A new Moto X-specific accessory called the “Skip” just showed up on Motorola’s site, days before rumored launch dates have suggested that the Moto X would arrive. The accessory is listed as being a special “wearable accessory” that can be used to unlock your phone with a single tap. And yeah, that’s all it says. So in other words, when you pull your phone out of your pocket, you could tap your phone to the Skip to wake it rather than having to reach for the lock switch.
I think it makes sense for someone who uses a lock pattern or PIN. In that situation, you could simply tap your phone to the Skip to unlock it, rather than having to enter a PIN. But should your phone fall into the wrong hands, it would still be locked up tight with a secure lock screen. Interesting.
The accessory is listed at an introductory $19.99 price, which seems a bit steep for an accessory that only wakes your phone (which your thumb can do for free). There has to be more to this story. Maybe?
Update: Finding out more info now. There is an app for it in the Play store already that can be found here.
Update 2: Here is the support document for it.