The Nexus of Android Wear may come from Google — two of them, in fact

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If you’re not ready for this year’s Nexus smartphones from HTC, then thank goodness we’ll all be prepared for some Android Wear watches from Google this year. Yep, like its Pixel C tablet and a rumored first-party smartphone, it may also be going for not one, but two smartwatches.

David Ruddock of Android Police has yet again received information from sources detailing a more conservative and reserved smartwatch, the other packing in LTE, GPS and a heart rate monitor.

“Swordfish” is the smaller of the two. Ruddock describes the appearance of the watch as similar to the Pebble Time Round, minus the overbearing bezels. The case is 42mm wide and 10.6mm thick and has a singular crown button akin to the Apple Watch’s on the right side. Google’s MODE watch bands will work with Swordfish, coming in silver, titanium and rose gold.

“Angelfish” is a thicker, larger watch on the levels of the LG Watch Urbane or the Moto 360, but without the “puckishness” in its design. Instead, the 14mm-thick case will have smoother curves and exposed, smoothed-over lugs — lugs that, as such, can’t take the MODE bands. Angelfish sports a crown button on the right of the 43.5mm-wide case and a smaller button on each side of it. It has radios for LTE, GPS and a heart rate sensor.

It may be that Android Wear is due for another large update as Google Assistant will make it onto the software for these watches. We should point out that Google CEO Sundar Pichai has mentioned retaining exclusive features for Nexus devices, but if Google Assistant is going to be accessible from all points, it’s not likely that most of Android Wear will miss out on it. New watchfaces for Wear are also expected to get you pertinent information and tasks faster.

The outlet is 90 percent confident that these rumors will be proven correct for the most part come Nexus release time. Whether these watches will decently compete with another Apple Watch or Gear S, we shall see.

Source: Android Police

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.