Google's Reportedly Making Two Nexus Smartwatches

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Like an exasperated parent muttering something about horses and water, Google has decided to take Android Wear by the scruff of the neck and create a Nexus-branded line of smartwatches. That’s according to an extremely confident report from Android Police anyway.

Apparently concerned about the recent dearth of new Android Wear-compatible hardware -- not to mention that the existing stuff is all painfully mediocre too -- the company’s said to be working on a pair of round-faced smartwatches unofficially codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish.

Angelfish is rumoured to be the larger of the two devices, with a 14mm-thick body and 43.5mm diameter, three buttons and “a subdued but sporty look”. It will also feature GPS, LTE and a heart-rate monitor, and arrive in a matte grey finish that may or may not be called ‘Titanium’, which admittedly does sound a bit more appealing than matte grey.

Swordfish, meanwhile, is expected to resemble the Pebble Time Round (minus the massive bezel), with a 10.6mm-thick frame and a diameter of 42mm. It’ll reportedly also have a single button and be available in three colours -- silver, titanium, and, urgh, rose gold -- though LTE, GPS and a heart rate monitor aren’t expected to feature.

According to the report, the wristpieces will offer Google Assistant integration too and will arrive after this year’s batch of Nexus phones. [AndroidPolice]