Smartwatches have not been a big hit like smartphones, and looks like ever since Google unveiled Android wear, sales have not been groundbreaking. According to a new report from Android Police Google is reportedly working on two Android Wear smartwatches. Google made hardware is not a new phenomenon as the company already manufactures laptops (Chromebook Pixel), tablets (Pixel C), streaming devices (Chromecast), and will soon launch its own “intelligent” speaker (Google Home) and the much rumored Google Phone to debut soon.
Sources say the two smartwatches — one codenamed Angelfish, the other Swordfish — are said to place a heavy focus on the Google assistant artificial intelligence “bot” that which was much talked about at the company’s recent I/O keynote. Design-wise, the circular Angelfish watch (which is larger) fits somewhere in between the 42mm and 46mm sizes. It’ll feature LTE connectivity, built-in GPS, and a heart rate monitor, so it’s got everything necessary for a little independence from your smartphone just like we saw in the recent LG’s Watch Urbane 2 review. So it’s not surprising to know that the watch will have design cues from the Moto 360 and LG’s Watch Urbane, but have its own touch.
Just like the Watch Urbane 2, the watch design reportedly features three buttons. There’s a circular crown like many other Android Wear devices, but it also has two other buttons, whose functions is still unknown. According to Android Police, the smaller, thinner Swordfish watch has a look that resembles the Pebble Time Round, with much less bezel surrounding the circular display and only has a single button, and might ship without the LTE, GPS, and heart rate sensor included inside the higher-end model.
Shipping dates and pricing are currently unknown, since we are just in rumor mode. We believe they could be unveiled later on this year running Android Wear 2.o.