Google smartwatch rendered recreations surface

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A few days ago we reported on a new initiative within Google to launch two Android Wear smartwatches before the end of the year with good odds they could be announced with Google’s new Nexus smartphones. Now an unnamed source has provided descriptions of the devices with sufficient detail to allow renders of the smartwatches to be generated giving us an idea of what the devices may look like when released.

The larger of the two devices, codenamed “Angelfish” possesses three buttons, all located on the right hand side. If the render matches reality, it also appears the display will be running at quite a high resolution considering the level of detail shown for the displayed watchface.

The smaller “Swordfish” device differs in that it only possesses a single button on the right hand side. Again, depending on the accuracy of the render compared to the devices that the source has seen, the bezel on Swordfish appears to be more rounded than on the Angelfish. The lug design for the straps is similar on both devices though.

Previous information suggested the Angelfish device is quite a bit thicker than the Swordfish due additional hardware included in the package, like GPS and standalone cellular capability. That difference in thickness between the two devices does not come across in these latest renders though.

One thing that does standout is the lack of a flat tire like other Android Devices, notably Motorola smartwatches, possess. Motorola claims the flat tire is necessary for an effective ambient light sensor. As more is revealed about what Google may have up their sleeve for their own smartwatch, we hope to learn whether Google implements the ability to detect light level changes without a flat tire on the face.

Now that these renders have been recreated, one big question they raise is whether the devices Google is working on still resemble these early versions. Time will tell.

source: Android Police


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3 along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.