A report by Android Police last week claimed that two smartwatches made by Google were in the works and set for a 2016 release. Now, the website has drawn up a render of what the devices could look like based on information from its “reliable” anonymous source.
The first device, codenamed Angelfish, is the bigger of the two. It sports a large crown with smaller shoulder buttons placed above and below it. Sadly, the strap and lug design means Google MODE Android Wear watch bands won’t be supported.
The thicker watch also comes with a heart monitor, and the LTE connectivity and GPS features allow it to operate as a completely standalone device. As you can see from the render, the default watch face seems able to show a dizzying amount of information.
The second smartwatch, known as Swordfish, will be cheaper, smaller and lighter than Angelfish. It resembles a more traditional Android Wear smartwatch and drops some of the advanced features such as LTE and (possibly) the heart rate monitor, though this model will support MODE watch bands.
Android Police notes that the images aren’t interpretations, but “recreations of primary source material for the sake of anonymity of [the publications] source.” Though it also states that these may differ slightly from the final versions.
It’s still not clear what brand name Google will choose for the smartwatches, but 'Nexus Watch' may be more likely than 'Google Watch.' And there’s no word on what sort of price range they will fall into. As for when we'll see Google’s watches, chances are that the pair will launch sometime in the fall to coincide with the expected release of Android Wear 2.0.