Motorola going big on wearable tech, job ad says

A job ad for the company says it's starting "a new world-class wearables design group", suggesting more techy clobber is on the way.

We've already heard rumours that Google is making a smart watch . Now comes word that Motorola (which Google owns) is investing heavily in wearable tech.

The company wants to form "a new world-class wearables design group within Motorola", according to a job ad, TechCrunch reports. Google Glass , a smart watch, what next?

The division was revealed in the ad for "senior director of industrial design". And it quite clearly lays out what Motorola hopes to achieve. "The wearables design team will lead the establishment of our brand in the massive competitive and growing space of wearable connected products," it says. Interested in applying? You'll need to be an expert with more than 15 years of experience who can "hit the ground running and architect a design plan for leadership in the area of wearable technologies." That's me out then.

Of course the actual products are still confidential, so there's no word on what the successful applicant will be working on. Trainers with power laces , maybe?

Smart watches look like being the next big thing in tech, with Samsung , LG , Microsoft , Apple , and Google said to be beavering away on them. Motorola has so far failed to impress since Google took it over, with its products staying distinctly average, but that could all be about to change with the Moto X Phone . Its specs have just leaked , and it looks like it'll have a 4.5-inch screen and a dual-core 1.7GHz processor.

It's not clear at this stage how different Motorola's wearable tech products would be from Google's. The big G has made a name for itself in the hardware world by partnering with other companies to make top-rate devices that don't cost the earth. We'll have to wait and see what Moto's wearable tech division can come up with.

What kind of wearable tech would you like to see? Let me know in the comments, or on our always comfy Facebook page.

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    Joe has been writing about consumer tech for nearly seven years now, but his liking for all things shiny goes back to the Gameboy he received aged eight (and that he still plays on at family gatherings, much to the annoyance of his parents). His pride and joy is an Infocus projector, whose 80-inch picture elevates movie nights to a whole new level.

     

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