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Google reportedly working on two upcoming Nexus smartwatches
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Google reportedly working on two upcoming Nexus smartwatches

Google is reportedly working on two Nexus-branded smartwatches slated for release after new Nexus smartphones are announced later this year. The smartwatches, codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish, would offer a variety of features that include Google Assistant.

First reported by Android Police, the Nexus smartwatches would come in different sizes and with tiered specs, similar to the Apple Watch. While there aren't too many details at this stage, read below for what we know so far.

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How the Google smartwatches might look. / © AndroidPolice


Angelfish, the larger smartwatch, will reportedly look similar to the Moto 360 (2015) or LG Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. The lug design could be significantly different from these two devices, however, with a smooth "sporty" shape where the wristband meet the housing. There are also three circular buttons; one large crown flanked by two smaller buttons. At 14 mm, Angelfish is relatively thick, and is also expected to be 43.5 mm in diameter.

Among the hardware specs of Angelfish, expect it to pack GPS, LTE, plus a heart rate monitor all running on Android Wear 2.0. Additionally, Angelfish is expected to come in silver, titanium and rose gold variants and without any LTE or GPS functionality. 


Swordfish, the smaller of the two watches, will be similar in design to the Pebble Time Round, but without the Round's large bezel. Design-wise, Swordfish is expected to have only one button, an Apple Watch-like crown, on the right side of the device. The watch's diameter is 42 mm and has a thickness of 10.6 mm. 

The smaller Swordfish model will be compatible with Google's interchangeable MODE bands. However, it seems that Angelfish will not support the bands due to the watch's lug design. As to how Google Assistant will be integrated into these devices, we aren't sure on the specifics just yet. We'll update you as more details emerge.

What do you think of the possibility of two new Nexus smartwatches? Let us know in the comments.

With additional contributions from editor Jessica Murgia.


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  • ljhaye Jul 12, 2016 Link to comment

    I wonder why Google is doing this? Why the insistence on competing with their own OEM's? Are they concerned about Samsung's success with their own Tizen wearables strengthen the resolve of other OEM's to abandon Andrioid Wear ( cough LG)?

  • until the moment we get new battery technology resulting in a battery life of at least 3-4 days, a smartwatch is not for me

  • The most awaiting product

  • I would most definitely buy one! have to be honest and say I'm a nexus fan boy