Motorola announces a pair of Moto Mods at CES 2018

Motorola, owned by Lenovo, introduced two new Moto Mods for the Moto Z family this week during CES 2017.

The pair of mods will join a portfolio of existing Moto Mods, which are designed to attach via a PIN connector to the rear of any Moto Z device from 2016 or 2017. They are the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod and the Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod.

 

The Lenovo Vital Moto Mod is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. It’s capable of measuring heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse ox, body temperature, and diastolic blood pressure. Motorola describe the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod as “the smart way to measure health,” but it is difficult to see how this unit will appeal to the mass market. The Lenovo Vital Moto Mod will be available in April priced at $395.

The second mod being launched is the winner of the ‘Transform the Smartphone Challenge’ in conjunction with Indiegogo, the Livermorium Keyboard Moto Mod. This gives customers a full QWERTY slider keyboard combined with a display that can angle up to 60 degrees. The hardware project has moved from the initial Indiegogo campaign to Motorola’s Accelerator Program. The company explained that this is “only the beginning” and that it will look to bring future innovations to market. Expect the Livermorium Keyboard Moto Mod to be available “later this winter” for $99.

In conjunction with the two Moto Mods, Motorola reiterated the launch of the new Moto Z Market app, designed to support customers in any country by showing off all available Moto Mods. Motorola also explained that it will continue working with independent developers to bring future Moto Mods to market.

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