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No Android Wear smartwatches from Lenovo, Huawei and LG this year

IFA 2016 came and gone. But, one missing element from this year’s event was the announcement of Android Wear smartwatch from any OEM!

Well, that wasn’t a surprise to me. Aside from Apple and Samsung, every other smartwatch maker is suffering from low sales and demand from consumers. Lenovo, Huawei, and LG all have admitted to CNET that there are no plans for Moto 360 or Huawei watch upgrades. Even, Samsung discloses their early adopters have been male consumers meaning the smartwatch trend still haven’t convinced the normal consumers.

There are actually multiple reasons for this reverse trend. Most smartwatches only offer a battery life of day or two and in comparison, the fitness trackers provide much better longevity. Even though Android Wear got a much needed huge update at this year’s I/O, the OS is still a mess with up and down continuous swipes. This is an area where Google needs to improve drastically, UI navigation.

With Google rumoured to release Nexus/Pixel smartwatches this year, we only have three options to choose from – Apple Watch 2, Gear S3 or Google ones. What are your views on this? Were you looking forward to grab an updated Android Wear? Sound off in comments.

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  1. September 15, 2016 at 12:20 AM — Reply

    […] people use premium mid range phones which are probably the same cost as a smartwatch, there was very little market left. I still don’t see the use of one, but I’m a whole hearted supporter to promote steps […]

  2. […] LG, Huawei and Lenovo opting out from Android Wear race this year and at the same time Apple with Watch 2 and Samsung with Gear S3 […]

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