Google will introduce two new smartwatches powered by Android Wear later this year, reports Android Police. According to a source close to the blog, Google is prepping wearables which may have operated under code names of Angelfish and Swordfish. The former is alleged to be decked out in all the best sensors while the latter is a more stripped down approach.
The site, which pegs its the rumor as 9/10 in terms of confidence, indicates each watch will bake in Google Assistant features and contextual alerts.
Reported Angelfish details:
- Larger, more subdued and sporty design
- Sensors include LTE, GPS, heart rate
- Physically somewhat resembles Moto 360 second generation and LG Urbane 2nd Edition
- Crown button on right center
- Circular buttons flanking crown
- More than 14mm thick
- 43.5mm diameter falls in between the current generation of Moto 360 sizes
- Matte dark grey finish (“titanium”)
Reported Sailfish details:
- Physically somewhat resembles Pebble Time Round with more gentle and round shape
- 42mm diameter
- 10.6mm thick
- Single button on right center with ridged crown similar to Apple Watch
- Silver, Titanium, and Rose Gold
- Lacks LTE, GPS, and likely heart rate monitor
As to what makes these any different from an standard Android Wear watch remains to be seen. It’s possible that Google bakes in some extra features and functionality that plays nicely with its ecosystem and services, but exactly how… we don’t know yet.
An expected release date is not yet know, but Android Police is leaning toward this fall after the next version of Android is officially launched.