Do not tell Motorola to throw in the towel, the company will continue to bet on the modules. And small Moto Mods: a physical keyboard and a blood pressure gauge. As you read this.
The idea of modules for smartphones is more than good: why not expand the capabilities of the mobile just by inserting a layer or component? The problem is that not only does it detract from the resource in practice, also increases the cost of a few hundred euro cell phones ; not to mention that, when changing the phone, the modules lose all their usefulness. Are strong reasons for Motorola to stop thinking about them? Not resonant.
Modules for Moto Z created by the community are amazing
The Motorola contest, from which the community could create their Moto Mods, is over. The finalists will be able to sell modules for Moto Z.
Motorola has given the imagination to draw from the design table two new proposals in Moto Mods. One is quite logical because many of us dream of a physical keyboard that can hide and develop to prove (ay, that Milestone ). And the second proposal … Well, it's a bit strange, both in the idea and in the implementation.
Measuring blood pressure with the cell phone is possible with the new Moto Mod
The new device that Motorola introduced is a generation that almost triples the thickness of a Moto Z and allows you to analyze blood pressure by placing a finger on the type of ring on the side. And not only the blood pressure, because the Moto Mod is able to measure the heart rate, breathing, oxygen in the pulse and also the temperature . It may not be very practical for a home user, but it can open the door to new diagnostic methods in hospitals: more comfortable, faster and using a smartphone.
Although the health module is the most striking, the new Moto Mod with physical keyboard is not too late. Once connected to the back of the smartphone, we can unfold it by pulling the keyboard out, then type with the physical keys . And by turning a few degrees, the Moto Mod also functions as a mobile holder offering a keyboard to write. Too small for this posture, but it will all be a matter of proving it.