I would like more awesome options available to choose from like:
Wireless charging
More app/watch face space
Notification led
Replaceable battery
Companion Bluetooth accessories like location tags
If I could get a great smart watch like a Pebble to start with and then additional options (even at a price) that would be what I would want.

This looks like a cool idea. I think some of you are missing the point. It does not have to be specifically the Moto Maker app. The idea as I understood, was to have the ability to have that level of customization available for your smart watch that is available for the Moto X