Motorola recognizes the mobile tech industry no longer revolves solely around smartphones. Handsets are great, but our digital world is expanding into new form factors and smart devices.
The Lenovo-owned company has just launched a new set of wearable accessories under the VerveLife branding. Is there a reason not to name them under the Motorola moniker? We are not sure, but maybe they just want a significant differentiation. And we can tell you these are quite different from what we have seen Motorola release before.
VerveLife products include headphones, cameras and even a… GPS dog tracker. Want to learn more about them? Let’s get to it.
VerveOnes and VerveOnes+
These are actually what I am most interested in. There are plenty of Bluetooth headphones out there, but most are still wired, really. The left and right earphones are connected either by cable or plastic (with a cable inside). The idea behind the VerveOnes is that these are truly wireless. There is nothing attaching the left and right earbuds.
And though they are small, they offer 12 hours of battery life, microphones for calls and a protective charging case. Get the VerveOnes+ and you will also acquire IP57 certification (sweat and water proof), 3 extra sets of ear gels and a sport carry case.
Need to record your active lifestyle? Very few cameras can actually compete with GoPro, and VerveLife aims to be a good contender with the VerveCam. But how is it special?
Aside from being able to record at 2.5K @ 30 fps, it has social features plenty of you will like. It does have integrated WiFi, which makes it a very social camera. Its abilities include being able to stream live video through Hubble Cloud or YouTube. There’s also some included apps for editing, settings for different recording modes and multiple included accessories for better shooting.
VerveLoop and VerveLoop+
Now, if you don’t mind some cables, there is also a set of headphones that are more traditional… and affordable. The activity-focused headphones come with IPx4 certification, 6-hour battery life, 3 ear gels, 3 stabilizers and an integrated mic.
Get the ‘plus’ version for an upgrade to IPx7 certification, 12 hours of battery life, an extra ear gel set and a sport carry case.
VerveRider and VerveRider+
Now, these may be a little bulkier, but you get great battery life without adding too much to the price. They will go for 12 hours on a single charge and can also use the integrated mic for calls.
Upgrading to the VoerveRider+ will get you IP57 certification, 4 ear gels and a sport carry case.
This one is a bit random, but I suppose we will go with it. Pets can be a bit wild, right? Have you ever considered putting a GPS collar on them? That’s exactly what the VerveRetrieve is. It has a waterproof build and a small profile.
You can keep track of your pet wherever there is cellular data, as it comes with lifetime tracking. It also comes with 1-year GPS tracking, virtual fence and wander alert services.
Pretty interesting, right? Well, at least we can’t complain that they aren’t thinking outside of the box. These are all pretty unique devices.
Sadly, we don’t know much else about them so far, but we do know we will be all over them at Mobile World Congress, next week. Stick around for all our MWC 2016 coverage, which will surely include these wearables.