After an in-depth report from Android Police last week revealed that Google was working on their own Android Wear smartwatches, they’re back with new renders to give us a better idea of what they will look like.
In the report we learned that Google was working on two watches, one larger and full featured, one smaller and fairly bare bones by comparison. Like LG’s first LTE watch, the larger Google smartwatch would pack 3-buttons on with a large watchface and extra antennas such as LTE and GPS. “Angelfish” is undoubtedly Google’s attempt to show how independent Android Wear will be with an LTE connection with the Android Wear 2.0 update.
On the other hand the second, smaller watch will adopt a slightly more bare bones approach. the watch will drop LTE and GPS, likely along with a significant portion of the price, in exchange for a smaller and more compact design.
In the new renders we see that the larger watch adopts a style not unlike LG’s Watch Urbane 2nd Edition (pictured above), but with hints of design from the original LG Watch Urbane and the newer Huawei Watch as well. The smaller watch however looks more like an original Moto 360 with the lugs found on the latest version of that watch. The renders also lead us to believe that Google is planning to use the more common 22mm watch band size on “Angelfish” with the smaller 18mm standard on the smaller model, “Swordfish”.
The renders also show off a new watchface that Google is apparently working on which uses “elements” from Android Wear 2.0 to display more data on the watchface.
Only time will tell if these renders come close to Google’s actual products later this year, but for now, what do you think of the design? Personally I’m really liking the look of the larger model, but with more advanced tech on board, a fear for the price point. Regardless, we’ll have to see what Google has in store for us over the coming weeks.