Tech Giants Google, after releasing the PIXEL and PIXEL XL devices earlier this month, have been reportedly working on their new wearable device which is rumoured to take on Apple’s much celebrated Apple Watch.
Leakster Evan Blass reported earlier the first made by Google smartwatches are codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish and will be unveiled sometime in Q1 2017. Like the Pixel smartphones, the new smartwatches will be designed in an out by Google and as per leaked images look quite premium bearing a sophisticated round dial.
The wearables which are reported to run on Android Wear 2.0 will offer a host new customizable faces and a good level of information density on the watch face like time, date, notifications, steps taken, calories burnt, etc. all aligned in a circular format in accordance with the shape of the device. The USP of Android Wear 2.0 will be its ability to support stand-alone apps that would not require users to tether their watch to the phone. This means users will be able to pair the new Google made smartwatches with Apple’s flagship iPhone as well.
The premium wearables from Google will be reportedly introduced in two different variants, namely the Angelfish which will be the comparatively premium of the two with added features, while the Swordfish is targeted towards a specific audience looking for a more affordable smartwatch.
Although no confirmed information regarding the devices have been obtained as of yet, the Angelfish’s specification list includes LTE connectivity, GPS, and heart rate sensor. The device is reported to sport a rugged design, with a larger crown button and smaller shoulder buttons above and below it. It’s also said to be thicker than the smaller Swordfish variant which will miss out on some of the features like the heart rate sensor and LTE connectivity.