Google Reportedly Building Two Android Wear Smartwatches With Integrated Google Assistance
Rumors are making the rounds that Google is set to release its own smartwatches running Android Wear and features Google Assistance integration. A report from trusted sources has confirmed that the watches will be launched sometime later in the year with one being more featured and larger than the other.
The first watch purportedly codenamed ‘Angelfish’ will be the larger and the premium version of the two. The Angelfish will be able to function independently without being connected to a handset just like the purported Apple watch 2 concepts. The watch closely resembles the Moto 360 and LG’s Urbane 2nd edition LTE and will support LTE, GPS and heart rate. With a cross section of 14mm and a diameter of 43.5mm, the Angelfish sounds a bit hefty. At first, it will be available in matte dark gray finish although it’s still unclear whether other colors will be available.
Codenamed Swordfish, the smaller watch is around 10.6 mm thick and described to have the same size as a Pebble Time Round. It has a round shape and unlike the Angelfish that has three buttons, the Swordfish will only have one button like most Android Wear smartwatches. However, Swordfish lacks the extra features of its big brother such as LTE, GPS and heart rate. A unique feature about Swordfish is that it will support Google’s Interchangeable Mode bands while its big brother, Angelfish will not. The Swordfish will come in Titanium, Rose gold, and Silver. However, both watches will have a circular display as well as Google Assistance Integration with conceptual alerts.