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