Google confirms two new flagship smartwatches in Q1 2017

Google will have not one, but two next-gen smartwatches unveiled in Q1 2017 - not Google branded.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Dec 23 2016 10:32 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Google will be unveiling not one, but two new flagship smartwatches in Q1 2017, according to The Verge - who heard it exclusively from product manager of Android Wear at Google, Jeff Chang.

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Chang said that the two new smartwatches will be the first flagship Android Wear 2.0 devices that will launch on the new platform. Strangely, the two new wearables won't have Google or Pixel branding, and will be branded by the manufacturers who make them. Chang said that Google is collaborating with the manufacturer, who wouldn't be named, but he did tease that the company has made Android Wear devices in the past.

After the initial launch of the new smartwatches, Google will push out Android Wear 2.0 to existing Android Wear devices, which will include:

  • Moto 360 Gen 2
  • Moto 360 Sport
  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG G Watch R
  • Polar M600
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
  • Nixon Mission
  • Tag Heuer Connected
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw Smartwatch
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan Smartwatch
  • Huawei Watch
  • Huawei Watch Ladies
  • ASUS ZenWatch 2
  • ASUS ZenWatch 3
NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

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