After a bit of speculation following a round of domain purchases by Motorola, we can finally get an idea of what the Motorola KORE is – it isn’t a tablet, in case you were wondering. New trademark filings describe the KORE to be a fitness monitoring device, likely the same one they have been surveying consumers about for a bit of time. Here is the full description for the trademark filing:
“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”.
Indisputable, now isn’t it? In related news, they also have Motorola Energia saved up with its description pointing toward headphones. Considering the name and considering Motorola doesn’t really have a history with headsets, we expect this to tie into the KORE. It may be a Bluetooth headset that can communicate with the fitness watch, reading off your vitals as you run or work out.
No tablets for now, but we’re hopeful news of that will turn up sometime this fall in time for a very possible holiday launch. [Fusible]
Uh-oh. That looks an awful lot like an iPod Nano. Hopefully Motorola has all the patents they need.
Oh yea……you can expect an Apple lawsuit in 3….2….1…..
WANT! This will make a trifecta. Xoom, Droid X and Kore, win.
What an asshole.
If this is a combination of an Android powered Nano clone and a BodyFit Media it will be worth having. The biggest shortcoming of the BodyFit stuff is that you can’t check your activity without syncing it to your PC. If you add some media capabilities so you don’t have to worry about your phone or iPod while working out and GPS tracking this thing will be a hit with the weightloss and fitness folks. Right now most people use three seperate devices to achieve the same thing.