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KORE Could Just be the Name of Motorola’s New Fitness Line

Motorola may be looking for a spicy new global brand name for their next wave of phones, but we’re pretty sure now that it won’t be KORE.  The name first caught our eye when it was used in a variety of domains that Moto had purchased, leading many to believe that it could be their next tablet (quad-core + kal-el = kore).  We then speculated after listening to CEO Sanjay Jha that it could be the brand name that we’d see attached to their non-U.S. phones around the world – something to help recognize their line of phones, similarly to the way Samsung does with Galaxy.

Well, so much for that.  The folks over at Fusible noticed a trademark filing this week that suggests it will be attached to a fitness line of products.  As you can see below, there is no mention of a phone anywhere:

“ELECTRONIC NON MEDICAL PORTABLE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONITOR AND FITNESS DEVICE FOR MEASURING MOVEMENTS, INDIVIDUAL’S ENERGY EXPENDITURE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL AND ACCESSORIES THEREFORE, NAMELY, HEADPHONES; SOFTWARE FOR DEVELOPING AND MONITORING PERSONAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE PLANS, TRAINING PLANS, TRAINING GOALS AND GIVING FEEDBACK ON THE ACHIEVED RESULTS”

We’re thinking if anything, KORE will be the name of the new Moto watch we have seen a couple of times.  A “fitness device for measuring movements” matches the device that is pictured above.  Oh, well.

Via:  Fusible

  • Anonymous

    Would love to have this. Would be crazy if they stuck in free 3G and allowed you to stream Pandora. /dreams

    In reality though, a GPS watch costs $200, a nano cost $150 so If this thing is even $200 it’s a great deal.

  • Anonymous

    So what’s this got to do with Android?

  • Anonymous

    looks as cool on your wrist as…ah…om….wait!  geek bait.

  • Shifterracer

    so this is what they’ve been working on instead of fixing my xoom! 

  • Jak_341

    This actually has a lot of potential. Consider the following: a watch that runs Android. It can play your workout tunes and stream them to a Bluetooth headset. It has GPS, so it can record your runing and average speed. I would assume it comes with some sort of workout program, where you can tailor your routine and track your progress (see the app JEFIT for an example). It also has biometric control, so it will measure your heart rate and track that as well.

    For the average consumer, it is a niche product. How many Americans are that into their workout routines that would need a specialized piece of technology for it? For semi and pro athletes, this would be great.

    For Android though, this is showing the world it is become more then just a smartphone OS. It is showing how Android can interface in your day to day activities.

  • Anonymous

    Depending on the cost, I am all about it.  Especially if I can root it!  (Doubtful though)

  • Guest

    GHEY!

  • Be_Rad

    Motorola needs to start making something they can be good at, like making paper weights. They know that…they have already made a bunch of those.

    • Anonymous

      Trolls gonna troll.

  • Drooiddd

    stupid.  is this even android?

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    I def want one 

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    this actually looks kind of cool..I cant put my finger on it tho

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I am 100% all over this watch. Bring it on… I pray it trumps the weak Nike+ GPS watch. I tried that (and reviewed it extensively on their Nike+ forums) and it was a no go for me & had many flaws I elaborated on. This, even in just the visuals, has some more compelling potential.

    • Anonymous

      It would be nice if while on your 3rd set of 8 with 225 on the bench it would give you an electric shock to help get that last rep up…. :)

      • FortitudineVincimus

        Or in my world…. if I was on the final 400 of a 1600 it would give me an electric shock so I could nail that 74 seconds.

        • Anonymous

          Or in both of our worlds it would be great if the device were able to save and maintain our progress. So that if life gets in the way and you miss a week of workouts and cardio that you can start back EXACTLY where you left off! I would buy that device!

  • EC8CH

    BORE…. ING

  • Anonymous

    Oh… let down.

  • Peter Bartholomul

    So Motorola goes from 4 inch phones to 10 inch tablets back down to 1 inch watches? I think maybe they are just confused.

  • Trooper

    Weak sauce.

  • Kenhunt86

    Once apple starts suing it’ll be changed to SORE…

  • Kenhunt86

    Once apple starts suing it’ll be changed to SORE…

    • Anonymous

      LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

      looks just like an ipod nano :S 

      if it plays music – apple will sue
      if it doesn’t play music – no one will buy…

  • Anonymous

    As a global mobile device brand name, KORE is really lame. For fitness products, it makes much better sense (in fact, I don’t even cringe anymore when I hear it!).

  • http://profiles.google.com/desmet2006 Alex Fischer

    I suspect Apple will sue them because it looks like a nano

    • Anonymous

      Probably.

      On grounds of “small, sleek, square black bezels around an LCD screen are an Apple-only innovation.”

  • Anonymous

    Maybe the watch will be Android based, and will sync to an online account (hence the domain snatchups) where you can analyze and track your workouts?

    • Anonymous

      I bet that watch will have a locked bootloader….. Dam Motorola… :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

      isnt there supposed to be an android based watch?