Google ATAP teases hot new wearable for I/O 2015

We’re just about three weeks away from the start of this year’s Google I/O conference, and today Google finally went public with the full event schedule. While there’s going to be a lot of exciting stuff to see, and news to be announced, one entry on the calendar that’s catching some early attention is a Google ATAP (the Advanced Technology and Projects group) session on Friday, May 29. Among talk of Project Ara and 3D films, Google mentions that it also plans to show off some mysterious new wearables.

The session description promises “wearables that we hope will blow your socks off,” adding the tantalizing note that this sock-blowing-off is meant “more literally than you might think.”

That Google ATAP might come up with a wearable of its own isn’t so crazy, and whether or not it’s even intended for commercial release, we’re going to be excited just to get the details on it. But this description leaves us all the more mystified and intrigued; could it be some kind of smart shoe? Maybe a fitness-tracking insert? Something like those smart socks we saw early last year? We don’t know just yet, but we intend to find out before the month’s over.

Source: Google
Via: Droid Life
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