Motorola has decided to use the viral, yet-not-really-necessary, Yo “messaging” app to promote the upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, and offer 20 lucky fans the chance of winning the device during the promotion. All a smartphone user had to do to try and win the gorgeous Moto 360 was to simply send a “Yo” to Motorola, but the contest ended badly for many participants, and now the company wants to make up by giving away an extra batch of Moto 360 units.
What Motorola did once the contest was over was to contact winners on Yo to tell them they have won the device. But the company also contacted many other people telling them they’ve also won. When the users accepted to redeem the price, they were then told there wasn’t enough stock left, as seen in screenshots below.
Motorola acknowledged the issue, revealing on Twitter that it’s going to hold a similar contest until 11 a.m. CT on August 29. The same rules apply, and interested participants should only Yo the company, in case they haven’t already done so, to try and win one of the remaining 20 Moto 360 units.
“We’re sorry for the confusion. The language some of you saw in our Yo giveaway wasn’t clear,” the company said. “To make it right, we’re giving away another 20 #Moto360s tmrw to first 20 who submit the form. If you’ve already Yo’d us, you’re on our list.”
An image showing the fake Yo Moto 360 contest winning confirmations follows below.