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Google stepped into hardware world with the launch of Pixel smartphones named Pixel and Pixel XL. Designed by Google in and out, the handsets are the first to feature Google Assistant and takes on Apple's latest iPhones.
The search engine giant also unveiled a variety of products including- Google Home, Chromecast Ultra dongle, Google Wi-Fi, etc. but did not mention anything about smart wearables.
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It seems Google has a lot more coming in on the hardware side as some latest report suggests that Google is also working on its own wearable devices to take on Apple Watch.
If you were impressed by the Google Pixel smartphones, check out what Google's new smartwatches has to offer.
The first made by Google Smartwatches
As reported by popular leakster Evan Blass, 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.
Google’s very won Android Wear- Version 2.0
Google's upcoming smartwatches will be the first to run on Google's all new rendition of Android Wear, aka, version 2.0. The tweaked software version of Android Wear will offer a host new customizable faces and a good level of information density on the watch face like time, date, notifications, steps taken, calorie burnt, etc. all aligned in a circular format.
Besides, Google is reportedly working on a stand-alone app store for Android Wear 2.0 enabled smartwatches, which will allow users to download and install apps on the watch itself without needing them to install on their phones first.
Angelfish is the bigger and powerful variant
Evan also posted an image on its Twitter handle, which shows that Angelfish will be the bigger and powerful variant among the two with feature list including LTE connectivity, GPS, and heart rate sensor.
The smartwatch will have a more pronounced and rugged design, with a larger crown button and smaller shoulder buttons above and below it. It's also said to be thicker and chunkier than the smaller variant.
Swordfish- The affordable variant.
The smaller and affordable variant- Swordfish is expected to come with support for custom Google Mode Android Wear watch bands. It's thinner, smaller, and lighter than Angelfish but will also miss on the feature list including LTE, GPS or a heart rate sensor. The smartwatch will have a minimalist look.
Google smartwatches will also work with Apple iPhones
Android Wear 2.0 will be at the heart of the new smartwatches and is termed as the biggest update to Google's wearable platform since the first rendition. 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 smartwacthes seamlessly with the iPhone as well. This is going to give Apple a hard time who has recently launched its Apple Watch Series 2.